Well, not really, but it's a great excuse to sample two of the best food trucks in Asheville!  

You see - almost every weekend, Highland Brewing Company has a few food trucks that set up on Friday and Saturday nights to give their patrons some awesome chow to help soak up their stellar beer.  This weekend is no different, but the kind of food our host has chosen is rather interesting!  You see, this weekend, Asheville's premiere Cajun/Creole food trucks - Root Down and Vieux Carre - will compete for your stomachs!

I've had some awesome food from both trucks, and I can't wait to see what they will dazzle us with this weekend!  

From Root Down, I've had such great treats as Duck Gumbo, Rabbit Étouffée, a Pork & Pimento Cheese Sandwich, and Sweet Potato Doubloons.  All were amazing!

Rabbit Étouffée 

Rabbit Étouffée 

Pork & Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Pork & Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Sweet Potato Doubloons 

Sweet Potato Doubloons 

From Vieux Carre, I've tried such goodies as Chicken Sauce Piquante, Jambalaya, Boudin Balls, and the Three Little Pigs Wrap.  All were fantastic!

Boudin Balls

Boudin Balls

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Three Little Pigs Wrap

Three Little Pigs Wrap

So, bundle up and head out to Highland Brewing Company this weekend to take advantage of the amazeballs food of Vieux Carre and Root Down.  I'm calling it The Great Cajun/Creole Food Truck Showdown - you can call it a chance to try awesome food from two great Asheville food trucks.  Maybe we'll get lucky enough to have some Cold Mountain with this marvelous cuisine!

Let me know what you thought of them in the comments!

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to attend Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp which also served as a grand opening for their new state-of-the-art brewery located in Mills River, NC.  The event was AMAZING!  With over 100 breweries, 15 food trucks, and 5,000 fellow beer lovers - it was a little slice of heaven.  It was EASILY the best beer festival I've ever been to!

I took two food breaks to try to soak up some of the tons of delicious beer that I was pouring down my gullet.  First up was a food truck that was visiting from Decatur, GA - The Mobile Marlay, which specializes in fish 'n' chips.  The line was long, but the service was quick.  I ordered a Cod sandwich which came with french fries.  The sandwich had tarter sauce and cheddar cheese.  It was HOT and amazing!  The fish was perfectly fried and crispy.  The fries were pretty awesome, too!  I wish I had come back to try the shrimp or lobster tacos.  I will definitely have to look them up next time I am near Atlanta!

Next up was a pork hoagie from Pho Ya Belly.  They were also very quick.  I think the guy behind me was mad because I purchased the last one!  All of the food trucks sold out of most of their food near the end of the day.  The hoagie was SPICY - just the way I like it!  Pork, topped with pickled veggies, and a creamy sauce; all tucked inside a crispy, yet chewy hoagie roll.  Wondrous! 

I also had the pleasure of running into the Godfather of Highland Brewing Company - Oscar Wong.  I said, "Oscar, I just want to thank you for starting ALL of this."  To which he responded, "It turned out pretty well, didn't it?"  Yes it did ... yes it did...

Me and Oscar

Me and Oscar

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

Cod Sandwich from The Mobile Marlay

Cod Sandwich from The Mobile Marlay

Pork Hoagie from Pho Ya Belly

Pork Hoagie from Pho Ya Belly

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada