The food trucks are coming to Dunwoody. And they’ll have musical accompaniment.

Dunwoody City Council agreed at its May 13 meeting to support a plan for “Food Truck Thursdays,” a series of eat-and-listen events the Dunwoody Homeowners Association has proposed at Brook Run Park. The council agreed to provide up to $4,700, if needed, to pay for police officers at the events.

“We’re in the food truck business,” Mayor Mike Davis said after the council voted unanimously to support the events.

The series is tentatively scheduled to begin May 23, said promoter Bettie Cagle of Red Bird Events, and to continue on Thursday nights for 12 weeks. The events will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The trucks will park in a lot between the skate park and playground at Brook Run and local musicians will perform in a nearby field, City Manager Warren Hutmacher wrote in a memorandum to the council.

Cagle said five to six trucks will appear during early events “and we’ll build from there.” Up to 10 trucks could take part in the weekly events, Hutmacher’s memo said.

Cagle said the Food Truck Thursdays in Dunwoody will be similar to food truck-based gatherings in other nearby communities.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.