Recap: July 8, 2016 What the Truck?! at Park After Dark

The rain didn’t stop us from having another great event at What the truck?! Park After Dark, thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the food and fun with us.

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This year marked the last season of horse racing at Northlands and What the Truck?! was there for a final farewell to Park After Dark for a Friday night on the patio right next to the racetrack!

Trucks

From 5-10 pm, hundreds of Edmontonians stopped by the event to enjoy exciting races and tasty eats from 11 food trucks. There was something for everyone from the Buttered Chicken at Spice Rickshaw to BBQ Ribs at Sculpt Foods and lets not forget the S’mores Cake at Molly’s Eats! But it was Stuffed Gourmet Sausage Company with a delicous selection of gourmet sausages made with all Alberta sourced ingredients and Rapscallions‘ fantastic green onion tacos that appeared to have been the fan favorites!

Food Bank

We welcomed back Edmonton’s Food Bank to our event (they’ll be at every What the Truck?! event this season) and we raised approximately 20 kilograms of food and $360 for the Food Bank. Way to go Edmonton!

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As always, we could not run these events without our tireless volunteers who help us keep the event site clean.

A big thank you to Infinite Eye Photography, one of our season sponsors, there helping us document the season and to our other sponsors – GFL Environmental Waste Management, Hendrix Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, and Eberhardt Foods.

Last, but definitely not least – a LARGE thank you goes to our major sponsor – Northlands Park helping make yet another successful event happen at Northlands!
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We hope to see you out at our next What the Truck?! event Saturday August 20, 2016 at the Edmonton Ball Park (formerly known as Telus Field) more details to come!

 

 

July 8, 2016 What the Truck?! at Park after Dark Final Details

Join us for a final farewell to Park After Dark, where we’ll be set up next to the racetrack for a night at the races.  This year marks the last season of horse racing at Northlands, so be sure to get your fill this Friday July 8. Like all of our other events, it is FREE to attend (you just purchase from the trucks directly), and parking is FREE too!

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands Park (7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Friday July 8, 2016
Time: 5-10pm 

RSVP on Facebook here

Download the Menu PDF Here!

Download the Site Map PDF Here!

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Q: What’s better than #yegfoodtruck food?

A: FREE #yegfoodtruck FOOD!!

Join us for a final farewell to Park After Dark, where we’ll be set up next to the racetrack for a night at the races.  This year marks the last season of horse racing at Northlands, so be sure to get your fill on July 8!

 

Screen shot 2016-06-28 at 12.04.23 PMWe are always looking for #yegfoodtruck lovin’ folks to help out at events. The #yegfoodtrucks donate dinner for ALL volunteers to enjoy, as their thanks for the support.

email: team@whatthetruck.ca to secure your spot

July 8, 2016 What the Truck?! at Park After Dark Lineup

We’re off to the races! Join us on Friday, July 8 from 5-10pm at Park After Dark at Northlands Park Horse Racing & Casino. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook here.19144388173_b214d83030_kWe had a blast at Park After Dark last year! With a huge outdoor patio, plenty of seating, and a family-friendly beer garden, it was a no-brainer for us to come back for one last hurrah before the Horses finish up at Northlands this year. Like all of our other events, it is FREE to attend (you just purchase from the trucks directly), and parking is FREE too!

And who might be coming to feed us? Here’s the lineup:

We’re excited to welcome two new trucks into the WTT family, and hope that you give Aussie Tucker a warm welcome too!

Stay tuned for our truck menus post early next week and be sure to check out the event on Facebook!

May 28 & 29, 2016 What the Truck?! @ Northlands Final Details

Well, it might be a little rainy tomorrow but that can’t damper our excitement for the first event of 2016! Bring your raincoat, your rain boots, and your appetite!

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands 
When: Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 3-8pm both days

RSVP for Day One on Facebook here, and Day Two on Facebook here.

Download the Menu PDF Here!

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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

RSVP on Facebook!

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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 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
RSVP on Facebook!

List of participating trucks:

*New to What the Truck?!

Stay tuned for our menu post in the next week!

July 10, 2015 What the Truck?! Final Details

Only 2 more sleeps until we’re partying it up on the patio at Northlands Park! Here are some details and the PDF menu to help you make your What the Truck?! planning a little bit easier.

You can download the PDF menu here!

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!

Haven’t been to a What the Truck?! event before?

Here are our tried-and-trusted Tips & Tricks as well as our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions while you’re at the event, you can always tweet us at @whatthetruckyeg or find one of our team members in a yellow What the Truck?! jackets.

