Local Food yoknapalooza

Published on January 28th, 2016 | by Brittain Thompson


YoknapaTaco Food Truck to Host Yoknapalooza Welcome Back Party

Oxford, Miss. (TLV) – YoknapaTaco will be hosting a party this Sunday at The Powerhouse from 5 to 9 pm as a welcome back to Oxford after the holidays.

“We had such a good time doing the original launch party that we had back in August,” said Jake Sessums, owner of YoknapaTaco. “We wanted to do something like that. I’ve now got connections with more trucks that we can bring in and show off what we’re trying to grow into as far as an Oxford community with food trucks.”

Joining YoknapaTaco will be trucks from across the state including Oxford Smoke Shop (Oxford, MS), Breakfast2Lunch (Batesville, MS), and Small Time Hotdogs (Winona, MS). Happy Foods (Marks, MS) was invited as well, though “they’ve been having some problems with the truck,” said Sessums.

In addition to the food, party goers will be treated to a full spectrum of Oxford art including live music from local artists Reels, The Kit Thorn Band, and Jim Barrett performing a solo set. Visual artists including Claire Whitehurst, who did artwork for the vent poster, and Nicole Rottler.

This will also be the first event officially organized by The Hick Wallflower, also owned by Sessums.

“The Hick Wallflower is our commissary space and will likely take on the event planning aspects of what we do,” said Sessums. “I see it evolving into an event coordinating business and the truck will be part of the events that The Hick Wallflower puts on.”

More information on The Hick Wallflower will be available “as the details get worked out,” said Sessums.

General Admission Tickets are $5 and “Tasting Packages” which gets you a food item from any truck and three Yalobusha Brewery brews are $20 . Partial proceeds will be given to the Yoknapatawpha Arts CouncilThe Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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