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:
|Where picky families find everything they want to eat
|Redefine dinner under the stars
|The outdoor party that satisfies every appetite
|No reservations required
|The hybrid between take-out and drive-thru
|Redefining drive-thru dinners
|Social and sociable dinner times
|The biggest dinner party in the city
|Different meals for the whole family, no cooking required
|Fantastic food, with no cooking or dishes
|We’re not sure if our driver is a trucker or a chef?
|The to-go meal that comes to you
|Where you never have to choose between dine-in and take-out
|Get the best parts of take-out and dine-in, all at once
|The family festival for foodies
|All your favorite foods under one great sky
|Like a family cookout, no cooking required
|Every food option your family could ask for
|Where you choose your food based on line length
|You won’t mind the wait when the weather is so great
|When you really want great food, but you’ve already put on your sweat pants
|All your favorite foods, driven right to your neighborhood
|Where the cook is also the mechanic
|Walk off the calories waiting in line
|Combine exercise and gluttony at the same time
|All the food under the sun, under the moon
|Get your grub on
|Family fun (and gluttony)
|Where you’d be more social if your mouth wasn’t full
|The “can’t talk, eating” social event of the year
|The only thing worse than eating ALL the food, is NOT eating all that food
|Your belly will be mad if you miss this
|Make your belly, and your friends, happy
|Is that the engine running, or your belly growling?
|Food. Food. Everywhere is food.
|You’ve never seen so much deliciousness in one place
|Is this much yum even legal?
|Where you get to taste a little bit of everything, all at once
|Been there. Ate that.
|All the food. None of the dishes.
|Try 14 different foods, 19 desserts, and 1 really big nap afterwards
|And you thought Thanksgiving was the best meal?
|And you thought you ate a lot on Thanksgiving!
|Warning: Wear loose-fitting pants
|Your pants are gonna feel tight. But it’s soooo worth it.
|All the trucks. All the food. All in your mouth.
|The “get in my belly” social event of the month
|We only do this once a month because your doctor would be mad if you ate like this all the time
|This is the event elastic waistbands were made for
|Gluttony never tasted so good.
|The may burn rubber, but not your dinner
|All your favorite meals on wheels
|Your new favorite food doesn’t come from a restaurant anymore
|Because all the best foods today come from a truck
|The new gourmet restaurant where you eat on a park bench
|Who says you can’t have tacos and gyros for dinner?
|Eat all the different foods for dinner
|Any type of food, all in your belly
|The best way to make your belly bigger
|If you’ve got a cheat day, you’re going to want to save it for this
|It’s the meal you mind cheating on your diet for
|Totally worth breaking your diet for
|This is what cheat days were made for
|Spin class can wait until tomorrow
|When you see your yoga instructor in line, try not to make eye contact
|Summer Fridays just got a whole new tradition
|The lines are long, but the tacos are delicious
|Believe it or not, we even have healthy options
|So many options. So many yums.
|All the deliciousness you can fit into 9 trucks
|The coolest environment for gourmet food
|Gourmet food on the go
|The most comfortable comfort food you’ve ever eaten
|Pack a blanket, grab your food, and enjoy some family time
|The reason the lines are so long is because it’s worth every second of waiting
|Helping picky eaters find meals they like
|For families tired of the same old thing for dinner
|For when your son wants tacos and your daughter wants sushi
|The food truck festival for families
|A smorgasbord of food for any craving you’ve got
|Worth every bit of full
|Every bite is worth every bit
|Where you combine every dish you love
|The “nom nom nom” event of the season
|Where picky eaters find happiness
|And you thought you ate a lot on Thanksgiving
|We won’t tell mom that you like our food better
|These meals put Thanksgiving to shame
|The best selection you’ve ever tasted
|Who says fancy food has to come from a kitchen?
|Stop thinking restaurants need 4 walls
|Classically trained chefs, with a CDL
|The ultimate drive-thru dine-in experience
|Foodies! Rev your engine
|The race is on for great food
|The best portable restaurant selection in town
|Who says restaurants can’t have wheels?
|The wheel deal restaurant meal
|Your diet can wait another day
|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.