Food trucks find new rodeo home
Posted June 12, 2018 7:30 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:15 a.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — A Durham venue is making food truck rodeos even more enjoyable by offering more seating, bathrooms and even beer and wine.
opened in April at 1920 Chapel Hill Road. The sprawling venue is located on property that used to be the Lakewood Amusement Park. From 1902 to 1932, there was a Ferris wheel, rides and even a streetcar line there. To pay tribute to the venue's past, County Fare has two murals showcasing admission tickets and a Ferris wheel with a brief history of the park.
Designed to resemble a barn, County Fare has indoor seating for about 100 people in a climate controlled environment with TVs. More covered seating is available outside, as well as corn hole games.
One of the most helpful amenities is the food truck paging system. County Fare provides trucks with buzzers, similar to the ones offered to people waiting for tables at restaurants. The buzzers are given to people after they order so they know when to go pick up their food from the trucks.
Trucks don't sell drinks. All drinks, including soda, wine and beer, can be purchased inside at the bar. There is also a small kitchen on site serving state fair-inspired food, including sausage and peppers sandwiches, fried twinkies and funnel cakes.
There are different trucks for lunch and dinner services Wednesday through Sunday.