Gimme some MoFo

Illustration by Serene Lusano

It's hard to believe it's been four years and seven hugely popular events since SactoMoFo launched in April 2011. I still remember the thousands of people in 2011 milling around Fremont Park looking for food, and how the event helped to raise the profile of food trucks to almost rock-star status in the local foodie community. This Saturday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., is SactoMoFo 8, the organization's latest food truck festival featuring 35 food trucks, a beer garden and entertainment. It happens at the site of the Sunday farmers market under Highway 80 near the corners of Sixth and W Streets, and features a lineup of Sacramento-area (Slightly Skewed, Wandering Boba, Green Papaya) and Bay Area (Koja Kitchen, The Chairman, El Porteno) food trucks. Parking is $5, but that fee's waived with the donation of a canned or nonperishable food item to the Sacramento Food Bank—or if you bike to the event (there's free valet bike parking via Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates). Hero's Last Mission, the Soul Shakers and Jimmy Ashley provide the jams. Find out more at