Need a food-truck fix? The Northwest Library has you covered.
The second annual Family Food Truck Festival starts at 5:30 p.m. April 12. Timmy's Meltdown, Maanas and The Little Kitchen will roll into the library at 2280 Hard Road in Columbus with delicious dinner options for the whole family. Save room for dessert because Kooky's Cookies and Tupelo Doughnuts will be there, too.
Soups and savory grilled-cheese sandwiches on sourdough bread are what you can expect from Timmy's Meltdown. Want more with your cheese? Add bacon, ham, pepperoni or a fried egg. In February, after visiting the truck for the first time at a Westerville festival, a Yelp reviewer wrote that Timmy's was "the best food truck in Columbus."
If you want curry in a hurry, visit the Maanas food truck. Chicken and paneer tikka masala are both on the curry menu, plus a variety of biryani and snacks like veggie samosa, chicken dim sum and spicy fries. Wrap, bowl and salad options also will be available.
The Little Kitchen is a plant-based kitchen on wheels. Their menu includes sweet-potato hash, a salad made with spicy soy chorizo and a bowl for which you could choose either buffalo or barbecue tofu. The Little Kitchen also offers smoothies and a variety of desserts.
And speaking of desserts, anyone with a sweet tooth will want to sample a little something from Kooky's, which offers fresh-baked cookies, ice cream and their combination of both, called the Kookywich.
One of Tupelo Doughnuts' two vintage trucks – Tilly, a light blue 1963 Ford, or Tup, a silver 1952 International Harvester Metro Van – will bring a selection of doughnuts. Will you choose the rose-water and roasted-almond glazed, the brown-butter hazelnut old-fashioned or maybe some orange-cardamom glazed doughnut holes?
In addition to the food trucks, children's activities, including bubbles, face painting and sidewalk chalk, are planned.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.