May 6, 2011

Anaheim: Slapfishtruck

My friend Karen and I were heading out of town and decided to stop at Noble Ale Works for dinner with Slapfishtruck.

Last night I tried half of the menu, and today I ordered the Lobsticle (again), the "just because we have to" fish taco, the shrimp pops, and the oysters.


Because we have to Fish Taco

Shrimp pop

June 25: NoHo Rocking Food Truck Fest

May 5, 2011

Los Alamitos: Slapfishtruck & Swinging Kitchen

New truck, Slapfishtruck made their debut today in Los Alamitos. They will also be at Noble Ale Works in Anaheim tomorrow at 5: 00 pm.

We tried the Lobsticle, Tower of Tuna, Major Crunchy (grilled bream fish topped with crunchy chips), and the raspberry limeaid.

We also stopped at Swinging Kitchen, and picked up the Sirloin Lettuce wrap and the Perfect Tofu Lettuce wrap, and the Banana Split S'mores.

Perfect tofu lettuce wrap from Swinging Kitchen
Sirloin steak taco from Swinging Kitchen
Banana split s'mores
Raspberry limeaid from Slapfish
Major crunchy from Slapfish
Tower of Tuna from Slapfish

Lobsticle from Slapfish

Welcome to the GFT World, Slapfish!

MAY 8: DTLA food truck fest

Costa Mesa: Piaggioonwheels, Doschinos, Tropshaveice

Today I took a newbie to the OC Fair to try an Orange County food truck. I started him off at Piaggio on wheels where we selected the Pulled Pork over chimichurri rice, the Skirt Steak over fries, and the chicken & caprese empanadas.

Then I took him to Dos chinos and picked up the Oahu Shrimp taco and the Bolsa Pork Bellies taco.

For dessert we went to Tropshaveice, and he got a snow capped shave ice.

Piaggio skirt steak over fries
Pulled pork over chimi rice
Dos Chinos Oahu taco
Dos Chinos Bolsa taco
Tropical Shave Ice

@SlapfishTruck makes debut in Los Alamitos and Anaheim

New OC Truck, Slapfish, is making their debut today in Los Alamitos, and tomorrow at NobleAleWorks in Anaheim with Lobstatruck and Ranchan Ramen.  Check out their menu below, and welcome Chef Andrew and his crew to the GFT world!

Great Food Truck Race 2 Press Release

THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE’ HITS THE ROAD FOR SEASON TWO Tyler Florence Returns as Host, Premiere Slated for August 14th at 10pm ET/PT Following ‘Food Network Star’ Finale

NEW YORK – May 4, 2011 – Food Network, the leader in food and lifestyle entertainment, announce the start of production for the second season of the hit primetime series, The Great Food Truck Race with Chef Tyler Florence returning as host. The show is set to premiere on Sunday, August 14th at 10pm ET/PT after the Food Network Star finale, with all subsequent episodes through September 25th airing Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.

In season two, eight celebrated and diverse food trucks from around the country embark on a coast-to-coast culinary road trip through cities including Santa Monica, Calif.; Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; Denver; Manhattan, Kan.; Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, and Miami. Each week, the trucks roll into a new city and compete in dynamic challenges – often battling tough conditions including weather problems, location mishaps, food sourcing issues, and ever-changing customer taste buds. In the end, it’s all about which truck can sell the most food and race to the next episode while the losing team is sent home. Guest judges join host Tyler Florence in each episode and the last truck standing wins $100,000.

The Great Food Truck Race is produced by RelativityREAL, LLC.

May 4, 2011

Signal Hill: Global Soul, No Jodas

Got Foodtrucks? started a new food truck gathering at the Best Buy Signal Hill.
It was our first time trying No Jodas and we picked the Tazones, which were bowls filled with rice, black beans, sweet onions, topped with meat and maduros (sweet plaintains). Martin picked the chicken and I picked the steak.

We also went to Global Soul and ordered their signature Shrimp Toastie, which was 4 jumbo grilled shrimps on top of toast with a special sauce.

Global Soul's Shrimp Toastie
Tazones with steak
Tazones with chicken
No Jodas!

