Jun 9, 2011

The Great Food Truck Race2 - FINISHED FILMING!



THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE2 HAS FINISHED FILMING.  THANK YOU TO ALL THE FOOD TRUCK FANS FOR FOLLOWING ME DURING THE JOURNEY. 

Please be sure to watch the Food Network on August 14!



Season 2 for the Great Food Truck Race is being filmed right now HAS FINISHED FILMING.  I was in Las Vegas, where one of my favorite OC Trucks, The Lime Truck was competing against other food trucks to stay in the Race. 


Please check out the posts on what I ate in Vegas from The Lime Truck, and some production photos of two food truck teams (Hodge Podge & Devilicious) "strategizing" their next move in Las Vegas.  This segment is supposed to air August 14.


The following week I made a VERY spontaneous trip with my husband (and dog @Perritolulu) from Brea, CA to Salt Lake City, UT.  The drive wasn't that bad... the trip took 10.5 hours each way, and you can click here to see what The Lime Truck was serving up there on Saturday.


Here are the trucks in the Race.  I won't be posting any spoilers (not intentionally)
  • The Lime Truck from the OC,
  • Seabirds truck from the OC,
  • SkyTaco from LA,
  • Cafe con leche from LA,
  • Devilicious from San Diego,
  • Hodge Podge from Cleveland, OH,
  • Roxy's Grilled Cheese from Boston, MA,
  • KorillaBBQ from New York
Please follow me on twitter for clues on the next filming location. 
I'll try to post updates here when I "hear" them on twitter.

If you click here, I've sorted the posts that are relating to the Great Food Truck Race 2 and the cities. If you do eat at the Lime Truck... Tell them you saw pictures of their food from "Callmemochelle's" blog!  It won't get you anything... but MAYBE a laugh or two.


The Food Network issued a press release, including the cities the trucks will be in...
Click here to see the information.  Follow    or #Greatfoodtruckrace on Twitter to see where your favorite truck(s) will be.



GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE TIMELINE
Disclaimer: these can all be found on twitter but the information may not be 100% accurate
"The trucks determine their locations once they reach the city (on Friday) and determine the most effective way to promote/market that location. We cannot provide specific information. It's a very underground/viral production," a spokesperson said in an email.

The Lime Truck
IT'S ON! @ tweeted the GreatFoodTruckRace first day of shooting kicked off at the Malibu Pier


April 23: Vegas food trucks are tweeting: The Food Trucks are in town!  Episode is supposed to air August 14th and this is what I got from The Lime Truck 


April 29- May 1: Salt Lake City Confirmed! The Salt Lake City Tribune reported that the Lime truck will be selling on Saturday and Sunday at the Petsmart "No More Homeless Pets Super Adoption" Event from Noon to 7 pm, so go to 389 W 1830 South, UT 84115.  Rumor is the next stop after SLC is Denver. 


May 6-8: Denver is Confirmed!  Follow http://www.denverstreetfood.com/,  and @YelpDenver for updates.  @ is going to be at the Marczyk's (770 E. 17th Ave. 80203) from 10:30 am til 3-ish, then Atomic Cowboy (3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO) from 4-9. Sunday will be at washington park 11-7 with hodge and roxy goo.gl/hTgrL Check out these great photos from Denver blogger: @


May 13-15: Manhattan, KS (Home of Kansas State University.. Go Cats!) The Lime Truck is rumored to be at "Kites Bar" but not sure if its the entire weekend. FOLLOW @Scoop_Manhattan, #greatfoodtruckrace or #GFTR 


May 20-22: @DowntownMemphis :Tyler Florence will welcome around 10 in Court Square on Friday. Cooking around 1. Judging around 4. All day fun! . The Lime Truck will be outside @Bluefinmemphis at 135 S. Main from 4 pm -midnight.


May 27-29  On Saturday, foodies can find the Lime Truck at Colony Square, corner of 14 & Peachtree. Time unknown but I'm guessing lunch til late.On Sunday it's rumored they will be at Atlantic Station in front of the movie theater.


The finale was in Miami, Florida.  Please check my post on where the Lime Truck was during that final part of the Race. Click here to see a complete recap of both trucks from Miami blogger @Short_Order

Irvine: the Lime Truck

I stopped by the Lime truck for a quick bite of the Ahi Poke Tuna and a Pomegranate Lime Aid. Delicious and refreshing!

Guava and Pomegranate Lime Aids
Ahi Poke Tuna

Jun 8, 2011

June 11: N. Hollywood, The Federal Bar

June 10: El Segundo, Eat Fleet

This Friday! Lunch! 11am-2pm!
Eat Fleet in El Segundo! You won't leave hungry

Thurs, June 9: Food Trucks Rally for fallen police officer

Food Trucks Rally for Family of Fallen Hawthorne Police Officer


This Thursday evening, June 9th, in Los Alamitos, nine food trucks will raise money for the family of Officer Andrew Garton, the Hawthorne motorcycle patrolman killed on May 26th while escorting the funeral of a Manhattan Beach police officer.

