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New weekly Food Truck event on Adelaide E beside Starfish

There is a new Food Truck lunch event every Wednesday in a small parking lot beside Starfish at Adelaide E & Church. There will be several food trucks plus Starfish & other local restaurants will have pop up booths.

from the flyer: "Oysters & Clams $1 each, Lobster Roll, Salmon burger, BBQ & more.. Trucks change every Wednesday"

11am - 2pm

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  1. Just came back from there. The truck that was scheduled had mechanical problems so they didn't show up. It was supposed to be a sausage truck called Stuft (http://getstuft.ca/).

    The gathering's organized by Patrick from Starfish and will continue every Wednesday til Oct. 9.

    Since I didn't see this post til after I had lunch, I only had room for a few $1 Green Gable oysters which were large, plump and nicely salty and shucked by Patrick himself. He also threw in a clam to try which was also very good. Check Starfish's twitter to get updates on what truck will be available on Wednesdays. I'll have to go back to try the lobster roll which was listed at $10 IIRC.

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    1. re: GoodGravy

      Patrick made lobster rolls at a cooking demo that I was at of his... They were good, definitely worth $10 especially if he puts as much lobster in them this time around :)

    2. Because it's so beautiful out today, I decided to go over for a walk. I was disappointed. There were cold, dried out smoked wings and ribs (I don't think they were made today), there were oysters and apparently there was fish & chips and chili as well. I asked for a combination of ribs and wings (2 small ribs and 3 large pieces of wings) for $10. The best part about it was the nacho chips that were thrown in the bottom and the bbq sauce I squirted on top. Didn't hear anything about a choice of a lobster roll.

      Thankfully, I had a nice walk out of it. If the weather is nice next Wednesday, I will walk over again, but will be looking for other options.

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      1. re: farmgirl1836

        What time did you go? I was there just before noon and everything looked and tasted fresh... but a couple of hours in a chafing dish can ruin anything..

        I hear afterwards that they were disapointed by the turnout...

        1. re: pourboi

          I was there at 1:45. I don't even think the ribs and wings were on top of chafing dishes -- just in large aluminum containers with foil over them.

          I have eaten lobster at Starfish and loved it. Wish he would have offered me the choice of a lobster roll.

          Yes, it was disappointing.

          1. re: farmgirl1836

            Ah sounds like they had the stuff packed up to go... it was over heat on a chafing dish when I was there.. The event was schduled to be over at 2 but with the low turnout maybe they packed up early..

            Not good form to serve you food that was not hot. I hate when events do that they should have at least warned you...

          2. re: pourboi

            Well they really didn't do a good job of getting the word out...I mean, I actively look for food events/pop-ups/etc from a variety of sources and I just came across this the day of. I am sure they will have a better turn out next week as word spreads.

            1. re: ylsf

              I agree, they have advertising issues. Our office is down the street and none of us knew about it. Didn't see any fliers or anything. According to Patrick, they'd been doing this for a month already w/ a few more weeks to go.

        2. There is another Lunch Food Truck event at 110 Adelaide E beside Starfish. This time "Per Se" is the Food Truck of the week... anyone know if they are worth making a trip to go to?

          1. Went to this a couple weeks ago. We'd already eaten at Banh Mi Boys so didn't order much, but I would definitely recommend heading over. Green Gables (reg $2.75) were large and briny like goodgravy mentioned, clams had a pleasant chew and even more flavour, shucked by Patrick himself. Fish'n'chips: haddock portion is small but some of the best around with a particularly light panko crust, ample fries studded with flaky salt and thyme. Go for the lobster roll too if it's available. Anyway, oysters should be a key food group imo and this is one of the best places to get your fix. Having fresh oysters and seafood while out in the warm sun was pretty awesome, not gonna lie.

             
             
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              1. re: Chester Eleganté

                Gourmet Bitches is today's food truck. Fish tacos, pulled pork, poutine, something on rice (curry maybe?), and kale.

                1. re: GoodGravy

                  What was Patrick serving? Any lobster rolls? I would like to head over after hearing back from you. Thanks

                  1. re: farmgirl1836

                    They said it was just green gables, clams, and fish & chips today, no rolls. Supposed to close at 2 though.

                    1. re: Chester Eleganté

                      I didn't make it. But thanks for your response. Hopefully if and when they start up in the spring I'll get back there.

                    2. re: farmgirl1836

                      Sorry, I just saw your request. Not that it matters now, but Patrick was serving chopped beef sandwiches plus $1 raw clams and oysters.

                    3. re: GoodGravy

                      i walked by yesterday and saw Gourmet Bitches. Was full on going to grab something but didn't. I've got a major pet peeve about how food trucks think they can mark up prices beyond what a standalone restaurant does - their pulled pork sandwich was $12 which to me is BS. I can get a cheaper, better one at Barque. Same thing with hogtown smoke, high prices and small portions. I said forget it and went to my go-to Shawarma's King at Queen/Church and got better food at a better price...

                      1. re: dannyboy

                        Barque's Lunch Pulled Pork Sandwich is $13