Food is a great equalizer and nothing brings people together like a wide open space filled with food trucks, serving every kind of food you can imagine, from pizza and tacos to ice cream made with wine. Take a beautiful Friday night and combine it with excellent local cooking, great music, and a general carefree air and you’ve got Food Truck Fridays, an event put on by Reno Street Food.
Reno Street Food brings jobs to the community, employing more than 100 people in various capacities, from the food trucks to security to event staff and beyond. These people work tirelessly to make this a fun, safe, family friendly event.
If you’ve got a big family or a crowd of friends, Food Truck Friday is the perfect place to bring everyone together. Bring some blankets and lawn chairs to settle in for an evening of fun. Everyone can get whatever kind of food and drink they want so there’s no arguing over who wants pepperoni pizza and who wants Chinese.
Since 2011, Reno Street Food founder Steve Schroeder has prided himself on keeping things real with this event. He wants it to be a place for families and friends to come together and celebrate the end of the week. Besides food and music, there’s face painting, a train ride, a rock climbing wall, and plenty of wide open space for the kids to run off their energy (so they’ll sleep late on Saturday, of course).
If it takes a little more enticement to get you to check out Reno Street Food and Food Truck Friday, know this:
Reno News and Review readers voted Reno Street Food #3 in the “best special event in downtown Reno” category; Food Truck Fridays was voted #1 and Reno Street Food was voted #2 in the “best thing to do on a Friday night” category; and Food Truck Fridays was voted #1 in the “best weeknight activity” category.
Who: Reno Street Food
What: Weekly food truck event in downtown Reno
Where: Idlewild Park
When: Every Friday from May 22 to October 2, 5-9 p.m.
Why: Because food is the great equalizer and we want to bring locals together
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