On April 28 & 29, 2012, the Silverton Casino Hotel hosted The Inaugural Las Vegas Foodie Fest.  It was an opportunity for Las Vegans to experience the most popular gourmet food trucks that have been featured on the Food Network and The Travel Channel.

Over 30 gourmet food trucks, 15 food vendor booths, a beer garden, a tequila tent, carnival rides, live entertainment, and eating contests with promises of whole family fun – we were so there!  They had me at food.

I’m a self-proclaimed blossoming foodie, and this was the perfect two-day event to explore so many new-to-me, popular, and inventive foods.

The one time admission fee was $7 pre-sale on the Las Vegas Foodie Fest website, and $10 at the door, which was good for both days!  Kids under 54″ were free.  Nothing in life is ever really free.  Believe me when I say we spent some dough on food, sweets, treats, rides, and more food galore. The actual event was located in the large open parking lot at the Silverton Hotel & Casino.  It was a nice, hot weekend in sunny Las Vegas.

We arrived to a sea of food trucks.  Good thing we came with an appetite!   I also considered this the ultimate cheat day as most of the food fare would not be considered healthy or diet-friendly.  Not to worry – we burned plenty of calories walking all over the fairgrounds. Our game plan was to order a dish or (2) at as many food trucks as possible, and share.  I call this the sampler approach.

Our list of eats:

1. Fukuburger

Our favorite and first stop of the day!  Fukuburger was a creation of 2 Las Vegas residents.  They developed the idea of blending Japanese/Asian flavor with the all-American burger, and the end result was the Fukuburger Food Truck.  Long story short, they were an instant hit and are extremely successful.

I always ask for the best thing on the menu, and we were happily served Fukuburger’s Tamago “Egg” Burger: a Fuku-Patty with furikake, teriyaki & wasabi mayo, finished with crispy onion strings, and a fried egg.  And, a side of garlic fries.  The hype did not disappoint!  The food was unbelievably delicious.

If you’re a Las Vegas local, be sure to follow them on their Twitter page for daily locations and get your Fukuburger fix!

2. Devilicious

The name says it all!  The food is sinful.  Again, I ordered the best item they had and they provided us with their fabulous Butter Poached Lobster Grilled Cheese sandwich.  Uh-maze-ing!

3. Pogi Boy Truck

A Filipino Food Truck – I’m so proud!  I ordered the Chicken Adobo Taco.  Interesting right?  It was down right yummy!  Our friend ordered their foot long lumpia (a Filipino egg roll).  We enjoyed watching him eat the whole thing.

4. Lollicup

I’m highly addicted to boba (tapioca ball) drinks. We definitely had to partake in some taro & strawberry boba smoothies – a cool beverage on such a hot day.

5. The Chuck Wagon

Quick stop for their Buffalo Burger and their version of garlic fries.

6. Island Malaysian Cuisine

To quench my thirst, I enjoyed the juice of a fresh young coconut.

 

We missed a lot of food trucks!  There was so much to do, and our stomachs could only hold so much.  Let’s hope for the Las Vegas Foodie Fest to come again soon!