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Four tickets gets you a healthy helping of the chicken nuggets from BF Fried Chicken & More, along with your choice of mustard – slightly sweet with a touch of heat – or a not-too-sweet, sweet chilli sauce with just enough kick.

The meatball sandwich (four tickets) by Black Sheep Eatery on food truck row, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton festival, has a lot going for it, but a toast on the bun would go a long way. The meatball sandwich (four tickets) by Black Sheep Eatery on food truck row, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton festival, has a lot going for it, but a toast on the bun would go a long way. jpeg

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There’s nothing better than a fresh on-the-go meal and food trucks are the masters. But how to choose when there are 10 of them and all smell more divine than the last?

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Good people, let my recent overindulgence at Taste of Edmonton help point you in the right direction. I sampled three dishes from three food trucks, each with a four-ticket price tag. I considered the overall flavor of the dish, freshness of the ingredients, quality of the final product and portion size.

And then I took a food coma for the team. Happy tasting.

The Korean fried chicken from BF Korean Fried Chicken and More begs the question, what more could you need?  Other than the garlic chill and mustard dipping sauces, of course, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton Festival. The Korean fried chicken from BF Korean Fried Chicken and More begs the question, what more could you need? Other than the garlic chill and mustard dipping sauces, of course, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton Festival. jpeg

1 Popcorn chicken, BF Fried Chicken & More (four tickets, truck B)

Do yourself a favor and swing by this food truck for what may be the best fried chicken I’ve ever had – sorry, Ma.

Four tickets gets you a healthy helping of these chicken nuggets along with your choice of mustard — slightly sweet with a touch of heat — or a not-too-sweet, sweet chilli sauce with just enough kick. I chose both so they were served on the side, if you choose one, they’ll drizzle it over the nuggets.

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One I’d have no problem making, though, is visiting BF Fried Chicken & More for another hit of their perfectly-executed popcorn chicken. These boneless bites were luxuriously juicy and tender morsels, delicately battered and fried into a perfectly crispy shell without being greasy.

A healthy hit of bacon highlights the bison bannock slider from Native Delights, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton Festival. A healthy hit of bacon highlights the bison bannock slider from Native Delights, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton Festival. jpeg

2 Bannock slider, Native Delights (four tickets, truck G)

I thought it was a shame this truck didn’t advertise one of my favorite parts of this hand-held dish: it’s made with ground bison.

My bison slider came dressed with an unmelted (and a tad underwhelming) slice of American cheese along with a couple pieces of deliciously crisp, smokey bacon on a bannock bun.

The patty is the star of this dish and came grilled to a perfectly juicy well-done. The smoky, salty, fatty bacon brought life and complexity to the lean bison. I was worried the thick bannock bun would prove too much for my burger, but this fry bread proved me wrong. Spongy-soft on the inside, rich and crispy on the outside, it proved to be the perfect slider-to-mouth delivery system and ideal balance to its gloriously fatty contents.

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The meatball sandwich (four tickets) by Black Sheep Eatery on food truck row, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton festival, has a lot going for it, but a toast on the bun would go a long way. The meatball sandwich (four tickets) by Black Sheep Eatery on food truck row, reviewed July 21 at the 2022 Taste of Edmonton festival, has a lot going for it, but a toast on the bun would go a long way. jpeg

3 Meatball sub, Black Sheep (four tickets, truck F)

I’m all about the comfort food, so when I learned this new food truck on the block offered a meatball sub, I was powerless. I was served two pork meatballs topped with tomato sauce and a lump of shredded mozzarella inside two halves of crusty bread – well, bread I suspect had been crusty at some point but was now decidedly stale, if only just.

The meatballs were perfectly cooked and had a lovely texture, though I found them a touch bland. The tomato sauce was silky but would have really sung with a bit more salt. Overall, this saucy sub hit the mark for comfort food, but didn’t leave me wanting more.

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