|Peak Season Pops|
I went to the Winter Park event last Thursday, and was able to try delicious food and desserts from some very unique trucks. While they rotate their schedules, a few of the trucks at last week's event were: Monsta Lobsta, Gator Country BBQ, Tastebuds Catering, TJ's Seafood Shack, Shred-a-Bowls, SwedeDish, La Empanada, and Peak Season Pops.
As usual, I wanted to try one dish from every truck: everything looked and smelled so good. Since that is not possible, I tried Venezuelan arepas - kind of a corn pancake - from Tastebuds Catering. Mine was stuffed with shredded chicken (I could also choose beef or shrimp), sauteed bell peppers and onions, and cheese. The chicken was moist, and the flavors all came together. They really did a great job! Tastebuds' Beef Tostones and Chicken Empanadas are also very popular.
|Tastebuds' Chicken Arepas|
At least I was able to get a great dessert from Peak Season Pops. They make fresh artisan popsicles weekly from fruit grown locally. The menu changes often, but some of the great flavors were Christmas in July: White Chocolate Candycane, Pineapple Mango and Peach Raspberry. I opted for the Cantaloupe Coconut Pop, made with fresh cantaloupe, coconut milk, and coconut flakes. It was so smooth, and tasted exactly like the ingredients in the pop - a refreshing change from chemical-filled commercial frozen treats.
When: Every Thursday night, from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tip: Arrive between 5:00 and 6:00, so you don't have to wait in line.
Where: 1127 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, Fla.