By Leonard Goffe | Sun-Sentinel.com
The village of Wellington has done it again. They have created a fantastic event right in our own backyard, or more precisely our back parking lot. Wellington certainly has no shortage of fine restaurants, but since when do they come to you? Now they do. Welcome foodie trucks.
I don’t use the term food trucks because these trucks are not the “roach coaches” that pull up to construction sites or factories. These foodie trucks feature some of the best, and by the way, reasonably priced meals that any foodie or regular person could dream of. Every Thursday evening you can enter this food paradise and take your pick from more than 15 unique mobile high-end restaurants.
Located at the Wellington Amphitheater, the opening night really brought out the crowds, marked by a loud DJ at one end, and for some reason, the Solid Waste Authority at the other. Walking along with the many hungry people and happy dogs, I can’t imagine any person not finding something for them.
From fair food, including fried Twinkies (which are probably secured in a vault now), to some more healthy venues, the variety was simply amazing. I wound up cheating on my diet just a little. The first meal I ordered was the Lamb “Mexican Gyro,” which was made in a Colombian truck. The show put on was fun too; this truck had salsa music playing and some guy whose job was simply to dance. Both the food and the show were an absolute delight.
Next I moved on and had garlic wings. Made like Buffalo wings, these featured the more traditional elements of Buffalo wings and added garlic. The garlic really added the needed punch.
All in all this is a must-attend event. I saw quite a few friends from around the town, and I think that if you live in town you will, too.
I wanted to wish all of Wellington a very happy belated Thanksgiving. While this may have become a day to over indulge in food of all sorts, not a bad thing for a food critic, it should still remain a day to think about how fortunate we truly are. We live in a free nation, we have freedom of speech, freedom of religion and so many more things that others do not. Learn to count the blessings that you have, because in any instant they can be gone. And always try to improve your lives and the lives of others.
Remember what this season should truly be about, not fairytale Dicken- inspired songs, nor waiting in tents at Best Buy or BrandsMart. Learn to appreciate family, friends and this wonderful little city. The problems we face would be a paradise to so many in the world. And that my friends is “food” for thought.