Where can you people-watch everyone from government wonks to exercise enthusiasts to tall-bicycle riders while sampling some of Denver’s best and burgeoning food truck scene? Why, in Civic Center Park most Tuesdays and Thursdays of course.
Located steps away from the city’s Capitol building, Civic Center Eats allows Denver regulars and newbies to sample what the city’s food truck culture has to offer. And that consists of anything from BBQ to Indian, to adventurous slow-cooked bowls fresh from local award-winning trucks like Crock Spot.
With so much to choose from, our group of pickers may have started out as one team, but we ultimately split up to go where our tastebuds led us.
Some of us opted for the Venezuela-inspired delights of the ornately decorated Quiero Arepas truck. We tried the La Havana as well as the Carne Mechada arepas. The winner was definitely the La Havana, with its succulent, slow-roasted pork/ham/cheese combo mixed with a tangy “Havana sauce.”
Others wanted a taste of the ocean to escape the dry summer heat of our lovely but noticeably landlocked state. These pickers went for the Maine Lobster Roll from East Coast Joe’s (flown in from the Maine daily apparently!) with a side of fried sweet potato balls.
With so much to choose from for reasonable prices, even the summer heat won’t keep this picker’s tastebuds from leading her back to Civic Center Park again soon..