Love Smokes Poutinerie? Now there is Smokes Burritorie! And yes, they put poutine IN the burritos. And chicken and waffles. And spaghetti and meatballs. And pad thai. You get the picture... Smoke's burritos are comfort food supreme. There is a location on Adelaide Street now and the Smokes Burritorie food truck is always a welcome sight at local events. Here it is at Great Lakes Brewery for Food Truck Fridays. Rosie :)
It was a beautiful day for this delicious event in King City's Memorial Park with a great selection of gourmet food trucks, local breweries and an amazing schedule of live music. $15 gets you entry into the event with access to food, beer and live music plus three drink tokens. If you aren't a drinker and just want to go and enjoy the music, $5 gets you access to the event grounds. Kids under 12 are free. We started with pulled pork from Smokinstein Food Truck.
Contrary to the spooky name, the operators of Smokinstein's are very, very friendly.
Fans of craft beer will love this event as the breweries on-site were local and highly delicious. We had beer from Churchkey, the first microbrewery in Northumberland County. It is named for the 1878 Methodist Church it is located in, just on the outskirts of Campbellford, Ontario.
If you prefer cider to beer, the cider from Brickworks Ciderhouse was very refreshing. It was crisp and not overly sweet. Brickworks is Toronto's first ciderhouse and not only uses 100% Ontario apples, but states that "no apple in our cider travels more than 300 kilometres from the tree to the Ciderhouse."
Poutine is one of my favourite festival foods so I had to head over to the Wickedly Sinful truck for the #WickedAwesome poutine. Wickedly Sinful is a Newmarket-based food truck that makes the rounds of many York Region events. It was definitely wicked awesome, as was the Dutch Chocolate from Docella Gelato.
While we all ate and drank and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, there was a wonderful line-up of live music taking place on the mainstage. Vancouver alt dance-rockers Dear Rouge headlined and here's Lester McLean who performed with Jaugernaut.
It was an amazing day, filled with wonderful food, drinks and live music. Memorial Park at 25 Doctors Lane is a perfect spacious venue for this family-friendly event. The park is located directly under the water tower that says "York Region" near the corner of King Rd. and Keele St.
I get why there is such a line-up of happy regulars at the Food Dudes food truck. The food is delicious. The menu items may sound simple and casual, but the flavours are anything but. And, they were playing really good music.
The Cap'n Crunch cod tacos and mac and cheese balls were so tasty and completely worth the wait. The Nutella Bombs were the perfect example of how Nutella should be eaten- melted in a dessert with banana bread.
We found Food Dudes at Front and Sherbourne; follow them on Twitter @TheFoodDudesTO to find their latest location in the city. Rosie :)
I was moving slow on Friday so by the time I got there, the lobster rolls were sold out. I saw a few people have mini-meltdowns. One girl nearly fell off her bike in disappointment. It is disappointing, especially when the fish tacos are sold out as well. But that's life in the big city people, you snooze you lose a lobster roll at Buster's.
We were easily placated by the crab rolls. Buster's seafood is really, really fresh.
Visit the Toronto Food Trucks website to find out where Buster's, and all the other fun Toronto food trucks, are located any day of the week. Rosie :)
Toronto food trucks are awesome. I love finding them as much as eating from them. It's like a way more delicious version of Where's Waldo. I'm happy to go anywhere in the city for my faves, but it's always a treat when @foodtrucksTO tweets that Caplansky's truck is in the west end like it did yesterday, when it was on Ossington north of Queen:
You are going to eat good when the Bubby Doris rolls in. Caplansky's smoked meat sandwiches ARE THE BEST! And obvi couldn't resist these freshly made bacon doughnuts. Couldn't resist three, actually.