Baltimore, with its big city grit and artistic underbelly, was destined to become an integral part of the Food Truck Nation. Over the last few years, gourmet food trucks have been popping up everywhere from LA to Austin, but mobile catering has been around since the beginning of times. Coupled with the weakened economy and people’s undying need for great street food, we find ourselves at a fortunate cross road. We can eat gourmet food on the street. Lucky us. Talented chefs and savvy business people are all getting with the trend. The newest generation of food trucks are classing it up and getting experimental with menu items like crab fries and Korean tacos.
Baltimore’s food truck scene has grown over the last two years, and The Gathering propels the movement forward by forming a food truck rally that competes on a national scale. Lamb vindaloo? Check. Fish tacos? Check. Creamy soft serve and pretty cupcakes? Check.
This all happens within a small city block at random times and locations. You can still buy a perfectly steamed hot dog and a soda for under $5, but at The Gathering you can also spend around $12 on a meal served in to-go containers and eaten with plastic utensils. While you chow down, drink a cold one, and listen to great music there is a sense of celebration in the air. Everyone is there for one reason, to eat good food together. Ain’t that America?