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Old 01-13-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Default Food Truck Festival In Scottsdale

Just wondering if anybody went yesterday to this festival.
I know it's also going on today.

Going to try to get over there later today

It's being held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Casino
www.saltriverfields.com

Read reviews about last year's festival and it didn't get such great reviews.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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The wife and I went yesterday - it was quite nice. Quite a bit of variety & it got surprisingly busy later in the afternoon.

Fwiw, perhaps our taste buds are off, but it seemed the trucks with the longest lines werent really that great. There was an insane line for the grilled cheese truck, and while they were good, it wasnt something i would stand in line for. My wife bought a burger at a place that had no line and it was incredible, and cheap. Go early if you dont like crowds, and dont follow the crowd when youre picking trucks..
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Thanks for letting me know.

I see they sell tickets (instead of paying each truck cash) and then you give each food truck for what ever your ordering.
Tickets I see are $1.00 each or 25 tickets for $20.00
I saw pics where a steak sandwich was 2 tickets. I'm assuming that's $2.00 in tickets
Are they sampler size portions?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Most of the trucks had smaller portions for 1-2 tickets, and larger "deluxe" food for 3-4 tickets.

I got a brisket cheese-steak from "sammitch's" for 2 tickets, and it looked a little small at first, but when you dumped the cheese on, it was all i wanted.. there was a taco truck i went back to a couple of times that had small chicken tacos for one ticket, and no line.. i could have kept eating them all day long.. I think that one was "moto meals".. my wife's burger was full-sized, delicious, and cost 3 tickets. I cant remember the name of the place, but it was on the northernmost row of trucks, and they also had curly fries..

We bought 20 tickets for the two of us, and we bought drinks, desert & took home dinner.. after sampling everything that interested us.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Thanks for the quick response.

Going to go later today and check it out
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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My brother is one of the owners of The Grilled Cheese Truck. There will be four/five Grilled Cheese Trucks in Phoenix area and each one will be independently owned by a veteran. The crews they hire will also be made up of veterans. The Grilled Cheese Truck comes from Los Angeles and has an insanely huge following in the LA area. The crew working the truck at the festival are the Vets chosen to own the first Phoenix trucks. General Wesley Clark is heading up operations.

LA Grilled Cheese Truck to Open Franchises Nationwide | Mobile Cuisine | Gourmet Food Trucks, Carts and Street Eats
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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I took a ride over there yesterday.
Gotta say I was pretty impresssed.

The festival I thought was run very professional.

The only downfall I found was that some of the trucks were charging alot of money for some of their foods.

I never made it to the Grilled Cheese truck.
The line was at least 45 minutes long, when every other truck was a short 5 minute wait if even that long.
I'll wait till they open in Phoenix and try them then, when I'm sure the lines will be a lot shorter.

I heard their having another one next month in Queen Creek
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