So perhaps it is a sign of the festival’s success that this year’s Eat Real Festival was no longer a great beer festival with a lot of interesting food, but a great food festival where you can still get a pretty good beer. The beer shed was still there pouring plenty of good selections from area breweries but ones most beer geeks are quite familiar with, and there seemed to be fewer specials and hard to find brews compared to years past. The Meet the Brewers Table was an unfortunate casulty of this new emphasis.
So the rightful stars of this years Eat Real Festival all the brightly colored food trucks. For five bucks, you could get a decent bite of street food inspired by the cuisines of The Philippines, The African Continent, India, Korea, Viet Nam, Argentina, Mexico, and good ol’ American Barbecue. I tried lots of it, and am not a food critic, so don’t expect any culinary insights, but let’s just say all the unique street foods tasted good. Especially with a good local beer.
We all know about the modern American beer resolution, but is there anything more American than the food truck revolution? It’s a revolution of small scale entrepreneurs serving up food from America’s melting pot as they quickly maneuver their mobile restaurants to follow the ever changing mob of customers, all the while broadcasting their location to the world via the Internet so just in case they happen to be just down the street, you can run down and get a delicious Chorizo Egg Roll.