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Band of Brothers Brewing Co. hosts food truck festival


Whether you’re looking for locally crafted brews, the largest taproom in Tuscaloosa, southern soul food or mesquite smoked chicken and pork, the Band of Brothers Brewing Food Truck Fest might be just what you’re looking for this Saturday. Though this will be the company’s fourth food truck festival, this time is a little bit different.

Focusing on Tuscaloosa’s local food trucks only, Band of Brothers Brewing looks will host Fat Tony’s, Jojo’s Food Trunk, Local Roots, Get Mix’d and Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ. The trucks will supply foods like fried buttermilk chicken, mac and double cheese spring rolls and seared tuna tacos.

“We’ve been here for about a year and half and this is the first fully-local food truck festival we’ve ever had,” said Lawrence Edwards, the company’s event guru. “We’re really big on community activities, so we look forward to providing a great environment for adults, kids, and college students.”

Though the event officially begins at 4 p.m., the Band of Brothers doors will open at 1 p.m. to offer seven beers on tap and multiple release beers for those 21 and up.

“There’s no cover or ticket cost for the event,” Edwards said. “Everyone is simply welcomed to come out and enjoy some great food and drinks.”

Open to all ages throughout the day, families and students are invited to come out and try Archibald’s BBQ, Fat Tony’s Philly cheese steak, Jojo’s fried ribs with pineapple BBQ sauce and more.

“I’m really looking forward to all of the locally-produced food at this upcoming festival,” said Abby Stacey, a senior majoring in psychology. “Band of Brothers Brewing is such a unique venue already, and to add food trucks on top of that, it really brings the place to a whole new level.”

Similarly, the food truck owners and staff look forward to serving up their homemade cuisine alongside Band of Brothers Brewing.

“I’m looking forward to getting local food trucks all together in one spot,” said Jorene Barfield, or “Jojo” from Jojo’s Food Trunk. “We met the Band of Brothers when they first opened the brewery and we loved them and their beer. They support the local food trucks like we support our local breweries.”

Ultimately, the event’s combination of local brews and food aims to provide an atmosphere of community support and unity throughout the afternoon and evening.

“The one and the only Tuscaloosa is a great place,” Edwards said. “We just love being a part of it.” 

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