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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Food Truck Bazaar #2

The Daily City put on another food truck bazaar. I went to the first one and had a somewhat irritating experience. It was held at a church in their parking lot and they got way more people than expected. It was like something I had never seen. There were freakin' police directing traffic for pete's sake. I walked in and saw how many people were there and how long the lines were and immediately got frustrated. All I had ate all day was like 1/2 of a Cliff Bar and five cheese puffs AND went to the gym in preparation for that evening because I knew I was going to stuff myself. So I met with my other extremely disappointed friends and we decided where we were going to eat. I heard the next day that there were some people waiting in line for 3 hours just to be told that they ran out of food. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE food truck food, but not that much.

This time it was organized MUCH better. It was in a bigger space (Dillards parking lot) and you could tell that the trucks learned a lot from the last one. The Treehouse Truck had a separate line for people that just wanted deserts and there was someone going down the line taking orders. The line looked long but they definitely came up with an efficient plan this time because it moved at a good rate. Big Wheel Provisions Food Truck also had a "snack shack." It was a table set off to the side with some pre-made foods and drinks. The Crooked Spoon Truck sized down their menu a bit and just did gourmet hot dogs with a condiment bar off to the side.

Because it was more efficient this time I was able to try two new trucks. It was awesome! The Pupusas Food Truck was delicious. Read my review on Yelp! For $2.50 I felt like I was stealing from them.

The Sunset Ice Italian Ice Truck was deeeeelish! I got the mango, Tim got the cotton candy. They were both velvety smooth and sweet. They're based out of Merritt Island which is kind of a bummer. I hope they come to Orlando more often.

Tim, of course, got the Beargrrr again from The Treehouse Truck and I, of course, took a bite ;)
I also tried the Voodoo Dog from the Crooked Spoon Truck. That was my favorite all night! It was a giant hot dog with crawfish gumbo and pickled onions on it on a brioche bun.

I didn't get an opportunity to try any of the food from these trucks but I did get some good pics!

Melissa's Chicken and Waffles. I didn't get to try it but it looks scrumptious.

The Country Chuck Wagon

BIG thanks to Chris from EatLocalOrlando and Droolius for the awesome I Heart Food Trucks T-shirt!!!