For trucks’ sake

illustration by mark stivers

Despite having about one-tenth the number of food trucks as cities like Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; or Los Angeles; Sacramento’s food-truck scene keeps getting better. With local restaurants such as Squeeze Inn and Willie’s Burgers recently acquiring food trucks, and with food trucks such as La Mex Taqueria, Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen and Coast to Coast Sandwiches now operating from brick-and-mortar kitchens, food trucks seem to have assimilated as a part of mainstream Sacramento culture. It helps that local organizations such as SactoMoFo, NorCal Food Trucks and have helped support the tasty four-wheeled businesses. This Saturday, July 21, from noon to 7 p.m. at the site of the Central Farmers Market (under the freeway at Sixth and X streets), you can sample eats from some of the area’s mobile food vendors during SactoMoFo 5, which features more than 30 local and Bay Area vendors. Visit for more details.