Appetizers

Dishing the news about the Sacramento area food scene

Food trucks open at Sac Airport through Jan. 1

11/26/2013 11:56 AM

11/26/2013 12:05 PM

Sacramento-based Foodmob has a mission: “Bringing eats to the streets.” To that end, the consortium of 20-plus mobile food-truck operators recently struck a deal with Sacramento International Airport to bring “food truck service” to the so-called “cell phone parking lot” now through Jan. 1.

Details are a bit sketchy, but essentially food trucks will be at the cell phone waiting area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. “on certain days,” giving travelers (and those picking them up), cab drivers and airport personnel unique dining options.

“We’re in the process of scheduling more trucks through the holiday season,” said Foodmob spokeswoman and food blogger Catherine Enfield ( www.munchiemusings.net). So far, trucks are scheduled to be there today, Wednesday, Friday and Monday, with more signing up for more dates.

“We want people to use the cell phone lot, and we’re thrilled to have the food trucks here,” said Laurie Slothower, communications and media officer for the Sacramento County Department of Airports. “I’m going to have a gyro for lunch myself.”

The cell phone parking lot is “a place where you can park free of charge for three hours,” Slothower said. “It’s just inside the airport entrance, at Lindbergh and Crossfield drives. Look for the sign that says ‘Free Waiting Area.’”

The area offers an attractive option for motorists picking up passengers at the busy terminals, she said: free parking, no driving around. When arriving passengers debark from their flights, they can use their cell phones to call the friends and/family waiting to pick them up.

The schedule of food trucks will be posted daily at www.sacfoodmob.com. Foodmob members include Bacon Mania, Squeeze Inn, Gyro King, Slightly Skewed and Miz Shirley’s.

About This Blog

Appetizers brings you the latest restaurant happenings, interesting tidbits on good food and events, and -- of course -- great specials and deals.

Regular contributors

Chris Macias
Food and wine
cmacias@sacbee.com
Twitter: @chris_macias

Allen Pierleoni
Counter Culture
apierleoni@sacbee.com
Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

Debbie Arrington
Food and cooking
darrington@sacbee.com
Twitter: @debarrington

Blair Anthony Robertson
Restaurant reviews
brobertson@sacbee.com
Twitter: @blarob

Key links

Dining reviews
Restaurant guide
Recipes
Mike Dunne's wine picks
Beer Run
Nosh Pit
Restaurant inspections
 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service