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Food Truck Eats - Part 3 - Night of Nuit Blanche (October 1 - 8pm to 5am)

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ylsf Sep 14, 2011 10:31 AM

The date of October 1st was determined before but what is interesting is that they are doing this at night this time which lines up with Nuit Blanche festivities!

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...

I haven't had a chance to see if Distillery District is part of Nuit Blanche but I am assuming it is.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that there is a recent post on their Facebook page saying they have interest from the City of Mississauga to host a similar event there.

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    ylsf Oct 2, 2011 11:37 AM

    Looking forward to reviews of Round 3. A few friends were down there earlier in the evening and said the lines were crazy and that the Nuit Blanche stuff was "so-so". We didn't get a chance to head out there later in the evening like we planned but I am curious when they sold out/closed down and how it was overall.

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    1. re: ylsf
      aser Oct 2, 2011 12:57 PM

      I went late to avoid lineups, got there at around midnight. It was freezing, but the crowd did thin out by then. Hopgood/Rawlings stand was done already but I still managed to scarf down some Buster Rhino's, a paella from Cava, lamb tongue dish from Vagabundo and copped some popcorn for home.

      Everything was decent, nothing amazing. Gorilla Cheese was the most popular while I was there. Seems to be well run this go around, it was just too damn cold. The bike ride back home was not fun.

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      Cava
      1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

      Buster Rhino's
      2001 Thickson Rd S, Whitby, ON L1N, CA

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        dubchild Oct 2, 2011 03:50 PM

        I enjoyed this set up and would do it again. I thought the lamb tongue was quite good, tender, properly seasoned, with a nice breading, and an intense mint sauce. Exceeded my expections of food truck food. We had churros and the pumpkin cheesecake (more like a mousse) from Cava, both were fine.

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        Cava
        1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

      2. re: ylsf
        jlunar Oct 2, 2011 03:56 PM

        By 2am when I hit, most of the vendors were done or packing up. I did get some things to eat that I liked. And... no lineups! Tried Gorilla Cheese finally since I didn't have to wait. It was a nice grilled cheese (tried the plain - the only thing they had left) but still just a grilled cheese. Not my thing I guess!

      3. ricoboxing Sep 15, 2011 04:36 AM

        heres the poster

         
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        1. re: ricoboxing
          ricoboxing Sep 28, 2011 09:48 AM

          map of the vendor layout

           
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            RogerDoger Sep 28, 2011 01:27 PM

            map would be better if the buildings were included to provide context...

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              ylsf Sep 28, 2011 02:05 PM

              According to their facebook page it is all in the parking lot (most southern lot) this time around.

        2. GoodGravy Sep 14, 2011 10:43 AM

          Nice, but it'd be more useful if the trucks were scattered throughout the city on Nuit Blanche. I'm sure people will be hungry all over the place and not necessarily inclined to go to the Distillery just to try some food truck offerings when there's tons of art installations and happenings everywhere.

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            RogerDoger Sep 14, 2011 10:42 AM

            But Nuit Blanche always had food trucks.. last year walking up a closed yonge st every 20 yards was a food truck or a food vendor in a stall.. I do not get what the big deal about a few more being at the Distillary is? Except for the food blogger organizing it trying to promote himself as a promoter...

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              ylsf Sep 14, 2011 10:49 AM

              There will also be the restaurant vendors that are planning a food truck in the future. But, I agree that it would be nicer spread around the city.

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