2016 Food Truck Awards

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General admission is free at 5pm. VIP tickets, to get in earlier, are now available.

Rhode Island has been host to a robust food industry since the 1880s, and the trend has never been more popular. Veterans (including America’s oldest food truck, Haven Brothers) are joined by a regular flow of new entries.

It takes a lot of drive to launch a truck and determination to keep one running. To honor these efforts and the joy they bring to stomachs and taste buds throughout the region, we’re working with locally based, nationally deployed food truck tracker FoodTrucksIn.com to celebrate this distinctive culinary niche – a niche known for the cooperation of its members as well as great food. Almost 800 people voted for their favorites. The nominees are below. Who won, you ask?

Join us for the awards show and find out. We’ll have 7 food trucks (not necessarily the winners, although some are sure to be) on a rooftop in Pawtucket.

The event is free and open to the public.

Musical guests will include Sasquatch of Sasquatch & the Sick-A-Billys and more.

Beer from Narragansett and Bucket breweries, and kids’ activities like hula hooping, face-painting and balloon animals by Art on the Spot, kid friendly critters and pet trackers from Providence Animal Rescue League, and magic by Marvelous Marvin.

Nominees:

Favorite Burger
Haven Brothers
Munchies
Pat’s Pastured To Go
Rhodies Food Truck
Rocket Fine Street Food

Favorite Grilled Cheese
Championship Melt
Eddie’s BBQ
Fancheezical
Haven Brothers

Favorite Asian
Buddha Belly
Fugo
Lotus Pepper
Mama Kim’s

Favorite BBQ
Bit’Chin BBQ
Eddie’s BBQ
GottaQ BBQ
Julians Smoker
Uncle D’s Blazin BBQ

Favorite Sandwich-like Object
Acacia Cafe
Noble Knots
O’Crepe
Portu-Galo
Z Food Truck

Favorite Other Ethnic
Angelo’s
Lady Copacabana
O’Crepe
Portu-Galo
Plouf Plouf Gastronomie

Favorite Hot Dogs / Sausages
Elwood’s Dog House
Fenway Sausage Works
Gastros
Pat’s Pastured To Go

Favorite Wings
Citizen Wing
Fugo
Rhodies Food Truck
SoulFull

Favorite Mexican
Mijos
Paco’s Tacos Mobile Mex
Poco Loco Tacos
Tallulah’s Tacos

Favorite healthy food
Acacia Cafe
Lotus Pepper
Rosie’s
The Salad Man & Juice Bar
Z Food Truck

Most Unique Truck
Gilded Tomato
Julians Omnibus
Like No Udder
Noble Knots
Open Season
Plouf Plouf Gastronomie

Greasy Guilty Truck
Citizen Wing
Friskie Fries
The Galley Wagon
Haven Brothers
Rhodies Food Truck

Favorite Dessert
JoJo’s Cupcakes
Kona Ice
Like No Udder
Macaron Millie
Presto Strange O Coffee
Tricycle Ice Cream

Favorite New Truck
Gastros
Mr. Coffee Cup
Open Season
Rhode Rage
Rolling Tomato
SoulFull

Best Graphics
Buddha Belly
Citizen Wing
Fancheezical
Open Season
Rhode Rage
O’Crepe

Favorite Late Night Truck
Championship Melt
Friskie Fries
Haven Brothers
Mijos
Poco Loco Tacos

Favorite Portable Not-Quite-Truck (like carts, trailers, etc.)
Gastros
Gilded Tomato
Macaron Millie
Tallulah’s Tacos
Tricycle Ice Cream

Best Service
Elwood’s Dog House
Z Food Truck
Gastros
Rocket Fine Street Food
Presto Strange O Coffee
Mijos

Best Culinary Presentation
Gastros
Gilded Tomato
Mama Kim’s
Mijos
Rocket Fine Street Food

Favorite Gourmet
Noble Knots
Pat’s Pastured To Go
Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
Presto Strange O Coffee
Rhode Rage

Favorite Winter Warrior (trucks that continue through the winter)
Lotus Pepper
Mijos
Poco Loco Tacos
Rocket Fine Street Food
SoulFull

Favorite Summertime Truck
Del’s Lemonade
Like No Udder
The Moo-Mobile
New England Frozen Lemonade
Shuckin’ Truck

The event is sponsored by 401 Studio, Narragansett Beer, Restaurant Superstore and Scituate Companies. Part of the proceeds will go to support SENE, the Southeast Film, Music and Art Festival which takes place across the state in April.

The Food Truck Awards are being produced as a collaboration between Motif Magazine and Food Trucks In RI. Motif is a statewide arts and entertainment magazine covering food, music, theater, art, craft beer and events of all kinds. Food Trucks In RI is a service providing a national database and GPS-based tracking system for food trucks, headquartered in Rhode Island.

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