Two Fridays ago, I ended up swinging by Newpark Mall after hearing about the Street Eats event there with dinner service from 4:30pm -9:00pm. I met up with Jonny, who I met through my various food truck adventures there.
The vendors that were there were there in attendance listed in no particular order:
When I got there, we made our way to check out Grillstars since I’ve never had them and Jonny told me they were really good, so we got in the line. While in line, I ran into another food truck fanatic, Bill (@foodtrucknerd) who was nice enough to let me try his fried pickle from GrillStars.
Bill, one of my food truck buddies who I see all the time at events.
After placing our orders, we made our way to Mobowl to say hi to the guys there. They’re always so cool and friendly, I always have to say hi to them just because they’re so nice all the time. Who doesn’t like being around nice people? I didn’t eat them today because we had eaten at their truck earlier in the week, but I always love supporting them.
Anyways, the GrillStars truck was pretty crowded especially since I think they’re one of the newest trucks on the scene, but the line seemed to go pretty fast. It was also pretty cute because it seemed to be family owned or run because there was a cute little girl helping the woman take orders at the front.
The GrillStars truck
Jonny ended up ordering the BBQ chicken since the ribs were out by the time we got there and I ended up trying their BBQ Nachos.
I was pretty excited to get my order because the nachos were so big! There would be no way I could finish that thing by myself, so I was glad I had Jonny there to help me. I was trying to hold the nacho plate up to my head to show how big it was…
Me and GrillStars Nachos
Here’s some pictures of our food. The chicken was good and the nachos were really good.
Nachos and BBQ Chicken
I did want to try some cupcakes though. So, we checked out the That’s Sweet Dessert truck. There were so many options, Jonny and I decided to try a few of them. We got the Salted Caramel, the Vanilla Strawberry and the Maple Bacon. I liked the Salted Caramel and the cupcake consistency was good to where it wasn’t too sweet, but just sweet enough. I ended up getting the Maple Bacon for a friend of mine who lives bacon/pork, but he said it was good as well.
Maple Bacon Cupcake and Salted Caramel
Overall, not a bad event. It was crowded enough where all of the trucks were getting fairly good business, but not so crowded where the lines were overwhelming. We never waited more than 5-10 minutes to get our food at any of the trucks. I definitely want to try to check them out in the future. Not sure when the next event is, but if any of you guys find out, let me know.
Update: Info for the event and future times:
The NewPark Streets is every 2nd & 4th Friday. July,
however is a little different because of our Summerfest on the
9th&10th. Please check our website or Facebook/Twitter for the
latest updates on NewPark Streets. The next offical NewPark Street
Eats will be July 22nd.