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For the first time, I honestly thought I may not be able to finish a post. This one was a grind. Turns out, writing for events ain’t easy. Especially when I have so little information to work with, and so few usable reviews.

For today’s topic, I choose Food Truck Nights. Not any one in particular, and not for any specific trucks—because these are constantly changing. And as much as the ever-rotating menu is a great feature, having such unbound structure makes it difficult. It’s helpful to some confines.

Here are 100 lines about Food Truck Festivals:

1 Where picky families find everything they want to eat
2 Redefine dinner under the stars
3 The outdoor party that satisfies every appetite
4 No reservations required
5 The hybrid between take-out and drive-thru
6 Redefining drive-thru dinners
7 Social and sociable dinner times
8 The biggest dinner party in the city
9 Different meals for the whole family, no cooking required
10 Fantastic food, with no cooking or dishes
11 We’re not sure if our driver is a trucker or a chef?
12 The to-go meal that comes to you
13 Where you never have to choose between dine-in and take-out
14 Get the best parts of take-out and dine-in, all at once
15 The family festival for foodies
16 All your favorite foods under one great sky
17 Like a family cookout, no cooking required
18 Every food option your family could ask for
19 Where you choose your food based on line length
20 You won’t mind the wait when the weather is so great
21 When you really want great food, but you’ve already put on your sweat pants
22 All your favorite foods, driven right to your neighborhood
23 Where the cook is also the mechanic
24 Walk off the calories waiting in line
25 Combine exercise and gluttony at the same time
26 All the food under the sun, under the moon
27 Get your grub on
28 Family fun (and gluttony)
29 Where you’d be more social if your mouth wasn’t full
30 The “can’t talk, eating” social event of the year
31 The only thing worse than eating ALL the food, is NOT eating all that food
32 Your belly will be mad if you miss this
33 Make your belly, and your friends, happy
34 Is that the engine running, or your belly growling?
35 Food. Food. Everywhere is food.
36 You’ve never seen so much deliciousness in one place
37 Is this much yum even legal?
38 Where you get to taste a little bit of everything, all at once
39 Been there. Ate that.
40 All the food. None of the dishes.
41 Try 14 different foods, 19 desserts, and 1 really big nap afterwards
42 And you thought Thanksgiving was the best meal?
43 And you thought you ate a lot on Thanksgiving!
44 Warning: Wear loose-fitting pants
45 Your pants are gonna feel tight. But it’s soooo worth it.
46 All the trucks. All the food. All in your mouth.
47 The “get in my belly” social event of the month
48 We only do this once a month because your doctor would be mad if you ate like this all the time
49 This is the event elastic waistbands were made for
50 Gluttony never tasted so good.
51 The may burn rubber, but not your dinner
52 All your favorite meals on wheels
53 Your new favorite food doesn’t come from a restaurant anymore
54 Because all the best foods today come from a truck
55 The new gourmet restaurant where you eat on a park bench
56 Who says you can’t have tacos and gyros for dinner?
57 Eat all the different foods for dinner
58 Any type of food, all in your belly
59 The best way to make your belly bigger
60 If you’ve got a cheat day, you’re going to want to save it for this
61 It’s the meal you mind cheating on your diet for
62 Totally worth breaking your diet for
63 This is what cheat days were made for
64 Spin class can wait until tomorrow
65 When you see your yoga instructor in line, try not to make eye contact
66 Summer Fridays just got a whole new tradition
67 The lines are long, but the tacos are delicious
68 Believe it or not, we even have healthy options
69 So many options. So many yums.
70 All the deliciousness you can fit into 9 trucks
71 The coolest environment for gourmet food
72 Gourmet food on the go
73 The most comfortable comfort food you’ve ever eaten
74 Pack a blanket, grab your food, and enjoy some family time
75 The reason the lines are so long is because it’s worth every second of waiting
76 Helping picky eaters find meals they like
77 For families tired of the same old thing for dinner
78 For when your son wants tacos and your daughter wants sushi
79 The food truck festival for families
80 A smorgasbord of food for any craving you’ve got
81 Worth every bit of full
82 Every bite is worth every bit
83 Where you combine every dish you love
84 The “nom nom nom” event of the season
85 Where picky eaters find happiness
86 And you thought you ate a lot on Thanksgiving
87 We won’t tell mom that you like our food better
88 These meals put Thanksgiving to shame
89 The best selection you’ve ever tasted
90 Who says fancy food has to come from a kitchen?
91 Stop thinking restaurants need 4 walls
92 Classically trained chefs, with a CDL
93 The ultimate drive-thru dine-in experience
94 Foodies! Rev your engine
95 The race is on for great food
96 The best portable restaurant selection in town
97 Who says restaurants can’t have wheels?
98 The wheel deal restaurant meal
99 Your diet can wait another day
100 If there’s ever been a reason to cheat on your diet, it’s this

 

Overall: OK, but they’re not very specific. Turned out better than expected. This one was a struggle.

Lessons: It’s good to have a restraints to focus creativity. I wasn’t sure what the key audience was (families or individuals), what benefits to feature (food or festival), or if this should be targeted toward health or gluttony.

  • I spell “restaurant” wrong a lot.
  • As usual, my favorites leaned toward the silly—#65 being my favorite.
  • The templates weren’t as useful as you might think. I’ve grown accustomed to powering through lines from my head and didn’t want to give in at the first sign of struggle.
  • And would you believe that I actually forgot about the formulas until line 75? Doh!
  • I’m glad I challenged myself, but I don’t think writing events are in my wheelhouse.
  • I’ll try another event later to see how I do a second time. But not for a little while…

Time: One 30-minute session, followed by multiple quick hits as the lines & themes struck.

I’m glad this one is over.

41/100