Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tampa's first food truck rally

IT'S ALMOST HERE! I'm so excited because I love food and it'll be my first time at a food truck rally! I always wanted to try it out and I guess this is my chance. This Saturday the 24th is the date to remember and it's from 11am-3pm but of course I'm going to try to come out way earlier than that.

Here's the listed trucks and vendor from CL



Wicked Wiches facebook.com/WickedWichesTampa
Sandwiches are the king here, with a few extras like hollowed-out rolls stuffed with juicy fixin's and smashballs (think alternative meatballs, kinda). The more unusual the better here, from egg, potatoes, bacon and cheese on a gooey glazed donut to Italian sausage sushi.

3 Ballers Travelling Bistro Search for 3 Ballers on Facebook
Ballers serves a few simple savory dishes, but sweets are their specialty, including pretty cupcakes; amazing cookies that combine flavors you've likely never experienced in disc form; and plenty of personal-sized cakes, pies and more.

Fire Monkey facebook.com/FireMonkeyFoodTruck
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, look for the bright green Fire Monkey truck with waves of orange flame along the bottom. Chef Carlos Martinez shops the markets on an almost daily basis, meaning the menu changes with both the seasons and what's available. You might find a killer take on banh mi, veggie burritos, or fish sliders, all heavy on the flavor. (Read more about Fire Monkey on p. 96.)
Whatever Pops
facebook.com/WhateverPops
Artisan popsicles? Wrap your mind around flavors like strawberry basil, cucumber mint, chocolate sea salt and wasabi lime, all made with natural ingredients and served up on a stick for easy portable consumption.

Michelle Faedo's
devilcrab.com
This classic Ybor Cuban joint has terrific devil crab, meat pies and a Cuban sandwich coated with a signature blend of garlic and herbs that gives it a piquant power that you don't find at most press-and-serve joints.

Coconut Bo's
facebook.com/CoconutBos
This rolling smoothie stand sells a few sandwiches, but its real contribution to the rally comes in the form of frigid blended beverages loaded with healthy fruit and snowcones doused in neon-colored sugary syrup.

Fat Tortillas
facebook.com/FatTortillas
Fat Tortillas can be a tough sell when embarking on an all-day food truck eatathon, because their Tex-Mex burritos are so damn massive they could put you down for the count. Get a group and order the buenos dias, a burrito stuffed with grilled steak, eggs and whatever else you want.

The Cuppin Cake
thecuppincake.com
Though Cuppin Cake's truck isn't ready yet, this soon-to-be portable cupcakery based out of Brandon will have a tent chock full of its namesake, with flavors like choco-nutter, creamsicle, cherry bomb and the classics.

Nelly Nel's
This small truck packs big flavor into bowls made from mashed and deep-fried plantains, stuffed with fried-chicken or pork nuggets, or grilled steak and a slew of veggies, herbs and sauces.

Killer Samich
facebook.com/pages/The-Killer-Samich-Truck
This brand-new truck — just started serving at the beginning of this month — concocts interesting takes on sandwich classics. Head here to be at the forefront of Tampa's food truck scene.

Buddy Brew Coffee
buddybrew.com
Buddy Brew sources its own beans, roasts on a daily basis, and will brew it fresh on site. Drink early and often to keep up your energy levels in the face of caloric overload.


Source: Creative Loafing


I made a list and noted which one I would really like to try to the least (of course I want to try them all). The most interesting one that I really want to try would be Whatever Pops with their natural popsicles and variation of flavors (I want to try the strawberry basil, cucumber mind and wasabi lime). Coconut Bo's sounds good too especially their smoothies! Also The Cuppin Cake, they may not have their truck ready but I'm sure they will have their little area serving up their cupcakes. There's a few sandwiches trucks and even a Tex -Mex one so this will be interesting! Supposedly there will be some "guest trucks" so we'll see who else will be there :D!

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