3 Things you missed out on if you didn’t make it to Trucks by the Tracks, including puppies eating ice cream

Hmm.. where should we eat? That is the hardest question at Trucks by the Tracks! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

If you didn’t make it out to Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park yesterday, you missed out on a great day in Birmingham. The park was set up with 3 different zones. Each zone was packed with food trucks, drink stands and other fun tents.

A Great Family Day in Birmingham

There was a stage set up in the center of the park where live bands played throughout the day and a VIP area off the side as well. Families and friends lounged in the grass, looking for any shade they could find for a break from the heat. The park was full of dogs, kids running around and a bunch of Birmingham residents out and about for a full day of food and fun.

The bar setup at Trucks by the Tracks had local beer from Good People and spirits from Cathead Vodka. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

We got there around noon and it was packed. Both sides of 17th Street were lined end-to-end with a wide variety food trucks — we had to walk up and down a few times before I could even decide what I wanted to eat! A trip over to the bar area was needed for a cool drink on such a hot day. It was set up with local beers from Good People, Cathead vodka, sangria, wine and more options.

Allison Whitfield-Smith, owner of Fetch food truck for dogs. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Amidst all the food trucks was Fetch, which is a dog-friendly food truck. The truck had a fake turf mat that all the dogs were loving as a break from the hot concrete road. They had water bowls out as well as treats like “Pupcakes” and “Peanut Butter Pawiches.”

Just a few of the dog treats available at Fetch food truck for dogs. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Lunchtime at Eugene’s Hot Chicken

Thanks to Theresa from Eugene’s Hot Chicken for the great lunch! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

We headed down to Eugene’s Hot Chicken for chicken and fresh french fries! The food was amazing — just the right amount of heat. (We opted for the “Hot” option and it was delicious!)

The hot chicken from Eugene’s paired well with a Good People beer! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

More Drumline, Please

The Huffman High School drumline came out and performed a fantastic and entertaining show for everyone at the festival. The group marched in through the crowd and put on an outstanding and fun performance for everyone in attendance! 

The Huffman High School drumline performs for the crowd at Trucks by the Tracks. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

If You Have A Dog, Get Them This Ice Cream

Did I mention that Fetch had doggie ice cream for sale? It came in an edible cup and they had flavors like peanut butter and maple bacon. Check out this pup loving his peanut butter ice cream treat!

Dogs love ice cream too! Thanks to Fetch for the peanut butter ice cream for dogs. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Did you make it out to Trucks by the Tracks?

What was your favorite bite? Did your dog love the doggie treats too? Let us know!