August 24, 2013 What the Truck?! Menus

We’re just over a week away from our next big event, and we hope you’re getting as excited as we are!

What: What the Truck?! at Louise McKinney
Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Time: 5-9pm

Here are the menus you can expect that night:

Battista’s Calzone

  • Spicy Italian Calzone – locally made Italian sausage, peppers and spices
  • Vegetariano Calzone – peppers, mushrooms, onions, and olives
  • Classico Calzone – capocollo, salami, peppers and oniones

Bully

  • Fried Bacon Bully Mac Bites with Baconaise – creamy 6 cheese Bully Mac with smoky bacon, green onions coated in panko and fried crispy with Chef-made Baconaise
  • The Craziest Philly Beef Ever – Indian-spiced beef with lemongrass, ginger, and white onion gravy served on fresh naan bread with paneer cheese, pickled red onions and crispy fried onions
  • Stuffed Pork Loin with Thomson Cherry Alberta Whiskey Jus – bacon and ground pork mixed with fresh herbs and garlic stuffed inside Alberta Pork topped with Thomson cherry whiskey jus; served with truffle potato salad and lime scented local corn
  • Vietnamese Stuffed Chicken Thigh – marinated boneless chicken thigh stuffed with julienned vegetables, served with cucumber wrapped greens in a sesame miso lime vinaigrette and red rice blend
  • Double Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes – filled with peanut butter, covered with chocolate and topped with your choice of bacon or Skor bits
  • Bailey’s Rice Crispy Squares – covered with chocolate and kettle corn popcorn

Carnival Cravings

  • Mini Donuts
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Cotton Candy
  • Fudge from Phil’s Fudge Factory
  • Ice Cream Novelties

Crooked Fork

  • Mayan Buried Treasure – marinated pork wrapped in banana leaves slow roasted, with pickled red onions and habanero; served with refried black beans
  • Duo of Crispy Shrimp Cakes – served with pico de gallo salad and chipotle mayo
  • Chicken Fajita Wrap – chicken breast, bell peppers, onions, red Mexican fried rice and a roasted tomato and dry chili sauce.

Eva Sweet

  • Chicken n’ Waffle – spicy chicken breast, Liege waffle and maple syrup
  • Dessert Waffle – with strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Lemon Grass Grill

  • Lemongrass Chicken Skewers
  • Lemongrass Beef Skewers
  • Vietnamese Pork Sausage, Pork or Vegetarian Vietnamese Spring rolls
  • Salad Rolls
  • Onion Cakes

Molly’s Eats

  • Cemita Sandwich (Mexican) – adobo pulled pork, chipotle creama, avocado spread, cilantro and mozza in a sesame bun
  • Feijoada (Brazilian) – ham hocks, beef & Irvings sausage with black beans, onions and tomato sauce, topped with cilantro and green onions; served with a side of sautéed kale (gluten-free)
  • Escabeche Salad (Southern States/Mexican) – pickled carrots, onions & jalepenos (gluten-free)
  • Salchipapas (Peruvian) – fries topped with seared hot dog slices (gluten-free)
  • Alfajores Sandwich Cookie (Latin American) – vanilla cookies filled with dulce de leche

Sailin’ On

  • Coconut BLT Sandwich – coconut bacon, homemade roasted garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato, and carrot on a tortilla wrap
  • The (no) Meatball Sandwich – mushroom risotto balls, homemade tomato sauce, fresh arugula and vegan parmesan cheese on a toasted bun
  • The Irish – fresh cut fries, vegan cheddar, curry sauce, roasted garlic mayo, topped with shredded cabbage, carrot and green onion
  • Curry Chips – fresh cut fries, smothered in homemade curry sauce
  • Standard – fresh cut fries, served straight up
  • Vegan doughnuts from Moonshine Doughnuts
  • Vegan cookies from Bloom Cookie Co.

