Recap: September 12, 2014 – What The Truck?!

We’d like to thank everyone who made it out to our last and biggest event of 2014! Despite the gloomy weather, it was great to see many people enjoying themselves.

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For our final event this year, we decided to go big or go home. With the closure of 99 Street, we were able to include eight more trucks along that street. This really helped to ease any lineups and increased options for the attendees.

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With so many trucks to choose from, we created a site map with all the trucks’ menus for patrons to print and bring to the event. It was great to see many people taking advantage of this!

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This was the first big event for many trucks new to What The Truck?! this year: Funky Mango, Dedo’s, Jackie O’s, Moose on the Run, One Cool Cookie, and Jimmy Poblano’s to name a few.

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We’d like to sent a BIG thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen:

For past and present What The Truck?! attendees, we’d like to hear your feedback! Please fill out our survey so we can continue planning and creating more enjoyable events for you.

That’s a wrap for 2014. See you all next summer!

September 12, 2014 What the Truck?! Final Details

Our final event of the season takes place in mere hours! With 25 trucks, the most we’ve ever had in the history of What The Truck?!, we hope you’re planning to come hungry.

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

RSVP on Facebook!

You may have already looked at the menu post, but we know that’s a lot of information to digest. To make it easier to scan what’s available and to find the trucks in and around the square, we’ve put together a downloadable menu and sitemap!

wttsept12menuTo make the most of your time at What the Truck?!, have a look at our FAQs and our Tips & Tricks.

You can enjoy all the great games and other activities in the square, and DJs Thomas Culture, Chesterfield and The Hugonaut will be on hand that night to set the tone – get ready to party!

Be sure to tag your photos on Twitter or Instagram using #whatthetruck and follow us at @whatthetruckyeg.

We hope to see you there!

September 12th, 2014 What The Truck?! Menus

We are less than 2 weeks away from our last event of the year! With 25 trucks, the most we’ve ever had in the history of What The Truck?!, we’re releasing the menus early so you can plan to feast accordingly.

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

RSVP on Facebook!

Here are the menus for the following 25 trucks:

Attila the HUNgry

  • Duck Tots – Tater tots topped with Thai braised duck, hoisen aioli, lime sriracha, herbs and peanuts
  • Peacemaker Burger – Signature HUNburger patty, Thai peanut butter, strawberry sriracha jam on brioche
  • Attila Dog – topped with pineapple relish, Chinese cabbage, spicy coconut sauce, herbs and peanuts (available vegetarian)

Big City Sandwiches

  • The New Orleans’ Muffaletta Sandwich
  • ‘The Baton Rouge’ Cajun Jambalaya Sandwich
  • Big City Fresh Cut Fries

Bully Food Truck

  • FUN DO!!!!!!! – It is exactly what name says !! Double Creamy BULLY CHEESE Sauce, baby Mozzarella and Calabrese Skewer, Prosciutto and Parmesan Bread sticks, Crispy Smoked Pig Tail and House made Apple Beer Pickles
  • Candied Pecan Smoked Pork Steak with Corn Bread Stuffing and Collard Greens – Brine and Smoked Pork Shoulder Steak Grilled and served on Corn Bread Stuffing, Smokey Collard Greens and Rich Pecan Jus
  • Turkey Cordon Blue – If you have ever had Cordon Blue this is Kicked up!! Marinated fresh local organic Hutterite Turkey, house made Ham, Swiss Cheese topped with Alberta Whiskey Mushroom Sauce, served on Lemon Scented Rice Pilaf and house dressed Field mix Greens
  • South African BUNNY CHOW!! – “Big”,” Bold” and “Delicious” are all words associated with this spicy South African dish. And so it would suit BULLY FOOD TRUCK. Big bold flavor with our usual Twist on the Original! We are using Alberta Beef Brisket instead of Lamb. Nothing against Lamb but we live in Alberta and this is Beef Country!! Seasoned and seared Beef Brisket, slowly Braised with Onions with a Curry influence. Served in a hollowed out house made South African beer Bread, rich Sauce, a Cool Drizzle, and Autumn salad.

