I was strolling through the grocery store the other day when a magazine cover of Seattle Met (May issue) caught my eye. The cover’s title said in big blocky letters: FOOD TRUCKS. Being the foodie that I am (I know we are all sick of that term but I don’t know what else to call myself), I immediately purchased the magazine. I was intrigued with what seems to be a new trend in Seattle — moving wheels of goodness. I went home and read the article with fascination….and here’s what I learned.
Did you know that there are 143 full service food trucks scattered around our city? Did you know that in July 2011 the city council adopted legislation that opened up public roadways to food trucks? Did you know that food trucks serve everything from crepes to BBQ to grass-fed beef burgers piled high with arugula and cambozola slathered with bacon jam? Me neither…
So what about a food truck for your wedding reception? I would like to suggest to my audience (engaged couples and couples hoping to be engaged) that we take a moment to think outside of the box. Picture an outdoor summer wedding at a beautiful Seattle Park, i.e. Coleman Park on the shores of Lake Washington. It’s post-ceremony and your guests are ready to eat, drink and be “marry.” In rolls Skillet Street Food to serve up a delicious meal of kale ceasar salad, grilled asparagus and braised Draper Valley chicken. Really – you ask? A food truck can prepare a scrumptious meal on the road? Yes! Yes! Yes!
If you are as intrigued as I was about this new trend of rolling nirvana, please check out Christopher Werner’s entire article in the current issue of Seattle Met: Food Truck City. This article completely turned my head around about this style of catering that is perfect for an outdoor, indoor or anywhere Seattle wedding!