December 16

The Hunt for a Food Truck

Mr. Rooster and I are not sit-down-and-eat-asparagus people, so we didn’t want to have a sit-down-and-eat-asparagus wedding. On a night out, we’re more likely to be found noshing on appetizers at the local pub than sitting down for a four-course meal, and we wanted the food at our wedding to reflect that.

Now, it’s not that we don’t like food. We love food. Choosing what friends and family would eat at our reception was way up there on the list of things we care about. We just have an idea of what we would like to see on our wedding menu and it’s more “fried chicken” than “filet mignon.”

chickenappetizerMini Chicken and Waffle Appetizers, Apples & Onions

Fried chicken with waffles to be exact.

I casually mentioned that when we were finding our wedding style, Roo and I threw out the idea of having a food truck cater our reception. It always seemed like a food truck fit the sort of laid-back, cool vibe we wanted for the wedding. Plus, going with a mobile kitchen on wheels solved a small problem we didn’t know we had: There’s no kitchen at the brewery. Instead, we’ll have the truck pull right up to the party on the patio.

mnbfoodtruckThe Good Food Truck at Monday Night Brewing, shot by Jayne B Photography

We knew we wanted a food truck, but we didn’t know which food truck. So I did what any bride would do: Google. Google. Google. I scoured Yelp and Urban Spoon for ratings, and found a great website for finding and booking food trucks: Roaming Hunger. It was a list on Roaming Hunger that pointed me to the Southern-Latin fusion truck, Ibiza Bites.

IbizaBites
Atlanta Magazine

It seemed perfect. Their menu is full of creative dishes that will make you re-think what street food should be, hopefully impressing our guests. And Ibiza Bites’ flavors are an appropriate homage to both my Latin-influenced upbringing in Miami, and our recent Southern roots. Think guava-glazed baby back ribs and coconut-crusted fried chicken.

ibizalolachicken
T.J. Blackburn

Only one thing was left to do: Taste! We found the Ibiza Bites truck at a local street food night and sampled a few of their dishes. And it was all delicious. Just like our venue, I didn’t need to look anywhere else. We booked with Ibiza Bites right away. I don’t know if I’m easy to please, or if I just know what I want when it comes to this wedding stuff. All I know is I’m going to enjoy pecan-crusted chicken and waffles with grilled Georgia peaches at our wedding, and I couldn’t be more excited.

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