Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday, April 20th

A local vegan food truck premiered today at the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. I made sure to be there when they opened.
At 9:30, they only had Cinnamon Rolls, Crispy Treats and Fruit Bars ready. Mr. SVegetarian and I split a Cinnamon Roll $4 which was good. Not too heavy.
Then we had a lot of time to kill. The food truck would not have their lunch items ready till 11-11:30...we saw lots of pretty things...
and found a delightful new Tapas restaurant, Chimole. I enjoyed a Lost Rhino Face Plant IPA while watching the crowds from inside.
Around 11:30, the savory food started coming out of the truck. The best we tried was the Tofu Reuben $7. The Randy Radish Reuben was as good as The Common Market's Tofurky Reuben.
The Guac was just so so IMO...Too much Cilantro or something...
Mr. SVegetarian had the Beyond Meat Chicken Satays, which again, were just so so.
Gardein All American Sloppy Joes on TJ's WW Buns with TJ's Tater Tots for dinner.
Way too much fun and food today.

12 comments:

xvavaveganx said...

What a fun day!!!!! How cool that there is a new food truck! That cinnamon roll looks absolutely delicious! The icing looks nice and thick, yum! What pretty flowers! Spring is definitely in the air.

Haha that beer has a great name! Drinking and people watching sounds pretty perfect to me. Too bad some of the food truck items were just so so but at least the reuben was good. Cilantro is definitely a taste killer for me so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the offending ingredient ;)

Molly said...

Oh, exciting! I'd be there & ready for a vegan food truck if one premiered here, too. The cinnamon roll looks really good as does the reuben. Too bad the rest was so-so, though. We had Beyond Meat last week and probably won't have it again, but I'm glad we tried it.

Looks like a beautiful day out for you. I'm craving flowers, so keep posting them when you get a chance!

Rose said...

Now, that's what I'd call good old vegan loitering!

The food truck stuff looks good...definitely think the reuben looks like the star.

I keep praying for vegan food trucks to grace our parts...

1eded7a4-91c0-11e2-bd5a-000bcdca4d7a said...

How cool! The food from the food truck looked pretty good!

I want a cinnamon roll now! It looked good and the reuben also looked really good!

Too bad the other stuff wasn't that good!

glad to see the classic tater tots back on the blog!

Unknown said...

How fun! Somehow food from trucks is more appealing.... Maybe they are so new they have yet to "fine tune" the menu offerings. The ruben looks nicely toasted- i love a good crunch to toasted sandwiches. The problem with the guac would be serving it with bread instead of salty tortilla chips!
Love the flower pics, looks like some nice sunshjne for you today
The sloppy joes do look sloppy- do you pick them up or use a knife and fork?
Ttrockwood

Ingrid said...

Due to all of the weather lately, the Vegan Van has cancelled a lot of locations, but it is my opinion that food trucks usually have one or two tasty items and the rest is just mediocre. The cinnamon roll looks amazing, as does the reuben! Maybe those are the Randy Radish's best items?

Looks like a great day to enjoy the spring sunshine!

Mary said...

Yay for a new food truck! There's not any good ones in my area surprisingly. They probably have some closer to the beach here. That reuben looks amazing as do the sloppy joes!

Hannah said...

Too much food fun is never enough. Heh. Randy radish.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!!

VaVa, it was a cute name for the beer. The best part of yesterday was the people watching.

Molly, the coolest food truck would be both vegan and operating out of an Airstream. Don't give up on the Beyond Meat. I physically got a headache from it when I first had it, but since then I've enjoyed other variations from WF's.

Rose, totally loitering with intent. I would've felt like such a failure if I left before lunch service. If you are like me, you dream of having your own vegan food truck.

1eded7a4-91c0-11e2-bd5a-000bcdca4d7a, Tots rule (as long as they're not under done). Had to keep the 'fun food' theme going through the day.

Unknown, is that what makes Food Trucks so appealing? They seem renegade or something. Have you hit The Cinnamon Snail yet? No forks involved in last nights dinner. Totally sloppy.

Ingrid, I will make it my mission to weed out the mediocre from the good options from this food truck. Hope your weather warms up in time for Grandma's arrival.

Mary, is it that there are no vegan food trucks in your area or just no good ones? How incredible to both be at the beach and have vegan options.

Hannah, I suppose it depends on the food fun being had. Methinks your capacity for fun far exceeds my own.

Mary said...

No trucks on the side of San Diego that we are on unfortunately. When we lived in WA State we actually lived much closer to the beach that where we live in Cali.

Randy Radish said...

Hello Shenandoah Vegan! Thank you so much for coming out to The Randy Radish for our debut at the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.

We had a fantastic weekend and received very positive feedback from our customers.

Saturday was our first day serving from the truck so we were still working out the kinks. So sorry you had to wait for lunch items. On Sunday we served the full menu starting at 10am when the festival opened.

We sold out of all of our items both days, and the Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta was the first to sell out both days. I am truly sorry you did not enjoy the food more.

We were also featured in a local blog http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com/2013/04/leesburg-garden-show-2013.html

and have received extremely favorable reviews from our Facebook fans (www.facebook.com/therandyradish). We hope you will find us again some time and give us the opportunity to wow you! Thanks again for the mention in your blog.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

RR,

The Cinnamon Roll and Tofu Reuben were fantastic and I can't wait to get them again and again. You created such a varied and unique menu. I should have emphasized how hard and well you all worked with the public. That was extremely impressive and must've been incredibly exhausting.

There is no doubt you are going to be a huge success (regardless of what I think of the Guac & Satay) and spawn many Randy Radish offshoots. I will be able to brag that I was there on day one.