Street Food Fusion w/ Al Carbon - Saturday 15 September

I hate Monday's as much as the next guy. But this week I have just the thing to get you through the week ahead : Street food fusion at it's best - An 8 course feast to celebrate Mexican Independence Day featuring the very best of North Mexican & American Barbecue cuisine this coming Saturday 15 September.

Hoping to blur the lines between situational crime prevention and street food when his Sydney food truck Al Carbón - Taquería Móvil goes live in a few weeks, Ex cop turned Mexican Taquería Master: Attila Yilmaz has teamed up with Olivia Andrews from Firetruck BBQ for this collaborative Pop-Up.

Both Attila and Olivia know their stuff, having travelled respectively through North Mexico and across the American 'BBQ-Belt' perfecting their craft and learning from the best. 

The Result: Amazing authentic street food, culture and flavours right here in Sydney. 

Having sampled offerings from both, I can attest that this collaboration will be absolutely D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!!!! Think juicy melt-in mouth slow cooked pulled pork and succulent meats wrapped in fresh tortillas laden with all the trimmings. And don't get me started about the amazing Raspados - a signature shaved ice dessert that is sweet, fruity and soft as snow. Attila has even imported a specialised machine to make them.

All the trimmings...
Fresh tortillas being made
I have personally been obsessed with the concept Food Trucks and street food since first stumbling across the television show : The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network whilst we were on our honeymoon in 2010.  Pete remembers me telling him how I had hoped that the trend would catch on here in Australia. Fast forward 2 years and here we are. 

Al Carbon Tacos - OMG YUM!
Soft as Snow - Raspados from previous Pop-up
Not only will the evening feature street food worthy of the 'taste sensation' title but there will also be loads of Latin entertainment too. 

The menu includes:

Mexican Botanas - Bar Snacks and a glass of Sangria or Cerveza

  • Tequila, lime and orange sea bass ceviche
  • Spicy smoked chicken wings with fire sauce
  • 15 hour apple and pecan smoked pulled pork slider with white sauce and O’s original sauce
  • Vampiro tostada – charcoal grilled carne asada with chilli de arbol salsa y garlic crema
  • 12 hour hot pastrami with red slaw, Russian dressing and American mustard
  • Tacos al pastor – spit roasted spiced marinated pork with chargrilled pineapple y salsa de tomatillo verde
  • Secret collaboration dish – when borders collide
  • Strawberry, chilli and lime raspados (shaved snow) with lime salt, dulche de leche y habanero infused agave syrup.

Cost: $67 per head.
Where: La Lupita - 325 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury in Sydney's Inner West.
Time: 7:30pm

For more information and to book tickets visit Al Carbón here and click on the purple 'Bookings and Store' tab.


If you can't make this week's pop-up connect with Facebook & Twitter above for  upcoming events featuring Al Carbon.

Al Carbón image and Logo courtesy of Attila Yilmaz & Interbrand


  1. Oh no! I wish I had known about this before. I booked somewhere else this Saturday :( I can't wait to read your post on it!

  2. I'm so excited to see Australia is just, just starting to get the hang of real American-style barbecue. Now we just have to wait three years for it to catch on in Perth!

  3. Those tortillas look beautiful! What a great idea... I'm so excited about all the great pop up dining happening in Sydney!

  4. Oh man I wish I could be there--looks like it'll be a solid time!!

  5. Yep, I"m all booked up this Saturday too. Shame, this sounds like a wickedness in a tortilla!


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