Five food trucks -- including the La Pearl Waffles and Bennett 5 Star -- will round up in Columbia this weekend, and you can chow down to raise money for the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County.
The trucks are gathering from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for the "HoCo Chow Down" at the Monarch Mills apartment complex. They're raising money for the Animal Welfare Society, which does adoption and neutering. Society volunteers will be on site with adoptable pets. Check out a Facebook page here.
(Update: Two new trucks signed on for Saturday's event. More dessert! Look for CookieRide and Kona Ice. I don't know Kona, but Casey from CookieRide describes something that might be a shave ice!)
This should be a fun lunch if you're near Snowden River Parkway because Monarch Mills (7600 Monarch Mills Way) is off Oakland Mills Road, just south of Snowden River. The trucks will provide variety from Smokey Meadows Grill to Savannah’s Jamaican Kitchen, from Karlita’s Latin American Food Truck to Bennett’s Five Star Caribbean Grill.
Then you can finish up with a sweet waffle from La Pearl Waffles. I have been trying to get myself to the La Pearl truck, which has parked near Howard Community College many weeknights this spring. You can even follow them on Twitter.
I'm not sure that I'll be able to attend. If you go, please email me photos and a quick report. My email is in the right column of the blog. If you're interested in food trucks, check out all my posts about trucks in Howard County.