Cravings: Main Street Food Fest

A dinner in seven parts


Nine blocks, 50 food trucks, 50,000 hungry folks: The Main Street Food Festival’s numbers alone are enough to overwhelm. What you need is a plan. Thus, to prepare for the Oct. 7 festival, we present to you our ideal progressive dinner, from pre-dinner snow cone to second dessert, and every delicious morsel in-between.


1. Beverage

Pineapple Paradise from Kyleigh’s Lemonade Stand

If you weren’t already sold on that whole “pineapple-filled snow-cone” thing, consider this: Kyleigh is an adorable 7-year-old entrepreneur.



2. Appetizer

Elote from Las Elotes

Maybe you’re not familiar with this lime-, hot-sauce- and crema-drenched Mexican street corn. But you should be.



3. Appetizer No. 2

Chicken momos from Katmandu Momo

Dear Three Fold: You know we love your dumplings. We’re there, like, all the time. But these? We think you’d approve.



4. First Course

Excaliburger from Excaliburger

A recent Yelp reviewer wrote, “Go all in. Double meat. Bacon. All the way. Go. Right now. Find the truck.” Sometimes, you just need to listen to the people.



5. Second Course

Katsu chicken from Ocko’s Hibachi Island

In the words of our creative director, hibachi grills are our jam. But this katsu chicken? That can be our jam, too.



6. Cheese, Um, Plate

Sweet Little Muenster from Say Cheese Handcrafted Sandwiches

We know, we know: Grilled cheese is not after-dinner cheese. But it should be.



7. Dessert

Apple-pie funnel cake from Delish Desserts

This smothered nest of fried apple goodness? We say it tastes like America.


The Main Street Food Truck Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, along a six-block stretch of Main Street (and three blocks of Capitol Avenue) in Little Rock. Entrance is free. For a list of all participating trucks and vendors, visit

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