Source: Valley Roadrunner

2nd annual Food Truck Fest coming Aug. 24

August 14, 2013

Valley Center Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 3–9 p.m. at Bates Nut Farm. Sixteen gourmet food trucks will be on hand serving unique and delicious mobile cuisine. This year's inaugural Beer and Wine Showcase will give guests the opportunity to pair local beverages with the gourmet offerings.

New additions to this year's food truck lineup feature fresh ingredients and creative presentation. Guests will enjoy a wood-fired pizza prepared in a converted 1974 yellow American La France fire truck from Dang Brother

Pizza. USMC veteran business entrepreneurs Kevin Spenla and David Ricardo have a simple concept: buy an old fire truck on eBay, add an imported Italian wood-burning stove, and create the ultimate pizza machine. Their menu features Neapolitan style pizza, with a thin crust topped with fresh ingredients.

Bitchin Burgers brings the taste of backyard burgers to the streets of San Diego. Their quality burgers crafted from grass fed beef and are topped with organic produce coming from local farms. Their sauces are homemade and are gluten and dairy free, as well as vegan. Their buns are baked fresh and have no preservatives. Veggie burgers and Portobello burgers, hot dogs and fries round out their menu.

Authentic Cajun cuisine from Pearson's Cajun Food is made from scratch from the freshest ingredients available. Guests can try Gator Bites, Cajun Fried Catfish, Gumbo, Hush Puppies, and Louisiana Hot Links, along with many other Cajun favorites. Their philosophy is to keep an eye on the quality of their food, and to make sure their guests are always taken care of. Jacek and Tom's Organic Food Truck has a menu featuring perfectly balanced meals, free of hormones, pesticides and gluten. Each entrée is designed with the balanced amounts of proteins, healthy fats and fiber-rich carbohydrates. The menu features Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, Grand Lobster Mac N Cheese, Organic Chili, Wild Caught Salmon, and other weekly specials.

Live music from Hawaiian/ Reggae/Soul band LoCALI grown and a personal appearance by Hula Ramos of Energy 103.7 will provide entertainment to hungry guests. Visit www. for VIP packages and more information. Admission to the festival and parking are free.

Bates Nut Farm is located at 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. Farm and Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Entrance to the farm and parking are free. For more information and directions call 760-749-3333 or visit www.