Our biggest regret in organizing the first What the Truck?! back in June was not being able to accommodate more vendors. In the days leading up to the event, we heard about several more trucks, but unfortunately, Beaver Hills House Park was already bursting at the seams. So when we were planning for the next What the Truck?!, we knew we would have to relocate to a larger space. And since trucks are meant to hit the road anyway, why not close a street?
What the Truck?! 2 will be taking place on September 16, 2011, from 4-8pm on 102 Street, just south of Jasper Avenue. The street will be closed to food truck traffic only(!), and we will be parking picnic tables in the adjacent Abbey Lane park. Thomas and Marc, of the Urban Monks DJs, will be back spinning tunes for us that night!
To be colonized with food trucks
We are also happy to announce that all seven vendors from the first What the Truck?! are back, but we are thrilled to welcome three new trucks to the event: Drift, Nomad and Molly’s Eats. Check out the full truck roster here.
In the next few weeks leading up to the event, Mack and I will be posting more about some of the challenges we faced in planning the first What the Truck?!, and more importantly, what we learned about Edmonton’s street vending program. But in the meantime, please RSVP to the event on Facebook – we hope to see you on September 16 for more eats and beats in the heart of the city!