August 26, 2018 What the Truck?! at RE/MAX Field (Edmonton Ballpark)

What the Truck?! at RE/MAX Field (2016)
What the Truck?! at RE/MAX Field (2016)

We’re in denial just as much as anybody else, but summer is wrapping up fast and we’re heading into our last event of 2018! Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with us and our trucks as we take over RE/MAX Field (formerly known as Edmonton Ballpark). We’ve lined up 15 trucks, including 5 new food trucks*, in the outfields for you. Bring your picnic gear, soak up some rays, and let’s celebrate what’s left of summer with a home run!

Here’s our season wrap-up truck list:

Joining us to wrap up the season, Edmonton Food Bank will be on site to accept your non-perishable food items and monetary donations.

What the Truck?! at RE/MAX Field (2016)
What the Truck?! at RE/MAX Field (2016)

What: What the Truck?!
Where: RE/MAX Field (Formerly Edmonton Ballpark, 10233 96 Avenue)
When: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 11AM – 4PM

Note: You do not have to pay admission to attend this event and free parking is available. No bats, balls, or pets allowed.

Hold on to your hats, we’re working on the menus as fast as we can and they will be posted soon! For now, head over to our Facebook event to RSVP and make sure you share with your friends!


Volunteer with Us at RE/MAX Field!
Volunteer with Us at RE/MAX Field!

Want a free meal & have fun with our team? We’re looking for volunteers for our August event and would love your help!

Our WTT team is 100% volunteer driven and it’s thanks to you guys for making it all happen. Our volunteers help keep the venue neat and tidy, answer commonly asked questions, & make sure things run smoothly. Click here for more details on volunteering!

Recap: July 6, 2018 What The Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo

Boy, did we have a wild time at the zoo!

Our mid-season event was one our most popular evenings yet! Thank you to everybody who made it out to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and spending your night with us. We had a mix of sun and showers but you guys have proven that you’re willing to do anything to try our trucks!

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July 6 2018 What the Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo Final Details

We’re feeling the summer vibes and can’t wait for the 2018 mid-season event this Friday! Are you ready to hang out with our friends in the zoo?! Head over to our Facebook event, RSVP and share with your friends!

You do not have to pay admission to attend the event, however donations to the Valley Zoo Development Society will be gratefully accepted!

What: What the Truck?! 2018 Mid-Season Event
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue, Edmonton, AB)
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 5PM – 10PM

If you haven’t already, check out the truck lineup and all the delicious dishes they have to offer! You can also download a copy of the menu and sitemap in PDF format for quick access.

Download the What The Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo
Site Map & Menu PDF Here!


DONATE TO EDMONTON FOOD BANK & ENTER TO WIN THE GOLDEN TICKET!

  • The Edmonton Food Bank will be on site collecting both food and monetary donations. This year, we’re making it interesting and will be drawing one lucky donor to win a Golden Ticket!
  • Bring a non-perishable item or make a monetary donation and the Edmonton Food Bank will award you with an entry for a chance to win the Golden Ticket. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll receive, so donate donate donate!
  • Winner of the Golden Ticket and three friends will have VIP Reserved Seating at our next event (Sunday, August 26 at Re/Max Field) and a Skip The Line access pass, where a WTT Team Member will escort you to the front of the line. No need to search for a spot to eat and no need to wait in line!
  • One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries and announced on our blog and social media platforms. Winner must contact What The Truck?! within 48 hours of announcement to claim prize or otherwise forfeit their winnings.
  • No purchase necessary for contest entry.
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank

A FEW FINAL TIDBITS FOR WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO.

