Nov 20, 2010

Costa mesa: Barcelona onthego, Piaggio, Morsels bakery truck

Potato Frittata (aka: Spanish Tortilla)
Argentine Steak Taco

Barcelona's tri tip taco with corn salsa
Banana cream dessert shot
The weather forecast said 60% chance of rain, but it did not stop us from venturing out for food at the Soco Farmers Market.

My brunch was the Potato & sun dried tomato frittata (aka Spanish Tortilla) from Barcelona onthego, and a steak taco with chimichurri from Piaggio on Wheels. Martin had the steak tacos, from Barcelona but with a corn salsa. For dessert we had a banana cream shot from Morsels Bakery Truck.

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Nov 18, 2010

Nov 17, 2010

Irvine: Piaggio, Shortstop bbq, The Lime Truck, Morsels Bakery Truck

Piaggio on wheel's Osso Buco
Shortstop BBQ's turkey with cranberry bbq sauce
Dos Chino's pork belly taco
Morsel's bakery cream puff
The Lime Truck's steak taco w/ mango salsa
The Lime Truck's japanese chilies
Tonight (thanks to Saturday Night Foodies) there were 20 trucks at the Verizonwireless Amphitheater raising money and food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

I wanted to try all the trucks but narrowed it to Piaggio's osso bucco, Shortstop bbq's turkey sandwich in a cranberry bbq sauce, Dos Chinos' pork bellies taco, and dessert from Morsels Bakery truck.

Martin went to Lime Truck and got the steak taco with mango salsa and an order of the japanese chilies.

update: the event raised 4000 lb of food + $5000 from the silent auction!
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Special food truck event Nov. 17, from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Click here for the link info

update: the event raised 4000 lb of food + $5000 from the silent auction!

(to dine in comfort)

In conjunction with 19 gourmet food trucks and other leading food bloggers, Saturday Night Foodies will host a special food truck event Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater parking lot (8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA).

This special Drive Out Hunger event will leverage OC DinDin-A-GoGo, a weekly gourmet food truck event managed by the Tropical Shave Ice Truck.  For those that have experienced a DinDin-A-GoGo event, think OC DinDin on steroids!  We really encourage everyone to bring folding tables, chairs and blankets.

Celebrities helping to bring awareness to the hunger crisis in Orange County will be on hand to take pictures and sign autographs for a donation of 10 non-perishable canned or dry good items, per person. There will also be a silent auction, and participants will have the opportunity to bid on Lakers and Lady Gaga tickets, vacations, and autographed art, to name just a few.

Event admission and parking are free.

Celebrities* participating in the special Drive Out Hunger OC DinDin-A-GoGo event at press time are:
  • Ashley Argota (Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP)
  • Rachael Bell (Disney’s Suite Life on Deck)
  • Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance)
  • Taylor Dayne (Singer)
  • John and Steven French (Disney’s Suite Life: 2 for the Road)
  • Shar Jackson (Moesha, Celebrity Fit Club)
  • Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush)
  • Ashley Jones (True Blood, Bold and Beautiful)
  • James Kyson Lee (Heroes)
  • Corey Miller (LA Ink)
  • Bronson Pelletier (Twilight Saga)
  • Raini Rodriguez (Paul Blart Mall Cop, Disney’s Prom)
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family)
  • Gretchen Christine Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County)
  • BooBoo Stewart (Twilight Saga)
  • Fivel Stewart (Guardians of Luna)
  • Kaycee Stroh (High School Musical 1, 2 & 3)
  • Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Dolls)
*Celebrities subject to change without notice. Visit for latest lineup.

The donations that are needed most

Non-perishable canned goods or dry food**:
  • Canned meats, fish, soup, fruits, vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter
Personal care items:
  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
** Please no glass containers or expired items.

Nov 16, 2010

Los Alamitos: Yalla truck, Barcelona onthego

Yalla classic
Baba Ghanoush (see description above)
Coffee Creme Brulee
Fries w/ sea salt
Spanish chilaquiles
This week a truck "new" to the OC came to Los Al, the Yalla truck. They are a vegetarian truck specializing in falafel, which is made of chickpeas.

Martin had one of their pitas and Karen had their appetizers, which I took a rare photo of the menu description.

I had fries and Chef Jennifer's coffee creme brulee from Barcelona onthego, while my nephew had the Chilaquiles, also from Barcelona onthego.

Not pictured: our traditional Tropical Shave Ice

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Nov 15, 2010

Huntington Beach: Piaggio, Chunk n Chip

Pulled pork over chimi rice from Piaggio
Chunk n chips BooYah
Piaggio, Chunk n Chip, Kona Ice and Dos Chinos (arrived late) were at Jack's Surf in Huntington Beach. I forgot how much cooler it was by the beach as I ate my pulled pork over chimi rice. Martin had 2 chicken tacos from Piaggio (not pictured) and a mint booyah from Chunk n Chip.
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Irvine: Piaggio, Crepes Bonaparte, Tropical Shave Ice, Kidbeanz

Filet Mignon over Chimi Rice & Asparagus
Banana, Strawberry & Nutella crepe
Hawaiian Shave ice!
Getting a shot.. of espresso from Kidbeanz
My apologies for this delayed post. Having an extra 2 days off messed up my schedule. Ok, not true, but that is my weak excuse.

It's nice we can have a place to go on Sundays. The line up at this week's OC GREAT PARK was Louks, Piaggio, Barcelona, Chompchomp, Crepes, Dogzilla, Tropical Shave Ice, and coffee truck Kidbeanz.

Piaggio had a filet mignon sandwich that I had converted into a rice & asparagus plate. Karen got her favorite: a banana, strawberry & nutella crepe from Crepe Bonaparte, and we also picked up a tofu satay at Chompchomp (not pictured).

For dessert, we always save room for Shave Ice (shocking, I know), and on our way out we picked up a macchiato and a mocha from Kidbeanz. I didn't post a photo of the coffees... apologies.
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