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#261 marks_28

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 08:01 PM

I’m a little surprised, I figured the crowd here would be all for some new business’ opening up and providing consumers with some more choice. I don’t go to Island View Beach often, but I’d welcome the chance to get some takeout there. I can’t imagine I’d head all the way out to Brentwood Bay for a bite to eat with no food trucks available.
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#262 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:27 PM

The long and winding Gillespie Road runs from Sooke Road to East Sooke Road, ending at a T-intersection where Jamie Sellar has parked his food truck TasteBuds for more than four years.

The green motif hints that the food could be cannabis-infused — “That’s how we draw you in,” jokes chef Jonathan Duquette – but they grill top-of-the-line burgers in four types: cheeseburger, pork, jerk chicken and veggie.

Duquette, formerly found in a fine-dining kitchen, thinks food trucks became a safe space during the pandemic when regulations were changing seemingly by the day. Restaurants pivoted to take out, but he says the uncertainty still scared customers off.


https://www.vicnews....g-put-in-sooke/

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#263 Matt R.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:38 PM

Oh wow! Jonny is a salt spring guy, he’s good!!

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#264 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 05:16 AM

SAANICH:

 

 

Pilot Details

Our Pilot Program starts on July 1 and runs through to September 8. 2 food trucks will be at Cadboro-Gyro Park and Beckwith Park and 1 at Gorge Waterway Park (in the parking lot on Gorge Road between Dysart and Austin). Food trucks will move from location to location throughout the summer.

Participating Vendors

We chose vendors by a random draw. The primary vendors for this pilot project are: To Go Food Service, Puerto Vallarta Amigos, Holy Cow Mini Donuts, Owen’s Ice Cream, Freshcoast Health Food Bar, Spice Aid – Operation BBQ, Cup-a-Roni, Quadra Village Community Centre Food Truck, Elements Ice Cream and Candytime Concession.

 

https://www.saanich....ot-program.html



#265 qv

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 08:06 PM

SAANICH:

Pilot Details
Our Pilot Program starts on July 1 and runs through to September 8. 2 food trucks will be at Cadboro-Gyro Park and Beckwith Park and 1 at Gorge Waterway Park (in the parking lot on Gorge Road between Dysart and Austin). Food trucks will move from location to location throughout the summer.
Participating Vendors
We chose vendors by a random draw. The primary vendors for this pilot project are: To Go Food Service, Puerto Vallarta Amigos, Holy Cow Mini Donuts, Owen’s Ice Cream, Freshcoast Health Food Bar, Spice Aid – Operation BBQ, Cup-a-Roni, Quadra Village Community Centre Food Truck, Elements Ice Cream and Candytime Concession.


https://www.saanich....ot-program.html


I wonder how many operators applied and lost the raffle

#266 Darren14

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 06:16 PM

Kinda disappointed... none of the top level food trucks i was hoping for



#267 qv

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 10:26 PM

This is a great idea but they didn't execute it well. I'm looking at Gyro beach this week- There's an ice cream truck and a donut truck, that's it.

So you can't get dinner at the beach, and they're pitting two dessert trucks against each other. Seems like it could have used a bit more thought.
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#268 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 09:44 AM

It was a random draw--everybody loses!


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#269 29er Radio

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Posted 05 July 2021 - 11:33 AM

Good Afternoon Vibrant Victorians

Our latest Food and Beverage themed podcast The Table Nine Podcast with myself and John Reese is available for your listening pleasure and this show we continue our chat with Phillips Brewing GM Jim Lister and explore taking advantage of well established brands in order to expand your customer base and more data crunching. Hell Yeah. We hope you enjoy the show. https://www.buzzspro...isodes/8791355 


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