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Long line of tasty stuff: Sacramento-area and Bay Area food trucks line up on River Walk Park for ‘Trucktoberfest’ (News-Ledger photo/Steve Marschke)

Long line of tasty stuff: Sacramento-area and Bay Area food trucks line up on River Walk Park for ‘Trucktoberfest’
(News-Ledger photo/Steve Marschke)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 –

BY NEWS-LEDGER STAFF –

The second annual edition of “Trucktoberfest” Saturday on the West Sacramento riverfront seemed to show that the event is gaining an enthusiastic following.

For the second year, food trucks descended on River Walk Park, next to the ziggurat building, CalSTRS tower and the Tower Bridge. They brought much-beloved street food that included smoothies, burgers, tacos, churros, gyros and ice cream.

Meanwhile, bands sent music over the crowd from a stage below, close to the shoreline.

Tasteful Selections, a premium potato company, hosted a contest in which six of the food trucks competed to win a $1,000 prize for best baby potato recipe. The judges were Kat Maudru, Kevin Kiwata of “The Chairman” truck and Linda Zablotny-Hurst of the Yolo County Food Bank.

The winner: Swabbies, which produced a potato gnocchi for the judging.

Lisa Friedrich and Mark Bucek of Tasteful Selections collect ‘votes’ for the Most Valuable Potato award.  Food trucks competed to come up with the most popular recipe using baby potatoes. (News-Ledger photo)

Lisa Friedrich and Mark Bucek of Tasteful Selections collect ‘votes’ for the Most Valuable Potato award.
Food trucks competed to come up with the most popular recipe using baby potatoes.
(News-Ledger photo)

The public, too, got to vote on the potato recipes – casting their votes by casting a baby potato into the bin marked with their favorite food truck’s name.

“This year’s MVP (“Most Valuable Potato”) was ‘Slightly Skewed,’ which featured their take on fried potatoes garnished with a sour cream and tomato sauce,” reported Melissa Sylte of Tasteful Selections.

Her company donated 20,000 pounds of potatoes to the food bank in conjunction with Trucktoberfest.

The food truck event was organized by Sacramento Mobile Food Events, at www.sactomofo.com.

 

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