Carnival Cravings

  • Mini donuts, fresh squeezed lemonade, fudge, candy apples, caramel popcorn, ice cream novelties
  • “Joe’s O’s” mini donuts with lemon sugar in addition to traditional cinnamon sugar mini donuts

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  • Cochinita Torta – pork roasted with mayan spices served on a Mexican tollera bun with re-fried black beans, pickled purple onions, avocado
  • Barbacoa Torta – beef roasted in banana leaves with various Mexican spices served on Mexican tollera with beans, lettuce, salsa mexicana, avocado
  • Tacos – served with both meats described above – gluten free
  • Quesadilla Dorada- gluten free and vegetarian – corn tortilla stuffed with potato and feta cheese then fried and finished with more feta, sour cream and salsa Mexicana
  • Pollo flautas – gluten free – corn tortillas stuffed with chicken then rolled and fried and finished with feta cheese, sour cream and salsa Mexicana

Cookie Love

  • CoCoCa Banana ice cream sandwich – Chocolate chip cookies, banana ice cream & drizzled chocolate shell.
  • The Churchill ice cream sandwich – Double chocolate cookies, peanut butter ice cream, rolled in pretzels.
  • Double Double ice cream sandwich – Gluten free chocolate chip cookies, cappuccino ice cream, rolled in coconut.
  • Also our regulars: Vanilla and chocolate ice cream with chocolate chip and double chocolate cookies.

Dedo’s 

  • Chicken shawarma
  • Beef shawarma
  • Falafel
  • Philly cheese steak, hummus on naan bread, gluten free Shawarma salad
  • Shawarma poutine
  • Fattoush salad

Drift

  • Pork Belly Slider – pickled carrot & daikon, chili mayo, cilantro
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Slider – slaw & house-made pickles

Both are served with your choice of hand cut fries or potato crisps

Eva Sweet

  • Traditional Belgian Liege Waffles with your choice of Strawberry, Blueberry or Peaches along with whipped cream topping and chocolate, caramel or maple syrup
  • Fruit Margarita Waffle – Traditional Belgian Liege waffle with cream cheese Grand Marnier mousse, topped with mixed fruits and sauce

Funky Mango

  • THE KAHUNA – This bad boy has over ¼ lb beef in a homemade patty, Smoked White Cheddar Cheese, Alder Smoked Bacon and finished off with our own Garlic Aioli on a Toasted Sesame Bun
  • THE BIG KAHUNA – same as above but add a Kubbie Patty and a slice of Real Cheddar Cheese – this is for the guy/gal that wants a little more Aloha.
  • THAI SHRIMP BURGER – Hand Chopped Shrimp Patty, with a Thai Chili Cilantro Peanut Sauce and topped with Ground Dry Roasted Peanuts in a Toasted Bun and served with Asian Noodles
  • MUSHROOM RISOTTO BALLS – Delicious Deep Fried Mushroom Risotto balls with Creamy Bocconcini Centre served with our very own Truck Made Marinara Sauce

Jackie O’s Street Treats

  • Classic Mini Donuts – Cinnamon sugar, white sugar, icing sugar, or plain
  • Gourmet mini donuts – Death by donut: Mini donuts smothered in caramel sauce and chocolate sauce, sprinkled with Skor pieces and topped off with mounds of whipped cream!
  • Strawberry Shortcake – Mini donuts smothered with strawberry topping, sprinkled with icing sugar and topped off with mounds of whipped cream!
  • Maple Bacon – Mini donuts smothered in warm maple syrup, crisp bits of bacon, icing sugar and topped off with mounds of whipped cream!
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade

Jimmy Poblano’s

  • Jalisco Style Taco – Chicken Adobado, Machaca Beef, Chile Verde and melted Monterrey Jack Cheese between two corn tortilla topped with Guacamole, Salsa Fresca and Sour Cream.
  • Tortilla Soup – Zesty broth with shredded chicken, avocado, crisp tortilla strips topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Knosh

  • Lamb slider – Lamb and mint slider with sweet chili aioli, grilled pineapple slaw and candied jalapeno
  • Pork Slider – Pork, apple and sage slider with roasted garlic aioli and brie
  • Mini Steak pie – Tender beef and mushrooms in a stout and rosemary gravy topped with puff pastry
  • Knosh’s potato crisps with roasted garlic and malt vinegar dip
  • Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bourbon custard

La Poutine

  • Traditional Poutine: Hand-cut fries topped with cheese curds and gravy (this item is vegetarian)
  • Vegan Poutine: Hand-cut fries topped with Daiya vegan cheese and vegan gravy. (this item is vegan)
  • Canadian Poutine: Traditional Poutine topped with bacon bits.
  • Supreme Poutine: Traditional Poutine topped with bacon bits, sour cream and green onion.
  • Wild Mushroom Poutine: Traditional Poutine topped with 3 varieties of sauteed mushrooms. (this item is vegetarian)

