Mobile Chowdown is back–this time with beer! The food truck extravaganza will be October 1 at the Qwest Field north parking lot from 5:00-10:00 p.m. It now costs $5 to get into the event, which is 21+ because of the alcohol factor. Pyramid Breweries is the official beer sponsor.
In addition to your favorite food trucks, there will be a live music stage featuring DJ Riz, Bandolier, Haiku-Chi and Piece.
Lines are always long at Mobile Chowdown, but here’s what I think is worth the wait:
I’d also be interested in trying food from Buns on Wheels and Street Treats and I definitely want to check out Domo Dogs from Portland.
I’ll be volunteering at Mobile Chowdown’s “Geek Row” to help promote my graduate program–the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program. What’s the connection? As one of my professors, Anita Verna Crofts, says, “The food truck revolution is closely tied to the social network revolution.”
I love sliders so when I saw Sarah Lee mini buns on sale at the grocery store, I just had to buy them. Finally, I could make my own sliders at home! Since 12 buns come in a pack, I decided to make a dozen mini burgers one night for my family.
I wanted to make a couple different versions and went with one traditional and two variations.
- I made a classic burger with ground turkey flavored with grill seasoning and topped with bacon, cheddar and white onion.
- My “Hawaiian” burger was ground sirloin with some Yoshida’s sauce mixed in with a little salt and pepper. I also added grilled pineapple and carmelized onions.
- The third type of slider I made incorporated Italian flavors. I seasoned ground turkey with oregano, salt and pepper and added in some asiago cheese. I served it with marinara sauce and fresh basil.