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!

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

We have started to see the food trucks come out of hibernation over the past few weeks, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the 2018 What the Truck?! season at Capital Boulevard! We have over 15 trucks for you to choose from, including 6 food trucks* joining us for their first What the Truck?!

Here are the participating food trucks:

We are happy to be partnering with the Edmonton Food Bank again at our events and their lovely staff and 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

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

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

September 12, 2014 What the Truck?! Line Up

We’re ending the food truck season with the biggest event of the year (and in What the Truck history)!

What: What the Truck?! at Churchill Square
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton
When: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 4-8pm

RSVP on Facebook!

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We’re happy to include 25 trucks (yes, you read that right) in our last event of 2014:

We hope you’re as excited as we are for our final What the Truck?! event of the year.

Stay tuned for menus!

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.

Truck Stop: Ginger Beef Throwdown!

While we are still in the midst of finalizing the What the Truck?! calendar for the year, we’re excited to announce our first 2013 Truck Stop, taking place next week!

What: Ginger Beef Throwdown
When: May 17, 2013 Time: 5-8pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 102 Avenue

Our Pulled Pork Throwdown was so well received last year that we didn’t hesitate when the Royal Alberta Museum approached us earlier this year with an idea to partner on an event.

To celebrate the RAM’s newest exhibit, Chop Suey on the Prairies, this Truck Stop will serve up different versions of ginger beef-inspired dishes, a staple on Chinese restaurant menus across the prairies in the early twentieth century. The Act Out & About, Bully Food Truck, The Lingnan Express and Smokehouse BBQ will be throwing down the gauntlet and doing their best to earn your vote. Four trucks, four dishes. You decide who made it best.

Ginger Beef

The Lingnan’s ginger beef

The museum will be open until 8pm that night so attendees can visit Chop Suey on the Prairies. Admission will be by donation (the rest of the RAM will be closed). This Truck Stop will be a great opportunity to not only taste some unique interpretations of a classic Chinese-Albertan dish, but to also explore some of the roots of our ethnic Prairie cuisine.

Check back on this website on Monday for menus. Hope to see you there!