I was lucky enough to visit Taste the Trucks this year, which was the inaugural event for Calgary’s food trucks.
The event was on a Thursday from 11 to 3 p.m. We arrived at about 1:00, hoping to avoid the lunch rush. There were crazy lines around almost every cart.
Of course, the longest line was for Alley Burger. I’ve been wanting to try one of these since Charcut started selling them out of their back alley for $5 each. I never got the chance to try one in the alley, and I didn’t get one today either…
They were sold out of the original Alley Burger, which is made of pork and sausage. However, we did manage to snag one of the very last Whole Truck Burgers, which was actually worth the 2.5 hour wait! (We didn’t get our lovely burgers until the event was over, past 3:00. However, Connie and her team worked right up to the very end, and we were glad that we got to try them!)
I apologize that the photo below does not do the burger justice, I was too excited about eating it to worry about the perfect picture! The nice thing about the Whole Truck Burger is that you can customize it any way you want. I added lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onions and Piri Piri aioli to mine. The burger was so flavourful – I think the Piri Piri rocks – and was so hearty and delicious. It wasn’t as moist as I thought it would be, but it wasn’t dry either. I definitely would give this burger my vote for best burger in Calgary… maybe anywhere!
Can’t wait to visit the Alley Burger food truck again so that I can try its namesake dish… until next time!