Glad to see uOTPia has overwhelmingly embraced food trucks. Uptread I listed some of my faves. Here is how I would scout the actual events. It is important to note that there are at least two groups.
Atlanta Street Food (ASF) and The Food Movement (TFM). However, it looks like some trucks are members of both. Atlanta Street Food is easily the better in terms of quality and quantity, though Food Movement has some newcomers. Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
Food: The best from a standpoint of food trucks. Lately they’ve been scheduling 10 or 11. Inevitably one or two can’t make it. But they bring in the big boys.
Drinks: Both Hop Alley and Smokejack sell booze literally out the back door.
Event: They have a bouncy house for kids. Entertainment is provided, often by a local music school or something. I think in many cases it is younger kids performing in public for the first time. To put in tactfully, it is raw, but you never know when the next superstar will appear. Of the three, this is the only one that we pretty much eat and leave. Alive After 5 and Alive at the Square (Technically separate but coordinated events)
Food: Probaby the best food overall. It is ASF trucks. Wait, didn’t I just say that about AFTA? The Square has about five food trucks. AA5 has two more. But remember, AA5 was originally set up to bring exposure to the businesses and restos downtown.
Some sell food on the street, most notably at opposite ends of the event: Roswell Provisions and Artisan Fine Foods. All restaurants have specials. So it’s food trucks, street food, and brick and mortar specials.
Drinks: The Mill has a tent at the square and at AA5, others sell right on the street.
Events: Much more polished bands, especially at the Square. All kinds of kids stuff, merchants. It is enormously popular and it should be—people of all ages. We have stayed for all four hours--or almost. So much to do. I speak in fragments. Roswell River Food Truck Weekends
Food: Well behind the others in quality and quantity. The Food Movement is a collection of second and third tier trucks, but perhaps some newcomers with potential. The most notable so far is Spiede Zone. What the hell is that? Their website explains. http://spiediezone.com/
However, it’s about a 16-hour a weekend event, every Saturday and Sunday 11-dusk. Godspeed to the organizers.
Drinks: Hear no evil, see no evil.
Event: Here is where they win—best venue by a mile. Don White Park is among Roswell’s best kept secrets. Best view of any food truck events, right along the Chattahoochee. There are two beach volleyball courts as well. Parents--the playground is patterned after a Nautilus gym.
Not that I know what the inside of a gym looks like, but I’ve seen pics of one. Kids get exercise while they play. Look at it as a great park with decent food trucks.