Food trucks deliver meals on wheels, like a roller-skating server at a drive-in or a paperboy with a potato gun. Drive off hunger with this GrouponLive deal to the Leinenkugel Presents: First Friday Food Truck Festival in the Old National Centre parking lot. For $10, you get four general-admission tickets on Friday, May 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (up to a $32 value, including all fees).
Kicking off the 2012 season of First Friday Food Truck Festivals, a fleet of more than two dozen munch-mobiles converges on Old National Centre's parking lot for four hours of food, fun, and getting funky. Truck-slung cuisine currently includes the po' boys and pudding of Chef Dan's Southern Comfort, the exotic, locally made shell-stuffers of Tacos Without Borders, and, from Scout's Treat Truck, Lisa Moyer's scrumptious cupcakes made with a family recipe her great-great-great-aunt concocted in 1898 to pay homage to Teddy Roosevelt's mustache. The list of participating trucks is continually updated, and more may join ranks before the event begins.
While bouncing between little bites of heaven, revelers try their hand at cornhole, sip brews from Leinenkugel and wine from Oliver Winery, soak up some of the bass-heavy rock and blues of the 4onthefloor, or cut loose to the dance music of DJ OhBeOne. Representing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Snake Pit, the IMS street team will be in full force, showering a few lucky attendees with party passes, race-day tickets, and the taste of victory.
Old National Centre
Old National Centre was originally built in 1909 as the Murat Shrine, which housed Indianapolis’s growing population of Freemasons. The building has since been restored and has become an eye-catching display of diverse architectural influences. Outside of the venue, spindly towers topped with light-blue domes rise above the street, beckoning passersby to enter the theater and enjoy a show. The classic, opulent Grand Lobby opens up to a wealth of concert venues, exhibition halls, and ballrooms that astound visitors with Middle Eastern and Victorian designs.