  • Transportation & Parking: Parking on-site at the Edmonton Valley Zoo is free of charge, but we caution everyone that the number of spaces (even with overflow parking) is limited to several hundred vehicles. You may also park nearby along Buena Vista Drive (observing all parking restrictions, and without impeding private property) and walk up/down the hill, or over at William Hawrelak Park and walk across the footbridge following the path through Sir Wilfred Laurier Park through to the Zoo. There is an ETS bus route that does come to the Zoo, with the last service ending at 6PM.
  • Public Washrooms: Public washrooms will be fully staffed and accessible.
  • Compostable Cutlery Booth: The Valley Zoo Development Society will be running a booth offering compostable cutlery for a donation, and is located just inside the front gate. We encourage everyone to reduce the amount of waste that we’re producing by using compostable cutlery and re-using it for multiple food items!
  • Waste: Help our volunteers keep the site clean by putting your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins!
  • Entertainment: The resident DJ for our events is ElectroKinetica (Ohmera Entertainment), and he will be providing us with sick tunes at the outdoor amphitheatre.
  • Agents of Discovery App: Want to learn more about the animals you’re seeing while at the Edmonton Valley Zoo? Download the Agents of Discovery App and play along as you wander through the Zoo.
  • Lost/Found People & Property: If you find any lost people or property, please return it to the What the Truck?! Info tent (marked with our logo on the sitemap). Likewise, if you have lost something, please come visit us at the Info tent!
  • Seating: There are tons of places to sit and eat throughout the Zoo grounds! With benches along most of the pathways, as well as picnic tables and extra seating in the front entry plaza, up by the big event tent and the amphitheatre, plus tons of green space to lay down a blanket and sit closer to the animals, there will be options to suit everyone.
  • Be weather wise: Last but not least, please dress appropriately for the weather. Shades, hats, and SPF recommended! We’re ready to feed you, rain or shine!

FIRST TIME AT A WHAT THE TRUCK?! EVENT? HAVE NO FEAR!

Here are some Tips & Tricks as well as our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions while you’re at the event, you can always tweet us at @whatthetruckyeg or find one of our team members in our What the Truck?! gear (yellow shirts or jackets).

As always, tag us in your photos on Twitter or Instagram or use the hashtag #whatthetruck! We’d love to see what you’re eating and what your favourite dishes are from all the trucks.

Our 2018 mid-season event wouldn’t be possible without help from the staff at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and of course – you!

See you there!

July 6, 2018 What the Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo Menus

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

Want to know what will be served up as you hang out with all the animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo? We’ve got you covered with the release of the truck menus for our July 6 event.

Calle Mexico

  • Beef Barbacoa Tacos (3) (GF) – Slow roasted prime rib marinated with spices and chilies topped with cilantro and onions – $12.00
  • Chicken Tinga Tacos (3) (GF) – Shredded chicken breast marinated with mild chipotle sauce topped with lettuce, tomatoes, radishes and sour cream – $11.00
  • The Famous Calle Mexico Tostadas (2) (GF) – 2 crispy tortillas topped with beans, chicken tinga, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, radishes and avocado – $8.00
  • Classic Mexican Mini Sopes – 2 thick homemade tortillas topped with chicken, sour cream, cheese and avocado – $7.00
  • Oaxaca Style Chicken Tamales – Classic banana leaf wrapped Oaxaca style chicken tamales – $5.00

The Davinci Cone

  • Ice Cream – A variety of homemade ice creams, including a selection of dairy free flavours – $4.00
  • Waffles – Your choice of: Nutella and Banana, Nutella and Strawberry, or Nutella and Strawberry and Banana – $4.00
  • Waffle Ice Cream Cones – 2 Scoops of homemade ice cream – $6.00
  • Waffle and Ice Cream – Your choice of waffle filling and one scoop of homemade ice cream – $5.00
  • Coffee – Freshly ground coffee – $4.00

Dedo’s Food Truck

  • Chicken Shawarma Wrap – Sliced chicken breast marinated in house spices and grilled to perfection. Wrapped in a pita with lettuce, pickles, and homemade garlic sauce. Served with french fries – $11.00
  • Falafel Wrap (V) – Chickpeas blended with onions, garlic and fine herb spices. Wrapped in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sumac seasoning, and homemade tahini sauce. Served with french fries – $11.00
  • Chicken Shawarma Platter – Mediterranean cooked rice with vegetables, served with chicken shawarma, homemade garlic sauce, hummus, pita, salad or french fries – $12.00
  • Beef Shawarma Platter – Mediterranean cooked rice with vegetables, served with beef shawarma, homemade garlic sauce, hummus, pita, salad or french fries – $12.00
  • Stuffed Vine Leaves (V) – Grape leaves stuffed with rice, mixed vegetables and tomato cooked in olive oil – $5.00

Diane’s Country Kitchen

  • Perogy Plate – Kubasa, 4 cabbage rolls, 6 perogies – $12.00; without Kubasa – $10.00
  • Diane Burger – Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, special sauce. Served with french fries. Complimentary choices of: onions, sauerkraut, hot peppers, ketchup, mustard and/or relish – $14.00
  • Mozza Burger – Burger with mozza cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, special sauce. Served with french fries. Complimentary choices of: onions, sauerkraut, hot peppers, ketchup, mustard and/or relish – $14.00
  • European Hot Dog – Smokie – $5.00

