Submitted by David Vachris, Southborough Rotary Club
Southborough – The Rotary Club of Southborough has been sponsoring a Food Truck Festival over the course of the last three Wednesdays and will host its last event Wednesday, June 13, on the St. Mark Front Meadow. It has been a huge success thus far with five food trucks from the MetroWest area serving up tasty meals to hundreds of food enthusiasts and families each Wednesday. The weather for the last three events has been ideal with people bringing blankets, sitting at tables, and hanging out on the grass field. In particular, Trombetta’s Ice Cream Truck has been a particular big hit with the younger folks!
“As a service club who has been around in town since 1960, we want to continue to make connections between local businesses, the non-profits, and the Southborough community. This has been great community event with so many people coming out and enjoying the afternoon,” said Carl Guyer, a Southborough Rotary Club member. “We are hoping to get the word out about Rotary and some of the service opportunities both locally and globally that we are involved in.”
Over the course of the four weeks, nine food trucks from the Metrowest and Worcester areas have come to Southborough. Each week, four food trucks and one ice cream truck set up on the lawn and are rotated so that there is a different line up every Wednesday. The nine trucks that have become the highlight of this Food Truck Festival are: Trombetta’s Ice Cream, The DogFather (Hot dogs and more), Grub Guru (Asian fusion), Say Cheese (Gourmet Grill Cheese), StrEAT Food Rx (Salads and Tacos – Gluten/Dairy Free), Pangea Cuisine (farm-to-table burgers and wraps), Anzios Brick Oven Pizza, Travelin’ Bones (BBQ), and Teddy’s Lunch Box (specialty wraps & American food).
The trucks have been popular and the vendors have been very supportive of this event. Mark Gallant, also known as The DogFather, was instrumental in helping organizing other trucks in the Metrowest area to come to Southborough. Other trucks such as StrEAT Food, Grub Guru, Say Cheese, and Anzios Pizza have also expressed an interest in coming back to Southborough next year as the Southborough Rotary Club hopes to make this an annual event. The DogFather commented that “the enthusiasm, the weather and the location have been ideal.”
The Food Festival has taken place on the St. Mark’s Front Meadow on the corner of Routes 85 and 30.
“St. Mark’s has been great opening up the Front Meadow and supporting us with this event. It’s a perfect location right in the middle of town to host a community building event such as this,” said Christine Narcisse, a long-time Southborough Rotary member and president-elect. “It’s a beautiful spot, and we are so grateful.”
Food trucks are open from 3 to 7 p.m. Parking can be found in the Southborough Library parking lot, on the road in front of the Southborough library, and in the shopping center at 11 Main St. All the food trucks accept cash and/or credit, except for ice cream which is cash only.
On June 13, the Southborough Food Truck line is Anzios Brick Oven Pizza, Pangea Cuisine, Say Cheese, Teddy’s Lunch Box and Trombetta’s Ice Cream.