Fall, beyond the time for pumpkins and cinnamon-spiced everything, is the best time of year because there are fantastic food festivals to be had every weekend!
The weekend after The Hearty Serving went to Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, I won tickets to attend Dishcrawl’s Battledish event in San Mateo. The whole concept is that local food trucks show off their unique culinary fare to compete for best dish of the event. Major downside: it was held at a in-progress not-yet-fully-built housing complex in a long open driveway. No shade. 90 degree heat. Lines as long as the eye could see.
Overall, the event was just OK and none of the dishes really wowed us. However, the best win of the day was scoring the very last root beer float from a dessert and waffle truck in the midst of the heat.
You win some, you lose some, right? Can’t really complain when I got the tickets for free!
Thanks and happy eats,