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Monday, August 22, 2011

CANCELLED: Dr Phillips Food Truck Pod Starts Aug 31

NOTE: THE JCC POD IS CANCELED AS OF 10-18-11. Starting August 31, 2011, TheDailyCity.com is organizing and hosting a weekly Wednesday night food truck pod 4:30pm - 9:00pm in the Dr. Phillips area at the JCC (11184 S. Apopka Vineland Rd) with six fantastic trucks to start off with. We're excited to introduce the Dr. Phillips area to their delicious awesomeness: The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, Big Wheel Provisions, The Treehouse Truck, Korean BBQ Taco Box, Winter Park Fish Co. and Crooked Spoon. All trucks subject to change without notice. As always, bring chairs, tables, umbrellas, tents and cash. Lines can be long so also bring patience. If you get there too late, it's possible the trucks will have run out of food. So don't show up at 8:45pm expecting six trucks bursting with food. Get there early. 

THE POD WILL NOT BE THERE 9/28, 10/13, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

So tired of these "events".

Mark Baratelli said...

So tired of these "comments."

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to it - a lot of us will be there for sure. Thanks, Daily City.

Al said...

Dr Phillips? More like Lake Buena Vista area.

Mark Baratelli said...

TheDailyCity.com Lake Buena Vista Dr Phillips Food Truck Pod has a nice ring to it.

Anonymous said...

It's so awesome to stand in line for 45 minutes for a burrito!

Sign me up!

Mark Baratelli said...

No food truck that we are aware of in any bazaar or pod we put on sells burritos.

Anonymous said...

^ missed the point.

Swing and a miss.

Marco Alemany said...

A couple of things: 1. Why are you reading this blog if you want to complain. 2. These trucks are gourmet restaurants on wheels. 3. If you don't want to make the line...better for me. One less person. 4. Have an open mind.

Anonymous said...

^ "gourmet restaurants"

LOL

Bob H. said...

^ So you have to wait a little in line - BFD - I'm sure you've waited longer at BK or Mickey D's!! The food from these trucks is worth the wait! The quality of food from some of these trucks is as good if not better than "gourmet"!!
If you would bother to have a conversation with the truck owners/operators, you would find out how many of the trucks are being run by or have cooks that are classically trained Chefs!

BTW Mark - when are you going to get an event back WAY out here east in the boonies - Avalon Park way? The event here was GREAT!! I'll keep chasing the trucks, but it would be nice in our backyard again...Just saying...

OrlandoInformer said...

Thanks for setting this up. I do my best to help Orlando tourist get exposure to some of our "local" events, and it is a lot more helpful when the events are close by!

Mark Baratelli said...

Bob- Speak with some of the restaurants in Avalon Park. They're the reason we can't bring this back monthly. Not us, not Avalon Park, the restaurants. Go speak to them and ask them why they don't want us there.

Orlando Informer- Very glad to be a part of getting some local stuff out to our city's visitors. Nothing but good!

Anonymous- Lines can be long because the food is being prepared for each and every person. It's not fast food. If you cannot handle the wait, then do not attend. Simple.

Bob said...

Mark-I was talking with Tom W (Treehouse truck) last week...he said there were only a couple (2) of restaurants that had problems..sucks..if I knew which ones, I would either talk to them or absolutely avoid patronizing them.. It's a shame that they can stand in the way of bringing 15-20 trucks out here. I have plans to talk with the Avalon park group to see what can be done...We'll see what we can do...

Anonymous said...

I wish there was a food truck with seats for people to sit inside and eat and it always stayed in one location.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, and understandably so, some Avalon Park restaurants do not want the competition. Even if they are closed on a Sunday or business is typically slow on a Sunday, food trucks are competition for Avalon Park resident food dollars.

Local businesses only like community events where they are the exclusive vendors. The problems is, residents get real tired of the same old events with the same old food they can get any day of the week at these "Taste of TownX" events.

Bottom line - give the customers/residents what they want. They want monthly food truck events.

Anonymous said...

The Daily City (Mark) profits the most from the food truck events.

Mark Baratelli said...

Anonymous- You know who benefits the most? The communities. They get a monthly event with no admission and affordable + good food in a family-friendly environment. Thats who benefits the most.

Mark Baratelli said...

Anonymous who said: "I wish there was a food truck with seats for people to sit inside and eat and it always stayed in one location." Thats funny!

Hojin said...

Call me ghetto but I like the sound of dining from a food truck.

John B. deHaas said...

I've been to two of these, and they are great fun and AMAZING food! Looking forward to the next one when I am free!