Blue Earl Brewing Company's Food Truck Throwdown Returns This Weekend

Now in its third year, the competition brings a dozen local food trucks and thousands of attendees to Smyrna.


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Photo courtesy of Blue Earl Brewing Company

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Get ready for a weekend of food, fun and plenty of beer—Blue Earl Brewing Company's food truck competition is back for its third year, this time for two days. The event will be held on on Friday, Aug. 2 from 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon-8 p.m. outside of the brewery (rain or shine).

At least a dozen local food trucks will be competing to win the coveted Blue Earl People’s Choice Award. Each attendee will receive a ballot and vote for the food truck of their choice, and at the end of the day on Saturday, the votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced.

Additionally, a panel of food experts will judge signature dishes prepared by each food truck for a chance to win the 2019 Blue Earl Cup. Owner Ron Price will be a judge this year along with chef Ludovic from La Baguette in Dover and chef Ernesto from Trevi Ristorante in Smyrna.


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The brewery started serving food about five months ago, and when Price is not busing brewing beer, he can be found in the kitchen. “My passion for cooking goes back to when I was 10 years old and I used to watch Julia Child on TV,” Price said.

Last year's event drew in around two thousand people, and this year Price is expecting around five thousand attendees. Price said that he's happy the event registers with so many people. “There is something about this event that really stirs people, he said. "It brings an urban feel to a rural environment."

Blue Earl Brewing Company Smyrna Food Truck Throwdown

Photo courtesy of Blue Earl Brewing Company

There are a dozen food trucks signed up to compete this year, six of which have never participated.

The food truck participants include:

  • Oriental House Food Truck
  • Deerhead Hot Dogs
  • Woody’s On Wheels
  • Delicious Craving
  • KOI On The Go
  • The Corn Exchange, LLC
  • Crave Eatery
  • The Plum Pit Food Truck
  • Pete’s PeteZa
  • Mr. Bar-B-Q
  • WiLDWiCH
  • Tre Sorelle Dolce

Ticket prices range from $30 for VIP admission, $15 for general admission, $10 for designated driver tickets and $25 for a weekend pass. For more information about tickets and to purchase, visit this website.

Blue Earl Brewing Company will also debut a special beer at the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Delaware (non-perishable food donations are also welcome).


More information:
Blue Earl Brewing Company

210 Artisan Drive, Smyrna • 653-2337
Children under the age of 18 are free

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