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Bally’s Vicksburg hosting food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays in July

A fun alternative to frequenting a favorite restaurant is ordering up at a food truck. 

Food trucks have been around for centuries, but have recently grown in popularity since the 2008 recession. 

By affording them the opportunity without having to break the bank on an investment, those interested in opening a business can do so more easily with a food truck. Food trucks are oftentimes seen at fairs, festivals, sporting events and in urban areas at street corners and construction sites. 

As the popularity of food trucks rises, Bally’s Vicksburg, formerly known as Lady Luck Casino and Casino Vicksburg, have been hosting a variety of vendors to come and set up in their parking lot, 1380 Warrenton Road. 

Our food trucks locate in front of the casino in the Sports Book parking area and in case of rain, we move the food truck under the Porte Cochere,” Bally’s player development manager Mickey Fedell said.   

While the food trucks at the casino are a favorite with customers and management, Fedell said, the public is invited to line up and place an order with the vendors. 

Initiated by the casino’s Executive Vice President of Casino Operations and Chief Marketing Officer Phil Juliano, Bally’s Vicksburg began hosting food truck vendors in January. 

“Our other casinos had been doing food trucks and he (Juliano) suggested that we try them, and they have been a big hit,” Fedell said. “My first food truck was in January with Squeeze the Lime, a local food truck vendor. I then started to branch out to other food truck vendors in the area. The Jackson area has several food truck vendors and we have been able to bring them over.  Some of our Vendors are Lost Pizza Co., Chunky Dunks Ice Cream and Small Time Hot Dogs.” 

Most of the food trucks at Bally’s are open for business on Fridays and Saturdays, and plans are to continue offering a variety of food truck vendors throughout the year, Fedell said. 

From 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3, T&J concessions will be set up at Bally’s. Offerings include pulled pork sandwiches, chicken on a stick, Polish sausage, a variety of fries and funnel cakes.   

Cash and credit cards are accepted, Fedell said. 

The remaining schedule for the month of July:  

From 4 to 9 p.m. July 9-10, Squeeze The Lime, specializing in tacos  

From 6 to 9 p.m. July 16, Chunky Dunks, ice cream  

From 6 to 9 p.m. July 17 Which Wich, sandwiches 

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 23 –24, Small Time Hot Dogs, gourmet hot dogs  

From 6 to 9 p.m. July 30-31 Bessie Roo, barbeque. 

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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