Chris Rocke, the owner of barbecue truck Rancho a GoGo said, "I had the idea to see if the food trucks that gather in Los Al on Thursday's Picnic at the Plaza would be interested in raising funds." Rocke says Officer Garton's widow and two young sons live in Los Alamitos, so the idea spread quickly among other truck owners through Wendy Watson of GotFoodTrucks.com, the organizer of the weekly clustertruck.
According to Rocke, each truck is pledging 10% of sales this Thursday, which will go directly to the Garton family.

This week's participants include:
Ragin Cajun on Wheels
Crepes Bonaparte
The Flip Truck
Kona Ice Beach Cities
Oh For Sweet's Sake
Ranchan Ramen
Rancho a Go Go
SlapFish Truck
Swinging Kitchen



Picnic at the Plaza is held in the parking lot of US Bank at 10942 Pine St, Los Alamitos every Thursday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Proceeds will be donated to a trust fund set up by the Hawthorne Police Officers Association. Individual donors may send checks payable to "Officer Andrew Garton Family c/o HPOA."
Western Federal Credit Union
Acct# 654404-006
14500 S. Aviation Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
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Photo courtesy Rancho a GoGo

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Photo courtesy Rancho a GoGo

20 College Food Trucks That Will Blow Your Mind

This was forwarded to me from a fellow foodie....
Click here for the original link


Although food trucks are occasionally snubbed by those who aren’t in the know, these mobile eateries often turn out amazing culinary creations. College students with food trucks on campus know how great they have it — instead of schlepping off campus to pick up something interesting to eat, the food trucks make it easy to eat right where you are by physically driving to where customers flock. Not every school is lucky enough to have one or more food trucks serving their campus, but the students enjoying these trucks in particular surely understand how fortunate they are.
  1. Gorilla Gourmet: An eclectic cheese sandwich truck, Gorilla Gourmet has established a permanent location. Students from Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College can stop by after classes for some gourmet street food.
  2. Like No Udder: On the Brown campus, Like No Udder serves vegan ice cream, offering "World Peace Through Vegan Soft-Serve."
  3. Yum Yum Bowls: UCLA students are no strangers to food trucks, as the university has contracted with more than a dozen trucks. One of those is Yum Yum Bowls, offering Thai fusion from a truck.
  4. Maria’s Italian Kitchen: To make up for slow traffic in the campus cafeteria, College of the Canyons ditched the facility and went all-truck for the school’s winter session, contracting with food trucks like Maria’s Italian Kitchen.
  5. Souper Freak: This conspicuously bright red truck shares soups, salads and sandwiches with Johns Hopkins students. Specialties include Vegan Thai Carrot, BBQ Chicken Wrap and Turkey Chili with Hominy.
  6. Gul’s Breakfast and Lunch Cart: As the top-rated truck on PennFoodTrucks.com, Gul’s is well-loved for powering through long lunch hour lines with a great menu variety. Favorites include their cheesesteaks and grilled chicken pita.
  7. Rutgers Grease Trucks: Rutgers students can enjoy heart attack sandwiches in this group of fast food trucks. Buns stuffed with fried foods, like chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks, push the idea of what a sandwich can be in a deliciously greasy way.
  8. Calabria Express: Students with roaming hunger can get hot meals on the go at RIT’s dining truck, including a chipotle chicken sandwich, baked penne rigate, and daily specials.
  9. Wooly: As a support truck for the City College geology department, Wooly feeds students in the fields, equipped with an incredible kitchen that brings the estimated value of the truck to $120,000. Students from the culinary department accompany geology students on their trips to get on the field catering experience.
  10. Motosurf: In the Red Square of University of Washington, students are able to pick up Hawaii’an-style lunches with big portions and low prices.
  11. Clover: Serving the MIT community, Clover is entirely vegetarian/vegan with locally-sourced ingredients. Students can pick up seitan, soy BLTs and potato-tempeh salad.
  12. Alphabite: Alphabite is operated by the Miami Culinary Institute in a campaign to spread food culture innovation. The food truck features a big letter on the side, offering a hint to what’s being served, such as Q for barbeQue.
  13. El Tenampo: At UWM, students can get a taste of authentic Mexican food from El Tenampo, with $1.50 tacos within walking distance of campus.
  14. Armando’s Lunch Truck: Homemade hot sauce, breakfast burritos, and a spicy chicken sandwich are on the menu at Armando’s Lunch Truck, serving USC’s main campus with fast and friendly service.
  15. Grey Horse Tavern: The Grey Horse Tavern rolling kitchen serves organic and local food to students at Stony Brook University. This truck is a mobile unit from an established restaurant, offering foods that students can eat on the go, like grilled cheese and tacos.
  16. Red Hook Lobster Pound: At George Washington University, students can pick up lobster and shrimp rolls, Maine-style in mayo or drizzled with butter, Connecticut style.
  17. Mom’s Delicious Dishes: Students who miss the comfort food of home can visit Mom’s Delicious Dishes for meals made by real moms on the North Carolina State University Centennial Campus. They serve meatloaf sandwiches, gourmet mac and cheese and more. They visit the farmer’s market daily, using local and organic products whenever possible.
  18. e.a.t.: Also known as easy artisan takeout, e.a.t. serves the University of Pacific South Campus. The exterior of the truck was designed by art students, and caters to their peers, allowing them to use campus dining points for food like breakfast sandwiches and smoked brisket.
  19. Wafels & Dinges: Wafles & Dinges offers Columbia students two styles of Belgian waffle in a big yellow truck. Their butter is well loved, described by one student as "crack butter."
  20. Lizzie’s Curbside Cuisine: Students and faculty at UConn enjoy this independent food truck with all of its offerings made by Lizzie herself from scratch. Lizzie has been serving students breakfast sandwiches, Swedish meatball grinders, jerk pork loin and more for over 20 years

