Ring in the new year with the food trucks

by Elizabeth Rose

The now-monthly event has a few new trucks to behold. The Acadiana Grilled Cheese Co. is appearing for its first time at this month's round-up, and after a hiatus due to mechanical problems, Viva la Waffle is back in the mix, as well.

Pelon's Mexican Hot Dogs, those fabulous turkey franks wrapped in bacon, are serving as a south-of-the-border homage to the Ragin' Cajuns' New Orleans Bowl victory with melted white queso, cayenne pico de gallo and spicy mayo. Freetown Fries is also doing a Mexican favorite: chicken fajita fries with cheese and peppers.

Lil' Chubs Grill will have a Philly Cheesesteak slider with ribeye, pepper, onion and provolone, while newcomer LA StrEAT will be serving up burgers. Also in attendance are Kona Ice of Acadiana, A Change of Heart, Mrz Munchies and Manhattan Food Co.

The round-up takes place at E's Kitchen in Parc Lafayette from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.