How To Make the Most of Your What the Truck?! Experience

We’re ONLY a day away from our next What the Truck?! event in Old Strathcona! But are you as ready for the big day as you think you are?

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Our team does what we can to make What the Truck?! a fun event for everyone, but there is a bit of science to taking it by storm and being a food truck festival pro. If this is going to be your first WTT event – don’t worry – we’ve assembled all of the tips and tricks we could think of from the food trucks, past and present attendees, and the little things we’ve learned from past events.

You can find out the (not quite rocket) science behind having a wicked What The Truck?! experience here, or mosey on over to the FAQ to answer any of those crazy questions that you’re dying to find out about!

We hope to see you out tomorrow (Friday, June 13th) from 5-9PM at McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona for What the Truck?!, armed and ready to have a great time!

June 13, 2014 What the Truck?! Menus

We’re just a few days away from our second What the Truck?! of the year!

What: What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona
Where: McIntyre Park, 8303 104 Street
When: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 5-9pm
RSVP on Facebook!

Don’t read this post hungry: you’ve been warned!

Afterbite Mobile Kitchen

  • Pizza Rolls – egg roll shell stuffed with pepperoni, salami, ham, ground beef, bacon, stretchy mozzarella cheese, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, onions, and homemade tomato sauce; served with cherry sauce
  • 1/3 Pound Hand Pressed Butter Mama Burgers – small-batch burgers pressed with eight herbs and spices and finished with carmalized Mrs Butterworth Syrup

Attila the HUNgry

  • Duck Tots – Thai braised duck legs served over tater tots, topped with hoisin aioli, lime sriracha, herbs and peanuts (gluten-free)
  • Peacemaker Burger – beef, pork and shiitake mushroom patty with Thai peanut butter, strawberry sriracha jam and chopped peanuts
  • Thai PB & J – Thai peanut butter and strawberry sriracha jam sandwich (vegetarian)

Bully Food Truck

  • Oxtail Wellington Bully Style – slow braised shredded oxtail, sautéed mushrooms, and Chef-made beef bacon marmalade wrapped in golden puff pastry; served with sour cream mashed potatoes and wilted green onions
  • Bully’s Triple Threat – thinly pounded pork loin, seasoned and stuffed with Tex mex ground pork, fresh herb and roasted garlic oil and wrapped in pepper bacon; served with Bully Mac and drizzled with our signature root beer BBQ sauce
  • Chicken and Bacon Roulade – marinated and brined chicken thigh wrapped around roasted baby potato and tomato confit; served with lemon emulsion dressed greens

Carnival Cravings

  • Mini donuts
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade
  • Cotton candy
  • Candy apples
  • Fudge
  • Nut brittles
  • Ice cream novelties

Casa Doce

  • Pollo and Barbacoa Flautas – corn tortillas stuffed with chicken or barbacoa beef, rolled and fried (gluten free)
  • Quesadilla Doradas – corn tortillas stuffed with potato and feta (vegetarian) or potato and chorizo, folded and fried (both gluten free)
  • Tacos – chicken, chorizo, and barbacoa (gluten free)
  • Churros

Cookie Love Machine

  • Vanilla ice cream cookie sandwich (chocolate chip and double chocolate cookie)
  • Chocolate ice cream cookie sandwich (chocolate chip and double chocolate cookie)
  • Salted caramel ice cream cookie sandwich (chocolate chip and double chocolate cookie)

The Crooked Fork

  • Duo of shrimp cakes, served with Pico de Gallo salad, chipotle mayo and freshly pickled cucumber
  • Large ravioli stuffed with organic mushrooms and mozzarella cheese, garnished with fresh basil and tomato sauce, grated parmesan and crostini
  • Basa filet and avocado citrus ceviche with tostada


  • Pork Belly Slider – pickled carrot & daikon, cilantro & chili mayo
  • Buttermilk Chicken Slider – house pickles & slaw
  • Served with your choice of hand cut fries or house made potato crisps


  • The Joint – rosemary roast beef in a yorkies
  • Pullman Jacket Baked Potato – topped with pulled pork smoked cheddar ale sauce and Branson pickle
  • Chocolate stout mousse with whiskey cream
  • Coconut caramel rum ball dipped in dark chocolate

