Food Truckin’ | S03E15

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Unless you’ve been on a hunger strike recently — or you hate leaving your house/apartment/condo/domicile/disused box in the river valley — you’re probably at least a little bit aware of the growing food truck community here in Edmonton. Bolstered by events like the City Centre Farmers Market and the hugely popular What the Truck events hosted by Mack Male and Sharon Yeo, food trucks are taking over city streets, in the best possible way.

In this episode, Scott and I chat with Saylish Haas, one of the three owners of the Next Act Pub just off Whyte Avenue on 104 Street. Saylish and the Act team purchased a food truck earlier this year, which will be hitting city streets after the May Long Weekend. Scott and I wanted to understand what it takes to get a food truck on wheels, what it means for the food truck community, and the Next Act Pub.

We also feature readers from the April Story Slam, and I spend some time chatting with journalist and author Steve Lillebuen about his experience writing “The Devil’s Cinema“, a book all about the infamous Mark Twitchell.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 0:00: Intro – “beer that tastes like fucking peaches”
  • 0:56: Saylish Haas, one of three owners of Next Act Pub, talks to us about the Next Act Food Truck
  • 26:02: April Story Slam – John “Duke” Johnstone and Matt Chrzanowski share their stories
  • 38:15: An interview with Steve Lillebuen, author of The Devil’s Cinema — the Mark Twitchell story.
  • 53:25: More beers are ordered, and more conversations are had with Saylish Haas
  • 1:05:29: The Fast Fifteen with Saylish Haas

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Photo by Mack Male on Flickr


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