When you get an email asking if you’d like to go to the Mobile Food Rodeo, is there any answer besides “Of course I would!”? I didn’t think so. Which is how T and I found ourselves accompanying our friends Jenn and Bryan to a festival of food trucks. It was kind of a big deal:
First, we picked up our “Very Important Foodie” passes:
(which meant we got to check out the trucks two hours before they opened to the general public at noon.) Unfortunately, there are a lot of very important foodies in Seattle, so there was still some waiting in line:
One of my favorite food trucks (design-wise) was here, rocking his sunglasses.
Our intrepid hosts for the day:
Grilled oysters made to order (with three different sauces, of course.) We opted for bacon balsamic. Yum!
I think this is what we need to add on top of our outdoor fireplace in the backyard. It would really take our pizza-making to the next level…
In addition to the rad name (Happy Grillmore), I imagine that’s a pretty heavily contested title in Portland. Especially given that there were at least four different burger options at this little festival. Alas, we were too full to see if they lived up to the hype. Another time…
Final selection of the day: custom ice cream sandwiches. Shown here, peanut butter ice cream on snickerdoodles. Amazing.
Needless to say, we were all quite full as we strolled back to the car. I’d had ambitious plans of swimming in the afternoon, but that rapidly turned into puttering around with some unpacking duties and then sitting in the sunny backyard with a book. One of these days, I really need to get back to that whole exercising thing. Unless there’s some sort of triathlon that involves food trucks. Hmmmm…