Mr. AT and I popped over to the Street Food Event at Auburn Curb Market today. Who knew there was a full-fledged market down there? It's way sketchy in the area, but the market itself is very cute with lots of interesting food vendors. Here's what else I learned:
- Hipsters love street food. I'm not sure when being into food and being a hipster collided, but nowadays inexpensive food events are choc-a-bloc with the pierced, tattooed, skinny jean set. Mr. AT and I were dressed more like we were heading to a country club but to each their own!
- The street food movement is popular indeed - the event was packed!
- So popular in fact that street vendors need to stock more food. If an event lasts til 2, it's a bummer if you're out of stock by 12:45. Plan ahead next time peeps - lost sales, yo! Everyone was sucking away at the King of Pops popsicles, and it was so very hot, so I was oh so letdown when I saw that he'd sold out before I could get one. He's friends with a coworker so we pre-tested some of his popsicle concoctions a while back, but alas my kiwi version was the single worst popsicle ever, all bitter, no yummy. But I can tell by all of his good press as of late here and here, that he must have scrapped or improved upon what we tried. But I was robbed (ROBBED I tell you!) of the chance to try one by over-zealous early arrivers.
- A hot dog with apple maple slaw on a french toast bun topped with mustard and maple syrup from the Good Food Truck is just as strange as it sounds but actually pretty tasty.
- You have to actually pay attention to the line you're in if you want to a) not get cut in front of b) get your food in a timely fashion (I'm looking at you glaring pierce-face girl)
All in all, very cool event, but next time I'll get there early so I can actually try things before they sell out! Congrats to all the vendors though for attracting such a crowd!