Little Village

  • Kefteddy Burger – Beef, pork and bacon patty on a brioche with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Slow roasted lamb – On top of little lemon potatoes and tzatziki
  • Lamb gyro – Slow roasted lamb wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Lil’ roasted lambwich – Slow roasted lamb on a brioche with pickled cabbage, feta, and mint
  • Chicken Souvlaki – Wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Falafel – Chickpea patties wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Little lemon roasted potatoes – With tzatziki

Molly’s Eats

  • Chicken Kokorec (Turkish Sandwich) – Roasted chicken & chicken offal, seasoned w/ fresh herbs, garlic, salt & pepper, in an Italian bun
  • The Grand Spam (Hawaiian Spam Burger) – Pork belly, grilled Spam & pineapple, Swiss cheese & Sriracha mayo in a Kaiser bun
  • Cookie Dough Macaron – Chocolate macarons filled w/cookie dough spread. #gf #nutfree
  • Pandan Chiffon Cake – Chiffon cake flavoured w/ pandan leaves

Moose on the Run

  • Crispy cheeseburger slider – Huge ring of crispy cheese around a beef slider topped with guacamole, mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce and tomato
  • Peanut butter bacon slider – Beef slider with cheddar cheese, bacon, peanut butter and diced red onion
  • Seven cheese Mac and cheese – Seven cheeses with macaroni
  • Salt and pepper dry ribs
  • Cold Couscous tzatziki salad. Couscous mixed with fresh peas, diced black olives, green onion, red and yellow peppers and topped with tzatziki.

One Cool Cookie

  • Skor-bacon cookies / salted caramel ice cream
  • Triple chocolate cookies / black cherry ice cream
  • Rum soaked raisin oatmeal cookies / coconut ice cream
  • Coconut oatmeal cookies / maple walnut ice cream
  • Chocolate chunk cookies / vanilla ice cream

Other flavors of ice cream and sorbet will be available to make your ice cream sandwich truly custom!

Perogy Princess

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Sailin On

  • BLT wrap
  • Chick’n ceaser pita
  • Vegan jambalaya on rice
  • Quinoa avocado salad
  • Hand cut fries
  • Curry chips
  • The Irish
  • Cookies from Bloom Cookie co.

SoCal Smoothies

  • Pulled chicken lettuce wraps
  • Veggie wraps
  • Hummus wrap
  • Pipeline smoothie. Strawberry banana
  • Hang ten. Mango
  • Pineapple Express. Pineapple and coconut milk
  • Riptid. Blueberry

S’WICH

  • ROOTBEER-BRAISED BRISKET - pickled daikon radish/lettuce/horseradish aioli
  • GREEN CURRY DELI-CHICKEN - pickled bamboo/green curry mayo/lettuce/Thai herbs
  • CHICKPEA MASALA (vegetarian) - sriracha cream cheese/fresh pear/fresh coriander
  • PEANUT BUTTER-BROWNIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH
  • “KARDASHIAN” ICE BROWNIE

The Lemon Grass Grill

  • Lemon Grass Chicken/Beef/Pork/Tofu Skewers
  • Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Subs Done up Banh Mi style (AKA Vietnamese Subs)
  • Chicken/Beef/Pork Fresh Grilled Viet Subs
  • Salad Rolls (Shrimp/Chicken/Beef/Pork/Tofu)
  • Pork or Vegetarian Spring Rolls
  • Onion Cakes
  • Vermicelli and Fresh Cut Veggies
  • Avocado/Coconut/Mango/Pandan Ice Cream

Trent’s Smokin BBQ

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Yellowbird Cafe

  • Umami Beef Stroganoff – Braised Beef in Umami Creamy Sauce over Rice.
  • Gyu-Don – Japanese Beef Rice Bowl
  • Miso Pulled Pork Sandwich – Miso marinated slow roasted pork on ciabatta bread
  • Yakiniku Wrap – Japanese Philly Steak & Fresh Veggie in a Wrap
  • Sesame Fish Tacos – Sesame Teriyaki flavored Mahimahi & Japanese crunchy slaw on corn tortillas. Gluten-free available.

Are you drooling yet? We will also be posting a printable site map with the menus prior to the event. Check back for updates!

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!

August 16, 2014 What the Truck?! Sitemap

Are you ready to come out and enjoy Borden Park and some great food trucks tomorrow? The festivities get underway at 4pm!

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

If you haven’t already done so, check out the menus here.

Borden Park is a big place, so we put together a simple sitemap to help you find the trucks:

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Please note the area is going to be busy, as the Canadian Derby is taking place at Northlands Park in the afternoon. Consider taking transit as parking will likely be limited!

