May 20, 2011

Fullerton: Rollingsushivan, Bakery Truck

The Best Buy in Fullerton is getting busier each passing week. I've noticed that there are a lot of new food truck eaters who are discovering how delicious the trucks are.  There are also many "seasoned" foodies, the people who are smart enough to bring full size tables and tailgating in the parking lot to enjoy their dinner.

Tonight I went to Rolling sushi van and ordered the U Don, but forgot to take a photo. Chef Chris made another wonderful "secret menu" Salmon Cheek, which was worth the wait.

For dessert, we went to Morsels Bakery Truck where Martin picked up the  fresh Raspberry Cream Puff, and Karen & I ordered the Banana Cream dessert shot.

Secret menu item: Salmon Cheek

Banana cream dessert shots
Raspberry cream puff
Loving the crowd at "Too Fat Too Furious" at Best Buy Fullerton

May 19, 2011

Fullerton: Swinging Kitchen, Dos chinos, & Chunknchip Booyah Eating Contest

The Chuckwagonstop in Fullerton has become another popular spot on Thursdays. Today was also the Chunknchip Booyah Eating contest.

While waiting for the contest, I had the Coconut Shrimp lettuce taco and the Pho-rench dip sandwich from Swinging kitchen. Martin had the Perfect Lettuce taco, also from Swinging kitchen, and the Oahu Shrimp taco and the new Irvine Chicken taco from Dos chinos.




Perfect Lettuce taco from Swinging Kitchen
Coconut shrimp taco from Swinging Kitchen

Pho-rench Dip from Swinging Kitchen
Irvine Chicken taco from Dos Chinos
Oahu shrimp taco from Dos Chinos

The Boo-yah eating contest from Chunk n Chip
How fast can you eat 2 Boo-yahs?
The winner is the one in blue

Shove it in... eat! eat!

Irvine: The Lime Truck, Barcelona on the Go

My sister Becky is my weekly guest blogger, reporting on food trucks from the Teller & Michelson lunch lot in Irvine, CA. 

There’s a reason why you have to wait in line if you want to eat at The Lime Truck on Wednesdays.

Every week, they’re always thinking outside of the box with innovative items to tantalize our taste buds. The chicken marsala taco (chicken with tomatoes and mushrooms) was a creative take on an Italian dish we all know and love. There was also New England gnocchi, a unique fusion of New England style clam chowder with Italian gnocchi. Brilliant!


In contrast, if you aren’t feeling adventurous, you can’t get any more tried and true than Barcelona on the Go’s top sirloin tacos: Two tacos topped with fresh corn salsa.  Comforting and delicious!

Chicken Marsala taco from the Lime Truck

New England Gnocchi from the Lime Truck

Top Sirloin tacos from Barcelona on the Go


Santa Ana: Ranchoagogo

The County of Orange was having a "Green Fair" in downtown Santa Ana and Rancho a Gogo was there with Crepes Bonaparte.

I was in a hurry, so I just picked up a pulled pork slider to go, and the guys thoughtfully wrapped my meal like a swan. Aww, thanks!

I thought only fancy restaurants wrap your to go orders like this?
Pulled pork sliders (without the slaw)
yes, That's one order!

Irvine: Bring your lunch money every Thursday!

May 20-22: LA + OC food trucks coming to San Diego!


For one weekend only, 10 of the hottest gourmet food trucks from Los Angeles are coming to San Diego and meeting up with 10 of the hottest food trucks from San Diego for the first ever Food Trucks and Fun weekend at Boomers!


Admission Fee:  $5 per person includes $5 in game credits at Boomers that can be used towards mini-golf, go kart racing, video games and more!

Parking:  Parking will be based on a first-come, first serve basis.  We recommend arriving early as we expect the event to get busy!  Be sure to download and bring with you the parking maps here.

Get more tips here

FROM LOS ANGELES:
Grill ‘em All -
The winning truck on Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race!
Lobsta Truck
Tapa Boy
Lomo Arigato
Vesuvio
Lee’s Philly
FrySmith
Ahn Joo
Tropical Shave Ice
Vizzi Truck

FROM SAN DIEGO:
Miho Gastrotruck
Chop Sooey
Ms. Patty Melt
Tabe BBQ
Sweet Treats Truck
Kalbi Q
Food Junkies
Devilicious
India on Wheels
Super Q
SD Street Eats

Trucks scheduled to appear, subject to change


May 18, 2011

Cerritos: Mandoline Grill, Ludo Truck

On Wednesdays, foodies can find plenty of places to find a food truck. One of the new hot spot is in Cerritos at the Best Buy.

Today I went to Ludo truck for comfort food: fried chicken strips and slaw with a refreshing Watermelon Strawberry agua fresca to drink.

Martin got the vietnamese bun, which is chilled rice noodles topped with meat & veggies served with a side of asian fish sauce to pour over. Karen got the special chicken plate, which is 2 scoops of rice, grilled chicken & vegetables.  Both dishes were from Mandoline Grill.


The refreshing Watermelon Strawberry agua fresca from Ludo
Ludo's chicken strips and slaw
The Chicken Plate from Mandoline Grill
The Bun from Mandoline Grill

GFTS every Tuesday nights at Robbin Bros Canoga Park


Tuesday Nights from 4:00-8:00 pm are food trucks, featuring Papas Tapas,  Munchie Machine and other different LA trucks rotated each week.  

Robbins Brothers Canoga Park
6645 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park CA 91303

Upcoming Food Truck events (via the Fast Food Maven)


I'm pretty sure I covered it on my blog, but in case I didn't catch them all,
the Maven found some events coming soon! 

Click here for the original article
Thanks, Maven for the shout out! :)



May 16, 2011

June 3-5: Brea Summerfest


Great Food - Free Concerts - Family Fun!

SummerFest is the largest community event in North Orange County, drawing over 25,000 people with Spectacular Rides, Delicious Foods, and Great Live Entertainment.
The delicious food, amusement rides, games and great live entertainment have made this event one-of-a-kind. Come join the fun as the tradition continues.

Click Here for more 2011 Line-up Information!

VOTE FOR THE BEST OF OC!


The Best of Orange County
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES!
There is also a space to vote for your favorite food truck!
www.ocregister.com/voteocbest