food truck festival ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

i know, i know ... this probably isn't the place to blog about a food truck festival!

but i've got to tell you, if you ever get the chance ... it's a must ... a must do... a must see... a must partake in the goodies.

not familiar with food trucks? they aren't what came to mind when i was first introduced to the concept ... possibly i'm just showing my AGE. these trucks are not one of those tin can looking things with nothing but pre-fabricated junk food which tastes like saran wrappers. they used to pull up in front of places of employment during break times and sometimes the lunch hour. are those things still around?

anyway, these trucks are customized kitchens on wheels... with all the luxuries needed to produce some delicious entree samples. the cooks are budding or accomplished chefs. the food is amazing. there was even a food network show that just ended about a week ago featuring these trucks ... it was titled "the great food truck race". was i the only one watching that show?! one of the trucks featured at the festival was on the show. pretty cool. :-)

i'm kicking myself for not taking pictures of the trucks ... they have brightly colored custom paint jobs and some clever names. truthfully, my girlfriend and i were too busy eating. going with a buddy worked best for us ... we shared everything and were able to taste something from about 4-5 trucks. we found out it's an annual event, we have a date for next year (maybe we'll bring our husbands)

well that was saturday ... i'm back to behaving rationally when food is involved ... LOL

hey sparkies, let me know if you have food trucks in your area ... they are really popular in LA and San Diego ... we had to drive to Ontario (an hour away), but definitely worth the drive. we had a blast.
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    We have just a few of those trucks around here- mostly in the summer and nothing special- I think in Providence they have some better ones. I saw them on TV- looks like a fun way to try some new things.
    Hope all is well, April.
    3220 days ago
    They are HUGE here in Miami! Both the luxury ones and the "roach-coachers!"

    Glad you had a good time. Sounds like it was worth the indulgence!
    3225 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2011 3:46:39 PM
    We have a bunch here in Vegas. I've been to two trucks. The Slidin' Thur (mini burgers, etc) came to my workplace for an event. I didn't get anything as they had left the card reader at the shop and I didn't have cash. I did find the SnoOno Shave Ice truck and got a huge shaved ice. Most of the trucks gather for First Friday here in Vegas. Food network just finished the Great Food Truck Race.
    3226 days ago
    I have never even heard of these! Wish I could at least see one!
    3227 days ago
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