What The Truck: street food success

Photo by Alain Saffel

By Alain Saffel

As it turned out nature’s bark was worse than its bite as several hundred Edmontonians braved the threatening weather late Friday afternoon for What The Truck.

The recently announced local food event started at 4 p.m. in sunshine but later on the clouds rolled in, and there was very little rain after all. That didn’t stop the crowds from lining up at the seven food vendors at Beaverhills House Park at Jasper Ave and 105 Street.

There was a long line at the Filistix trailer, but it was worth it. I had the Pulled Pork Filicombo, with the coconut rice and Filistix signature slaw. Tasty and filling.

Didn’t have time to try the other trucks but I’m hoping to get to them next time.


Had to line up for a while, but it was worth it. The umbrellas were out, but it barely rained at all.Photo by Alain Saffel


Edmonton city councillor Don Iveson hams it up at the Eva Sweet truck. Also in attendance were Mayor Mandel and Councillor Ben Henderson. Photo by Alain Saffel

Tasty offerings by Fat Frank's Photo by Alain Saffel

Entertaining the audience at What the Truck with some great music. Photo by Alain Saffel

Political blogger Dave Cournoyer, centre. Photo by Alain Saffel

In line at Carnival Cravings. Photo by Alain Saffel

Photo by Alain Saffel

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