DJs Chesterfield, Polyesterday and Thomas Culture will be setting the tone with the best beats to eat your treats to!!

Hoe to see you there!

August 16, 2014 What the Truck?! Menus

It’s our penultimate What the Truck?! of the season this Saturday – come out and enjoy an al fresco picnic in the park!

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

To help you plan your meal (drumroll please), here are the menus from the nine participating trucks:

Bully Food Truck

  • Lobster and Crab BULLY MAC – a blend of 6 different cheeses with tender Mac, dressed with garlic butter panko and a four cheese blend topped with lobster and crab
  • Porchetta Marsala with White Truffle and Olive Oil Mashed and Dressed Greens -cured pork belly encasing brined pork shoulder marinated in Tuscan herbs, Parmesan cheese, and fresh spinach; topped with Marsala wine cream and served with white truffle and olive oil mashed; served with dressed field mixed greens
  • Crispy Turkey Lasagna Skewers with Rich Marinara Sauce – fresh local ground Hutterite turkey sautéed with onions, garlic and house blend of spices, rich tomato sauce, pasta and mozza cheese skewered and fried crispy; served with dressed greens and garlic Parm drizzle
  • Thai Beef Philly – chef spiced beef slow roasted and sliced thin, mixed with sweet sautéed onions piled into a soft cradle bun and topped with Thai green curry sauce and smokey toasted coconut-marinated cucumber and carrot

Canicus Catering

  • Meat Lovers Pizza
  • Vegetarian Pizza
  • Canicus Prosciutto Pizza

The Crooked Fork

  • Duck Burger – ground duck breast, blueberry and rat’s tail radish aioli, brie cheese, lettuce, portobello mushroom, hot house tomato and fresh mango on a pretzel bun
  • Shrimp Ceviche – Tulip tostada and floribean slaw
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich – fresh chicken tenders, roaster red pepper aioli, red onion, tomato, iceberg lettuce drizzled with a dijonnaise and maple syrup sauce on a pretzel bun
  • Large Raviole (vegetarian) – stuffed with organic portobello mushroom and mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and tomato sauce, garnished with fresh Parmesan and cheese bread

Dolce & Banana

  • Authentic Porchetta Panino – tender pork shoulder, pork belly and pesto
  • Primavera Panino (vegetarian) – marinated eggplant, roasted red pepper, artichokes, pesto, cheese
  • Homemade Italian Sodas – 20 different flavors
  • Lemon Tiramisu
  • Pistachio Panna Cotta (gluten-free)
  • Cheesecake
  • Sorbetto – sorbet (gluten-free)
  • Granita (Italian slush)

Little Village

  • Kefteddy Burger – beef, pork and bacon patty on brioche with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Slow Roasted Lamb – on top of little lemon potatoes and tzatziki
  • Lamb Gyro – slow roasted lamb wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Lil’ Roasted Lambwich – slow roasted lamb on brioche with pickled cabbage, feta and mint
  • Chicken Souviaki – wrapped in pita wth tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Falafel – chickpea patties wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Little Lemon Roasted Potatoes – with tzatziki
  • Little Village Eatmore Bars

Nhon Hoa

  • Combo Cold Cut Sub
  • Juicy Meatball Sub
  • Vietnamese Sausage and Shredded Pork Sub
  • Shredded Chicken & Pork Sub
  • Satay Chicken Sub
  • Satay Beef Sub
  • Teriyaki Chicken Sub
  • Vegetarian Sub
  • Spring Rolls
  • Salad Rolls
  • Fresh Fruit Bubble Teas

One Cool Cookie

Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches:

  • Skor bacon cookie with salted caramel ice cream
  • Triple chocolate cookie with black cherry ice cream
  • Chocolate chunk cookie with peanut butter chocolate ice cream
  • Coconut oatmeal cookie with vanilla ice cream
  • Or, choose your own combinations from a variety of cookies and ice cream flavors! Plus ice cream floats and sorbets, too.

S’WICH

  • Rootbeer-Braised Brisket - horseradish aioli, lettuce, fresh radish on fresh-baked hoagie
  • Green Curry Deli Chicken – house-made deli-chicken, green curry mayo, pickled bamboo on fresh-baked pretzel bread
  • Chickpea Masala (vegetarian) – madras-curried chickpea, house sriracha cream cheese, fresh coriander, pear
  • Peanut Butter-Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich (gluten-free)
  • “Kardashian” Ice Brownie – frozen double-chocolate brownie (gluten free)

DJs Chesterfield, Polyesterday and Thomas Culture will be setting the tone with the best beats to eat your treats to!!

