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Beer buzz: food trucks at New Orleans breweries

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Many breweries want to offer food to visitors at their taprooms, but opening a kitchen is a big leap. Inviting food trucks to the brewery is one popular solution.

  Mark Logan, owner of Second Line Brewing (433 N. Bernadotte St., 504-248-8979; www.secondlinebrewing.com), says food trucks are good for customers and breweries alike.

  "The customers like that they can purchase food to go along with the beverages, and the nightly variety just adds to the attractiveness for our patrons," Logan says.

  Three local breweries have a rotating schedule of food trucks.

  Second Line's schedule is as follows: Wednesday features Bonafried Truck; Thursday is Frencheeze; Friday has Fete au Fete Streatery (formerly known as the King Creole truck); Saturday brings Saigon Slim's; and Sunday is Dat Dog food truck.

  Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.; www.courtyardbrewing.com) hosts food trucks every night except Monday, when newcomer C&C Meat Factory barbecue pops up. On Tuesdays, Frencheeze sets up shop; on Wednesdays, it's Taceaux Loceaux; Thursdays feature Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux; Fridays bring Saigon Slim's; on Saturdays, it's The Supper Dome; and on Sundays, La Cubana visits.

  Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-517-4677; www.urbansouthbrewery.com) doesn't have a set schedule of food trucks, but it has partnered with My House NOLA, to host a food truck roundup and may make it a monthly event. Between roundups, owner Jacob Landry says he's partnering with Slice Pizzeria for delivery to the brewery.

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