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Food Truck Festival Worth the Trek to Palm Springs

Nearly 70 gourmet food trucks will roll into the Valley Saturday, so you better come with an appetite.

It can be tough to get from Palm Desert to Palm Springs, but food enthusiasts have a reason to trek the dozen or so miles to west.

The Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs will play host to nearly 70 food trucks, serving gourmet food on Saturday. These are not your so-called "roach coaches."

"This is not your typical food truck festival, this event will offer cutting-edge culinary flavors from chefs who want to take your palette on a journey you won't soon forget," PBS TV Host Cliff Young, who is organizing the inaugural event, told KPSP Local 2. "We are creating an unbelievable festival of haute cuisine you don't want to miss."

Gourmet trucks from across Southern California along with San Francisco, Las Vegas and other places will be parked downtown for the one-day event.

The Palm Springs Food Truck Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spa Resort Casino at 401 E. Amado Road. Admission for $40 VIP ticket holders is at 10 a.m., which includes access to the Birba after-party and critic's choice award ceremony.

General admission is $10 and children under 6 get in for free. Tickets are available at the event or online at www.palmspringsfoodtruckfestival.com.

So come hungry.

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MARK February 04, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Hold on! it cost money to be able to eat. Wow! I quess if people are that dumb to pay. There's even people who would drive 90 miles for a fricking burger.
Roland Alden February 04, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Compared to tail gating at the super bowl in your $450,000 (used) Prevost camper it's a bargain.
Roland Alden February 05, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Just got back. Wow was it great! Incredible variety and everything was creative, fabulous and pretty cheap. Hopefully they come back soon. Heck, I'd even pass up a Dick Cheney lecture to go to the Food Truck Festival.
Amir H. Afsar February 05, 2012 at 04:55 AM
This was a fantastic event! Good times, great food, and beautiful weather. Plenty of variety seemed to satisfy everyone. I am looking forward to the next one already!

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