And so, with any of these food trucking events, we knew we were in for a wait... just hoped there was still food by the time we got up there! A real big downside with food trucks - they have limited space, so once they run out of food, too bad... so come early if you plan on attending next year! I made a beeline for the Alley Burger Food Truck.
|Food Trucks on the left...|
Commence random photos to kill time while waiting in line...
The truck finally comes into sight...
Weathered menu lovingly taped onto the side of the truck - yeah, I know... fancy!
A super cute red tip wagon at Red Wagon's food truck
|Almost there... can see the window!|
but 4 people before I ordered - they sold their last alley burger....BOOOO! Instead , I got Whole Truck Burger with Quebec cheese curds, an egg and the regular mixings. It was soooo delicious, the egg added a nice moisture to the burger. Unfortunately they were so busy they mixed up my other burger... yeah, I ordered 2 and they forgot my egg and bacon on my second burger.. so sad! :'(
|Hello my precious....! Totally worth the wait.|
Next success was the Grilled Cheese truck. These guys were incredibly busy. My brother ordered a grilled cheese with pickles, onions and other veggies with 4 types of cheese.
It was pretty tasty - perhaps because we waited 45 minutes for them to cook our grilled cheese... or I was just plain starving but the time they served up the grilled cheese. Yes.. 45min after we paid, the grilled cheese was finally handed to us... Maybe they make the cheese from scratch in the back.
For $7 and 45min to prep a grilled cheese - it was quite small and unremarkable. Might be because they're new to the food truck scene for only 1 week? Hopefully they'll learn from this food trucking event and speed up service.
Next time, gotta go early to make sure you snag some food. You digest everything while waiting in the long line-ups! Next stop... Edmonton's What the Truck Food Truck Extravaganza alongside Al Fresco block party, with plenty of food trucks including Battista’s Calzones, Carnival Cravings, Fat Franks, Filistix, The Lingnan, Molly’s Eats, Nomad, Smokehouse BBQ, The Act and hopefully many others. Food trucks participating in Al Fresco are donating a portion of their sales to Zebra Child Protection Centre. Eating for a good cause? I'm so there! Look for the trucks on Saturday June 9, 2012 5pm-11pm 104 Street from Jasper Avenue to 102 Avenue Bring your appetites and hope to see you out there!!