From India to Argentina and Mexico to Jamaica, flavors from around the globe will be showcased during the second annual Food Truck and Brewery Battle on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The all-ages event, which has expanded from last year, runs from 4 to 10 p.m. at The Gateway, 100 S. Rio Grande St., which is one of the event sponsors along with The Food Truck League, U92 and The Salt Lake Tribune.
In all, there will be 18 food trucks: six longtime favorites — Apollo Burger, Cubby’s, Family Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Pineapple, Smokin' Star BBQ (which was added this week) and Yoshi’s — as well as 12 newcomers vying for the Best New Food Truck Award.
Jamaica’s Kitchen and Havana Eats are two new food trucks that were added this week. They will join CleanEats, Curry Time, El Nene Sammy, Fanci Freez Diner, Fry Me to the Moon, Mama Lau, Pompeii Pastaz, South of Salt Lake, Umai and Umani in the new food truck category.
A People’s Choice Award and Tribune Editor’s Pick also will be announced that night.
To complement the food truck fare, there will be beer from 10 Utah brewers, double the participation from 2017. Guests will vote for favorite beer and best beer pairing.
Participants are Bohemian Brewery, Epic Brewing Co., Kiitos Brewing, Mountain West Hard Cider, Proper Brewing Co., Red Rock Brewing, RoHa Brewing Project, Shades of Pale, Squatters and Wasatch.
Entertainment on the two U92 stages will feature DJs, Barzz artists, karaoke, comedians and The Bboy Federation.
Admission is free, but bring your wallet to buy food and beer tokens. Identification will be required.