We went to try Alley Burger Food Truck prior to the pilot project, when they opened a week prior – probably to get a system going just to test the waters before the event that was put on by Mayer Nenshi.
We got there quite early and we saw the Alley burger park it’s truck. We then had to wait for some supply trucks to come and do their deliveries. When it was all said and done, we waited for 3 hours to try a burger! It was lunch time, and I made the mistake of coming on an empty stomach, not expecting such a long wait!
On the menu is basically 2 types of burgers: The Whole Truck Burger is their 100% Beef burger, and the Alley burger is 100% Pork Burger. When we got to the front of the line though, Connie came out of the truck to erase the Alley Burger from the menu as it pretty much sold out right in front of us. The Alley burger is very special as it is different from all other burgers: pork and roasted garlic sausage patty with Quebec cheese and piri piri aioli which sounds extraordinary, but we’ll have to try it next time!
So, we ordered a small Whole Truck Burger and a regular Whole Truck burger (the difference is one patty or two), and even though I was hungry, I’ve passed a point of really hungry – so if I ate too much then, I would feel sick. So, I just stuck with a bit of greasy food! LOL! You’re able to put toppings on the Whole Truck burger which is great as you can customize it to the way you like it. These toppings are Piri Piri Aioli, Brassica Mustard, Sliced Pickles, Jalapenos, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes. For an extra dollar each, you can have additional toppings of Cheese curds, Farm Egg, Bacon. The burgers were quite large, regardless of which size you choose! The patties are tender, juicy, and cooked to perfection. My bun on the other hand was a little charred, but at least toppings and condiments made it all better! 🙂
We also tried their fries, as it was deep fried in duck fat and being Asian, one of the best fats to use is duck fat! It’s delicious! And, needless to say, the fries were delicious! There were some seasoning shakers you’re able to use and sprinkle onto your fries, we chose the Smokey Bacon and Cheddar flavour, and the other flavours that they had were: Truffle Salt & Pepper, Chipotle Bite, Curry in a hurry, Sea Salt and Spicy Portuguese. The fries tasted good without seasoning, but adding that extra bit took the fries to a whole new level! I would recommended trying one of their shakers!
Everything was so good, I’m sure there will be a next time!! 🙂 Just gotta go even earlier, because watching them set up doesn’t mean you’ll get the food you want!! I’m so happy for the success of food trucks! The best part about this entire experience was being star struck when Connie DeSousa was taking orders and handing them out to their customers. Connie was awesome on Top Chef Canada and her restaurant in downtown Calgary – CHARcut was really good too! So, the overall experience was just a great experience to just be apart of it all! What a privilege it was!