And the What the Truck?! Golden Ticket Winners are…

All season, attendees to our What the Truck?! events this year have filled in feedback cards and posted pictures, in the hopes of winning a pre-entry pass to our final event of the year.

We’re ready to announce our two winners of the coveted Golden Tickets: congratulations to Stephanie Gonzales and Rosemary!

Stephanie won by filling out a form at our August 22 event at Telus Field (though being a food blogger, she also wrote a rad post about What the Truck?! at Northlands Park, too).


Rosemary tagged a photo at our June 14 Brunch on the Boulevard with the hashtag #wttgolden ticket.

Both Stephanie and Rosemary will be able to bring a friend for exclusive access to the trucks in the twenty minutes leading up to the start of our September 11, 2015 Churchill Square finale.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

Wrap-Up: August 22, 2015 Trucks in the Outfield at Telus Field

It was bases loaded last Saturday for a What the Truck?! at yet another new venue – Telus Field!
What the Truck?! at Telus Field We had 12 trucks in attendance serving everything from Grilled Cheese to Filipino street food, and plenty of picnicking space to go around. What the Truck?! at Telus Field   We also received some great feedback from attendees that they loved being able to put down a picnic blanket as a home base, and divide and conquer the trucks without eating in line!   What the Truck?! at Telus Field

For The Hungry Dodo, Roots Patties, Spiced! Food Truck, and even our DJ_EK, it was their first What the Truck?! event.

What the Truck?! at Telus Field

A special thanks goes out to Macy at Telus Field (and of the Oilers Entertainment Group) who worked tirelessly with us to pull off such a great afternoon at the ball park. We also couldn’t have done it without volunteers helping to keep the field neat and tidy!
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September 11, 2015 What the Truck?! Line-Up

Can you believe there’s only TWO weeks left until the final What the Truck?! event for 2015? We’re excited to throw the biggest party we can to close the season out, and these are the trucks who will be joining us to end the season with a bang!

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 4-8pm

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List of participating trucks:

We’re thrilled to be introducing 9 new trucks to the fold (denoted with an asterisk). Stay tuned to see what they’ll be serving up!

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on September 11, 2015

After this weekend, we will only have ONE What the Truck?! event left for the season, and we’re closing out the year in the same place we started! Here are the details:

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 4-8pm

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After the crowds we saw in May, we decided that it would be only fitting to expand our road closure and make this our largest event to date – we’ll share which 35 trucks will be joining us and what tasty dishes they’ll be serving up in the coming weeks!

If you want to win a pair of Golden Tickets to this event (where you and a friend can come early, skip the lines, and order from as many trucks as you like), your last chance to enter will be this Saturday, August 22 at Telus Field – be there or be square!

August 22, 2015 Trucks in the Outfield Menus

Get ready for an afternoon of picnicking in the outfield! Here are the menus for the trucks that will be joining us next week. Don’t forget that we’ll have our ticketing system in place (no pre-purchase of tickets needed), and this is your last chance to enter our Golden Ticket contest before we announce the winners (on August 28th)!

Bring a blanket to spend an afternoon picnicking in the outfield. Don’t forget your baseballs and gloves*, because when else will you get the chance to play a game of catch on the infield at Telus Field? As usuall, we’ll have a DJ there to add awesome tunes to your Saturday afternoon, and we’ll have a glitter tattoo tent as well! Telus Field is right on the Number 9 bus route (conveniently on your way downtown from the Fringe Festival). And if you’re worried about parking, don’t be! Telus Field has graciously provided their 750 stall lots for FREE public parking during our event. We know there’s lots going on in the city during the summer, but think you’d have a great time making a stop to visit the trucks in the outfield at our event on August 22nd!

*No bats or hitting of baseballs is permitted

Telus Field

 

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Telus Field (10233 96 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 4-8pm

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August 22, 2015 What the Truck?! Line-Up

It’s our first event at Telus Field in just 15 days! Here’s the list of the participating trucks:

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Telus Field (10233 96 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 4-8pm
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List of participating trucks:

*New to What the Truck?!

Stay tuned for our menu post in the next week!

Wrap-Up: July 11, 2015 Northlands Park After Dark

It’s been a few weeks, but we still want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to Northlands Park for What the Truck?!

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What the Truck?! brought the party north of downtown to Northlands Park, right next to the Northlands Casino adjacent to the Horses for a beautiful Friday night on the patio. With an available bar and the excitement of Park After Dark running on the track behind us, it was an amazing new experience that was exciting for both the trucks as well as attendees!

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With 15 trucks on site, attendees feasted on everything from cheeseburgers to chimichangas to Jamaican Patties at what was one of our favourite events to date! Pictured above is the Big Mock from The Hop (cut in half so that we could share!), who made their big What the Truck?! debut alongside four other newbies – Northlands’ own 1879 Where Flavour Begins, the flakey goodness of Meat Street Pies, schnitzel-slingin’ Sculpt Foods, and generous portions from Soner’s Donair & Kebab.

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We were joined onsite by the folks from Edmonton Tourism and local food blogger Linda Hoang, who shot an awesome video about what it’s like to be at What the Truck?!. You can check out the video here.

19578224469_80cdabdbab_kAfter receiving feedback from attendees at our May and June events, we tested out a new ticket system with the trucks. Our goal is to reduce wait times where possible, and to help the trucks better communicate food inventory to attendees so avoid disappointment that comes with waiting in line only to find your items sold out. While this event was not as busy as our kickoff event in Churchill Square, attendees seemed happier with the lineups (or lack thereof!) and many attendees that we chatted with told us that they were able to visit more trucks this time around than at previous events.

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We were happy to see attendees pleased with the outcome for a first run, but there is always room for improvement and we can’t wait to test out a few new tweaks and another new truck lineup at our next event at Telus Field on August 22nd!

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As always, we could not run these events without our tireless volunteers who help us keep the event site clean. We received huge thanks from the folks at Northlands, and we echo their sentiment – you guys rock!
northlands-northlandspark-colourLast, but definitely not least – a LARGE thank you goes to our major sponsor – Northlands Park! From free parking to loads of seating onsite, the Northlands team helped this to be one of our best events to date.

To see more pictures from this event, click here.

We hope to see you out at Telus Field on August 22nd from 4-8pm!

 

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on August 22, 2015

We are so excited to announce our next event – What the Truck?! is coming to Telus Field! Here are the details:

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Telus Field (10233 96 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 4-8pm

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Photo Credit: Kurt Bauschart

This will be an all ages event, complete with entertainment and as usual, delicious food truck fare! We’ll also be employing our ticketing system here to get another test in before our last event in September.

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