Drift

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich – Fried chicken with lime slaw and house pickles – $8.50
  • Pork Belly Sandwich – Pork belly tossed in hoisin glaze, with chili mayo, pickled carrot and daikon, and fresh cilantro – $8.50
  • Falafel Sandwich (V) – Chickpea patties, with tzatziki, pickled red onion and lettuce – $8.50
  • Hand Cut Fries –  Fresh cut fries, seasoned with Drift spice, and served with our housemade ketchup – $4.00
  • Poutine – Hand cut fries, beef gravy and fresh cheese curd – $5.00

Go Nuts 4 Donuts

  • Caramel Apple Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with apple pie filling, cinnamon sugar and caramel sauce – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • Strawberry Shortcake Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with strawberry sauce, icing sugar and topped with whipped cream – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • S’mores Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with chocolate sauce, graham cracker crumbs and topped with miniature marshmallows – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • Boston Cream Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with chocolate sauce and custard filling – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • Classic Mini Donuts – 15 mini donuts served in a bag. Choices of: Cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar – $5.00

Gourmet Grill

  • Elk Burger – Hand pressed, locally sourced elk burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Served between fresh fried bannock – $13.00
  • Bison Burger – Hand pressed, locally sourced bison burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Served between fresh fried bannock – $13.00
  • Beef Burger – Hand pressed, locally sourced beef sirloin burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Served between fresh fried bannock – $8.00
  • Elk Poutine – Tender pieces of elk sirloin, sauteed onion and mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, hot gravy piled on hot crisp fries – $15.00
  • Bannock Dessert – Fresh fried cinnamon sugar bannock topped with your choice of: berries and whipped cream or nutella caramel and whipped cream – $5.00

The Lemon Grass Grill

  • Lemon Grass Chicken Combo – Our popular lemon grass chicken skewers served with vermicelli, a bed of fresh greens, and spring rolls – $12.00
  • The Summer Buddha Roll (V) – Tofu, oyster mushrooms, cucumber, basil, cilantro, and vermicelli rolled in a rice paper wrap – $6.00
  • Lemon Grass Pulled Pork Baguette Banh Mi – Asian style pulled pork slowly cooked in a medley of Asian spices, lemongrass, and ginger stuffed in our traditional banh mi baguette – $10.00
  • Vietnamese Pork Sausage Skewers – 2 Vietnamese pork sausage skewers – $7.00
  • Vietnamese Rice Paper Deep Fried Spring Rolls (GF) – Gluten free pork spring roll deep fried in rice paper wrap – $5.00
  • Drinks – Pop, Water

Lil Havana

  • Cuban Sandwich – Ham, marinated pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, honey mustard on a panini press – $10.00
  • Steak Sandwich – Marinated beef, sauteed onions, house made avocado mayo spread on a toasted ciabatta – $8.00
  • El Cubano (Chicken) –  Over rice with black beans. Side of plantain bananas – $12.00
  • El Cubano (Beef) – Over rice with black beans. Side of plantain bananas – $12.00
  • Fresh Pina Colada – Fresh pineapple, coconut water, milk and sugar – $5.00

Little Village

  • Slow Roasted Lamb – Slow roasted lamb on top of little lemon roasted potatoes – $11.00
  • Lil Roasted Lambwich – Roasted lamb with pickled cabbage and mint yogurt on brioche – $10.50
  • Chicken Souvlaki – Chicken souvlaki wrapped in pita with fresh cabbage mix and tzatziki – $9.00
  • Falafel (V) – Chickpea patty wrapped in pita with fresh cabbage mix and tzatziki – $8.50
  • Saganaki – Fried cheese on a stick – $5.00

Mi Tierra

  • Carne Chorrillana – Crispy french fries topped with caramelized onions, seasoned chopped grilled steak and a fried egg – $12.00
  • Lomito Chorrillana – Crispy french fries topped with slowly roasted Latin style pulled pork, caramelized onions and cilantro crema – $10.00
  • Cheese Empanadas – 2 empanadas – deep fried pastry dough filled with our signature blend of cheeses, served with a side of Pebre (Chilean style mild salsa) – $8.00
  • Primavera Salad (V) – Quinoa, black beans and grilled vegetable mix, all dressed with our house made sundried tomato vinaigrette – $7.00
  • Chorizo Papas – Crispy french fries topped with housemade Chilean chorizo, queso fundido sauce and salsa roja – $5.00
  • Drinks – Horchata, Pop, and Water

