Seafood Connection at 5546 Albemarle Road
Seafood Connection at 5546 Albemarle Road

Every year the CIAA has various forms of attraction, but the food trucks take the cake as one of the best ways to enhance your dining experience.

You can find these trucks around the Spectrum Center, formerly known as Time Warner Cable Arena, through Sunday.

Trucks that participated in the past included: Matrimony Wings and Pizza, Smoke n Go BBQ, Southern Cake Queen, 2Soul4Wheels, Cupcake Delirium, Roaming Fork, The Tin Kitchen, and more.

One high-demand food truck this year is Seafood Connection. The food is receiving rave reviews on social media.

One Facebook user said: “The food is so delicious, it don’t make no sense. Every bite made my soul smile.”

That no doubt brought a smile to the faces of Seafood Connection owners Jamie Walker and Yashica Russell.

The street-food vendors showcase Charlotte’s diversity with a smorgasbord of choices: Asian, Mexican, traditional American, barbecue, Mediterranean, Southern cuisine, and desserts.

Local restaurants and food trucks have contributed to the economic success of CIAA in Charlotte. Over the past 13 years, the CIAA tournament has generated over $325 million in economic impact for Charlotte, according to

Raechelle Price-Wheeler is a senior public relations major at N.C. A&T State University.