May. 30, 2012 - Issue #867: Nextfest 2012
What the Truck?!
It's a little early, but just a heads up that What the Truck?!, Edmonton's food-truck extravaganza, is coming back for round two. Ten food trucks serving up delectable sweet and savoury fare that's far from ordinary street food will gather once a month in June, July, August and September.
The event was immensely popular last year, and the smaller scale Truck Stop events held throughout May proved time and time again that the food truck scene in Edmonton is beginning to take off, so be sure to get there early to avoid missing out.
Mack D Male, one of the event coordinators, says on the sweet side people can enjoy some old favourites like Carnival Cravings, which will be serving mini donuts and festival fare, while Eva Sweet will be cooking up an enticing variety of waffles.
On the savoury side, people can expect the likes of Nomad, Next Act, Filistix and Smokehouse BBQ. The lineups for the other What the Truck?! events are not posted just yet, but Male advises checking the website regularly or following the event on Twitter (@whatthetruckyeg) to keep up to date.
"I think they're interesting for a bunch of reasons. Number one they do some really good food. Most of the guys and girls who run these trucks are chefs and they're not doing burgers and hot dogs," Male says of the trucks. "Not that there's anything wrong with that, but they're doing more gourmet kind of food. It's kind of like a bit of a restaurant experience, but outside."
Male adds that taking gourmet dining experiences outdoors allows the public to interact more than in typical restaurant settings where everyone keeps to themselves. The June What the Truck?! event will be running in conjunction with the Al Fresco 104 St Block Party.
Sat, Jun 9 (5 pm - 11 pm, or until the food runs out)
104 St, north of 102 Ave
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