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Las Vegas StrEATS Fest, #2

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QAW Apr 7, 2011 04:40 PM

Those that want a chance to sample a lot of the emerging Food Truck scene get another prime opportunity this weekend - the first StrEATS Fest went so well that they are going to do it again. It will take place from 6 PM until 2 AM (or until the food runs out) on Saturday night (April 9), adjacent to the El Cortez Hotel downtown. Among the trucks that will be there are Food Slingers, Fukuburger, Haulin Balls, Muncheeze, Slidin' thru, Sloppi Jo's, TastyBunz and The Cheesesteak Truck. There will also be bar service, and live entertainment.

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    curiouscook RE: QAW Apr 7, 2011 05:50 PM

    Was anybody at the first one? If so how was it? I'd like to go down but don't want to fight for parking or stand in line forever to get some grub. Just wondering if they have all the logistics worked out.

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      shamu613 RE: curiouscook Apr 7, 2011 08:20 PM

      This news story:
      http://www.lvrj.com/neon/119388954.ht...

      ... states that over 1000 people attended, many had to wait almost two hours for food yet NOBODY complained.

      Yeah. Right.

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        Steve Green RE: shamu613 Apr 7, 2011 10:05 PM

        Heh. I read that article, and that did sound pretty implausible. I'm not about to wait in long lines for anything.

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          cleopatra999 RE: Steve Green Apr 8, 2011 09:07 AM

          Where are the food trucks normally located? Will be visiting, love the foodcart culture.

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            Steve Green RE: cleopatra999 Apr 8, 2011 11:54 AM

            The linked article in shamu613's post starts with that info -- it's in front of the El Cortez.

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              Steve Green RE: Steve Green Apr 9, 2011 09:00 AM

              Sorry, cleopatra999, that didn't answer your question. As far as I can tell from their individual sites (see below), there are no consistent schedules or "normal" locations -- some show up outside nightclubs, various work locations, etc. There may be one or two showing up at the business Costco on MLK (there was a food truck festival there recently -- wish I'd known!), and the Hanshik Taco site mentions a "Food Court of Las Vegas" at 7421 W. Lake Mead -- by Lee's between Tenaya and Buffalo, but there are only a couple of other trucks listed.

              So anyway, I've listed some of the Vegas food trucks below. Let's start with the ones mentioned in the article that will be by the ElCo tonight:
              http://slidinthru.com/
              http://www.fukuburger.com/
              http://sloppijos.com
              http://muncheezetruck.com
              http://tastybunz.com/
              http://haulinballslv.com/site/2011/03...
              http://foodslingers.com/

              More Vegas food trucks:
              http://www.lbspattywagon.com
              http://www.flowridertruck.com/
              http://www.phillysfamousitalianices.c...
              http://www.islandbreezelv.com/index.html
              http://www.curbsidecafelv.com/Curbsid...
              http://www.hanshiktaco.com/

              If anyone can figure out the regular gathering places, please speak up! Also, I don’t claim this to be a complete list – feel free to chime in, anyone.

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                cleopatra999 RE: Steve Green Apr 9, 2011 09:12 AM

                Thanks Steve, can anyone suggest a 'not to miss' truck, maybe worth a short cab trip for? staying on strip with no car. I will keep this handy and check schedules closer to the trip

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