Aug 17, 2014

Aug 18-21: Newport Harbor High School

The Newport Harbor High School CSF club is starting their fundraising early.
 This week is registration week and so we are having food trucks come at lunch from Monday, August 18-Thursday, August 21 between 11am-2pm in the 15th street parking lot at the school. The lineup is great and it is open to the public. Come and get some lunch and support the school.

Monday: Burger Monster, Dos Chinos, and Tropical Shave Ice
Tuesday: Sexy Burger, The Greasy Wiener and Tropical Shave Ice.
Wednesday: The Grilled Cheese Truck, GD Bro Truck and Tropical Shave Ice.
Thursday: Piaggio on Wheels, Kogi Truck and Tropical Shave Ice.

Some of these trucks are coming to us from LA, so make a special trip for a special lunch and feel good about it because you are supporting the kids!!!!!

600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Cross Streets: Between E 15th St and Margaret Dr

Aug 14, 2014

Great Food Truck Race season 5 begins Aug 17

The Great Food Truck Race returns for Season 5, premiering Sunday, Aug. 17 at 9|8c, with host Tyler Florence and eight brand-new food truck teams. This season’s high-stakes culinary road trip will take the hopefuls on a new route beginning in Southern California and culminating in a triple-city finale in Florida. None of the teams are current food truck operators — they’re hitting the ground as rookies. But they do have food skills, fresh concepts and entrepreneurial spirits, which they’ll need to rely on if they plan to make it to the end for a chance at winning their own food truck business and $50,000 in seed money.

Here's a sneak preview:

This season the route will take the teams to Santa Barbara and Venice Beach, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz.; Austin; Oklahoma City; St. Louis; Mobile, Ala.; and Tampa, Naples and Key West, Fla. Each team’s cooking — and selling — skills will be put to the test in various challenges that will uniquely differ from city to city. On the first day, each team will be provided with a vehicle for the duration of the race, but only the grand-prize winner will get to keep their truck. These rookies will soon learn that operating a food truck is a lot harder than it looks.

This season’s teams are:
Beach Cruiser (Venice, Calif.)
Chatty Chicken (Chattanooga)
Gourmet Graduates (Providence)
Let There Be Bacon (Cleveland)
Lone Star Chuck Wagon (Houston)
Madres Mexican Meals (Norwalk, Calif.)
Middle Feast (Los Angeles)
Military Moms (Fort Drum, N.Y.)

For more on the race, keep coming back to FN Dish to learn about this season’s food truck rookies, and visit The Great Food Truck Race page to go behind the scenes with photo galleries, video clips and more.

Jul 22, 2014