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Artegon Marketplace says "There is always something happening here" and it's certainly true for the 4th Friday of each month when food trucks come to serve up many culinary delights. My son and I went last Friday and it was fun and tasty!
Artegon Marketplace is more than a mall, it's a unique experience where multiple crafters and artists showcase their goods. There is always something new to see there and it's worth the trip down International Drive. Now you have a great excuse to visit Artegon with the addition of Food Truck Fridays!
First we went truck to truck to see what each menu offered before making some selections. Monsta Lobsta caught my eye with their lobster bisque. Another patron told me to order the bisque (about $6) before it sold out! Apparently it's a favorite and I can see why. It was absolutely delicious and I hope they will be there again next month - maybe I can try my first lobster roll. My son decided on a large helping of chili fries from the French Fry Junction truck. These fries were hot, fresh, and absolutely loaded with chili and cheese sauce (about $9). I was surprised at how many choices the menu offered and I am sure we will try and see where we can locate this truck again soon.
Most of the food trucks set up a sun shade with tables and chairs. We went early so it wasn't a problem to find a seat. I think we were too early though because the advertised live entertainment was nowhere to be found. The event runs from 5:00pm until 9:00pm and the trucks can change from month to month. I recommend checking the Artegon Marketplace website to see what trucks are scheduled for the Friday you are able to attend: http://www.artegonmarketplace.com/things-to-do-in-orlando/food-truck-fridays/82. Our experience with Food Truck Friday included these delicious offerings:
Bellyfull (Caribbean, American & African cuisines)
French Fry Junction (Gourmet fries & burgers)
Messy Delights (Cajun and New Orleans style food)
Willy T's Crab Shack (Crab Cakes & Seafood)
Monsta Lobsta (Lobster & Seafood)
Camel Tow Tacos (Fish, Chicken & Vegetarian Tacos)
Peru Power (Peruvian Cuisine)
Heidi's German Kitchen (German Cuisine)
Location: Artegon Marketplace located at 5250 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
How great is it? On a scale of 1 to 10: This experience was an 8 but I bet if we go a little later in the evening next time and could experience the entertainment, I would enjoy this fun event even more!