Food truck fest planned in Bullhead City
“Food trucks are amazing, how they serve so many people out of a small space,” said Valerie Moore, co-owner of Our Place on Hancock with her husband, Jonathan Moore, and sister Patty Dion, so hosting the Bullhead Foodie Truck Fest on Friday, Jan. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 877 Hancock Rd. in Bullhead City seemed like a no-brainer. There will be seven licensed food vendors in 3,000 s.f., “extending our space by 1,000 square feet,” she added. “We can seat 80 outside comfortably,” with a full bar and picnic tables.
The family-friendly event is also for a good cause. “Some of the proceeds will go to the wife and family of Robert McNichols,” who passed away. In addition, “each food truck will raffle off a plate and there will be some giveaways,” said Moore.
“We wanted a good mix of products and food to try,” Moore said, and the lineup shows it. Bangers & Chips, Baked & Loaded Cookies (not a truck and will be set up inside), Foodini’s, Drifting Bistro, River Sipping, CrepeNSmooth and Hook’d on Poke will showcase cuisine ranging from gourmet hot dogs to Greek salads and gyros to green chile burgers to authentic French crepes to 1/2-lb cookies. “I haven’t met a food I don’t like,” said Moore.
Don’t forget to hydrate! Our Place on Hancock will suspend its own food service for the event. The food trucks “bring in business for us; we won’t serve food when we have a food truck,” she said. Instead, the pub will focus on beverages, including “a chocolate fireball,” said Moore. An adult beverage, it consists of hot cocoa and fireball liquor.
Going forward, Our Place on Hancock plans to host food trucks quarterly, on the third Friday, and the food trucks will change. “We’ll rotate the trucks out,” said Moore, to ensure variety and because there are at least twice as many food trucks in the area as will be represented on Jan 20. The pub doesn’t charge the food trucks vendor fees. “We want them to do well; we don’t take a percentage of their sales,” she said.
“Our goal, in the four hours,” said Moore, “is to host at least 200 people. I like to cook, but I’m all for trying the food.”
Our Place on Hancock is located at 877 Hancock, Bullhead City. Reach out to them at 928-763-0850.