The Mini Donut King

  • Mini Donuts – Mini donuts with your choice of: cinnamon sugar or icing sugar. Small – $4.00; Large – $6.00; Bucket – $10.00
  • Popcorn – Theatre popcorn. Small – $4.00; Large – $6.00
  • Snow Cones – Flavours you can put on yourself: Grape, Orange, Cherry, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and/or Blue Raspberry – $4.00
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade – Fresh squeezed lemonade – $4.00
  • Mini Donuts and Pop or Water – Mini donuts with a pop or water – $5.00

Roka Wood Fired Pizza

  • The “Meat” – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, ham, and salami – $9.00
  • The “Five-O” – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, and pineapple – $8.00
  • Say “Cheese” – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese – $8.00
  • Pepperoni – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni – $8.00
  • The “Sweetie Pie” – Hand stretched dough, Bavarian custard, peaches, mandarin oranges, cinnamon – $5.00
  • Drinks – Pop and Water

Streetside Celebration

  • Slider Trio – 3 slow roast BBQ pulled pork sliders. One of each: Hawaiian – topped with pineapple and slaw; Greek – topped with tzatziki, red onion, cucumber, feta and greens; Asian – topped with ginger, wasabi, apple and cilantro slaw – $10.00
    • Plain Slider Kid Pack – one plain slider, drink, fruit snack and apples or carrots – $8.00
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Griller – Seasoned roast chicken, swiss cheese and ham with a homemade sauce rolled in a tortilla and grilled – $7.00
    • Mini Chicken and Cheese Wrap Kid Pack – Mini chicken and cheese wrap, drink, fruit snack and apples or carrots – $8.00
  • Huli Huli Chicken and Coconut Infused Rice (GF) – Roast chicken in a huli huli sauce of citrus and sweet tang on the edge of Hawaiian blending with Asian flavours. Served on a bed of coconut infused rice – $6.00
  • Sweet Potato Fries and Aioli (V) (GF) – Seasoned sweet potato fries server with a homemade sweet chili aioli infused with coconut, roasted garlic and chipotle – $5.00
  • Blueberry and Brie Quesadilla (V) – Delicious blueberries in a spiced rum glaze covered in brie cheese. A sweet cheese spread all in a tortilla and grilled until gooey and warm. Dusted with icing sugar and cut for sharing – $5.00
  • Drink– Pop and Water

Via Cocoa Creamery 

  • Hand Crafted Artisan Ice Cream (GF) – Hand crafted artisan ice cream dipped in premium Belgian chocolate – $6.00
  • Hand Crafted Artisan Ice Cream (Not Dipped) (GF) (Vegan) – Hand crafted artisan ice cream – $5.25  

 

Stay tuned for final details and a site map next week! Share the event on Facebook with friends and family and RSVP now!

We are sad to announce that Monkey Y Sus Amigos will not be attending the event as previously listed. Please note menus and prices are subject to change.

 

July 6, 2018 What the Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo Lineup

 

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

Food trucks and summer go hand in hand and in our opinion, there is nothing better than spending a Friday night at a What the Truck?! event (of course we may be a bit biased). We are excited to host our next What the Truck?! at a new (to us) location – the Edmonton Valley Zoo! We have 15 trucks interspersed throughout the zoo for you to choose from, including 4 food trucks* joining us for their first What the Truck?!

Here are the participating trucks:

We’re welcoming back the Edmonton Food Bank at this event and their fantastic volunteers will be available on site to collect any donations you can bring. Please see below for items that are most needed:

Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank

As with at our kick-off event, we have another Golden Ticket contest for our August event at Re/Max Field (Edmonton Ball Park!).

  • Bring at least 2 non-perishable items or make a monetary donation of $5+ and the Edmonton Food Bank will award you with an entry for a chance to win the Golden Ticket. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll receive, so donate donate donate!
  • Winner of the Golden Ticket and three friends will have VIP Reserved Seating at our next event (Sunday, August 26, Re/Max Field) and a Skip The Line access pass, where a WTT Team Member will escort you to the front of the line. No need to search for a spot to eat and no need to wait in line!

What: What the Truck?!
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue)
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 5-10pm 

Note: You do not have to pay admission to attend this event however donations to the Valley Zoo Development Society will be gratefully accepted!

