Food Truck Wednesdays in Maryland

Hooray for Wednesdays! Yay! Fun! Fun! Fun! 

Why the cheers for the week’s “get over the hump day?” Well, it’s because in Maryland, there are tantalizing tastes just waiting to be discovered at Food Truck Wednesdays. This fiesta of food happens every Wednesday from spring to the end of October at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in Arbutus, MD and Red Lion Hotel’s parking lot in Timonium, MD. 

The food trucks include all kinds of scrumptious local and international cuisine including: soul-food, Greek, Mexican, Korean, Indian and even dessert trucks. Here are just some of the food trucks who frequent the event:

  • The Gypsy Queen
  • Greek on the Street
  • Beef on the Street
  • Wanna Pizza This
  • Kommie Pig
  • Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
  • Farm to Charm
  • Mexican on the Run
  • Deja Roux

The Multi Cultural Cooking Network had the opportunity to catch up with one of the founders of the event, Chad Houck of H2 Markets. What a chat! We talked to him about the origins of the event, how the trucks are selected and what to expect in the coming months. Check out the interview above, and find out more information about Food Truck Wednesdays by going to FoodTruckNites.com.

Photo and video provided by Foundation Media Services

gypsy queen korean bbq

Eat your food on the run at Food Truck Wednesdays. Here is a Korean Beef BBQ Wrap from the Gypsy Queen food truck

 

 

LA Street Food Fest 2011 Winners

MCCN attended the Los Angeles Street Food Festival.  The much talked about closure of the 405 profoundly effected the turnout for the event but even without super large crowds it was clear the logistics for the event were in order.  I enjoyed it much better than last year.  MCCN’s Chef Jay Bonilla was a newby to the event.   He not only enjoyed the food and drinks but  he appreciated the open  festival atmosphere.  Popular trucks such as Fry Smith and the Grilled Cheese truck were on the scene.  The Dim Sum Truck surprised me with their Cheeseburger dumpling.  The incredible sauce ties the dumpling experience together.  Great Balls on Tires.  The ribs and mac & cheese in fried ball was like dinner in one bite.  SedThee Thai continued to spice it up with Great flavor.  The Naan Stop truck served up Samosas with potato marinated in curry.  Check our this year winners and our event video:

JUDGE’S AWARDS

Best in Show

Javier Plascencia / Mision 19 / Smoked Oyster Asada  w/ Chicharron and Sea Beans

 Best Old School Street Food

Antojitos Carmen / Huitlacoche Huarache

 Best Nouveau Street Food

Ricardo Zarate / Peruvian Cau Cau

 Best Original Showmanship

La Guerrerense / Sea Urchin Tostadito with Pismo Clam

 The Sweet Tooth

Bulgarini Gelato

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Javier Plascencia / Mision 19 / Smoked Oyster Asada w/ Chicharron and Sea Beans

Honorable Mentions

2nd Place – Mariscos Jalisco / Taco Dorado de Camaron

3rd Place – Naan Stop / Samosas

4th Place (three way tie) – Seoul Sausage, Starry Kitchen and Great Balls on Tires