Virginia-Highland Food Truck Wednesdays Are Back

Weekly event kicks off May 9

The popular food truck event in Virginia-Highland is back.

the event would not return for its second year, Smyrna resident Bettie Cagle took matters into her own hands.

Cagle — an event planner by trade — heard through a friend the event was cancelled and decided to take on the project.

The Wednesday food truck event will be held in the same location, 841 N. Highland Ave., across from , from 6 to 9 p.m.

“I’m really excited,” Cagle told Patch on Tuesday.

A wide-range of trucks will roll into the parking lot each week, she said. From American cuisine to Tex-Mex to Asian Fusion options, the trucks offer something for everyone in the family.

Cagle estimated about 10 trucks will be on hand Wednesday, May 9, for the kick-off event.

Ten-percent of the proceeds from each weekly event will be donated to Atlanta Flux Projects, a nonprofit that supports local artists.

What's your take on Food Truck Wednesdays? Share your opinion in the comments.

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A. Cruz May 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
My response to the those business that are being affected is to find a way to make them relevant again. Get creative and whether it's a trend or not find a way to get a foot in the door; jump on the "lunch wagon". Why have so many businesses chosen to create Facebook page? Because that is how they are reaching their customers. Perhaps instead of Food Truck Wednesday we do VaHi Food Wednesdays. The restaurants could offer similar small plates, bites, drinks etc.. Are there any marketing people reading this that could offer some unique suggestions for our business to use?
A. Cruz May 11, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Here is a great email from the Atlanta Food Truck Coalition explaining the recent permitting troubles some vendors have had. http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=74b8d79bef40c36b861138cce&id=a24c2c31c3&e=96e436946f
J White May 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I live in the neighborhood and as with any local business I want to succeed I regularly support the places I like, however food trucks have never been a substitute for eating at a local restaurant for me. For me, food trucks are about the weekly ritual of getting outside in the evening, seeing neighbors, and enjoying fresh air and little bites of yummy food that I can't get during the rest of the week. Sitting in a restaurant and paying for a full meal with waitstaff service is not at all the same experience. I think the presence of the food trucks actually made me spend more money at local businesses I passed along the way when I would otherwise not be out in the evening.
Klikit August 15, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Found out about Wednesday from a friend on FB. We use to live in the area. However, bought a home in Covington 11 yrs.ago. We are always looking for stuff to do. We are attending 2night. We are also bring another family from Conyers. We are very excited. I will keep you updated. Looking to make this "weekly wednesday":)
Bettie August 15, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Great to hear! We look forward to seeing you! Check out the FB page for weekly updates and a list of trucks! www.facebook.com/VirginiaHighlandFoodTruckWednesdays


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