We had a lot of fun at Kid-A-Palooza/40+ Food Truck Event. This event was held at Wickham Park in Melbourne Florida. We did not bring any children for the Kid portion of this adventure but we did bring our appetites.
Entering the event looked like a cross between kiddie and foodie heaven. On the right for as far as I could see were giant inflatable bounce houses and slides. The kid in me was secretly dying to go have a jump. lol! On the left circling all the way around until they met the bounce houses on the right were the food trucks. Food trucks as far as the eye could see.
We decided to try to amp up our appetites by checking the vendors that had been placed creatively in the middle of the area between kiddie and foodie heaven. Of course most of the vendors catered to children or parents. There were a variety of activities for children to do while they were there or for them to sign up to do later. There was a booth filled mostly with reptiles but also a few not often seen mammals. There was also an awesome surf board/skateboard booth. After we had finished looking at each booth we decided it was time to plan out our lunch. What to eat?
There were so many choices. We started at the entrance and moved clockwise around the arena. We had looked at the list of trucks before we left so we could have an idea of what we wanted. In the benefit of interest we still decided to do a full lap around carefully looking at each truck to be sure we hadn’t changed our minds.
Rufo stuck with his original decision and tried PizzaCone. They basically make eating pizza ultra portable by shaping the dough into a cone and filling the inside with pizza sauce and toppings. Rufo choose bacon and pepperoni. I had a few bites and it was amazing. I almost went back to purchase another one.
I had originally planned on purchasing ceviche from one of the trucks. I changed my mind when I read the words “Bacon Fried Rice” on the front of Samson’s Grill. We’ve all had pork fried rice of course….but this….this was bacon fried rice. I also had my choice of either Teriyaki chicken or Bourbon chicken. I decided on the bourbon chicken with bacon fried rice and an egg roll. Everything was amazing and delicious. Typically I don’t each much in one setting but I cleaned the plate.
We had a lot of fun and great food. Can’t wait until the next food truck event!