When I found out Three60 Events posted on Facebook that they were hosting a Food Cart Rodeo and Music Festival in Stamford, CT, I knew I had to buy tickets!
I went there with an empty belly, an unusual tolerance for the misty rain and way too much excitement over the prospect of trying new foods!
Entering the Mill River Park in downtown Stamford, I quickly took stock of the trucks and made a game plan with my fellow food aficionados. I wanted to try at least 8 trucks and thought that by splitting food items with my friends, I could juusssst do it. Well, we'll see.
|Beef, Cheese and Bacon|
I have never had Poutine before, but have heard about it and desperately wanted to try it. We opted for the special with bacon and onions. Honestly, I think we should have just gone with the original as the onions were extremely sweet and overpowering enough that it was difficult to get a good understanding of the actual dish. Pushing some aside I was able to get a good taste of fries, cheese curd and gravy.
I thought it would be like any other cheese fries you would get at a diner, but it wasn't. Cheese curds are...interesting. They taste like cheese, but definitely don't feel like it in your mouth. They squeak. Which I am told is the sign of a good cheese curd. The gravy has a good brown creaminess and was not overly salty, which can be difficult to do. Overall verdict? We liked it. Definitely enough to have it again. The portions are HUGE, even with two people we couldn't finish the whole thing.
I really liked this lobster roll. Chunks of bright red lobster piled on a buttery split hot dog roll is the stuff of dreams. I am not a huge mayo lover (I'll eat it, but am not one to be piling it on things) and I loved that this lobster roll had none. Zero. Just straight up lobster doused in butter. The way God intended. Lauren and I are not of the same mind on this and while she also liked the lobster roll, she prefers hers with just a touch of mayo.
Three carts in and we were going strong. Definitely no longer hungry, but we weren't at our thresholds yet. As we crossed to the other side of the field, Lauren and I split ways again with me going to The Melt Mobile and Lauren going to Pierogies on Wheels. There were SO many options at Melt Mobile that I had difficulty deciding. I went with the MonteCristo (and will definitely be back to try others - hopefully they still have the Madamoiselle special)
The Monte Cristo is herb baked country ham, farm fresh turkey and house cheese blend on Challah bread dipped in French toast batter and grilled. It is then sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with mixed berry preserves.