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 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!

Recap: What The Truck?! in 2017

Boy, that was fast! 2017’s food truck season is coming to an end (sad face!) but we’re so glad to have brought you two What The Truck?! events this year.

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

We kicked off the season by announcing our shift away from full season events to two large events: a kickoff at Northlands in May and a finale at downtown’s Capital Boulevard this past weekend. Your response and support for both events have been incredible and we’re excited to recap 2017!

WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT NORTHLANDS – MAY 14, 2017

What The Truck?! at Northlands was one of our biggest events to date. Hosted just outside Expo Centre, parking and event admission were completely free of charge and easily accessible by public transit.

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

From noon until 7PM, over 30 food trucks joined us to share some fabulous food. Combined with music and our first family-friendly beer garden, it was an event to remember! We’re thankful for all the families that attended and happy to be a part of their Mother’s Day celebrations. We also welcomed a whopping nine food trucks to their first What The Truck?! event: The Dog, Elephant Ears, Gourmet Grill, KGW Kettle Corn, Krazy Bull, Native Delights, Paradise Grill, Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus BBQ, and Ukrainian House. Edmonton’s food truck scene keeps growing!

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

 

WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT CAPITAL BOULEVARD – SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Wrapping up the season, What The Truck?! returned to downtown’s Capital Boulevard to bring you over 20 food trucks.

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard
What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

We teeter-tottered our way between sunshine and rain but in the end, your love for food still pulled through. Edmonton’s food truck obsession continues as our list of mobile eateries continues to grow. We welcomed five new trucks to their first What The Truck?! event: Fiddlehead Food Truck, Hola La Taco, La Chula Latin Food Truck, Montreal Hotdogs Poutine & Fries, and The Purple Perogy. We love seeing our What The Truck?! family grow!

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard
What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard
Pets Welcomed at What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard
Pets Welcomed at What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard
What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

MANY SPECIAL THANKS ARE IN ORDER!

We were also extremely happy to welcome back Edmonton’s Food Bank to both events this year. In total we raised 44 kg of food items and over $1400 in donations in 2017. Way to go guys! If you forgot or were unable to donate at this year’s events, you can contribute and find out more information on their website.

Edmonton Food Bank at What The Truck?!
Edmonton Food Bank at What The Truck?!
DJ ElectroKinetica Spinning Tunes
DJ ElectroKinetica Spinning Tunes

Thanks to DJ ElectroKinetica for providing tunes this year. It’s always a blast with him at our events!

Last but not least, BIG thanks to our volunteers! We wouldn’t be able to host these events without them. They keep things running smoothly and squeaky clean.

Our team doubled over the summer with the addition of two new members: Cindy Nguyen and Diane Lee. Moving forward, we will be focusing on social media and communications to help promote the food trucks and events!

What The Truck?! Volunteers
What The Truck?! Volunteers
What The Truck?! Volunteers
What The Truck?! Volunteers

Make sure you subscribe to the What The Truck?! newsletter, and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more news.

See you in 2018!

Your What The Truck?! Team (Cindy, Diane, Mack, Melina)


EVENT ORGANIZERS, SHARE YOUR DATES!

If you have an event coming up that includes already booked food trucks – you can fill out our Share Your Event form (preferably at least a week in advance!) and we’ll share your event and dates on our social media!
If you have an event coming up and need food trucks, you can fill out our Book the Trucks form. We’ll help you spread the word with our What The Truck?! food truck family!

HAVE A FOOD TRUCK? JOIN THE WHAT THE TRUCK?! FAMILY!

If you’re a food truck, it’s never too late (or too early!) to become a verified member. 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September 9, 2017 What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Final Details

Say farewell to summer and hello fall! Tomorrow is our final wrap-up event for the 2017 food truck season at Capital Boulevard. Head over to our Facebook event, RSVP and share with your friends!

What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Site Map
What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Site Map, subject to change

What: What the Truck?!
Where: Capital Boulevard (99 Avenue and 108 Street, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 12-7PM 

 

Missed our last couple of blog posts? Click for participating food trucks and their menu spread here! You can also download a copy of the menu and sitemap in PDF format for quick access.

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

 

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: Available inside the Edmonton Federal Building. Be sure to check out the visitor’s centre while you’re there!
  • Donations Accepted: The Edmonton Food Bank will be on site collecting both food and monetary donations.
  • Waste: Help our volunteers keep the site clean by putting your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins!
  • Fur-mily Friendly: Dogs are welcome too! Please keep all dogs on a leash and be sure to clean up after your furry friends.
  • Entertainment: It’s not a party without some tunes. Our DJ is ElectroKinetica, a member of the PüR LuV Entertainment crew. Check him out!
  • Seating: There’s plenty of seating in and around the Federal Building plaza – enjoy the fountains while you eat! They discourage bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades though.
  • Be weather wise: Last but not least, please dress appropriately for the weather. We’re ready to feed you, rain or shine!

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

Here are our tried-and-trusted 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.

See you there!

September 9th, 2017 What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard

Fall is in the air but that doesn’t mean summer is over quite yet!

What The Truck?! Capital Boulevard

Join us for our final event of the season and explore our beautiful downtown!

What: What the Truck?!
Where: Capital Boulevard (99 Avenue and 108 Street, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 12-7PM 

RSVP to our Facebook event and don’t miss out! Food truck lineup and menus will be posted soon.