A fleet of food trucks will come to downtown Louisville every Wednesday and shut down a portion of Fourth Street as part of a new weekly lunchtime series.
The new recurring Food Truck Wednesdays event will start June 1 and run through Oct. 26, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, according to a press release from the Louisville Downtown Partnership. It will take place near the Kentucky International Convention Center at the 200 block of South Fourth Street, between Market St. and Jefferson St. That section of the street will be blocked off to cars.
Eighteen trucks have been confirmed so far. Here’s the list: All Thai’d Up, Good Belly, Sweet & Juicy, Philly’s Best, Weekend Burger, Red Top Hot Dog, Annie Up Pizza Cones, Celtic Pig, Tikiz, Chic la Lou, Flavaville, Lil Cheezers, Bamba Eggroll Co., Al Prince Mediterranean, Made in Brazil, Sweet & Savory, Smokin’ Cantina and Boo Boo Smoke Shack.
If you have a food truck and you’re interested in participating, email Kathy Aphaivongs-Harrod, who owns All Thai’d Up and who is the Food Truck Wednesdays food truck coordinator.
“Food trucks downtown is what we see in the big cities like New York or LA, and what a privilege it is to be a food truck in our city because it tells visitors that Louisville IS a big city,” said Aphaivongs-Harrod in a statement. “Come visit or work in Louisville and enjoy the small-town hospitality with the big city vibes and, of course, gourmet food on wheels! The more variety we can offer the more vibrant we will be.”
Cleo Battle, the president and CEO of Louisville Tourism, also said in the statement, “With an anticipated busy summer and fall tourism schedule, having more options for our visitors to experience in the city center is a festive addition to the already welcoming atmosphere of downtown Louisville. This gives us another feature to use as a promotional tool as we continue to drive visitation to our destination.”
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