Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs

Seattle Center Mobile Feast – Queen Anne, Seattle

Posted on: Monday 31 October 2011

Autumn has been deceptive. I’ve been struggling to wake up due to the gloomy mornings, the leaden sky casting a shadow over October. I feel sluggish and have a deep desire to cocoon myself in the warmth of home. I’ve been comforting myself with butter melting on toasted Macrina raisin brioche bread and steeping cups of hot tea.

I glance wistfully out the window, hoping for the day to transform into a brilliant afternoon with a splendid sunset. And thankfully Seattle has been generous this month, gifting us days to embrace the outdoors.

In contrast to the Mobile Food Rodeo, the Seattle Center Mobile Feast was free. Held at Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain Lawn, more than twenty food trucks gathered for ‘urban hops and harvest’.

We leisurely strolled the circular lawn at mid afternoon for a late lunch. Surrounded by leafy trees and with the Space Needle as guardian, it was a spectacular setting for an outdoor event.

Painted a royal blue, Damiana’s Blue Truck Special was plain compared to the other food trucks.

I ordered the curried chicken salad sandwich with apple coleslaw. The roll was overflowing with chunks of curried chicken, crisp apples and slivered almonds.

Next was Snout & Co., a black food truck with a distinctive red logo.

Mr S selected the barbecue pork sandwich. Tender pulled pork and coleslaw were wedged in a soft bun and drizzled with habanero honey.

Adjacent to Snout & Co. was the crimson coloured Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff.

The Mutt was a teetering stack of beef patty, grilled onions, mushrooms and balsamic mayonnaise in a brioche bun.

I meandered over to the gleaming Skillet Street Food for poutine and luckily got the last serving.

A Québec specialty, poutine is French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. In the Skillet version, crunchy French fries were covered with salty gravy and molten cheddar, and freshened with a scattering of chopped parsley.

Most of the items on the Street Treats menu had been crossed out and I was happy to find salted brown butter krispy last on the list and not struckthrough.

The salted brown butter krispy was a cube of sticky, chewy sweetness with a hint of nuttiness.

In search of a beverage, we joined the queue at Boyd’s Coffee.

We shared an apple cider. A little tart and fragrant with spices, it was a warming conclusion to the Mobile Feast.

It was a well organised event benefiting the Seattle Center Foundation.


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