Curbside Cookoff

In Andrew, Eating Adventures, Life by Simmie1 Comment

Food Truck Festival

On Sunday Andrew and I walked across the street to the Curbside Cookoff Food Truck Festival. According to the website, there was supposed to be around twenty food trucks, music, and games so we figured it would be cool to check out. Since I work in the suburbs, the food truck culture is not something I get to experience very often. We randomly had a coffee cart that someone would push around and ring a bell and offer free coffee and pastries for a little while, but I’m not sure it ever made it to our building.


Well, it turns out there were closer to ten different trucks, music, and I didn’t actually see any games, but it was still pretty cool to check out.


We took a few laps scoping out what the selection was like. It ranged from chicken and waffles, to Vietnamese, to BBQ, to sloppy joes, to gelato, to cheesecake on a stick. It was actually a really nice day for something like this though. The weather was comfortable and it wasn’t too crowded. We didn’t have to wait too long in line and there were plenty of seats so we weren’t trying to balance our food and drinks and everything at once.



We decided to share a few things so we could try a bunch of different things. We started with some Vietnamese tacos which were basically the equivalent of a bahn mi sandwich in soft taco shells. One was filled with tofu, one with chicken, and one with roasted pork. All of them were topped with some sort of sauce and pickled vegetables. Now I want to pickle vegetables and put them on all of my sandwiches. 



After walking around for a little while and letting our food settle we decided to share an Italian sausage from the fresh, handmade sausage truck. I have to say, it was pretty good. The vegetables were chopped fresh and tasted as good as they look in that picture. 



We capped off our lunch with a little dessert. I got a strawberry gelato which tasted like fresh strawberries and Andrew got a pumpkin pie milkshake which basically tasted like cold pumpkin pie. Afterwards we walked back home to work off some of the lunch (before we both took a three hour nap). Can’t say it was a bad way to spend the afternoon.

In other, unrelated news, the spacecraft I worked on in college finally launched Sunday morning. It’s up in space somewhere. Still waiting on status, but it’s kind of nuts that something I helped design when I was twenty is up there!


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