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Sep 29, 2012 08:39 AM

Food Truck Throwdown

Sure sounds like fun with lots of great participants. Hope they get a lot of media coverage for the event. The Purple People need not attend.

Oct 13 - Dewey Square

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  1. I'm with you on this. Great idea to promote food trucks and have a chance to sample trucks from the Evil Empire ;) . In food we unite though.

    1. How does it work -- can we actually order from the various trucks?

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      1. re: Pia

        Yes you can. There will be a judging panel, but we get to eat. They don't make money if we only stare :)

      2. I was wondering if the trucks will be offering tasting sized versions to the public for a nominal fee of course.

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        1. re: Bellachefa

          If nobody knows the answer today, I'll stop at one of the trucks during lunch tomorrow and inquire.

        2. I went to one a couple years ago. Full portions, fuller lines. We got a pickle from Grillo's and went elsewhere. That was when you paid as you went. Now they sell tickets, like at a carnival.

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          1. re: trufflehound

            No tickets for this one, not really fair to compare the event you attended to this event which is labeled as first annual.

            1. re: trufflehound

              Food Truck Festivals do the ticket selling. This idea came from, I believe Sara Ross of Kickass Cupcakes and the Boston Food Truck Alliance. Should be regular menus for all. I'm already hungry :)

            2. I thought I'd bump this up, with the event happening tomorrow.

              Is anyone familiar with any of the NYC trucks? I don't imagine there will be many people who will eat at all fourteen trucks, or want to eat at all fourteen trucks, so I'm hoping that people have a few pointers on potential highlights. I actually assume I will mostly eat at the NYC ones, since I can try the Boston stuff any time (and mostly already have).

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              1. re: FinnFPM

                Boston: Bon Me, Mei Mei, Staff Meal, Roxy, Kickass Cupcakes, Lobsta Love, Cookie Monster
                NY: Fishing Shrimp, Bian Dang, Mike N Willies, Muchie Mobile, Nuchas, Big D's Grub, Wafels & Dinges

                The only NY truck I am familiar with is Wafels & Dinges since its often parked in Astor Place right across the street from Angel's Share, my favorite bar. I can't speak for their savory options, but the waffles are pretty tasty and can be topped with speculoospasta. And who doesn't like speculoospasta?

                1. re: rlee21

                  My daughter has had Wafel & Dinges also, and raved about it. Can't wait to get there.

                  1. re: rlee21

                    I don't love speculoospasta. I hate it. I think that the federal government should ban it for its addictive qualities. SOMEONE has to; I've been trying unsuccessfully for quite some time to force my fiancee to quit bringing home jars of the stuff, or at the very least, when she does bring a jar home, to hide all of the spoons. And forks. And knives. And spatulas. It's criminal stuff. We need to get it off of our streets.

                    1. re: FinnFPM

                      Sounds interesting FinnFPM. Where is it available in the Boston/RI area?

                      1. re: Elevatorguy

                        Its infiltrated even Stop & Shop and Trader Joe's

                        1. re: Elevatorguy

                          Yes, she gets it at Trader Joe's. I'm sure a lot of little specialty shops carry it too.

                          Seriously though, don't even bother with it. It's a freaking spreadable cookie. It should never have been invented. Just stay away.