seattle food trucks (one last IFBC post)

So, you’ve figured out by now that I had a pretty spectacular time at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Seattle last weekend. There are great posts about the IFBC all over the internet –  like this one by Kate, this one by Mardi, this one by Maria, this one by Marie, this one by Linda, this one by Jen, this one by Kelly, this one by Stephanie, and these two by Dianne – and I’m certain there are others that I’ve missed.

All I really want to do here is give you a little visual sample of the lunch we had on Sunday, the best of the two lunches we were served at the conference. Sunday lunch was the food truck lunch, the day the organizers brought in some of the local Seattle food trucks to provide samples of their specialties.

I was pretty excited about this lunch because, other than a single hot dog from New Orleans-based Lucky Dogs – eaten way back in the early 1990s when Florida played Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl – I’ve never eaten from a food truck or food cart. And, according to my good friend, Rob, who happens to be the person who knows the most about restaurants in my hometown of Gainesville, there really aren’t any true food trucks around here. A couple of hot dog stands, but that’s it. Nothing like what Brett – a really neat guy I met at IFBC – has access to in Portland, Oregon.

So, let’s just get to the photos, shall we? Feel free to click through the photo to my Flickr page to get a bit more information about what you’re seeing in each one.

kaosamai thai
skillet street food burger
thai from kaosamai food truck
tom kah soup
beer beer beer and beer
friends, from 140 characters to IRL
anita's crepes
rolling fire pizza
pizza prep
falafel goodness
serving the masses
molly moon's homemade ice cream
molly moon's menu board
pike dry wit

And, if you know of any other great IFBC posts out there, please leave them in the comments for me. I’d love to read them all!

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23 Responses to “seattle food trucks (one last IFBC post)”

  1. 1
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — September 2, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    Lovely post… Your photos of lunch turned out beautifully!!

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      merrygourmet — September 2, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

      Jen – These are a highly selected group of photos. I wish some of the indoor photos had turned out but the lighting was so crappy. Oh, well. Have a great weekend!

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    Joy — September 2, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

    Wow, such beautiful photos! I love it! Wish I got the chance to meet you last weekend, though. Next time, ok? 🙂

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    Magic of Spice — September 2, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    The photos are great, and so glad you had a wonderful time 🙂 Boy that is one big hamburger…

  4. 4
    cat — September 2, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

    what a great weekend it must have been! love seeing the photos and, even more so, love seeing my friend mardi – feeling like i know someone famous! 🙂

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — September 3, 2010 @ 7:52 am

    LOL! There I am again and there’s an email from Cat telling me I am on this post! Great pics – and yes, finally some decent lighting!!! Thanks god there was this meal is all I can say otherwise every meal would have left me hungry…

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    Macaroni Mama — September 3, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Your photos are great! The food looks scrumptious and I enjoyed seeing a few of the people you met.

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    merrygourmet — September 3, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Magic of Spice – It’s actually a little slider. I just got up close and personal with it. 🙂

    Cat – She practically IS famous, right?

    Mardi – That was THE best meal of the trip. I’m still thinking of those food trucks, actually. Trying to figure out how we can bring some to Florida.

    Mom – Thanks! I can tell you all about it when I see you this weekend.

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    Barbara | VinoLuciStyle — September 3, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    Wow…it all looks so good and now you’ve got me wondering if we have food trucks in Denver. I think we must have a few because now that I think about it; a couple are evident at the larger farmer’s market I typically attend on Saturday.

    Still want the hamburger though and it’s what I would eat for breakfast now if I could!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — September 3, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    What a wonderful post! I love that food trucks have become such a hit!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 4, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    You certainly did a great job of covering all of them! I wish I could have eaten more. I was stuffed after the lamb gyro & the slider… but then I managed a crepe and a spoonful of the salted caramel ice cream too! Great photos!

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      merry jennifer
      merry jennifer — September 6, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

      Lori – My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach. I finally figured out that I had to take just a bite or two if I wanted to taste more than one or two things. Hard to do, but worth it in the end.

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    Mary@CaliforniaGreekGirl — September 4, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    Such a beautiful tribute to the incredible weekend we all had! Your photographs are so vovid and a delight to look at, they make me drool…

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      merry jennifer
      merry jennifer — September 6, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

      Mary – Thanks so much. I drool whenever I think back on that lunch, too!

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    Gail — September 6, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    LOVE these photos!!!! You’ve totally translated the emotions you felt through at IFBC through these photos. I’m truly sorry I missed this one. Thanks to you and others, I haven’t missed out completely.

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      merry jennifer
      merry jennifer — September 6, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

      Gail – We really must coordinate our attendance at the next conference. 🙂

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    Nancy@acommunaltable — September 9, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

    If I had ANY question about going to IFBC next year your post and photos more than answered it – oh yes!!!! Wonderful recap of the food trucks – but “food truck” really doesn’t do them justice – have to come up with a new name for them!!!

    • 13.1
      mj (merry gourmet)
      mj (merry gourmet) — September 9, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Nancy! And you’re right, “food truck” really is an inadequate term for the amazing meals they’re able to deliver in such limited space and time. Hmm…what to call them?

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    crystal — February 27, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    who is making the crepes?

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