Hang tight, menus are coming soon. And remember to RSVP to the Facebook event and share with your friends!

Recap: May 26, 2018 What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard

Edmonton, you just keep getting hungrier and hungrier!

Thank you to everybody who made it out to Capital Boulevard and kicking off the 2018 season with us! The weather was in our favour, the Legislature fountains were on, music was in the air, and you came out ready to roll!

What The Truck?! May 26, 2018 at Capital Boulevard

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May 26, 2018 What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Final Details

The sun is coming out strong this year and so is What the Truck?! Our kick-off event for 2018 is this Saturday. Are you ready?! Head over to our Facebook event, RSVP and share with your friends!

What: What the Truck?! 2018 Kick-Off Event
Where: Capital Boulevard (99 Avenue and 108 Street, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 3PM – 8PM

If you haven’t already, check out this year’s season openers and all the delicious dishes they have to offer! You can also download a copy of the menu and sitemap in PDF format for quick access.

Download the What The Truck?! at Capital BoulevardSite Map & Menu PDF Here!


DONATE TO EDMONTON FOOD BANK & 
ENTER TO WIN THE GOLDEN TICKET!

  • The Edmonton Food Bank will be on site collecting both food and monetary donations. This year, we’re making it interesting and will be drawing one lucky donor to win a Golden Ticket!
  • Bring a non-perishable item or make a monetary donation and the Edmonton Food Bank will award you with an entry for a chance to win the Golden Ticket. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll receive, so donate donate donate!
  • Winner of the Golden Ticket and three friends will have VIP Reserved Seating at our next event (Friday, July 6 at Edmonton Valley Zoo) and a Skip The Line access pass, where a WTT Team Member will escort you to the front of the line. No need to search for a spot to eat and no need to wait in line!
  • One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries and announced on our blog and social media platforms. Winner must contact What The Truck?! within 48 hours of announcement to claim prize or otherwise forfeit their winnings.
  • No purchase necessary for contest entry.
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank

A FEW FINAL TIDBITS FOR WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT CAPITAL BOULEVARD.

  • Transportation & Parking: The closest LRT station is Grandin, just two blocks to the west. Corona is also close, just a couple of blocks north. Street parking is available on surrounding streets, but note there is no parking right at the event site.
  • Public Washrooms & ATM: Available inside the Alberta Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre at the Edmonton Federal Building. Please note that there is only one ATM in this building, so it’s best to prepare with cash ahead of time! 
  • What the Fork?!: We’ve heard your feedback and requests to help our events be more environmentally friendly, so one of our volunteers has organized a cutlery rental booth! Re-usable forks, knives and spoons are available for rent for a $2 deposit (which will be returned to you when you return your cutlery) to help reduce the amount of cutlery that is thrown out over the course of the event.
  • Waste: Help our volunteers keep the site clean by putting your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins!
  • Fur-mily Friendly: This our only pet-friendly event of the season, so bring your fur-balls! Please keep all dogs and pets on a leash and be sure to clean up after your furry friends.
  • Entertainment: It’s not a party without some tunes. The Tsunami Brothers will be providing live music at 5PM and 6:15PM showtimes! Come get your surf on and cool down with the Centennial Plaza fountains!
  • Lost/Found People & Property: If you find any lost people, pets, or property, please return it to the What the Truck?! Info tent (marked with our logo on the sitemap). Likewise, if you have lost something, please come visit us at the Info tent!
  • Seating: There’s plenty of seating in and around the Federal Building plaza. Please be mindful as they do not allow the on-site use of bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades in the plaza, so you will need to dismount and walk your wheeled items through the event space.
  • Be weather wise: Last but not least, please dress appropriately for the weather. Shades, hats, and SPF recommended! We’re ready to feed you, rain or shine!

FIRST TIME AT A WHAT THE TRUCK?! EVENT? HAVE NO FEAR!

Here are some Tips & Tricks as well as our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions while you’re at the event, you can always tweet us at @whatthetruckyeg or find one of our team members in our What the Truck?! gear (yellow shirts or jackets).

As always, tag us in your photos on Twitter or Instagram or use the hashtag #whatthetruck! We’d love to see what you’re eating and what your favourite dishes are from all the trucks.

Our 2018 kick-off event wouldn’t be possible without help from the Legislative Assembly Visitor’s Centre, and of course – you!

See you there!