Food Truck Mania!

At the beginning of this month I was contacted by Cluster Truck Events and was asked if I would be willing to talk about the Casino Fandango’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival on my blog. Why of course! What a great opportunity for me to try new food and do what I love, eat food, write about food and photograph food! Yes it’s a full on festival celebrating the Food Truck, and not just your regular food truck, but a GOURMET food truck. There will be items from a Snoop Dogg MonteCristo (yes it was actually made for Snoop Dogg) which consists of two waffles sandwiched between fried chicken, dipped in batter and fried, with a drizzle of maple syrup), Chicago-style hot dogs, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, to Asian, Mexican and Hawaiian fusion, to snowballs and ice cream. A list of the trucks are on the Casino Fandango’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival page, you can check out their websites and menus. You may need some time with them, it will be tough to narrow down what to eat! (that’s why I’m bringing a good group of friends/family!)

This street food greatness is the first of it’s kind here in Northern Nevada. As long as the food truck has been a popular food trend, I have not had the opportunity to try any of the Gourmet trucks, if you can believe that. I try everything and anything involving food, it’s my thing after all!

So you will see me this Saturday, June 30th 12pm-5pm. There will be food, music and outdoor bars. There is no entry fee, just the cost of your food and drinks.

Follow these tips and be prepared:

  • Bring comfortable clothes (room to expand)
  • bring your foodie friends, the kind that love to share, and lots of them.
  • divide and conquer! (send your friends to different trucks and meet up together to create your own little tasting buffet).
  • bring cash, some trucks only take cash.
  • do your homework and research and choose the trucks you can’t miss. (you can find the list of trucks here. The list was 14 when I was first told of this event, it’s up to 19 now!).

Trucks are coming from Reno, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.  For those of you Foodies out there that watched the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, the Nom Nom truck (a runner up in the first season) will be at this event!

Last week I had the honor of attending Media Day and got to sample Traffic Jam truck’s food. It was terrific. Parmesan crusted sandwiches and steak on a stick! Yum…this is going to be a real great time! I cannot stress what a treat we are all in for! And (sshhh don’t tell) but if this is a hit the Casino Fandango would love to have a food truck event a couple times a year. So gather your friends who like to drink and eat and bring them to this event! Tell your friends, your families, your facebook friends and tweet it out loud! Let’s make it a HIT!

And now for some visuals to entice you even further and get your mouth salivating…


This is the roast beef sandwich


Look at the crusted parmesan and the gooey cheese coming out of this sandwich. I’m a sucker for a grilled melty sandwich and this was a toasty piece of heaven. Highly recommend adding Traffic Jam on your list.


The Steak on a Stick is awesome too. This is not the full size, this was only a sample. The seasoning on the steak is flavorful and the steak was very tender. Perfect for eating and walking.

Meet Phil the owner of this awesome cuisine…


the Truck to look for!



Court Cardinal President and General Manager of the Casino Fandango (right) and his crew enjoying some Traffic Jam food… thank you guys for bringing this event to our little city!



I hope to see you all at the Casino Fandango Food Truck Festival! I will be there with a drink in hand and my foodie friends surrounding me to test as many trucks as we possibly can! Save your appetites…Korean barbeque, gourmet grilled cheese, snow cones, ice cream, paninis, sandwiches and more!



3 Comments to “Food Truck Mania!”

  1. We had a blast at the Food Truck Festival and I was glad to see such a great turnout. FUN! I loved Nom but Gourmelt will always have a special place in my heart. And, I soooooo wanted to try the Snoop Dogg from Slap Yo Mama. But … my eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach.

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