Lovers of beer and food truck enthusiasts alike will have reason to celebrate this Friday.
Beers in Sac, a Sacramento-based app company that helps beer enthusiasts find the best craft beer in town, will host the second round of their annual Fantasy Food Truck Showdown on July 15. The beer-and-food pairing competition brings several of the city’s food trucks together to compete á la Iron Chef, where each food truck will cook up a special dish with a provided mystery ingredient.
The dish is served alongside craft beer to both the judges and the audience, who will then determine which truck had the best dish for that round. According to the Beers in Sac website, the judges will include industry experts as well as celebrity chefs.
Competing for the prize this year are six food trucks: Cali Love, Cecil’s Taste, Dojo Burger, North Border Tacos, Voyager World Cuisine, and The Pasta Queen. Event goers can choose between the Hungry Man option (five small plates of food and one beer) and the Not So Hungry Man option (three small plates and one beer).
The six food trucks already completed the first round at the Track 7 Brewing Co. in Natomas on June 24. This next round take place at The Plant Foundry Nursery & Store, where beautiful garden views will accompany attendee’s food.
The top two food trucks with the highest monthly scores will battle it out during Round 3 on August 19 at the Yolo Brewing Company, while the remaining four will compete for third place.
Beers in Sac started the food truck battle as a way for local beer drinkers to enjoy stellar local food with craft brews from various host breweries. The second annual event comes after the success of their inaugural competition in 2015.
No matter the results of the 2016 rendition of the battle, the beauty of the Fantasy Food Truck Showdown lies not in who is deemed champion, but in the spirit of good food, good beer, and good fun.
Tickets, which cost $25 for the Hungry Man option and $15 for the Not So Hungry Man, are up for pre-sale online and will also be sold on the day of the event. The ticket will serve as a “food truck pass” that gives attendees the ability to vote for their favorite food truck.
The Fantasy Food Truck Showdown will be held at The Plant Foundry, 3500 Broadway, Sacramento. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit beersinsac.com.