Food trucks aim to please palates at 'Eat the Street' festival benefitting the 21st Drug Court on Friday, May 10.
No matter your taste, the 2nd Annual Eat the Street Food Truck Festival benefiting the 21st Drug Court aims to satisfy your taste buds Friday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Franklin.
The food truck festival, presented by Foundations Recovery Network, will feature 26 of the area’s most delectable culinary offerings on wheels.
Admission to Eat the Street is free, with attendees paying food vendors directly for purchases. Proceeds from the event benefit the 21st Drug Court, a treatment alternative to the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee traditional sentencing for non-violent offenders whose crimes result from drug or alcohol addiction.
In addition to noshing on street food, there will be plenty of family fun with a kid’s area and live music on the entertainment stage featuring local favorite, the Greez Monkeez.
For those wanting to extend the festival beyond the street, there will be an After Party at The Franklin Theatre that includes musical performances by singer/songwriters James Dean Hicks and Rob Crosby, a 21st Drug Court participant story, silent auction and showing of the movie, “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington. The After Party is sponsored by First State Bank.
Tickets for the VIP Reception are already sold out, though general admission tickets are available for $10 each and include a choice of popcorn or pizza and a drink. Tickets may be purchased online at eatthestreetfranklin.com or at the downtown Franklin office of Stites & Harbison LLP, 604 West Main Street.
Street closures will begin at 3 p.m. and Main Street will be closed from the Public Square to Five Points, as well as Fourth Avenue South to the entrance of the parking garage and Fourth Avenue North to its intersection with Bridge Street.
Participating food vendors include: Biscuit Love, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Bradley’s Curbside Creamery, Brother’s Pizza, Chapman’s Pie Wagon, Deg Thai, Delta Bound, Dixie Belle’s Cupcakes, Dough Works, Grilled Cheeserie, Honey’s Vintage Sweets, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Hot Diggity Dog, Ken’s Hot Spot, Mobile Chef, Moe Better BBQ & Fish, Puckett’s Trolley, Retro Snow, Riff’s, Smoke Et Al, Smokin’ Thighs, Tiger Meat, Waffle Boss, Wrapper’s Delight, YaYo’s O.M.G and Yiannis Gyros.
The 2013 Eat the Street Food Truck Festival is presented by Foundations Recovery Network. The Entertainment Stage is sponsored by Waller, the Kid’s Area is sponsored by Bob Parks Realty, and the After Party is sponsored by First State Bank. Additional sponsors include: Millennium Laboratories, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Animalia Health & Wellness for Animals, Buerger, Moseley & Carson, PLC, First Bank, Franklin Noon Rotary Club, Franklin Synergy Bank, Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC, and Waste Tech Services, Inc. Special thanks to the City of Franklin, Gray Public Relations, Lisa Sarmento Design and Music City Tents & Events.
About 21st Drug Court
The 21st Drug Court provides a cost-effective treatment alternative to the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee traditional sentencing for non-violent offenders whose crimes result from drug or alcohol addiction. The 21st Drug Court works with representatives of law enforcement and the courts as participants engage in a highly supervised, two-year program. The program includes random drug and alcohol testing and consistent treatment by an on-staff counselor and educates participants about their addictions, while training them in basic life skills as well as in the tools necessary for a sober, healthy lifestyle. Participants accepted into the program are required and assisted by staff in securing safe and affordable housing, employment, education, and healthy relationships. For more information, please visit http://www.21dc.org