Family Fun in Wauwatosa: Food Truck Frenzy

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From the finger-licking goodness from Meat on the Street to the sweet Belgian Waffle treats from Press, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Food Truck Days at Wauwatosa City Hall.

Starting on April 20, between five and seven food truck vendors are expected to participate in what is the second year of Wauwatosa’s Food Truck Days.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays once a month, trucks will congregate on the southwest portion of the city’s parking lot, located at 7725 W. North Ave.

“We love it because it’s another opportunity to bring Polish food to the masses,” said Stephen Glazer, who runs the Stuffed Pierogi Truck with his wife Gosia, a native of Poland. “It’s something different and something fun everyone in the community can enjoy.”

The idea for the truck blossomed partially from their experiences in the food service industry; when Glazer isn’t running the truck, he’s running Double B’s BBQ in West Allis.

“We’re unique, we offer people a great opportunity to try something different with some classics thrown into the mix as well,” he said.

Brussel sprouts with leeks and mushrooms were a featured favorite on launch day this year, and though Glazer said it was a bit quieter than he hoped it would be, he added that he’s anxious to return a few times as the season continues.

Meat on the Street and Falafel Guys also participated on April 20, and the fun continues on Thursdays, May 18, June 15, July 20 and August 17.

It is the second year of the monthly event, which was started to provide diners an array of food choices in a fun, laid-back atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. There are picnic tables and various yard games like bag toss and Jenga set up for patrons as well.

“It’s nice to see a great mix of everybody from the community today,” said Tony Brown, assistant administrator with the city of Wauwatosa. “We had people of all ages and backgrounds getting together to enjoy some spring weather and delicious food.”

The idea for the event spurred from conversations at city hall about having some walkable lunch options for employees, but has developed into something Brown said he hopes continues to draw hundreds of people each time.

There were two events last year, and the first drew about 300 people.

“It’s also following through on one of our strategic visions to create great public spaces and activate the area in a way not only for employees but also for citizens,” he added.

For more information, or to sign up to be a vendor, call (414) 479-8915 or visit www.wauwatosa.net.

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