The Street Food Festival is all about celebrating the diverse food (and people) that makes San Francisco the amazing it is to eat and live, and we’re confident that this year will have the best of the Bay Area’s best. Still, when it comes to street food, we have to admit that there are some other places that do it pretty well. That’s why we’re more than a little bit excited to announce that we’ve signed up vendors from some of the best known food cities in the country to join us this year, and help us taste what we’re missing in Seattle, New York, Madison and Portland. Read on to hear about the food and the people behind it:
From rainy Seattle comes Joshua Henderson, the creator of bacon jam (which you may have seen popping up in stores across San Francisco) and the proprietor of Skillet Street Food. Skillet is known for dishing up innovative twists on American-inspired food, with a burger to live for (topped with his bacon spread) and poutine (fries with gravy) as menu constants. The five-year old airstream business was so successful that Joshua opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant, Skillet Diner, earlier this year.
The American coasts tend to get a lot of culinary acclaim, but we think we’ve found street food that might help the heartland get the attention it deserves. Madison, Wisconsin representative Ingrid’s LunchBox was named the number one spot for street food by Bon Appetit way back in 2008, and from the sounds of it, the popularity of Ingrid’s farm-to-table breakfast fare hasn’t abated a bit. Ingrid’s motto is ‘the finest of the heartland’ and we’re looking forward to digging into whatever she whips up.
Finally, no list of food truck cities would be complete without a rep from food-crazy Portland, Oregon. We’re pleased to say that we’ve signed on the nationally-lauded Big-Ass Sandwiches. Tag-teamed by husband and wife duo Brian and Lisa Wood, Big-Ass Sandwiches was named the number one Portland food truck by locals in 2010 and was featured in the Cooking Channel’s Food Truck Revolution. They’re known for ample, fry-stuffed sammies, and we’re drooling just thinking about them.
Stay tuned for more information!