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 January 20, 2014
Third Year's The Charm For Dine Out Vancouver Festival's Signature Lunchtime Event

 Why eat at one street food cart when you can load up at 15? Starting on Wednesday, Street Food City -- one of Dine Out Vancouver Festival's signature events -- returns for its hat trick year, tempting the masses with a rotating array of nearly two dozen food carts and trucks.

Presented by Tourism Vancouver, Street Food Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Street Food City III rolls out its pop-up lunchtime pod at the Vancouver Art Gallery's North Plaza for five blissful days of al fresco feasting. During the event's first year, nine food trucks took part -- and now that number has risen to 23, which will be on constant rotation so at least 15 will be on site each day of the event.

Word on the street is the food truck chefs have cooked up special Dine Out dishes to pair with their tried-and-true favourites, and will dole out diverse and exotic dishes that range from Australian pies and East Indian kebabs to gourmet grilled cheese and good-for-you smoothies. Diners can then adjourn to outdoor tents decked out with heaters, tables and chairs (and portable bathrooms!) and eat a meal or three while kicking back, making friends and listening to music. Lunch date, anyone?

The Street Deets:

Dates: January 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26
Times: 11am -- 3pm, Wednesday through Friday - 11am -- 5pm, Saturday and Sunday

Food Trucks:

JJ's Trucketeria
Roaming Dragon
Feastro the Rolling Bistro
Holy Perogy
REEL Mac and Cheese
Aussie Pie Guy
The Reef Runner
Vij's Railway Express
Roaming Dragon
Le Tigre
Mom's Grilled Cheese
Soho Road
Mangal Kiss
Eli's Serious Sausage
Chili Tank
Taser Grilled Cheese
Kaboom Box
The Juice Truck

Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Produced by Tourism Vancouver and presented by American Express, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a city-wide celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies to Vancouver's exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants for 17 days. Now in its 12th year, Canada's largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person) and many with suggested BC VQA pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out also features special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events, seminars and activities. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 runs from January 17 to February 2. Wines of British Columbia is a festival partner, and supplier partners include All You Need is Cheese and OneCoffee.