Update 08/15: Unfortunately, Native Delights is no longer able to join us, but we can’t wait for you to check out these other 8 incredible trucks!

August 16, 2014 What the Truck?! Line-up

Are you getting excited for our next big event? It’s less than two weeks away – be sure to mark Saturday, August 16 in your calendar!

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

Borden Park

We’re looking forward to having nine great trucks joining us at Borden Park:

We’re glad to have some familiar favorites back, and we’re thrilled to welcome Canicus, Dolce & Banana, Native Delights, and One Cool Cookie to their first What the Truck?! event!

Stay tuned for menus next week!

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on August 16, 2014

We haven’t exactly made the date of our next What the Truck?! a secret, but we have yet to reveal the location of our second last event of the season…until now:

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

The City has invested a lot to redevelop and reanimate the park, including installing public art, play structures and new public washrooms.

Borden ParkMeet “Willow”!

We can’t think of a better place to gather for an outdoor picnic, and invite you to join us to not only explore the park, but to also enjoy some tasty eats!

Stay tuned for a list of participating trucks to be posted next week.

Truck Stop Recap: BaconFest & Boyle Street Plaza

July had a busy start with TWO Truck Stops, and we had a great time out at both of our events!

July 6, 2014 – BaconFest

We were lucky enough that the start of this July heat wave coincided with our BaconFest Truck Stop, which took place on 84 Avenue outside the ATB Financial Arts Barns. We had 6 trucks out to join us, including two new What the Truck?! additions, So-Cal Smoothies and Keilan’s Creamery. Since this was a smaller event, the lineups were much shorter than usual, and we saw and spoke to many attendees who were able to try multiple items from each of the trucks.

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While we weren’t directly on the park, we did find that many people did take to the grass (and the shade) to enjoy their bacon-flavoured delights!

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HUGE thanks goes to our sponsors, the Old Strathcona Business Association, Capital City Cleanup, and BaconFest YEG (who appear to have had a fantastic turnout to their event). Congratulations, guys!

You can check out more pictures from our event here.

July 10, 2014 – Boyle Street Plaza

Despite the blistering winds, we’d like to thank everyone for coming out to our Truck Stop at Boyle Street Plaza! While Street Eats had some last minute mechanical problems, we were able to pull off the event with the 3 remaining trucks: Afterbite Mobile, Attila the HUNgry, and Funky Mango. The trucks were parked along 103A Ave adjacent to the Boyle Street Plaza building.

Many attendees were able to try multiple items from the trucks. We would like to give a big thank you to the Boyle Street Plaza for providing picnic tables and garbage bins, and for helping us with setup.

One popular item that was served was Funky Mango’s Thai Shrimp Burger, seen below.

We’d also like to thank 102.3 Now Radio for coming out and providing music and free popsicles for everyone!

Stay tuned for updates about our next What the Truck?! on August 16th, 2014. We’ll see you there!

For more pictures of this event, click here.

July 10, 2014 – Truck Stop Menus

Are you ready for our SECOND Truck Stop of the season? Our theme for the event: Burger Throwdown!

What: Truck Stop: Boyle Street Renaissance 
Where: Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 – 103A Ave.
When: Thursday, July 10th 
Time: 5-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

Check out the menus the trucks have prepared for us:

Afterbite Mobile Kitchen

  • Butter Mama burger 2.0 - Hand pressed 1/3 patty, 8 herbs and spices finished with a carmalized glaze of Mrs Butterworth syrup.
  • Pizza Rolls - Pepperoni, salami, ham, ground beef, bacon, stretchy mozzarella cheese, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, onions, and homemade tomato sauce

Attila the HUNgry

  • Peacemaker Burger - Pork, beef, and shiitake mushroom patty with our Thai peanut butter and strawberry sriracha jam
  • Duck Tots - Tater tots, Thai braised duck, hoisen aioli, lime sriracha, herbs, peanuts.

Funky Mango

  • THE KAHUNA – Over a quarter lb beef, Smoked white cheddar, Alder Bacon and Garlic Aioli
  • THAI SHRIMP BURGER – Shrimp pattie, Thai Sauce topped with peanuts served with Asian Slaw

Street Eats 

UPDATE 7/10 at 3:00PM: Unfortunately, Street Eats have run into some mechanical issues with the truck and are no longer able to join us for our event tonight. We hope that things are able to be fixed quickly, and that we’ll see them out curbside again soon!

Hungry yet? We hope to see a lot of you out on Thursday! Tours of the Boyle Street Plaza will also be available.