Food trucks return for 2013

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Westland resident Frank Herr (right) puts the final touches on his hot dog during a west Dearborn Food Truck Rally last July.

DEARBORN — Mobile food trucks will roll into Dearborn for much of the outdoor recreation season at events hosted by the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, as well as at Dearborn’s Homecoming festival.

Food trucks are mobile restaurants serving “street food” — ranging from hamburgers, hot dogs and tacos to gourmet sandwiches and specialty dishes.

Pending City Council approval expected May 14, the WDDDA will host six Dearborn Food Truck Rallies on select Fridays in 2013.

The events will take place at various locations in downtown west Dearborn from 5 to 9 p.m. May 17, June 7, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 20 and Oct. 11.

The June 7 rally will be part of the West Dearborn Block Party. The block party, a celebration of local business and live music, will take place June 7 and 8.

The July 12 and Aug. 9 rallies will take place alongside concerts as part of the West Dearborn Concert Series, held behind the Bryant Library.

Additionally, the food trucks will be part of the offerings at the Dearborn Homecoming Festival Aug. 2 to 4 in Ford Field Park. For the first time, food truck vendors will pair with local nonprofits to join in efforts to raise funds for good causes, as well as to feed hungry festival goers.

Watch for more information on the upcoming series of Dearborn Food Truck Rallies from the WDDDA on its Facebook page.