I feel like the title of this post would make a great country song. Ha! Makes me smile thinking up tunes and lyrics in my head.
Anyway, last Friday, my Mr. and I both had the day off. I had a real hankering for some serious food. We were going to get a giant plate of wings from our favorite dive bar, when a friend texted us to meet them downtown at Milwaukee’s Street Eats. We immediately said yes as we haven’t really gotten to explore the food truck scene here yet.
While the weather wasn’t ideal, I’m talking a balmy 40°, getting out of the house and indulging in some food truck fare sounded absolutely perfect. Food trucks are such an adventure. They’re unique and accessible and most of the time produce some pretty fantastic eats. After we bought our tickets, and grabbed a few beers, we perused the line-up of vendors. I get FOMO pretty bad when I go to these types of events, so I usually spend the first 10-15 minutes exploring my options. There was everything from Lobster rolls, to pizza, to gyros and barbeque.
Pulled pork seemed to be the theme of the evening, as more than one vendor was offering some type of dish featuring the item. When I spyed nachos layered with pulled pork, I couldn’t resist, as nachos are probably one of my top 10 favorite foods. Then we moved on to some awesome beef sandwiches that were flavored to perfection. And since we’re huge barbeque lovers we, of course, had to try the pulled pork with sweet potato mash. Sine the weather was pretty cold, I finished the night with some pipping hot chocolate before we made our way over to the Public Market for a few beers.
All in all, I was pretty satisfied with the lineup at Street Eats. But mostly I was impressed with the way Milwaukee showed up for such a fun event despite the frigid temps. This is why I love this city, everyone’s down for a festival. It doesn’t matter if your feet and hands go numb from the cold, people will still show up for a good time and some good grub.
Looks like there are a few more Street Eats planned this summer, which you can get more information about here and here.
Tell me, if you’re from Milwaukee, what are you favorite food trucks?