Story by Jay Rodriguez, Features Editor
It’s no joke — Myrtle Beach is having a food truck festival April 1 at the old Pavilion site – 9th Avenue North and North Kings Highway. With it being new to the area, here are four things to know if you go:
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1) The Vendors
- – Many of us are here for one reason and one reason only — TO EAT! Here are a list of planned vendors.
Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza – From the business: “Our pizzas are handmade and baked in a wood-fired brick oven. Our pastas are made from old family recipes.”
Booze Pops – Believe it or not, there’s actually a business that made childhood memories a helluva lot cooler.
Brain Freeze Italian Ice – Their mission: “To serve mouthwatering, flavorful, quality Italian Ice and now Gourmet Kettle Corn.”
Charleston Flats – Four words: Gourmet Flatbread Food Truck
Fresh Gulf Shrimp
Fishin’ Fellas – A mobile seafood trailer serving in various locations across the midlands.
Jersey Dogs – People go crazy over these hot dogs. Maker them sell out!
Kaylea Cakes – Delicious looking cupcakes out of the Cahrleston area.
King of Pops – All natural, hand-crafted pops.
Kurbside Katering – Myrtle Beach guy with some delicious looking Philly cheesesteaks, shrimp Philly, and it sounds like you gotta try that Kurbside sauce. Support local too.
Moe’s Original BBQ – Just writing Moe’s makes our mouth water. Try their barbeque and sauces, and see for yourself!
Papa’s Kettle Corn – Papa’s Kettle Corn Pops fresh Kettle Corn , Carmel Corn as well as Pork skins. We offer a variety of Flavors and sizes. Can it get any more summer-like?
Time To Eat – Try the Mo Betta Burger with cheese, bacon and smoked sausage. There’s also pulled pork, cheesesteak, wings, fish and burgers.
Unique Southern Eats – Another local truck – this one boasts: “Unique Southern Eats Food Truck located in Murrells Inlet SC. Chef Logan Walker recently appeared on Chopped Jr.” Gotta try them with those credentials!
2. The Entertainment
Give your belly something good to listen to as you devour some of the finest truck food the beach has seen.
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Brad Long
2- 4:30 p.m. Paul Grimshaw Band
5- 7 p.m. TRU SOL
3. Things to Do
The tournament is hosted by Coastal Tailgating and runs 12-4 p.m., with registration open at 10 a.m. $10 per team; $5 per player. Double elimination, two man teams, cash payout of 80percent of pot to 1st place team & 20 percent of pot to 2nd place team. Limited to 40 teams. Register at www.coastaltailgating.com/tournament-registration.
Kids will enjoy the kids area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival. Activities will range from face painting, character meet n greets, rock wall, bounce houses, and more! Prices vary.
4. Things Not to Do
No coolers, no charge, and no dogs or pets (unless service dogs).
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday along Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North, with entertainment 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. by Brad Long, 2-4 by Paul Grimshaw Band, and 5-7 p.m. Tru Sol. Free admission. Also: cornhole tournament, noon-4 p.m., for $10 team or $5 player (register at coastaltailgating.com/tournament-registration/). 843-855-0527 or www.myrtlebeachfoodtruckfestival.com.