Crowds show up for first 'Food Truck Rally'

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Crowds of customers showed up Wednesday, Aug. 3, for music and food at the first Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.

Trucks serving pasta, burgers, tacos and more wheeled in for the event, which took place at 125 East Main Street in Oak Ridge near the intersection with Wilson Street and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Knoxville Oak Ridge hotel. Some people are describing it as "behind CVS Pharmacy."

Electric Bluze, which includes Lila Satterfield, Lige Roberts and Summit Hetman, performs at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Electric Bluze, which includes Lila Satterfield, Lige Roberts and Summit Hetman, performs at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.

The city of Oak Ridge has teamed up with The Chef’s Workshop to host this event every Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. For details on the food trucks coming each Wednesday go to https://thechefsworkshop.com/location/oak-ridge/. A different mix of food trucks are expected.

Serene Kelly enjoys a treat at the inaugural Food Truck Rally in Oak Ridge
Serene Kelly enjoys a treat at the inaugural Food Truck Rally in Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge Land Bank has slated the site for new development.

“We chose this location for the rally because it’s the site of the future Downtown Oak Ridge and the area that will be under construction with new mixed-use development in 2023,” Planning and Development Director Wayne Blasius stated in a earlier news release. “We’re looking forward to creating a new heart of Oak Ridge where people will gather, eat, shop and live.”

Sierra Allmon enjoys the inaugural Food Truck Rally in Oak Ridge.
Sierra Allmon enjoys the inaugural Food Truck Rally in Oak Ridge.
Crowds wait in line to order at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Crowds wait in line to order at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Brice Neil, from left, Michelle Pellegrin, and Sadie Pellegrin enjoy Pelican's Snowballs at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Brice Neil, from left, Michelle Pellegrin, and Sadie Pellegrin enjoy Pelican's Snowballs at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Danyelle Foster, from left, Caitlyn Little and Laura Carrington eat at the Inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Danyelle Foster, from left, Caitlyn Little and Laura Carrington eat at the Inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Adam and Keri Daugherty enjoy burgers and fries at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.
Adam and Keri Daugherty enjoy burgers and fries at the inaugural Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally.

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