Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eagan Food Truck Festival

Last weekend Eagan held its' first ever food truck festival, Food on 4 Wheels! I can only hope that more food trucks will visit the south metro, as we had one in Apple Valley at our farmers' market once, and then Canterbury Park has a festival as well, but that is about it.
I was there right when it opened and it certainly looked to be a success.  There were 21 food trucks and I sampled three:

  1. Taqueria La Hacienda- I ordered a pork taco and al pastor (bbq pork) tacos arabes.  The pork taco was perfect.  Just the right amount to meat to toppings and a nice bit of pineapple salsa on top and lime to balance it.  The tacos arabes were yummy, but the chipolte bbq and dipping sauce was a bit too much for me.  I am excited that they have a Burnsville restaurant location, as we need a really good Mexican restaurant in the south metro.   

  2. Hot Indian Food- I read that this was one of the top 10 food trucks in the Twin Cities.  It was nice that they had a mini Indurrito (Indian Burrito) to try for the event, however  I had them create a mini lamb rice bowl instead.  It was delicious and also packed a punch. 

  3. Butcher Salt- We never have burgers at home, so this was my chance to get one hot off the grill, and it did not disappoint.  The sliders are a perfect balance of meat that has been seared, so the edges are nice and crispy, with melted cheese, bacon, onions, and a nice pickle on top with a buttered and browned bun.  I added a side of the Butcher Salted Browns- why not have hashbrowns with your slider? They were nice and salty and crispy as well, with some cheese mixed in.  However, I am a fan of ketchup with my hashers, so I was disappointed that they had no condiments available.  

  4. I hope the south metro keeps it up and offers more events like this.  It was nice that the food shelf also had a bus there, so I brought some canned goods to donate, but was sad to see I was the first person to give.  Help support our local food shelves in the summer too folks!  Eagan’s Open Door will take extra produce from your gardens too!

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