I’m sitting here at the Food Truck Park downtown on the corner of South First and Sycamore and I’ve got to admit, I’m kinda in love.
If you’ve been living under a proverbial rock (or maybe a real one), the Food Truck Park is an awesome area with a rotating schedule of food trucks local to the Abilene area that come and serve lunch through the week and dinner on weekends and special events. It’s nothing too fancy, some rustic tables and a circle of food trucks, but what happens here, well, it’s magic.
When you come to the Food Truck Park you can expect to enjoy the glorious Abilene weather and support some local businesses. They also have a lot of local musicians stop by to enhance your dining experience.
But what might surprise you, is what happens once you get here. Yes the food is yummy and the music amazing (Andrew Holmes is playing tonight, and I love his sound), but that’s just the beginning.
The real magic of this place comes in small children dancing with their grandparents in the grass. It’s young families sharing tables with retired military officers. It’s a pregnant woman with perfect hair and high heels sharing a meal with a young man in torn jeans and hemp sandals. It’s old friends meeting by chance and young lovers sharing ice cream under the strings of lights.
The Food Truck Park is more than just a place to grab a bite to eat, it’s a place to build community. It’s a place where Abilenians can come together, share a bite, and share life.
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