Recap: Truck Stop in The Quarters

Up against some stiff festival and event competition (Thursdays in the summer are jam-packed with things to do!), we were a bit worried about the turnout leading up to the July 25, 2013 Truck Stop. But with the draw of four of Edmonton’s newest food trucks, and the opportunity to tour the Boyle Renaissance Plaza, we were happy with an estimated turnout of 1,000 people that night.

Truck Stop: The Quarters

The Food Fighter, La Poutine, The Local Omnivore and Swich served up their creative take on street food, including fig and bacon sandwiches, pulled pork poutine, inside-out grilled cheese and green curry chicken sandwiches!

Truck Stop: The Quarters

In order to ensure finances wouldn’t be a barrier to enjoy the event, the Boyle Street Community League sponsored a significant number of vouchers that were distributed to low-income residents and community members. It was such a generous gesture that we really appreciated.

It was great to see the plaza animated with crowds, and the age range of those who came out, too!

Truck Stop: The Quarters

City of Edmonton staff offered free face paining for children (and “adventurous adults”), and also conducted tours of the new building.

Truck Stop: The Quarters

Virgin Radio provided us with an upbeat soundtrack throughout the evening, making sure those passing by in their cars knew there was a party taking place!

Truck Stop: The Quarters

Thanks to everyone who came out for the event! Stay tuned for details about our next What the Truck?! taking place in August.

Author: Sharon Yeo

Sharon is an Edmonton-based blogger who has been writing about food since 2006.

One thought on “Recap: Truck Stop in The Quarters”

  1. Thanks for hosting! We tried two trucks we hadn’t had a chance to try yet, and the weather and the location were great. It was good to have a chance to talk to the two of you, too–thanks for your friendliness.


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