October 2, 2012
Preview of food truck "pod" coming downtown on Saturday

As talks continue at city hall about amending Sacramento's mobile food ordinances, the idea of food truck "pods" is being explored as a possibility. These would be locations on private property where multiple mobile food vendors could operate simultaneously. Discussions about such pods will be held separately at city hall from other meetings related to mobile food vending, with the city's Law and Legislation Committee set to hear a new draft of proposed food truck ordinances on Oct. 16.

In the meantime, you can get a preview of what one of these pods might look like on Saturday at 1425 C St.. Dubbed "Truck Farm," this event is a benefit for Francis House, which provides services and resources for the homeless and also located near 14th and C streets. 11 trucks are participating in Saturday's event. Future "pods" at this location might also include a market and staging for entertainment.

"We're trying to focus on the benefit and venue," said Matt Chong, co-owner of Wicked Wich and a board member of the California Mobile Food Association. "It's a one time event for now, and it's a chance to work alongside our neighbors and also give a sneak preview of what might be coming over there. This will hopefully be Sacramento's first food pod."

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes music and a beer garden. For more information:

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