A New System for a New Location

As you know, this Friday is our first What the Truck?! Event at Northlands Park and we’re all chomping at the bit to host a What the Truck?!  night in conjunction with Park After Dark. This event will also be our first licensed event, meaning you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage along with your food truck dishes.

You may have noticed in our menu announcement that the menus had fewer feature dishes than previous events. As you know, our number one issue with our events is that lineups can get long. We heard your frustrations after our May Churchill Event that some items sold out while you were waiting in line for them, and we’ve decided to test a ticket-based line management system for the first time on Friday.
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July 10, 2015 What the Truck?! Menus

If you weren’t already ready and rearing to go to Northlands next Friday, this menu should help change your mind! We can’t wait to try some of these awesome menu items.

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands Park (7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 5-10pm
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All 15 trucks have definitely brought their A-Game for what should be a warm Friday night on the patio! Check out our menus below:

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Meet the Trucks: Sculpt Foods

In this week’s Meet the Truck series, we are featuring Sculpt Foods – a new truck serving up German comfort food.


Darin – Sculpt Foods

Why did you start a food truck?
Food has always been one of my (our) passions. I jumped off the corporate ladder to pursue something that I’ve always wanted to do, cook good food. To open a food truck was the perfect opportunity for me personal because it is seasonal, work the summer and R&R fall and winter. I look forward to bringing new flavours to our city streets.

What kind of food do you serve?
Our street food will be primarily German. Our catering menu will be all over the board from Burgers and Dogs to fine dining.

Who can we see on the truck?
I’m glad to say that I will have my family by my side in 2015. I’m Darin and with me will be my wife Carmen and my three daughters Natasha, Naomi and Abigail.

Where will you be serving?
My vending location for now will be at the North East corner of 108st and 99ave.

What makes your truck unique?
I think the selection of German favorites will bring something new and exciting to our fine city.

What is your favourite item from a food truck that is not your own?
We spend a lot of time in Mexico, so I would have to say tacos from Casa12Doce

Country that inspires you the most (related to food)?
This is a tough one, so I will list two: Mexico and Japanese.

What do you hope to see or get out of the 2015 season?
It would be a successful first season for Sculpt Foods if we were accepted in the food truck culture and to bring smiles of satisfaction to my customers.

July 10, 2015 What the Truck?! Line-Up

We’re getting pretty excited to bring What the Truck?! to Northlands Park in only TWO weeks! Here is the list of trucks who will be joining us at the Park.

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands Park (7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 5-10pm
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List of participating trucks:

*New to What the Truck?!*

Stay tuned for our menu post in the next week!

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on July 10, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce our next event – What the Truck?! is coming to Northlands! Here are the details:

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands Park (7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 5-10pm
RSVP on Facebook!

This event will also be a first in What the Truck?! history. Northlands Park is a family-friendly licensed venue (similar to local restaurants), so you will be able to enjoy an adult beverage with your food truck eats!

If you’re still hoping to bring your little ones, the event grounds are all-ages, but if you wish to keep them separated from the rest, don’t worry – there will also be designated alcohol-free space.

Stay tuned for more information about participating trucks, menus, and site map information!

Wrap-Up: June 14, 2015 Brunch on the Boulevard

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first ever brunch event this past Sunday!

What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard

For a few hours, we took over a part of Capital Boulevard and the south of Centennial Plaza next to the renovated Federal Building. Attendees enjoyed a pristine view of the Legislature Building from the grounds, and the ample seating spaces on the square. The rain clouds even held off for the most part that afternoon.

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Meet the Trucks: Dolce & Banana

This week we are featuring a truck that is familiar to some of you, and known for their delicious Italian treats. Meet Dolce & Banana!

Why did you start a food truck?
I remember attending my first WTT event a few years ago and thought to my self, “this is so cool. I can do this.” I have always worked in the restaurant industry and have been a vendor at farmers’ markets for over ten years now. I like to challenge myself and believe in surrounding myself with people who are more talented than me when it comes to food. This is why I work at Ernest’s dining room at NAIT during the off season. It is safe to say that I am always around food.

What kind of food do you serve?
I specialize in Italian food, such as grilled panini, fresh homemade pasta, pizza, traditional Italian pastries and dessert, homemade Italian sodas, specialty coffees.

Who can we see on the truck?
Myself, my sister Luisa (NAIT culinary instructor), my niece Isabella, my friends from Italy, Giulia and Federico, and sometimes my mom.

Where will you be serving?
Various farmers’ markets in and around Edmonton during the week and weekend, downtown, university area, private catering, festivals and events.

What makes your truck unique?
My logo is an old family portrait.

What is your favourite item from a food truck that is not your own?
I am a big fan of Theo’s food truck Little Village.

If you had to fuse to completely different cuisines together, what would they be?
Japan and Korea.

What do you hope to see or get out of the 2015 season?
My goal is to take you on a culinary journey throughout Italy.

June 14, 2015 What the Truck?! – Final Details

Our second What the Truck?! is just days away – we hope you’re ready!

