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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday runs 5-9 p.m. April 10 at Camden and Park Avenue in South End, with Taste & See, Tin Kitchen, Vito’s Pizza, Auto Burger, Boone’s BBQ, Curbside Deli, Maryland Crab, Papi Queso, Pita Wheel, Sal’s Roadside, Smoke N Go, Sweet Cakes, Southern Cake Queen and Sticks and Cones slated to be there.

ROCKSALT opens for lunch

ROCKSALT has added lunch hours, so it’s now open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, chef Jay Pierce lets us know. It’s at 512 Brandywine Road, behind Park Road Shopping Center.

Charlotte 2nd in nation?

Charotte ranks as the nation’s second-fastest-growing city in food and drink events that have been ticketed through Eventbrite, the company reports.

Eventbrite is a platform on which you can buy tickets to an array of events, home tours to fundraisers, concerts to family reunions (no, really). And while Miami topped us with a 117 percent bump, Charlotte weighs in with sales of 77 percent more tickets to food and drink events, based on the company’s analyzing of 40,000+ events in 2014. (It reports the number of food/drink events nationally rose by 47 percent -- but of course, that’s events on this platform, so it’s hard to make apples to apples of it.)

Also reported: Pop-up dining is the biggest surge within the category.

And for the competitive among you (us), the rest of the top 10: Las Vegas, Orlando, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Chicago (with a measly 50 percent growth).