Smokehouse BBQ

  • Pig Balls – deep fried risotto balls stuffed with pulled pork and caramalized onions (gluten-free)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Bacon Bomb Sandwich
  • Burnt Ends Sandwich

Yellowbird Café

  • Teriyaki Loco Moco
  • Miso Pork Sandwich
  • Basil Chicken Avocado Sandwich
  • Veggie Curry

See you on August 24! RSVP on Facebook here.

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on August 24, 2013

Our next big What the Truck?! is coming up in just over two weeks! We’re looking forward to bringing ten food trucks into the river valley:

What: What the Truck?! at Louise McKinney
Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Time: 5-9pm

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

Here’s the lineup you can look forward to:

Stay tuned for menus to be posted next week. Hope to see you there!

Recap: What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

The weather was touch and go for a while there, but when all was said and done, our first What the Truck?! of the season was blessed with sunny skies and not a drop of rain!

What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

Given it rained in the hours leading up to the event, we weren’t sure what that would mean for crowds. But we should have had faith in the city’s food truck fans, who still turned out in droves to sample dishes from twelve different trucks.

From vegan BLTs to mapo tofu and ahi tuna tortilla rolls, the vendors offered an incredible variety. Most of them sold out, thanks to the hungry festivalgoers!

What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

Although we strive to make all of our events family-friendly, this one seemed to attract even more young attendees. It was wonderful seeing children dancing, playing with one another, and having free run of McIntyre Park throughout the evening.

What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

The Edmonton Public Library was on-site distributing free library memberships. They gave out a record 107 cards in four hours!

The atmosphere no doubt wouldn’t have been the same without the great tunes by DJs Thomas Scott (Urban Monks), Rob Clarke and Polyesterday. Thanks for sponsoring our event!

Thomas Scott, Rob Clarke, Polyesterday
DJs Thomas Scott, Rob Clarke and Polyesterday

A huge thank you to our partner the Old Strathcona Business Association. Without them, the event could not have happened. This neighbourhood is already a destination for dining, shopping, arts and nightlife, so their support means even more.

We would also like to acknowledge the Strathcona Community League, who also stepped up as a sponsor.

What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

Lastly, thank you to Donna, Francina, Jessica and Susan – the volunteers who helped make this a stress-free event for us! Many hands make light work, and this was not more true that night – you helped make the lines congruent, site spotless, and were game for anything we asked of you.

What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

We are in the process of planning several more events for this summer, so we’d like to take this opportunity to ask you for some feedback. We would appreciate it if you could fill out this survey about your experience.

You can see more photos here.

June 14, 2013 What the Truck?! Menus

We are counting down the days to this Friday’s What the Truck?!, taking place on June 14, 2013 from 4-8pm at McIntyre Park (8303 104 Street).

To give you a head start on deciding what to eat, check out the menus of the twelve participating trucks below.

The Act Out & About

  • Big Fish – cornmeal crusted halibut with sundried tomato salsa and pesto mayo (veggie patty can be substituted)
  • Bratwurst Burger – housemade bratwurst patty with a stewed onion/apple sauerkraut, Dijon mayo and tomato
  • Fries with pesto mayo

Bully

  • Bourbon Pecan Pork – with Bully Mac and a Coca Cola bourbon barbecue sauce
  • Monroeville Colony turkey and bacon sausage meatball lollipops – served with Whoopass mushroom salad
  • Philly Beef Yorkshire – AAA Alberta beef brisket slow roasted and dry rubbed with organic Doi Chaang coffee and Bully’s blend of spices, served with Yorkshire pudding cups, onions, peppers, Bully cheese sauce and pesto aioli
  • Ahi Tuna Tortilla Rolls – Mexican-inspired tortilla stuffed rolls with mango, lime, cilantro, papaya, crème fresh served with sweet chili dipping sauce

Carnival Cravings

  • Mini Donuts – cinnamon sugar; caramel and chocolate sauces; danish icing; peanut butter and chocolate sauces with whipped cream; peanut butter and jam;
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade
  • Cotton candy
  • Caramel popcorn
  • Fudge from Phil’s Fudge Factory
  • Ice cream novelties

Drift

  • Pork Belly Sandwich and Fries
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Fries
  • Falafel Sandwich and Fries