La Poutine

  • Traditional Poutine – hand-cut fries topped with cheese curds and gravy (vegetarian)
  • Vegan Poutine – hand-cut fries topped with Daiya vegan cheese and vegan gravy (vegan)
  • Hot Wing Poutine – Traditional poutine topped with chicken, hot sauce and drizzled with ranch dressing
  • Canadian Poutine – Traditional poutine topped with bacon bits
  • Supreme Poutine – Traditional poutine topped with bacon bits, sour cream and green onion
  • Dessert: “Potatoe Candies” made specially for La Poutine by Whimsical Cake Studio

Lemon Grass Grill

  • Cat’s BBH (spicy Central Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)
  • Lemon Grass Roasted Pulled Pork Viet Sub
  • Lemon Grass Skewers (chicken, beef, pork, tofu)
  • Salad Rolls (shrimp & pork) or Tofu Salad Rolls
  • Spring Rolls (pork or vegetarian)
  • Green Onion Cakes

Molly’s Eats

  • Shoga Yaki (Japanese Ginger Pork) – stir fried ginger pork served with sauteed kale, rice & sunomono (Japanese cucumber salad).
  • Carnitas Pupusa (Salvadorian stuffed tortillas) – slow roasted pork shoulder & cheese filled pupusas served with curtido (pickled cabbage salad) (gluten-free)
  • Peruvian Salchipapas – fries topped with Irvings Farm Fresh sausage, served with Salsa Rosada (ketchup-mayo dip) (gluten-free)
  • Pico de Cheese & Bacon – tomatoes, onions & jalapenos tossed in lime juice, topped with feta & bacon, served with corn tortilla chips (gluten-free)
  • Bacon Gingerbread Cookies – gingerbread & bacon flavoured cookie topped with bacon (egg-free)
  • Bacon Salted Caramel Cookies – caramel filled, bacon flavoured chocolate chip cookie topped with bacon


  • Jerk chicken taco with mango habanero sauce, creamy citrus slaw, mango salsa
  • Grilled shrimp taco with fresh guacamole, roasted garlic habanero vinaigrette, shredded romaine, mango salsa
  • Braised beef taco with chili espresso coca reduction, charred corn relish, pickled red onion, queso fresco
  • Mini banana cupcakes with salted dulce de leche

Perogy Princess

  • Prairie Poutine – perogies, cheese curds, gravy, bacon bits
  • The Farmer – kubasa, perogies, fried onions, sour cream, bacon bits
  • The Classic – same as The Farmer; just add 2 cabbage rolls

Sailin’ On

  • Tight Jamz Burger – homemade roasted beet patty, served on a toasted sesame bun, with vegan swiss, roasted garlic mayo, mustard, lettuce and tomato (vegan)
  • Coconut BLT Wrap – coconut bacon, roasted garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato, and shredded carrot in a warm flour tortilla (vegan)
  • Handcut Fries
  • Curry Fries
  • The Irish – hand-cut fries, vegan cheddar, curry sauce, roasted garlic mayo, shredded cabbage, carrot, and green onion
  • Bloom Cookies

See you on Friday!

June 13, 2014 What the Truck?! Line-up

The countdown is on: our second What the Truck?! event takes place next week.

What: What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona
Where: McIntyre Park, 8303 104 Street
When: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 5-9pm
RSVP on Facebook!

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Because of the huge turnout to our first event in May, we’ve increased the number of trucks to fifteen:

Six trucks are new to What the Truck?!: Afterbite Mobile Kitchen, Attila the HUNgry, Casa Doce, Cookie Love Orbit and Perogy Princess. Help us show them some love!

A big thanks to our partner, the Old Strathcona Business Association, who has been instrumental in making this event happen. Thanks also to the Strathcona Community League for their sponsorship.

We’ll be posting menus next week – stay tuned!

Recap: What the Truck?! on the 4th Street Promenade

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.

What the Truck?! on 104 Street

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.

What the Truck?! May 24, 2014

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.

What the Truck?! on 104 Street

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.

You can see more photos of the event here and here.

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!

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


  • 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.