What’s for dinner at Calypso? Check it out!!
This is where we are tonight for the after party!! From 9-12AM enjoy some fresh corn soup served with cornbread, bake & saltfish, doubles, roti or wings!!
Will we see you there?
Mt. Airy Day, Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival and More….
Pretty much! After a long uncertain winter, we’re back and we couldn’t be happier! We can spend time catching up on when you stop by and see us at the truck. Let’s use this time to discuss where you can find us in the coming weeks.
- This weekend we are pulling a doubles (ha! doubles, get it?) Today we’re at the Mt. Airy Day celebration taking place from 11AM to 5PM on the grounds of Cliveden of the National Trust at 6400 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19119
- On Sunday, find us back on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill for the 17th Annual Home & Garden Festival from 11AM to 4PM.
- We will be offering $5 Platters!!!! Choose from Mojo Jerk or Mango Mania Wings with rice & peas, cole slaw or coconut cream corn on the cob.
- Making it’s debut on the truck, accra-codfish fritters served with our tasty peppanaise sauce. Delicious finger food to snack on while you are checking out all the vendors.
- If you are overwhelmed by all this yumminess, no worries, the usual suspects will be on the truck too!
We revisit Love Park this week as well!!! We are so excited to see our downtown crew-we’ve so missed you guys!! We will get to specifics on Monday….until then come out and show us some love this weekend!
P.S. Calypso finally has an opening date-May 31st!! We are handing out coupons on the truck good towards your first visit. Come snag one before they’re all gone!
Rain or Shine!!! We will be in Manayunk tomorrow at Manayunk on Ice!! We will be participating in Fire on Ice, one very fiery sampler item sure to heat you up in the cold! We hope to see you there! I cannot wait to see the ice carving competition!
More details here!
Weekend Edition: Frankford Fall Music & Arts Festival and Sweet Potato Puffs Return!!
Brrrr It’s getting cold. Normally around this time I look to park up the truck and pack it in for the season but not this year-we are out and about doing what we do! Tomorrow we will be at the Inaugural Frankford Fall Music & Arts Festival! We don’t get down to Frankford much so we are super excited to be there from 2-8 serving up goodies.
Back by popular demand, sweet potato puffs! We’ve been asked by so many folks to bring this treat back and tomorrow throughout next week, you will be able to get your hands on these bite sized goodies. Soup will definitely be on the menu along with our regular menu items.
We hope to see you out tomorrow at St. Marks Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue between 2-8. (we’ll actually be set up by about 12:30) so if you are looking for fun times, come on over!!
On Sunday we will be at Creekside Farmer’s Market in Elkins Park at High School and Ashbourne Roads. This is our last week there so come stock up!!
Free Treats & Farm Fest at the Mort Brooks Memorial Farm
Today we are at Weaver’s Way farm at Washington Lane & Chew Avenue. It’s looking like we will have great weather! Look for pumpkin bread on today’s menu along with doubles, rotis, and bake & saltfish!
We will also have paradise tea for sale but you could grab a free one (with your purchase) if you come up to the truck and tell us Happy Anniversary! Yep, for our anniversary weekend we are giving back since you’ve given so much to help us make it this far!
We hope to see you out this weekend!!!
Our Anniversary & Latest News
Hi family!!! This is a huge week for us! A year ago this week, The Mini Trini made her debut on the streets of Philadelphia. It has a been a great year, a bumpy one, but still great! We have a lot in store this weekend and on Friday night (I’ll put a separate post up about that) we are having a nice lime in Fishtown to celebrate one year on de road!
This Thursday is lunch at the Navy Yard and Night Market in Chinatown. On the menu at the Navy Yard:
- Mango or Jerk Wings
- Bake & Saltfish
- Corn Soup (yummmy)
- Chicken or Veggie Roti
- Pumpkin Bread
Night Market will see a slightly modified menu but as usual, bellies will be happy. We are hitting the road with a lot more doubles this year and hopefully we sell out! If you are around at either of these events tomorrow, stop by and give us a shout. if not, hopefully we’ll see you at our lime by the truck.
P.S. I snapped a quick video of Jody frying up doubles on the truck. Music was jamming and I have no idea how we lost the sound but stay tuned for more videos as we create “on de truck”, a new series that is sure to keep you entertained and up to date with the happenings of The Mini Trini. While you’re on you tube, subscribe to our channel!
See you soon!
The Mini Trini will be on vacation this week. The truck will be back out in September.
We will be at Glenside Farmer’s market on September 8th and Creekside Farmer’s market in Elkins Park on September 9th.
I’m not anxious for the summer to end but I so enjoy the fall and I can’t wait for the fall treats on the truck!
We’ll be seeing you soon!
Hey folks! Here’s a glimpse of what’s on the horizon:
Tomorrow we’re at Weavers Way in Mt. Airy Village (Greene & Carpenter Lane) serving dinner from 5pm-8pm. Please come down and check us out! On the menu: bake & saltfish ( we have such ripe plantain, these are sure to go down good) jerk wings and/or our mango mania wings accompanied with macaroni pie and cole slaw.
Saturday we’re cooking up at The Whole Foods Fresh Beets Festival in Jenkintown. This is going to be a great event! We’ll be there from 2-6 serving the usual suspects: roti (chicken, veggie or shrimp) doubles and bake & salt fish. We might have a few more treats so be sure to stop by. There will be other of our food truck comrades present so come treat your belly to something delicious.
If you can’t catch us at either of these events, you’re in luck this weekend. On Sunday we’ll make our debut at Creekside Farmer’s Market in Elkins Park! We’ll be ready to serve at 10 right through till’ 2pm. We’re kicking off our ’Locally Sourced, Island Infused’ additions. We shop right at the farmer’s market and cook up something fresh and delicious right on the truck…but with our island twist. Awesomeness!!!
There’s so much good news to share that I could scream with excitement. I’ll give you guys hints along the way up until the big announcements! In the meantime, if you see us out this weekend and you mention “Calypso” you’ll get a free drink. Come see us, say hi and treat your tastebuds! Follow us on Twitter for real time updates.
P.S. Are you guys watching the Olympics? My photo above, none other than Trinidad & Tobago’s George Bovell who will be reppin’ Sweet T&T in tomorrow’s 50m freestyle finals! We’ll be making plenty of noise in the kitchen tomorrow as we go for the gold!! Let’s go T&T!!!
How Have Allyuh been?
It’s been a long time……how allyuh doing? We’re cool over here, busy like bees. Here’s an update on what’s coming up for us in the next few days and weeks.
Tonight we are @COOKPhilly serving up treats from the truck. On the menu:
accra-saltfish fritters served with a mango-pineapple chow
doubles-you know the usual suspects!
Sunday Lunch (modified version)- a typical Trinidad Sunday lunch has much more than our plate tonight. Expect to see macaroni pie, cole slaw, peas & rice, jerk wings and a side of fried plantains.
Homemade Coconut Ice Cream-yummm!!
A lil soca music, good eats and plenty drinks-we are in for a time!!
Saturday and Sunday-we’ll be at Art for The Cash Poor down at InLiquid:
Check it out here!!
I hope you can come out this weekend! Latas!
The Mini Trini