Eva Sweet

  • Vanilla Liege Waffle – dipped in chocolate (milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate)
  • Vanilla Liege Waffle – with strawberry whipped cream cream and chocolate sauce
  • Cinnamon Liege Waffle
  • Maple Liege Waffle

The Food Fighter

  • Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich
  • Eggplant Parmigiana Sandwich
  • The Tamburri – grilled steak sandwich served with chimmichurri and arugula
  • Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Little Village

  • Slow-roasted Lamb and Potatoes
  • Kefteddy Burgers
  • Little Lemon Roasted Potatoes

The Lingnan Express

  • Pork Dumplings
  • Sticky Rice
  • Dry Spicy (Crack) Chicken

The Local Omnivore

  • Cheesy Beef – hand-sliced sirloin with green peppers, onions, and cheddar
  • Super Smoked B.L.T with cheddar

Molly’s Eats

  • Pork Menudo (gluten-free) – ground pork, pork liver and heart, veggies and potatoes served over rice
  • Mici – smoked mini caseless sausages (pork, beef and lamb) served with Three Boars mustard and a side of fries
  • Mapo Tofu – ground pork and tofu in a Sichuan spicy bean paste served over rice
  • French Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce (gluten-free)
  • Rice Krispie and Puffed Wheat Squares

Nomad

  • Montreal Smoked Meat – with caraway slaw, smoked mayo and house-made pickle
  • Crack n’ Cheese – with farm gouda, Berkshire pork crackling, Gull Valley tomato and bread crumb
  • Chilled Molasses Tea

Sailin’ On

  • Coconut Bacon BLT – smoked coconut bacon, lettuce, tomato, carrot and homemade roasted garlic vegan mayo in a flour tortilla
  • Seitan Reuben – Seitan “corned beef”, vegan Havarti, sauerkraut, homemade vegan Thousand Island dressing on grilled marble rye and served with a pickle
  • Curry Chips – fries covered in homemade curry sauce; a UK favourite!
  • Fries – fresh handcut fries

No, we never said it was going to be an easy decision. See you on Friday!

June 14, 2013 What the Truck?! Line-Up

We hope you’ve marked your calendars for our first What the Truck?! of the summer, taking place on June 14, 2013 from 4-8pm at McIntyre Park (8303 104 Street).

Truck Stop in Old Strathcona

We know you’ll be as thrilled as we are with the line-up of the event. The twelve trucks include several of the newest vendors to hit the streets this year, and many of our old favourites:

Check back next Monday for a full list of menus. Get your appetites ready!

What the Truck?! Call for Volunteers: June 14, 2013

As What the Truck?! has grown, we’ve realized that it helps to have additional hands around to pitch in on the day of. From set-up to clean-up, we’ve been very fortunate to have ad hoc volunteers join us at previous festivals to help make sure things are running smoothly. So it is about time that we do a formal, open call for volunteers before our first big event of the summer!

Volunteer shift 1: 3-5:30pm
Volunteer shift 2: 5:30-8pm

Tasks and responsibilities: set-up, line management, site maintenance/clean-up
Perks: our gratitude and food generously sponsored by Molly’s Eats!

We will need 2-3 people per shift. If you are interested, please e-mail Mack by June 7. Thanks!

 

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on June 14, 2013

‘Tis the season for food trucks, so we’re excited to announce the first date of our first big What the Truck?! event of the summer.

What: What the Truck?!
Where: McIntyre Park, 8303 104 Street
When: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 4-8p.m.

Based on our successful series of Truck Stop events in Old Strathcona last May and June, we wanted to return to the bustling neighbourhood with a larger fleet of trucks in tow.

Twelve trucks will be joining us on June 14, along with the slick beats of DJ Thomas Scott (Urban Monks), Rob Clarke and Polyesterday.

Check back next week for the full truck line-up, but in the meantime, we’d like to extend a big thank you to the Old Strathcona Business Association who partnered with us on this event, and to the Strathcona Community League, who has stepped forward as a sponsor. Without these organizations, this event would not have been possible!

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