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Title: Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on June 17, 2013, 11:30:06 PM
Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes

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Sights and scenes from the 2nd annual Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship that was held on June 15, 2013 in downtown Jacksonville.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jun-jax-truckies-food-truck-championship-sights-scenes
Title: Re: Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes
Post by: fsquid on June 18, 2013, 01:05:32 AM
for those who went both years, how did this year run compared to last year?
Title: Re: Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes
Post by: thelakelander on June 18, 2013, 06:26:29 AM
Some things that stood out to me:

1. Twice as many trucks this time.  The industry has really flourished over the last 12 months.

2. Downtown location instead of Bold City Brewery's parking lot. So more economic spin off for brick & mortars.

3. No rain this time around.

4. A significant amount of press the month leading up to the event. Even the Jax Truckies facebook site has nearly 9,000 followers now. That site didn't really take off till after the success of last year's championship.

5. Free fare and thousands of more people, so lines were not as manageable and quick moving as the initial rally.

By the way, this year's winners were:

Best BBQ - Driftwood BBQ (BBQ atop blue cheese mashed potatoes)

Best Taco - Monroe's BBQ on the Go (spicy pulled pork with creamy slaw and Siracha)

Best Sandwich - Taste Buds Express (chicken schwarma flauta)

Most Innovative - The Happy Grilled Cheese (Crunch Melt grilled cheese with Mac 'n cheese and tomato soup)

Sweet Tooth - On the Fly Sandwiches 'n Stuff (chocolate peanut butter pretzel bar)

Best Overall Truck - On the Fly

People's Choice (voted by you) - On the Fly
Title: Re: Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes
Post by: gedo3 on June 18, 2013, 07:13:33 AM
All the photos were a lot of fun!  But the final one provided a real contrast--the food trucks in the front, and the old revolving restaurant tower in the back.  A contrast between present and past! 
Title: Re: Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes
Post by: fsujax on June 18, 2013, 08:18:02 AM
The event sure brought life to downtown and spillover to other restaurants. Me and my friends ended up eating at Pho that evening.
Title: Re: Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Sights & Scenes
Post by: deusebio on June 18, 2013, 05:54:18 PM
Had a great time. Super packed full of people and activity.