This event will be our first trying out a new ticket system for ordering entree menu items at each truck. We appreciate the feedback that we received from previous events, and this system was devised to help improve line management and communication about food quantity available at each truck so that you can make it to multiple trucks. With it being our first attempt, we warmly welcome feedback! Which leads us to…

We will be continuing our contest for Golden Tickets for our September wrap-up event, and you’ll be able to fill out event feedback forms at our Information Tent onsite, as well as by tagging us in your photos on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #whatthetruck! We’d love to see what you’re eating.

Venue Information

There will be alcohol available for purchase at bars outside that are operate by Northlands staff. The entire event grounds are all-ages, but we will also have seating on both sides of a short fence if you do not feel comfortable sitting in the same area as the alcohol (which must be kept within the fenced area).

We will have picnic tables as well as patio seating set up outside. There is also some seating inside the Northlands Casino building if you wish to go inside. Bathrooms will also be located inside the building, and ATMs are available both inside and outside.

Edited to add (7/7): Unfortunately, this is one event that cannot accommodate four-legged friends because there are horses on the track, and we have to consider everyone’s safety with these large animals (especially the people who are handling them). Any dogs will not be allowed onto the event grounds. However, you could grab your food and head on over to enjoy it in Borden Park across the street!

Other Activities

The Park After Dark races will begin around 6:30PM, and the folks Northlands Park have also graciously set up a Kids Zone area with some activities for little ones.

Wear your best hat and you could win a prize package featuring four VIP Infield tickets to the Canadian Derby!

Transportation & Parking

Parking at Northlands is FREE for this event, and with plenty of space at their adjacent lots, as well as in the area around Borden Park, there will be plenty of room for everyone.

Since there will be alcohol present at the event, everyone at What the Truck?! would like everyone to get home safely! If you have been drinking, we urge you to consider alternative transportation home. We will be tying flag tape to lead the way between the Coliseum LRT station and Northlands Park.

We’re excited to announce that Uber, the app that connects you with a private driver at the tap of a button, will be offering new users their first ride free, up to $20 to or from What The Truck.
Follow these steps to create your Uber account:
1. Sign up here using the code WhatTheTruck or go to uber.com/go/WhatTheTruck
2. Download the free app for iPhone, Android or Windows
3. Sign into your account, and request your ride when you’re ready to go!
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We can’t wait to see you on Friday at Park After Dark!

Recap: What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona

The weather held out for our second What the Truck?! event that took place on June 13, 2014 at McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona.

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As we found last year, the park space was a haven for children and adults alike. Many families brought blankets for the perfect urban picnic.

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The closure of 84 Avenue enabled us to accommodate a total of fifteen trucks, three more than at our 104 Street event. This seemed to help us minimize lines, and gave attendees even more delicious options to choose from!

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It was great to have so many vendors new to What the Truck?! that evening, including Afterbite Mobile Kitchen, Attila the HUNgry, Casa Doce, Cookie Love, Orbit and Perogy Princess. Several of them sold out, so I think they were a hit with the crowd!

What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona DJs Polyesterday and Chesterfield made sure tunes were a part of the night’s menu as well.

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A big thank you to the  Old Strathcona Business Association and Strathcona Community League. Both were returning sponsors from last year. Without them, the event would not have been possible.

The Capital City Cleanup volunteers were also great, and helped us keep the site clean during and after the event.

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For those who attended the event, we would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a survey. The responses will help us further improve future What the Truck?! events.

And if you missed it, don’t worry – just make sure you save the dates for our upcoming events:

  • July 4, 2014, 5-10pm Truck Stop @ Baconfest (84 Avenue & 103 Street)
  • July 10, 2014, 5-8pm Truck Stop @ Boyle Renaissance Plaza (103A Avenue & 95 Street)
  • August 16, 2014, 4-8pm What the Truck?! @ TBA
  • September 12, 2014, 4-8pm What the Truck?! @ Churchill Square

We’ll be posting more details about our July events in the weeks to come.

Spring in Edmonton: Bring on the Food Trucks!

Although we can’t seem to rid ourselves of the snow this year, the less than spring-like conditions haven’t deterred Edmonton’s fleet of food trucks from hitting the streets this April!

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We know of six trucks already out feeding the hungry hoardes. Four are well-known to the street food savvy:

and two are new to the scene:

Our first Truck Stop event of the season will be taking place in a few weeks (an announcement to follow soon), but until then, get out on the street and get your truck on!