Catching Up With Monte Cristo At Queen Anne Farmers Market

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!--paging_filter--pspanIt’s been rolling around town for nearly a year, but I just finally caught up with the amazing a href=""Monte Cristo/a truck, a tasty venture run by seasoned chef Danielle Custer./span/p
pThough I had dinner plans later, I couldn’t resist trying this mobile kitchen’s rightly famous fried cheese curds, dipping the melty bites into a tiny cup of tomato soup. That’s Custer’s favorite way of eating them./p
pMm-mmm, good. No, make that great. I'll be back for more soon! (Monte's at Second and Pike today [Friday]) and up on Cap Hill Sunday for a href=""PrideFest/a./p
pMonte Cristo was making folks murmur emstrongmmm/strong/em at one of the best spots in Seattle for checking out food trucks, the a href=""Queen Anne Farmers Market/a./p
pEvery Thursday--except next week, which is a holiday--this crazy busy market on the top of the hill is like a mini mobile truck roundup. The cast of characters changes regularly, which keeps things interesting. Monte Cristo is there the last Thursday of each month, for instance. a href=""Off the Rez /awas there, too, as was a href=""Parfait/a and a href=""Buns/a in addition to various other vendors./p
pAnd, man, the neighborhood eats it up. Arrive around 5 p.m. and the place is buzzing with the happy sounds of families grabbing dinner and kicking it picnic-style on the nearby lawn. What a fantastic way to start the weekend. (Didn’t you hear? Thursday’s the new Friday!)/p
pIt seems like the perfect partnership, these mobile food purveyors offering an extra delicious incentive for folks to come out and support local micro-ag. Could this practice trend? Sure hope so, as the combo clicks./p
pIf you want to take that combo-ing idea to the next level, you could shop for your fruits, veggies, meat, eggs and bread--thanks for coming Columbia City Bakery!--and have an appetizer at the farmers market before wandering down the Avenue to the sublime Lloyd Martin for the main course. Starting July 11, chef Sam Crannel makes a a href=""Market-focused three-course supper/a on Thursdays, available from 5 to 7 p.m. Hurray!/p
pAND... to keep up with the ever-expanding fleet of fab food trucks around the area, check out Seattle Food Truck's excellent a href=""website/a.nbsp;/p