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Food Truck Eats 2012

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I’ve been MIA this past long weekend pre-occupied with my other passion – Dragonboating!  I had training camp for 2 days and the weather was just fabulous which made having to get up early bearable :)  And as if getting sunburned on both saturday and sunday weren’t enough, I headed off to the Food Truck Eats festival on hosted by Peller Estates in Niagara-on-the-lake.  We’re still very much in the infancy stages of the food truck scene in Toronto and this was my first official taste of what some of these trucks offer – and it was worth the long line-ups!  I sampled about 8 items from various trucks and some of my favourites include the lobster roll offered by Buster’s Sea Cove!  The lobster was fresh with red onion and a squeeze of lemon atop a classic top-cut hotdog bun toasted with butter on both sides.  However, my favourite has to be from our homegrown Caplansky’s Deli Truck.  The special of the day – his infamous pickled tongue taco with jicama slaw, so you know I had to try it.  It was so tender and very similar to corn beef in taste.  But what blew me away were his maple all-beef bacon donuts – 3 for $3.  These were little bite-size cake donuts and when you took a bite you get hit with cubes of salty goodness!

Food Truck Eats @ Peller Estates

Hank Daddy’s BBQ – Pulled Pork Parfait and Sandwich

Caplansky’s Deli Truck – Pickled Tongue Taco and Maple Beef-Bacon Donuts

Maple Beef-Bacon Donut – yes, those are real pieces of bacon!

Buster’s Sea Cover – Lobster Roll

Gorilla Cheese – Sarducci Sandwich

Toasted Tangerine – Toasted ravioli

El Gastronomo Vagabundo – Tacos!

Cupcake Diner’s Caramel Applie Pie cupcake – cinnamon cupcake with apple slices in the bottom and a vanilla buttercream frosting with caramel drizzle!

2 responses »

  1. YUMMY
    where was the wine truck ? :)

  2. This was an awesome event…you got some great variety in the food you tried! I think I missed out on the doughnuts :( Next time.

    I just posted about this event, too. Check it out!


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