Food trucks offer a simple option for mobile mealtime, as diners can avoid the messy splatter of foodapults and the puréed sandwiches of large hadron colliders. Sample on-the-go eats with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two tickets to The Food Truck Rodeo at City Roots Farm on Friday, November 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (a $10 value).
Columbia's mobile eateries will converge upon City Roots Farm for The Food Truck Rodeo's third festival of wheeled fare. Taste buds can wrangle a formidable trio of Southern, Latin, and Mediterranean flavors blended at Alfresco Mobilista or swing by 2 Fat 2 Fly to savor wings stuffed with ingredients—such as mac 'n' cheese or jambalaya—as unexpected as an 11-month year. Tuck mobile mouths into saucy creations from Bone-In Artisan Barbecue on Wheels, or devour cushier bites of between-bun eats from Pawleys Front Porch.
Each eatery at The Food Truck Rodeo is tasked with crafting a special dish from fresh arugula picked from City Roots Farm, allowing diners to sample unique preparations of the leafy green veggie. A cash bar will un-parch throats with Sierra Nevada and Warsteiner brews, as well as environmentally packaged Bota Box wines. Meanwhile, live bands will entertain crowds with bluegrass ditties and spot-on impressions of Christopher Walken's second cousin, Doug.