If you’re a fan of one of the latest crazes to sweep the nation, gourmet food trucks, mark Saturday, April 2 on your calendar. Downtown San Jose is finally getting its own food truck festival! SJ Eats: A Moveable Feast will feature about 20 food trucks serving lunch and dinner in downtown San Jose at the Fallon House on the corner of N. Almaden Avenue and W. St. John Street. Local favorites like MoGo BBQ and The WoW Truck will be joined by some of San Francisco’s most popular trucks including Chairman Bao (Chinese pork buns), Sam’s Chowdermobile (enough said), and Hapa SF (modern organic Filipino food). Other trucks joining SJ Eats are Treatbot (ice cream and karaoke!), Kara’s Cupcakes, Bill’s Beer Steamed Hot Dogs, Roli Roti (rotisserie), Curry Up Now (Indian street food), Little Green Cyclo (Vietnamese street food), Louisiana Territory (Cajun), MoBowl (Chinese rice bowls), Babaloo (organic Cuban), and TacGos just to name a few. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, and dinner served from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
In conjuction with SJ Eats, SJMade is having another vendor faire in downtown San Jose also on April 2. SJMade will pop up on San Pedro Square in the spaces formerly occupied by Spiedo Restaurant (corner of Santa Clara and San Pedro Stgreets) and the Tied House (San Pedro Street). SJMade will feature local San Jose vendors hawking everything from apparel to handmade pottery, camera accessories, jewelry, hair accessories, food products, and much more. Hours are 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring plenty of cash. Some vendors are equipped to accept credit cards, but not all are.
So on Saturday, April 2, downtown San Jose will be the place to be. Come support local vendors at SJMade and enjoy some of the best street food around at SJ Eats. And while you’re in the area, check out the progress of the San Pedro Square Market – downtown San Jose’s next must-see destination opening this summer. My mouth is watering just writing this blog! Can’t wait for short rib sliders, maybe a lobster roll and a shrimp po’ boy, and of course some ice cream while belting out Wonderwall!
Saturday, April 2, 11:30am – 3:30pm and 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Fallon House – corner of N. Almaden Avenue and W. St. John Street in downtown San Jose
SJMade Vendor Faire
Saturday, April 2, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
151 W. Santa Clara Street (formerly Spiedo restaurant), at the corner of San Pedro Street in downtown San Jose
65 N. San Pedro Street (formerly the Tied House restaurant) in downtown San Jose
San Pedro Square Market
Location: corner of N. San Pedro and W. St. John Streets in downtown San Jose
Opening Summer of 2011.