Sunday, October 3, 2010

Street Food & Other Fun

After spending two weekends in row out of town last month--and numerous out of town weekends in the preceeding months, I was starting to feel disconnected with my new city. I think these things go in waves for me. But the nice thing is, this feeling gave me a burst of energy to get out and explore a whole lot more. I started following a lot of local organizations on Twitter so that I hear about fun events before they happen, and I'm doing my best to reach out to friends and acquaintances and put myself out there. Having moved so frequently in the past 5 years, it can be tough to start over again and again, but that's just the way it goes. Might as well make the most of it!

This week was packed full of good stuff--I signed myself up to volunteer for an upcoming film festival, I joined a gym, I've been doing some good things in the ceramics studio, and I got to go to a street food party. The Justice League of Street Food is kind of a silly name, but it's a fun concept. Denver has all of these great food trucks and carts--many associated with local restaurants. Every so often, a bunch of the trucks gather in one place for an evening with a DJ and a great atmosphere.

The Buscuit Bus

Delicious street food
From Deluxe Street Food: truffle & parmesan fries, truffle mac & cheese balls, and a black bean sope. So good!

Free Cupcakes!
The sweetest of all, I won a punch card for 6 free cupcakes from the Denver Cupcake Truck. Now I just have to track them down again to collect.


Wendolene said...

Fun! It can be a little daunting to explore a new place, but it sounds like there is so much to do in your new hometown!

Hilary said...

I love a street food festival! San Francisco's is "Off the Grid" and my favorite truck (partly because the name cracks me up) is Chairman Bao, which sells Chinese bun (bao) sandwiches. Denver's street food sounds fantastic (truffle mac and cheese balls? mmm...). And congrats on the sweet cupcake win!

BerryandTwig said...

Wow that looks amazing!! Where do you live? I lived up in Boston for a year and there was nothing like this there!! I am deeply rooted into country life and absolutely love it so much more than city life, but I have been playing with the idea of living in NYC with my fiance! I'm a photographer and he works in the medical feild so we can get up and relocate at any time. Plus he had never experienced city life (other than living in providence ri. But providence is a "fake" city!! Its just too small to be considered a real city!)