Food Truck Festival, vintage aircraft show this weekend at Tulsa Air and Space Museum
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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From gyros and waffle cakes to banh mi and street tacos, Tulsa's first Food Truck Festival will feature a variety of foods from nine trucks and food vendors.
The host for the event, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum, has planned several days of events and exhibits around the festival, which they are calling the "Superfortress, Super Food, and Super Fun" extravaganza featuring the World War II Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI from the Commemorative Air Force.
Mitch Neely, owner of Grub Truck Tulsa and organizer of the event, said that the trucks should be set up in a large space south of the museum.
"We will all be parked there and have all the doors open. Then people can come up and get what they want, and there are going to be tables and chairs in the middle where people can congregate," Neely said.
There will also be activities for children, he said.
Hundreds of people have already expressed an interest in attending the two-day food truck festival Saturday and Sunday.
Since he announced plans for the festival as a means of introducing Tulsans to local food trucks, Neely has gotten a lot of calls from people curious about the trucks.
The Superfortress, Super Food, and Super Fun event starts the day before the food truck festival after the Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI roars into Tulsa International Airport on Thursday.
FIFI will be open for tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and visitors will be to take an inside tour of the massive four-engine bomber that helped end World War II. FIFI is the only flying B-29 in the world and is the type of airplane that dealt the final blows that brought World War II to an end.
Other World War II era aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force that will be joining FIFI throughout the weekend include a North American P-51 Mustang and a Beech C-45 Expediter.
Guests can buy tickets for flights on the three planes during the three days of their Tulsa visit or in advance at a discounted rate online at tulsaworld.com/b29ride.
The museum has set special hours and family-friendly admission prices for the three-day event.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is $15 per person or $25 per family, which includes museum and planetarium access, FIFI tour and access to all aircraft on the ramp.
Trucks and vendors scheduled to be at the festival
Eats2U Street Eats
Gyros by Ali
Mr. Nice Guys
Lone Wolf Banh Mi
Note: Some food trucks are cash-only.
For more info on the food trucks, go to tulsaworld.com/foodtrucks
SUPERFORTRESS, SUPER FOOD, SUPER FUN
What: Combo of B-29 Superfortress and World War II aircraft, plus Tulsa Food Truck Festival
When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday through Sunday (food trucks, Saturday and Sunday only)
Where: Tulsa Air and Space Museum, 3624 N. 74th East Ave.
Admission: $15 per person, $25 per family; access to festival, free.
For more: 918-834-9900 or tulsaworld.com/tasm
Original Print Headline: TASM hosts food truck fest
Nicole Marshall Middleton 918-581-8459
Grub Truck owner Mitch Neely hands a food order to customer after preparing it in his food truck parked in the Pearl district in Tulsa. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World
Grub Truck owner Mitch Neely prepares some menu items in his truck. Nine food trucks and food vendors will converge this weekend at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum for Tulsa's first Food Truck Festival. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World