By Christy Strawser
CBS Detroit Managing Editor
If cold weather is keeping you from sampling the crop of food trucks popping up across metro Detroit — you’re in luck.

A Food Truck Rally is happening 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday inside the spacious — and heated — Royal Oak Farmers Market at 11 Mile and Troy street in downtown Royal Oak. Organizers promise “a gathering of Metro Detroit’s finest food trucks.”

The rally will offer live festive music to help everyone celebrate a happy Hump Day. And it’s for a good cause. Not only can metro Detroit foodies sample the newest in culinary trends and support local entrepreneurs, they can donate to local charities in need.

Food trucks staff are donating all their tips from the evening to Forgotten Harvest, Focus:HOPE, Camp KC and the Michigan Humane Society.

And you’ll probably want to tip when you get a load of the items available: Think about pork, chorizo, short rib, deep fried tofu, chicken or beef tacos with fresh guacamole; pork belly burritos; Asian turkey burgers with kimchi slaw; fried pickles and sweet potato fries; Malaysian curry spiced grilled chicken breast sandwiches with paneer cheese and spiced mango-lime yogurt; chipotle sliders; and sophisticated ice cream.

Treat Dreams, the Ferndale microcreamery, will bring desserts including ice cream sandwiches, ready-to-go sundaes, chocolate chip with salted caramel ice cream. Kookay monster sundaes will have a layer of crushed Oreos, cookie monster ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cookie dough topping.

“We don’t have a truck, but we’ll have coolers and carts,” said Treat Dreams manager Cheryl Allen. “We’re all for this, we think it’s great.”

Vendors will include:

*Jacques’ Tacos

*Ned’s Travelburgers

*Taco Mama

*Franks Anatra

*Concrete Cuisine

*Treat Dreams

*El Guapo Fresh Mexican Grill.

This event was created by the newly formed Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).


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