Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Springfield Food Truck Festival

Three words you guys: Funnel. Cake. Fries. (insert Homer Simpson drooling face here) 

This past weekend, I rounded up a few people and we headed over to sweat our buns off at Conservation World where the Springfield Food Truck Festival was happening. 

I tried to dress as coolly as I could, considering we were in the midst of an insane heatwave. This dress did the trick nicely. I didn't even try to do anything with my hair other than get it out of my face and away from my neck. 

Shaved ice sure did help in the heat! Everyone else thought so too because their line was the longest by far! 

It was so hard choosing what to get, so we all split up and decided to get different things. 

I, of course, also chose to visit the Itty Bitty Fashion Truck because we all know I can't pass up anything fashion related!

My mom and I found a plethora of good food at Sidewinders Food Dock. She got tochos, or tater tot nachos and the aforementioned Funnel Cake fries for us to split. 

I got the Korean BBQ Chicken fries. These were crispy french fries topped with cheese sauce, BBQ chicken and slaw. All three of our dishes were fantastic! Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavors were exquisite. 

Next up, my brother purchased a deep fried taco. He had only good things to say about it, but he was too quick and ate it all before I could sneak a bite. 

My husband also went the Mexican route, but he stopped at the Little Mexico truck to order a chorizo quesadilla. They balled up the corn meal and pressed out the tortillas as you watched! According to my husband, it was a sublime quesadilla (and he knows a thing or two about quesadillas). 

My cousin and his friend went with the Fry If You Want To truck. This truck specialized in different concoctions containing french fries. I didn't get to try these either, but I think they weren't too terribly excited about them after waiting in such a long line. To be fair, I think they were short staffed due to a heat related incident (it was really, REALLY hot out guys). However, fries are fries so it all ended up being eaten and enjoyed. 

We finished up our lunches with ice cream and shaved ice! 

I had never explored Conservation World at the Illinois State Fairgrounds before, but I am so glad we got to experience it! It's a beautiful area, full of lush greenery, a small pond and a lot of great scenery. 

We all agreed we would definitely like to go back soon! 

Sadly, Bites on the Boulevard, will be the last event where you can sample food truck cuisine this summer. It will be August 9th, 5-9 pm at MacArthur Boulevard Business Association.

Let us know your favorite food truck and if you know of any more food truck events this summer that we missed! 

Outfit details: Dress: Ann Taylor, Sunglasses: ASOS, Sandals: T.J. Maxx

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