What: What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard
Where: 108 Street & 99 Avenue
When: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time:11am-3pm
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To help you plan your experience with the 14 trucks joining us on Sunday, we’ve created a PDF you can print and bring with you. We will have an on-site ATM, but some of the trucks do accept debit or credit, as we’ve noted in the PDF.

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If this is your first What the Truck?!, we recommend checking out our Tips and Tricks and FAQ. If you do have a question while at the event, flag down one of the organizers, all who will be wearing yellow What the Truck?! jackets, or visit us at our Information Booth. We’ll have cards ready to collect your feedback, and when completed, will give you the chance to win a coveted Golden Ticket to our final event of the season.

While you eat, you’ll be enjoying the tunes being spun by DJs Thomas Culture, Polyesterday and Chesterfield.

DJs Culture and Polyesterday

Remember to tag us in your photos on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #whatthetruck! We’d love to see what you’re eating.

See you Sunday!

Will You Win the Coveted Golden Ticket?

Whenever we host a What the Truck?! event the number one concern is always lines. But what if there was a way for you to skip the lines and enjoy your favourite food truck food unencumbered by lineups? A way for you to place your order right away, and eat before anyone else?

Enter the What the Truck?! Golden Ticket.

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The Golden Ticket will be awarded to two lucky winners at the end of this season, for use at the last event of 2015 in Churchill Square. Each winner can bring a friend and enjoy a 20 minute head start on the event by being able to order from their favourite food trucks and skip the lines.

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June 14, 2015 What the Truck?! Menus

We hope you’re looking forward to brunch on the Boulevard this Sunday – make the most of your weekend by starting the day with an al fresco meal in view of the Legislature!

What: What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard
Where: 108 Street & 99 Avenue
When: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time:11am-3pm
RSVP on Facebook!

Federal Building

As mentioned, all fifteen trucks will be serving up at least one brunch-inspired item, so make sure you bring your appetites!

Canadian Brewhouse (June 12, 2015 update: Canadian Brewhouse had to unexpectedly cancel their appearance)

  • Breakfast Poutine – crispy crinkle cut fries, bacon and eggs, with cheddar and mozza all smothered in gravy ($8)
  • Braised Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Kettle chips – a healthy portion of our now famous braised beef between two slices of Texas toast with melted cheese and BBQ sauce, served with au jus ($10)
  • Peri Peri Chicken Burger with Kettle Chips – marinated, grilled chicken breast glazed with spicy Peri Peri sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and mayo ($10)

Canicus Catering

  • Breakfast Pizza – eggs, bacon and sausage ($5)
  • Breakfast Veggie – eggs, yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, mushroom ($5)
  • Cheese – mozzarella cheese ($7)
  • Pep & Cheese – pepperoni and mozzarella cheese ($8)
  • Veggie – yellow peppers, mushroom, cherry tomatoes ($9)
  • Meat lovers – pepperoni, sausage, bacon ($9)
  • Canicus Prosciutto – red onions, prosciutto , goat cheese ($9)

Cookie Love

  • Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich – Pinocchio vanilla ice cream with Irvings Farm bacon, a chocolate chip cookie and a double chocolate cookie ($5)
  • Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich – Pinocchio ice cream with Captain Crunch cereal ($5)
  • Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich ($5) (gluten-free)

Crooked Fork

  • Huevo Ranchero Tostada – crispy tostada topped with seasoned ground pork, onion, jalapenos peppers, tomato, black and kidney beans with an avocado salsa; served with scramble eggs, garnished with queso fresco and fresh cilantro ($10)
  • Signature Duck Burger – ground duck breast meat, portobello mushroom, crispy iceberg lettuce, Québec Brie cheese, freshly caramelized pineapple with a hint of ginger, radish and blueberry aioli, served on brioche bun and a homemade slaw ($14.50)
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich – fresh chicken tenders, tomato, lettuce, red onion with a horseradish aioli on a pretzel bun drizzled with a maple dijonnaise sauce; served with a homemade slaw ($10)

Cuisine on Wheels (updated June 13, 2015)

  • Vietnamese Subs: lemongrass chicken beef satay, regular
  • Spring Rolls
  • Green Onion Cake
  • Donair Sub
  • Hamburger
  • Bacon Cheese Wrap Dog
  • Chilli Dog
  • Nacho Dog
  • Poutine
  • French Fries
  • Nachos
  • Fresh Lemonade

Dedo’s

  • Falafel Wrap – chickpeas blended with onions, garlic and fine herb spices and wrapped in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sumac seasoning and our homemade tahini sauce ($9) (vegetarian)
  • Shawarma Salad – lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles topped with our chicken shawarma and a side of garlic sauce ($10) (gluten-free)
  • Chicken Shawarma – sliced chicken breasts marinated in house spices and grilled to perfection, wrapped in a pita with lettuce, pickles and homemade garlic sauce ($10)
  • Shawarma Poutine – house seasoned fries topped with our chicken shawarma and gravy, and a side of our garlic sauce ($10)
  • Chicken Shawarma With Rice – rice with veggies topped with our chicken shawarma and garlic sauce with a side of our house salad ($9) (gluten-free)

