Food trucks finally have a permanent home in Atlanta; only time will tell if it will rival similar endeavors in Austin and LA, but it’s off to a great start! The new Atlanta Food Truck Park had a soft opening last Friday night that was sponsored by Scoutmob and just about everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The space itself is really large, coming in at well over an acre; they have onsite parking and an overflow area behind the Shell station (the old Howell Mill Food Park location). The park also includes a large green space that will be the future sight of children’s play area and there are plenty of picnic tables and standing tables from which to eat; hell they even have corn hole…what’s not to love!
The soft opening featured several trucks including WOW, Honey Suckle, Nana G’s and two new trucks: Happy Belly and Mighty Meatballs! Around 300 Scoutmob VIPs were treated to a sample from each truck, live music and a variety of fun activities. The scene was really cool and attracted a very diverse crowd; young and old, families, loners, hipsters, townies and even some EMOs!
Happy Belly features the Big Green Egg (BGE) grill, with which they have an exclusive arrangement, and serves up fresh healthy options. For the opening they had a BGE chicken breast with pesto zucchini noodles; if this is a harbinger of things to come we are all in for a treat, as this was some of the most tasty food truck fare I have sampled!
Mighty Meatballs is the concoction of the Truelove brothers who are bringing their 101 year old grandmother’s family recipe to the masses. They have several varieties including traditional and a bahn mi option that they served up on Friday night. We will have more extensive coverage and photographs of both new trucks in the coming weeks!