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All you need to know about the Uptown Food Truck Festival on June 26

It's that time again: the official/unofficial marker of summer.

It's that time again: the official/unofficial marker of summer.

Once upon a time Memorial Day was the official start of summer. But times have changed. Summer is now all about how many sweaty bodies you can fit in a few square blocks and have vie for sweet, luscious food-truck food. Food just tastes better when it's passed out of a truck window. Don't ask why.

This year's Uptown Food Truck Festival is scheduled for June 26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. along Hennepin Avenue (south of Lake Street) to 31st and up Holmes Avenue. Over 50 trucks will descend on the neighborhood selling paper baskets filled with everything from samosas to pasties to mini donuts.  

North Loop Brew Co. will provide locally handcrafted suds, and other beverages including hard cider will be available.

The event is free, but wristbands will be required to purchase alcoholic beverages.

All food will be available for purchase, and every truck will be offering one signature dish at a $5 price point in addition to regular menu items. 

This year Calhoun Square has offered its cavernous air-conditioned interior as a cooling off area, should you need respite from the heat, sweat, and sweet grease of donuts and pork.

Expect to see such favorites as:
Hot Indian Foods
Hibachi Daruma
Taqueria La Hacienda
The Moral Omnivore
Natedogs
The Anchor Fish and Chips
Bacon-Me-Crazy
Whole Sum Kitchen
Rusty Taco
Emconada
Tot Boss
Kona Ice
Panini Pinups
Market Bar-B-Que
Potter's Pasties and Pies
O'Cheeze
and many many more...

 For more details and a full list of trucks, check out the Uptown Food Truck Festival website