New OC truck: Brats Berlin German bratwurst truck

Brats Berlin German bratwurst truck



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Crepes Bonaparte Founder to Launch Brats Berlin German Bratwurst Truck

Orange County, CA – June 6, 2011 – After operating Crepes Bonaparte gourmet food truck for over a year in Orange County and Los Angeles – leading it to success on Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” and Cooking Channel’s “Food Truck Revolution” – founder Christian Murcia is launching Brats Berlin German bratwurst truck.

Brats Berlin will serve a selection of authentic German sausages and fresh cut Belgian fries – all from a truck hand painted by local street artist Evolve.

Designed to be reminiscent of East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, the exterior of the truck will be redesigned every few months to feature a new artist’s work.

Truck schedule locations and menus will be available on Brats Berlin’s website (BratsBerlin.com), Twitter (Twitter.com/BratsBerlin) and Facebook (Facebook.com/BratsBerlin).

Brats Berlin is scheduled to begin serving OC and LA in July 2011.

Jun 7, 2011

Irvine: Piaggioonwheels

After a full weekend of eating The Lime Truck, I wanted something different for lunch. Martin was finished with school so we went to Irvine for Piaggioonwheels. I had two skirt steak tacos topped with chimichurri sauce, while Martin had the pulled pork tacos over rice & salad.

Argentine Skirt Steak taco
Pulled pork taco w/ chimichurri rice & salad

Miami: the Lime Truck finale weekend (no spoilers!)

A group of us from Orange County and from Atlanta flew to Miami to support The Lime Truck with the Great Food Truck Race.

The Race was very close, but I won't spill what happened.

Enjoy the pictures of the weekend.  GO LIME TRUCK!!

Welcome to Miami!

Saturday Lunch Menu

Bar Snacks

Crab & Scallop Ceviche

Cheesesteak Fries

Chicken Croquette

The Lime Truck at Coconut Grove

Saturday night dinner menu

Ahi Poke Tuna Nachos

Red Curry Mussels

Shishito Peppers

Mojo Pork Loin

Buy $30 of food, get a free Lime Shirt

The offical Lime Aid Fan Van!

Local celeb DJ Spam stopped by at the Lime Truck at Cervezas Bar

The crowd at Little Havana

The Finale Menu

White chocolate bread pudding

Baslamic Mascerated Strawberries & Cream

Banana Caramel Tart

Nutella Marscapone Quesadilla









Jun 5, 2011

Stop 7: Lime Truck Miami updates for June 3-5

I will be in Miami chasing I the Lime Truck. If I hear or see anything I'll blog it here. You can also follow me at www.twitter.com/callmemochelle


Friday!!! Lime will be at Sakaya Kitchen at 6pm,  Shops of Midtown Miami. Buena Vista Ave. Between 34 & 36 Street

The Lime Truck moved to The Blue Piano. 4600 NORTH EAST 2nd AVE
Saturday!!!

Lime is at 15700 BRISTOL12 to 3.
THE MIAMI FOOD TRUCKS HAVE BLATANTLY SIDED WITH HODGE. PLEASE MAKE THIS AN EVEN FINALE & SPEND A BUTTLOAD OF MONEY WITH LIME TRUCK!!!!!!!

SAT NIGHT: Lime will be at St Stephens on Mc Farland in Coconut Grove for dinner around 7pm.

8: 00 pm LIME TRUCK GOT MOVED TO LITTLE HAVANA

Sunday, COME WATCH THE HEATS GAME AT CERVEZAS, 5835 Sunset Dr at 5pm!!!!!!

8: 00 pm, LIME IS CLOSED for the night! Get ready for....Breakfast!

Monday!!! Last chance to try TheLimetruck! 1001 SOUTH MIAMI AVENUE IN BRICKELL AREA AT 11 am. Get there early. Once they reach their goal... That's it!


Go Lime Truck!