June 21st/1:00pm music/4:30 WATW set time/FREE
Let’s Eat Out! (LEO) began in August 2012 as Let’s Eat Out, Atwood! with 5 carts vending 1 night per week in the Atwood neighborhood. Born out of the need to find new vending locations in order to survive financially during the harsh winter, Christine Ameigh, owner of Slide Food Cart & Catering partnered with Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator at the City of Madison, to bring food carts beyond the traditional downtown locations. Reception was warm and 2013 saw the addition of new carts and new locations. By 2014 over 15 carts were participating at 8 different locations. Founder and Executive Director Christine Ameigh was awarded the "Market Spark" Isthmus Independent Business Award in 2014 for her innovative food cart location model. In 2015 we are doubling our locations with 15 weekly dinners and over 19 participating carts.
In 2015, Let’s Eat out! partnered with Project Kinect to form a non-profit in order to expand its mission of promoting and advocating for the success of local mobile food entrepreneurs while bringing neighborhoods together and expanding access to local food.