We were blown away on Saturday with the reception to our first What the Truck?! of the season, which took place on the 4th Street Promenade downtown.
The weather held out, and we were joined by hundreds of Edmontonians over the course of the evening, hungry for a taste of the city’s mobile food vendors.
Between the nine established trucks and three new food trucks, attendees dined on everything from root beer-braised brisket sandwiches to Cornish pasties and candied maple bacon poutine.
We know the lines weren’t for the faint of heart, and are planning to have even more trucks at our next event to meet the demand. That said, we heard that many people ended up patronizing restaurants on the street or in the area, and we’re happy that folks stayed downtown to enjoy themselves.
A big thanks goes to DJs Thomas Culture and Polyesterday, who helped create the party atmosphere that night. And without our sponsors – Capital City Cleanup, the Downtown Edmonton Community League, and in particular, the City Market, the event would not have been possible.
If you missed out on the fun, not to worry – our second What the Truck?! of the season is taking place in Old Strathcona on Friday, June 13 from 5-9pm. Hope to see you there!