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May 3, 2011

Food Trucks at Del Mar -- CANCELED

Be sure to check out the Boomers Event
that's coming later this month

San Diego is kicking off its very first San Diego Food Truck Festival for a daytime event on May 7, 2011 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, featuring over 50 of Southern California's finest gourmet food trucks. The event, hosted by the Mobile Food Truck Vendors Association (MFTVA), a professional organization based in San Diego for mobile food truck vendors and food truck enthusiasts, will headline with local San Diego trucks and will also feature trucks from Los Angeles and Orange County. MFTVA will donate at least 10% of the profits from the event to a local food-based charity.
San Diego is home to a handful of food trucks including the Miho Gastrotruck, Joe's on the Nose, Tabe BBQ and the Cohn Restaurant Group's Chop Soo-ey. In the past few years, a new wave of food trucks has emerged, making food trucks the latest and hippest niche in the foodie world. These trucks are not the "roach coaches" of days of yore. These are sophisticated gourmet eateries where the food happens to be made in a kitchen that operates inside a truck. Food trucks today stand behind impressive menus with not so average menus, sometimes focusing on a particular cuisine such as Greek or BBQ, or fusion fare such as Korean-Mexican, or a dedication to one entire food category, such as shrimp, or the promise of farm to market organic ingredients.
The food truck phenomenon began in Los Angeles, and is still growing with 300+ trucks and has spread quickly to New York, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle, among others. New York City has a 2+ year waiting list for food truck permits. A recent Food Network reality show, hosted by Tyler Florence, followed 8 food trucks across the US, where the trucks began their challenge in San Diego.
"The food truck is an impressive product of leaner economic times," MFTVA's Alissa Walters said. "Well-educated and experienced chefs discovered the largely untapped opportunity of the mobile food vending world, with startup costs that can come at a fraction of the bricks and mortars model. It makes sense that food trucks are out and about now because they are a natural outcrop of a socially connected world where truck fans can follow their favorite trucks on Twitter to learn the truck's stop that day or when a certain dish has sold out."
Fans are known to form block-long lines once the latest spot of a celebrated truck is revealed.
The San Diego Food Truck Festival 2011 takes place on Saturday, May 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets to the event are $15 adults, $8 children. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
Read my article on San Diego's Gourmet Food Trucks right here.

May 2, 2011

May 13: Fullerton, Food Truck Round Up

May 14: Food Trucks at Santa Anita without the horses

Saturday, May 14, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Santa Anita Food Truck Festival is back by popular demand! Enjoy gourmet food from 70 of Southern California’s finest gourmet food trucks including The Grilled Cheese Truck, Lobsta Truck & Nom Nom Truck. Food trucks and foodies everywhere will take over the ENTIRE Santa Anita Infield.
The event will be held in the vast Santa Anita Park Infield, in the middle of the race track. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Live music from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For kids, we have Family Fun Day, consisting of moonbounces, pony rides, face painting, playground and carnival games. Moonbounces and playground are FREE. Pony rides, face painting and carnival game tickets can be purchased at the Family Fun area.
·  Pony Ride - $2
·  Pony Ride w/ Photo - $4
·  Face Painting - $2
·  Carnival Games – 2 tickets for $1
General admission to Santa Anita Park is $5. With general admission, entrance to the Food Truck Festival is free. Children 17 and under are free, when accompanied by an adult.
Santa Anita Park general parking is $4.
Parking will be located at Gate 6, off of Colorado Pl.
Scheduled to Participate:

Ahn Joo LA
Barbies Q
Baby's Badass Burgers
Bool BBQ
Border Grill
Calbi BBQ
Cheeseball Wagon
Chef Che's Argentine Cuisine
Chunk'n Chip
Crepen Around
Crepes Bonaparte
Da Munch Box
Dogtown Dogs
Don Chow Tacos
Dosa Truck
Flavor Rush
George's Greek Cafe
Germany's Famous Bratwurst
Go Country 105 Chuck Wagon
Great Balls on Tires
Greenz on Wheels
Grilled Cheese Truck
Gringos Tacos
India Jones
Jogasaki Burrito
Kabob 'N Roll
Krazy BBQ
La Rue de Paris
Lake St. Creamery
Lee's Philly
Let's Be Frank
Lobsta Truck
Mac N Roll
Macho Nacho
Maui Wowi Hawaiian
Meet N Potatoes
Naan Stop
No Jodas Cuban Kitchen
No Reservations
No Tomatoes
Nom Nom Truck
Piaggio On Wheels
Ragin' Cajun
Rebel Bite
Shrimp Pimp
Slammin' Sliders
Smokin' Willies BBQ
South Philly Experience
Streets of Thailand
Ta Bom
Tapa Boy LA
Tasty Meat
Temaki Truck
The Boba Truck
The Feast Truck
The Greasy Weiner
The Sweets Truck
The Yummy One
Tropical Shaved Ice
Tornado Potato
Uncle Lau's BBQ
Valentino's Pizza
Vesuvio LA
Vizzi Truck
Waffles de Liege
White Rabbit Truck
Yalla Truck

May 1, 2011

Cerritos: DosaTruck, Tapaboyla, Chunknchip

Just 24 hours ago, we were in Salt Lake City, UT buying food from The Lime Truck.

We made it back home at 1:00, and at 2:00 pm, we get a tweet asking if we were going to the city of Cerritos birthday celebration, where a bunch of LA food trucks were there, and there's no line!

I picked up the "Slumdog" from the Dosatruck, which is like an indian crepe filled with curry, potatoes, and spinach.

Martin went to Tapaboyla and ordered the Tocino bowl, and went to Chunknchip to see if anyone said the secret word for the free Booyah. No one did!

While eating, Josh from Chunknchip joined us for lunch, and he had the Surf & Turf from Lee's Philly.

Round trip from Brea, CA to Salt Lake City, UT... 1347 miles

The Slumdog from Dosatruck
The Booyah frm Chunknchip that Martin won.
Flavor unknown... and it was melting in the 89 degree heat!
The Tocino Bowl from TapaBoy
The Surf n Turf from Lee's Philly