For me, summer means less cooking. As much I love it, the non-routine of life just does not make me feel like being in the kitchen for an extended period of time. Now an outside bbq I can do. I love to grill and sit outside and watch the sunset. But even more than that, I love summer food trucks. Having the option of sampling a bunch of foods in one open venue excites me. So many choices and just the right-sized portions can make a summer evening perfect.
Tomorrow is the Atlanta Street Food Festival and I’m not sure if I will sleep tonight. I know I won’t eat because I want have room to taste EVERY SINGLE FOOD THERE! (Except pork of course, but that’s just me). Piedmont Park will be the scene for what will be foodie heaven. Last year I took the family and we had a blast.
If I tried to name all of the trucks and all of the foods that left me in awe, I’m sure I’d forget a few and that would be wrong. Absolutely nothing was “bad”.
A few standouts were:
The Fry Guy who served “decorated” french fries;
King of Pops
Even as a I write this my mouth is salivating. for all that I know will taste tomorrow, I’m pretty sure my last stop will be the meatball bar. You will not believe then different meatballs they serve. The variety of marinades, steams, grills and choice of sauces is eye-roll worthy. My only concern is that I save just enough in my tummy for a yummy cookie ice cream sandwich. Oh. My. Goodness. The ideal dessert is too weak of a description. Last year I ate 2!!!!! Don’t judge me. It’s hard to find the perfect cookie and perfect ice cream paired together without the cookie being soggy.
The organization of the event was spot on; casual but orderly. They clearly know who their clientele is – folks who love food – and do their best to usher people through the lines and taps – yes, beer is served in abundance – and set people up for a great day. There’s plenty to do and keep the kids entertained as well. You can ride a bull, fly a kite or sit back and enjoy your favorite King of Pops popsicle.
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