Tiger Tailgate & Food Truck Frenzy!

On Friday, Oct. 17, Pacific will host a brand-new event for the Homecoming festivities. There will be a variety of exquisite gourmet food trucks in the Chris Kjeldsen Swimming Pool Parking Lot from 6-8 p.m.

The University is no stranger to food trucks: The E.A.T. (Easy Artisan Takeout) Truck has been successful thus far, allowing south campus goers easy access to fresh, tasty meals. However, the five other food trucks that will accompany it at the Tiger Tailgate will provide additional delicious options.

Food trucks became particularly trendy between 2007 to 2012, when the economy took a turn for the worst, according to Veronica An of FoodieDaily.com. However, the idea of food trucks has allowed culinary experts to take sample vehicles and turn them into mobile gourmet restaurants. “I would even go so far as to say that food trucks are the culinary equivalent of start-up companies; they are usually small passion projects that transition into businesses,” An added.

Food trucks offer casual, affordable meals to customers while allowing creativity in the kitchen. Pacific supports this subculture of crafty kitchen gurus and has centered an event around its idea of affordability and connection.
“This is a brand-new event, and we are excited to bring our students, alumni, parents, families and community together to kick off Homecoming weekend!” commented Kelli (Williams) Page ’87, the executive director of the Office of Alumni Relations. The Passport to Pacific theme runs deep with this event, as participation in sampling this assortment of worldly flavors only costs $15.

In addition, the first 500 visitors will receive two drink coupons for wine, beer or soft drinks and a $5 voucher to spend at any food truck! To gain access, students must download the Pacific Tigers app and receive an “Award.”
This event is the perfect pre-game for the Tiger Rally, which takes place directly afterward in the Alex G. Spanos Center! Grab a friend or a handful of friends, and fill your bellies at this unique event.

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