Palm Springs Food Truck Festival: DIVA BOYS HOT SPOT!By The Diva Boys | February 21, 2012 | Diva Guy, Entertainment
A food truck festival? What the heck is a food truck? Just think amazing food choices from around the globe, conveniently distributed via a moving vehicle. At the Palm Springs Food Truck Festival, they were all under one roof! The Diva Boys were so excited to go, we hiked our butts off the night before and the next morning, just to work up a good appetite. We heard it would be a taste sensation, with all kinds of cuisine to choose from and served from a truck? Sign us up!
We locked our bikes right outside the entrance, saving time and the environment! We also surpassed long lines by ordering our tickets online the night before. According to The Desert Sun, over 10,000 people attended the festival!
In we went to a huge roped off area about five city blocks wide, just nestled under the San Jacinto Mountains in sunny, downtown Palm Springs, Calif. This huge desert scene was filled with rows and rows of colorful trucks serving all types of food. The Diva Boys are trying to maintain our health, so we skipped the dessert, cupcake, candy and french fries trucks, although there were several ones to choose from. And they must have been awesome, because they all had long lines. We missed the crepe trucks too, but they looked delicious. Crepe-n-Around had chicken basil crepes and a variety of dessert crepes, mmmmmmm!
We started at the Rajun Cajun truck, a New Orleans-style spot where we were offered tastes of their chicken and sausage bisque, so delicious. Then we hit Biker Jim’s Sausage Joint and had a gourmet Alaskan Reindeer hotdog. It was so good, I needed another one, so we hit Berlin Brats, and had an exotic wiener: rattlesnake and rabbit with caramelized onions and mustard, yum!
We hit a truck that came all the way from Phoenix, Ariz.: LunchALibre and had some marco pollo quesadillas ($4 for a half order!) — delicious.
To cool our mouths from all that spice, we chilled out at Ice Ice Shavie, where mixologists concoct icy treats. We had the Slim Shavie, soooo refreshing, with pineapple, jalapeno, cilantro and agave … we must come back.
Who doesn’t love a good Cubano sandwich? We stopped at No Joda’s Cuban Delights and got the standard Cubano, a tasty Cuban bread hot pressed sandwich with roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, noJoda’s sauce, mustard and pickles. We even saved half for our trip to Los Angeles later that afternoon. And at $7, what a bargain! We also craved some sliders, so we got pulled pork ones from a BBQ truck and korean bulgogi sliders from Uncle Lau’s Island BBQ.
Trucks with catchy cute names like MeSoHungry, Devilicious and TapaBoy filled the space, and even food celebrities, like Ludo Lefebvre from Bravo’s Top Chef, were working the scene. Ludo was selling fried chicken wings with a line so long we didn’t want to wait, sorry Ludo!
To close it out, we went back to Ice Ice Shavie for a pear, cinnamon, spice and ice. Delicious.
Until next year!
The Diva Boys