Food Truck Junction, April 8

The April Food Truck Junction was held on April 8 from noon until 8 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot on Peoples Street in Johnson City.

Thirteen food trucks were on site, allowing guests to sample different foods including tacos, hot dogs, barbecue, pizza and shaved ice.

Kristin Bolt, co-owner of Smokin’ Pete’s Barbeque, was serving food from her company’s truck during the event. She said this is the first year to participate in Food Truck Junctions.

“When they do rallies like this, you have a bunch of different things,” said Tipton. “You don’t have one type of food. You can have a little of everything.”

Many people attended the event in groups, so they could purchase food from multiple trucks and try different cuisines.

“We try little bits off each [truck] and share them,” said R.J. Clawson.

Clawson and his wife, Deana, attend every Food Truck Junction. They said they had tried a similar event in Asheville, North Carolina, but the trucks did not serve food as quickly. This resulted in long lines, which the Clawsons did not like. Their favorite food truck in Johnson City is the Caribbean Grill.

The video above was taken between noon and 1 p.m. It was a chilly, windy morning, so business did not pick up right away. By 1 p.m., more people were entering the Kmart parking lot to sample food.

“I think the warmer it gets, the more people will come,” said Deana.


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