Yesterday was the IE Food Truck and Brew Festival. The event was held at the Citizens Bank Arena and we had tickets for the Food Festival AND the Ontario Reign Hockey game afterward. Dubbed as “Truck & Puck!” we were excited to spend the afternoon wandering (and eating) and then going to a hockey game. They started the event at 11 a.m. We didn’t arrive until after 1:30 p.m. Did I mention we had tickets to the Hockey game? Did I mention my husband is a big Hockey fan? No? We were watching the LA Kings Game before we came to the Arena. So our priorities for the day were: hockey, food and more hockey! :-) By the time we were there it was a “Food Truck Festival” and not a “Brew Fest”. Apparently several of the breweries who were in attendance mis-calculated the demand and simply packed up and left when their supplies ran out. As I am not much of a Bud Light Fan (that was all that was left when we arrived), this was a bit saddening. I was looking forward to sampling some of Stone Brewery offerings.
Among the 58 listed Food Trucks were Nom Nom,
White Rabbit – complete with their own DJ!
and making its first appearance with their new truck, My Delight Cupcakery!
Isn’t the cupcake cute?
And if you think the truck is cute, you should try their cupcakes! Seriously, they are life changing. Hands down, my favorite is their Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake, but my Starbucks friends who work next to their shop, will tell you to try their Breakfast Cupcake too.
I shamelessly waited for two hours for a grilled cheese sandwich from The Grilled Cheese Truck.
We actually had two sandwiches from the Grilled Cheese Truck…
The first was their Signature Sandwich with Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese and Caramelized Onions. The second was their Caprese Sandwich with fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil. In addition to their sandwiches, the Grilled Cheese Truck makes their own Aoli sauces! We got the bacon and the roasted garlic. Both very, very good!
We also ate from Mun-Chee5. They had their Tri-Tip Fries, with the works on top!
Our niece Erin, was there supporting Gavin’s Foundation as one of “Gavin’s Groupies”
She ate from The Rolling Sushi Van!
This was her plate
After all that food, we needed something sweet, so we stopped for some shaved ice!
Careful of the blue ones, they do strange things to your tongue!
Having never been to a Truck Festival before, this was a lot of fun. There were a few radio stations there, some live bands, a motorcycle riding demonstration and a Kidzone, with a rock climbing wall, roller hockey area and face painting and video games!
Speaking of games, here is the proof we were at the Hockey Game too!
If they do this again next year, we will definitely be going! It was a fun day – full of good food, family and hockey. Can’t get much better than that!