Dolce & Banana

  • Grilled Italian Breakfast Panino – focaccia bread, rosemary ham, green onion frittata, roasted red peppers, vegetable spread, basil pesto, asiago, mozzarella ($7.50)
  • Banana Nutella French Toast – banana bread french toast, nutella drizzle, hazelnut crumble, whip cream ($8)
  • Homemade Italian Sodas – assorted flavors ($3)
  • Granita (Italian slush) – mojito ($4.50)
  • Iced Lattes – assorted flavors ($4.50)
  • Lemon Tiramisu ($3)
  • Pistachio Panna Cotta ($3) (gluten free)
  • Mango Coconut Cheesecake ($3)

Eva Sweet

  • Traditional Belgium Waffle – with whip, fruit and honey ($5)

Little Village

  • Kefteddy Breakfast Sandwich – beef, pork and bacon patty with a fried egg and cheese ($7.50)
  • Slow Roasted Lamb – on top of little lemon potatoes with tzatziki ($9.50)
  • Lamb Gyro – slow roasted lamb wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix ($9.50)
  • Lil’ Roasted Lambwich – slow roasted lamb with pickled cabbage, onion, and mint yogurt ($9.50)
  • Chicken Souvlaki – wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix ($7.50)
  • Falafel – chickpea patties wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix ($7.50)
  • Little Lemon Roasted Potatoes – with tzatziki ($4.50)

Nhon Hoa

  • Varieties of Vietnamese subs, including vegetarian subs ($6-11)
  • Salad Rolls
  • Spring Rolls
  • Fresh Fruit Bubble Drinks

Orbit

  • Green Eggs and Ham Taco – slow scrambled eggs, cilantro pesto, parmesan cheese, crispy prosciutto, roasted pepper relish ($5)
  • Jerk Chicken Taco – grilled spice rubbed chicken, mango habanero sauce, creamy citrus slaw, mango salsa ($4)
  • Shrimp Taco – grilled shrimp, roasted garlic habanero vinaigrette, fresh guac, shredded romaine, mango salsa ($5)

Phat Tony’s

  • Banana Bread French Toast – dipped in a Bailey’s and cinnamon egg wash, griddled to golden brown & dusted with icing sugar; served with maple syrup and fresh fruit ($9) (Vegetarian)
  • Benny in a Bun – poached egg nestled in a crusty bun topped with shaved ham spinach and fresh tomato then layered with hollandaise; served with fresh fruit ($9) (can be vegetarian minus ham)
  • BCLT Croissant – plump tomatoes, fresh crisp romaine, Alder smoked bacon and sharp cheddar on a fresh croissant; add oven roasted turkey for a change; served with fresh fruit ($9) (can be vegetarian minus bacon could add spinach)
  • Smashed Baby Potatoes – baby potatoes par boiled, “smashed” then lightly fried and topped with sour cream, bacon bits, chives and a cheese blend ($6) (can be vegetarian minus bacon)

Street Eats

  • Steak, Potato & Cheese Brunch Wrap – strip steak with seasoned diced potatoes, four cheese blend in a warm flour tortilla ($5.50)
  • Lobster Stuffed Grilled Cheese – butter poached Atlantic lobster served on grilled Texas Toast with gooey Swiss cheese ($9.50)
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Grilled Cheese – slow cooked bbq pulled pork served on grilled Texas Toast with cheddar cheese ($8)

S’wich

  • Rootbeer-Braised Brisket – horseradish mayo, pickled daikon, fresh baked hoagie ($9)
  • Egg Salad Brunchwich – maple bacon, egg salad, maple-cinnamon pretzel bun ($8)
  • Smoked Pork Shoulder Sandwich – pico de gallo, crème fraiche, fresh baked hoagie ($9)
  • Chickpea Masala – sriracha cream cheese, fresh pear, cilantro, curried chickpea ($8) (vegetarian)
  • “Kardashian” Ice Brownie – double chocolate and rich, dark and dense ($2.50) (gluten-free)
  • Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich – milk chocolate-coconut semi-freddo, flourless chocolate cakes ($2.50) (gluten-free)

Urban Gypsy

  • Breakfast Sandwich – egg, bacon or sausage rounds on a slider bun ($7)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich – pulled pork with provolone cheese and coleslaw topped with sweet heat aioli sauce on a bana de casa bun ($8)
  • Roasted Chicken Sandwich – oven roasted chicken breast mixed with diced celery/ leaf lettuce on country grain bread ($8)
  • Egg Salad Sandwich – egg mixed with miracle whip and leaf lettuce on country grain bread ($7)
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich – tuna with cucumber slices and leaf lettuce, sprinkled with dill on country grain bread ($7)
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich – cheddar cheese / marble cheese on a country grain bread ($5)
  • Veggie Sandwich – Turkish roll lightly toasted with pesto, spinach, tomato, cucumber and red onion ($7)
  • Home fries ($5)
  • Poutine – home fries, cheese curds, gravy ($6)

We’ll be posting a printable PDF later in the week to help you plan your attack!

Menus are subject to change.