The first ever Mobile Chowdown gathered the city’s best “curbside cuisine” and hundreds of hungry Seattle-ites in a vacant Interbay parking lot last October to eat, eat and eat some more. The event was reported, blogged, Tweeted and Facebooked through local media and the social media savvy, and ended up being so busy, lines were long and many vendors ran out of food before everyone’s appetites were satiated. Bathrooms and seats were also scarce.
And on Saturday, January 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mobile Chowdown is coming back to 1616 W Bertona for round two, bringing back Marination Mobile, Dante’s Inferno Dogs, Gert’s BBQ and El Camion with new attendees Veraci Pizza, Anita’s Crepes and Kaosamai Thai.
Organizers tell us this time things will be better. “At this round the trucks will placed more strategically so that the lines will be more distinguishable between trucks. There will also be event staff that will keep things a bit more organized. Because the last event was the first time any of the vendors took part in an event like this, it was a learning experience for all. This time they will be more prepared with food, etc.,” says Jamie Hintz, Suzuki + Chou Communimedia. There will be live music and a dining area (no word yet on the bathroom situation).