Saturday, July 30, 2011

Food Truck Extravaganza

I have been obsessed with this Food Truck Phenomenon that has been sweeping the nation.
However, I live in South Florida. Not Miami or even West Palm Beach, but the very northern tip of South Florida, in a little town called Jupiter.
Don't get me wrong, Jupiter is a lovely town. Picturesque landscaping, gorgeous turquoise ocean water, lovely residents, great place to raise kids...the list goes on and on.
It's just that current trends & cool indie films just never quite make it here. Or if they actually do get here, we are usually 2 or 3 years behind the rest of the nation.
So maybe you can understand how I get about these things.
I did some research & realized there are quite a few Food Trucks traveling around South Florida.
One truck is almost always in West Palm Beach, The Curbside Gourmet. They painted their truck with my favorite color combo, and I am a sucker for good packaging! ha!

(Be sure to click the photos to see them bigger)

I started following them on Twitter (@curbsidegourmet) and have been consistently drooling over the daily menu postings. I can't get down to see them on the weekdays due to work, but lucky me they had a weekend gig today & I finally got to go!!

My lovely friend Christina & I both enjoyed our time with the food trucks & ate until we were full.

I had great intentions of sampling a bit from each truck. However, I'm pretty sure the temperature had reached 1000 degrees outside and our appetites took a beating. Thankfully we started with The Curbside Gourmet. I would have been so upset if I didn't get a chance to finally try their food!

Everything on the menus sounded amazing, but due to the heat we kept it light. BLT on Sourdough, Fresh Greens Salad & Chilled Pea/Mint Soup, and some ice cold Lemon Sparkling Waters.

Everything was delicious!
We left room for dessert tho...super tasty popsicles from Feverish Ice Cream!

They melted faster than we could eat them!

I was sad I didn't have the appetite to try something from every truck...but there is always next time.
Some of the other vendors that were there...

 That paint job made us LOL.

Just wanted to share our culinary adventure with you guys...I look forward to going to more Food Truck funtimes soon.


Ink Obsession Designs said...

I was working with someone not long ago who was opening a "big cupcake" food truck. I sooooooo disappointed to find out she lives out of state! I big puffy heart cupcakes. :)

Jess said...

haha yes! They have these all over Austin, and they are slowly creeping into Houston. I actually saw some really good ones (think shrimp shacks) in Hawaii too! Yum Yum!

Nellie Mae said...

Beautiful photos! I wish we had food trucks around here, YUM!