‘Grub Hub’ offers food truck fare for ArtPrize attendees

Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 22:01:33-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Art isn’t the only attraction in downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize.

There’s also the so-called ‘Grub Hub,’ a gathering of food trucks at The B.OB.

The lineup includes Palazzolo’s out of Fennville, Ferris Coffee and Nut in Grand Rapids, Rix Stix Pronto Pups from Kentwood and Electric Cadillac out of Holland.

Mick Rickerd, a chef with The Gilmore Collection, helped organize the food truck rally.

“We’ve known all these food truck vendors and done different events…so we decided to make some calls to our friends and have them come down,” said Rickerd.

The idea was to keep it local while offering different fare.

Because of the way Grand Rapids regulates food trucks, a private property owner needed to step up to make it a reality.

“The B.O.B. pulled a event license under their business license…to allow this to be here,” said Pete Palazzolo, the owner of Palazzolo’s Dairy.

Food trucks are allowed in the city center, but they must be located on private property. Now, after passing inspections, seven trucks are open for business.

“It will be open every evening from 4 o’clock on and trucks here and there will be open from 11 o’clock on,” Rickerd said. “Trucks take everything from cash to credit cards. The biggest thing is come down hungry.”

If you do take a walk over to the Grub Hub, you should expect to spend anywhere from about $2-$10, depending on what you’re looking to eat or drink.