ManyFest has arrived, and with it the Food Truck Wars. I plan on writing a couple of reviews over the weekend, but today I’m starting with a post about the day itself..
There was a bit of bad news about the day, so I’ll dispense with that first. The Food Truck Wars got off to a bit of an inauspicious start. Two or three trucks were without power to start the day. A few more weren’t ready to serve at the 11 am starting news. However that’s most of the bad news. The other bit of bad news is that while they did away with tickets (good) they also did away with the sampling menu (bad).
With 20+ trucks out at the event, paying for full-sized portions limits the number of trucks a person can try. Partly because of the dollar cost, partly because that’s simply too much food, unless your name is Kobayashi.
Food Truck Wars Good News:
The good news in all of this is, you’re bound to find something you like. Oneadvantage of an event like the ManyFest Food Truck Wars is that all the trucks are arranged within one block. This means you don’t have to travel several blocks of Broadway to see who is out. Of course, you do burn more calories that way.
ManyFest brings out a colourful array of trucks. The gallery below gives some idea of the trucks and/or their logos.
A Tested Truck, A New Dish:
One of the trucks that I have tried is Island Fusion. However, even though I’ve tried them before, when they announced that they had a new dish out, I had to give it a try. The special for Food Truck Wars is the Island Tacos.
This is how I describe it. Absolutely amazing. I think this has become my new single favourite food truck dish. If you try it, and I highly recommend you do, add some of the apple chutney and medium lime hot sauce for dipping it in. The flat bread is fresh, the pork is tender and the flavours burst in your mouth. One word of warning, there is plenty of filling here, so it can be a little messy.
While it rained off and on during the day, I enjoyed the sunshine at lunch. It was a little cloudier when I went back in the afternoon, but I managed to avoid the rain.
In addition to the Island Taco, I also visited UpSouth BBQ and the Roadrunner grill. I plan on doing a full review on UpSouth BBQ tomorrow. The Roadrunner grill was all right. They certainly give you a good sized burger for $4.00. The patty itself though was a little on the under seasoned side.
Finally I had little fun at the Milk Mobile. They were taking pictures that they turn into a poster along with giving out free 250mls of 2% or chocolate milk. I kind of like the way my poster turned out. I think maybe I should contact Athena and see if they want to carry it.
I hope to be out again Saturday night or Sunday afternoon. If you see me, stop and say hello.