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Fork on the Road in the Suburbs!

Just a heads up. Next week, Saturday 11th of May, from 4 – 9pm, Fork on the Road really will be on the road – located at 5th Street, Bowden.

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This is the Fork on the Road poster, which you can also access through their Facebook page.

I’m hoping to check out more of Sneaky Pickle’s fabulous foods!

Come down and check it out.

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Fork faces uncertainty

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Food trucks are new and definitely decisive among the local community. While patrons love the opportunity to try new foods and there is definitely hype surrounding them, small businesses in physical premises are worried that they are losing business. Like this. The council has some stringent measures already in place for food trucks, only giving out a certain number of permits, having food trucks move locations after a certain amount of time, and not being able to visit the same place each day. Food trucks advertise their whereabouts over Facebook.

Fork on the Road is an event which attracts thousands of visitors, and as one of them, I can say that Fork is the reason I travel into the city. No permanent business in the city is missing out on my patronage at that time, because I would not be there otherwise.

I’m hoping that the Adelaide City Council will continue to let Food Trucks and Fork on the Road operate, as it is so important to have diversity.

Small businesses will hopefully keep their own patronage and it is easy to see why they are worried. They do have higher overhead costs (such as rent) and presumably rely on repeat customers. That said, there are some permanent businesses that I will never return to because I don’t like the food, or the quality/taste of the food that they serve. Permanent businesses should keep trying to be competitive – here I’m not talking about price, because I don’t think Food Trucks are particularly cheap. I’m talking about new, exciting and DIFFERENT flavours. I’ve loved Viet rolls for years. I love Pho. I like eating Bibimbap. Show me where the dumplings are and I’m all over it.

Offer me some lacklustre sandwich with wilted “fancy” greens or a heavy, dense rolls and dry chicken, and I’ll take my business elsewhere.

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Forking good time

Fork on the Road is a fantastic venture run by Splash Adelaide. Find out more about it through this link: Splash Adelaide’s Fork on the Road. Like it on Facebook. Go to their events. It is fantastic, and you’ll be supporting small businesses in Adelaide.

I have been to two events so far, and sampled many wares. I’ve included photos from both events in this post and sadly do not have photos of every single thing I ate. Somehow.

Salted Lime and Chocolate brownies from Four Seeds

Salted Lime and Chocolate brownies from Four Seeds

These are fantastic, rich brownies from Four Seeds. The Salted Lime was nice and salty but I couldn’t taste the lime. They are decadent and definitely moreish. Just how brownies should be.

From Archie the Pastizzi bus!

From Archie the Pastizzi bus!

This is a Pastizzi, a Maltese flaky pastry which cane come with a multitude of flavour combinations. This was a mushy pea and lamb from memory. Find Archie the Pastizzi bus on Facebook. Crispy on the outside, warm, tender flavourful fillings on the inside.
Archie the Pastizzi Bus on Urbanspoon

This did contain Burger Theory's #2

This did contain Burger Theory’s #2

Burger Theory has a cult following in Adelaide. I ate it before I even took a photo. It is magical, a meaty, medium cooked patty with the #2, which is crispy pancetta, onion confit and blue cheese dressing. A fantastic, dark and smoky flavour combination set off perfectly by the sweet, soft bun sourced from Bread Top. Any time you see these guys, there is always a big line up! I’ve tried the #1 as well, but the flavours did not do as much for me.
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Pink Lemonade and Peach Soda

Pink Lemonade and Peach Soda

Pink Lemonade and Peach Soda from one of the stalls… can’t rememeber the name, but highly recommended! Nice fizz, could have done with a little bit more syrup but I love sugar so that could just be my preference!

Pastrami on Rye and Pulled Pork Bun from Sneaky Pickle

Pastrami on Rye and Pulled Pork Bun from Sneaky Pickle

Sneaky Pickle… another well known food truck, and for good reason! Sneaky Pickle make great sandwiches and burgers with flavour AND heat. I’ve seen Jay Weatherill eat them, they must be good!
Sneaky Pickle Roaming Food Truck on Urbanspoon

Last but not least…

Me holding a Chimi Chorizo from Chimichurri grill

Me holding a Chimi Chorizo from Chimichurri grill

This is me with a Chimi Chorizo from Chimichurri Grill. I love Chorizo, and I enjoyed this. It’s a longer bun with a chorizo chopped in half along with some other nice toppings. The chimi sauce has some nice spice to it. Highly recommended.
Chimichurri Grill Mobile Food Truck on Urbanspoon

Out of everything, my favourite is probably the #2 from Burger Theory, simply because the dark, smoky flavours really appeal to me. However it’s hard to be disappointed with anything I’ve tried so far!

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