Jun 29, 2011

I's back... Irvine's "TELLER LOCATION"

OCTruckSummit at the Irvine Teller lot
Wednesdays 11:30am-2:00pm

Currently in the parking lot across from Allergan, adjacent to St. John Knits

18678 Teller (off Michelson), Irvine, CA


Click here for the reason why Teller Lot was shut (temporarily) down.

Las Vegas 4th of July Block Party

Canoga Park: First Fridays


Wednesday, June 8th from 5:30pm -9pm
1920 Brea Canyon Cut off Road, Walnut, CA 91788

Wed Nite: Food Trucks at Westminster Mall Best Buy

Westminster!! Food trucks at the Best Buy 500 Westminster Mall Road from 5:00-9:00pm

This week's lineup (6/29):
Baconmania - bacon goodness
Bakery Truck - baked goodies
Chomp Chomp Nation - Singaporean with a twist
Chunk-n-Chip - ice cream sammies
Dogzilla Hotdogs - fusion hot dogs
Fresh Fries LA - fries with gourmet sauces
Komodo Food - Asian fusion
Louks to Go - Greek cuisine
Rolling Sushi Van - sushi and more
Swinging Kitchen - gourmet cuisine

Fullerton: PogiboyTruck

Unlike LA trucks, there are not too many OC trucks getting launched.  Pogiboy is a new filipino truck which I caught up with at Epic Dinner in Fullerton.

Pogiboy signature item is their "Footlong" (or as they say Poot) Pork Lumpia, and I also got a picture of the Crispy Pork Taco.

Footlong Lumpia

Crispy Pork Taco

Jun 28, 2011

New LA food truck: Heirloom LA

Catering company Heirloom LA is now rolling around the streets of LA!

Check out  this video about Heirloom LA's new truck, the methods behind their farm to table cooking and of course, their infamous lasagna cupcakes...

July 1: First Friday Westchester

Join us Friday, July 1 for 1st Friday Westchester.

Gourmet Trucks Scheduled:

No Reservations
Greenz On Wheelz
Shrimp Pimp
Hungry Nomad
Greasy Wiener
Grilled Cheese
Fresh Fries
No Jodas
Dumpling Station
Maria's Italian Kitchen
Tango Mango
Sugar Babies

Trucks subject to change

The OC Fair “LET’S EAT!” THEME (July 15-Aug 14)

2011 OC Fair Brings in Gourmet Food Trucks,
Including Eating Contests, Cooking Demonstrations
& Fair Food vs. Food Truck Chowdowns
Every Thursday from Noon-10 p.m. inside the OC Fair
Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 28, 2011)The 2011 OC Fair (July 15-August 14) will continue to host its popular weekly Food Truck Fare, featuring gourmet food trucks, eating contests, chef demos and a Chowdown competition as part of this year’s Fair theme, “LET’S EAT!”

Every Thursday from Noon-10 p.m., Fairgoers can taste a variety of cuisines from the rotating 8 gourmet food trucks inside the Fair near the Livestock Area. Trucks will include Baconmania, Piaggio On Wheels, The OC Food Truck, Grilled Cheese Truck, Grill ‘Em All, Dos Chinos, Chunk N Chip and more. Access is free with Fair admission and food prices vary per truck.

Food Truck Fare at the 2011 OC Fair will feature (trucks subject to change):
Thursday, July 21: Baconmania, Chunk N Chip, Dogzilla, Grilled Cheese Truck, The OC Food Truck, Piaggio On Wheels, The Burnt Truck and White Rabbit
Thursday, July 28: Baconmania, Dos Chinos, The Greasy Wiener, Lobsta Truck, Ludo Truck, The OC Food Truck, Piaggio On Wheels and White Rabbit
Thursday, August 4: Baconmania, Dos Chinos, The OC Food Truck, Piaggio On Wheels, SlapFish, The Burnt Truck and White Rabbit
Thursday, August 11: Baconmania, Dogzilla, Grill ‘Em All, India Jones Chow Truck, The OC Food Truck and Piaggio On Wheels
Also on Thursdays, the Fair will host weekly cooking demonstrations and eating contests in partnership with some of the visiting gourmet food trucks. Held on the Promenade Stage:
July 21, 1 p.m.             Piaggio On Wheels, Cooking Demonstration
July 21, 3 p.m.             Chunk N Chip, Ice Cream Sandwich Eating Contest
July 28, 1 p.m.             White Rabbit, Cooking Demonstration
July 28, 7:30 p.m.        Baconmania, Bacon Eating Contest
August 4, 1 p.m.          SlapFish, Cooking Demonstration
August 4, 5 p.m.          The Burnt Truck, Slider Eating Contest
August 11, 1 p.m.        India Jones, Cooking Demonstration
August 11, 6 p.m.        Dogzilla, Hot Dog Eating Contest
In addition, Fair Food vs. Food Truck Chowdowns will be held every Thursday, where a favorite Fair food vendor is pitted against a gourmet food truck and a panel of judges will decide who made it best. These contests will be announced closer to the event date.

The 2011 OC Fair, themed LET’S EAT!, is July 15 – August 14 and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the popular Super Pass (season pass), Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. The OC Fair was ranked the eighth highest attended fair in the U.S. last year by Venues Today magazine.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan on Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at Twitter.com/ocfair, or download our iPhone app.

Jun 27, 2011

Whaaat!?! No more Teller Lot in Irvine on Wednesdays?

The Teller Lot in Irvine is one of the most popular lunch spots on Wednesdays.  My sister works across the street and sent me this email.  Its been modified, but can someone tell me if this is true?? I'm outraged!!

Looks like the trucks will no longer be able to come to the teller lot on Wednesdays. 

Well, a bunch of Allergan employees who work off teller (including myself) illegally park there because it's just right across the street from our office, much closer than the parking structure we're supposed to park in which is inside the main campus.

A lady who we see at the wednesday gatherings got greedy and tried to trick us on Monday by placing a note on our windshields, stating that we were no longer able to park here because it's private property (which we all knew to be true). However, if we  purchase a monthly parking permit through her for $30, we could continue to park there without being towed next monday.

So, on Wed/Thur, someone set up a tent with a sign that said "parking permit" on the lot. My boss inquired and the lady manning the booth said payment is cash only. Then she added, "oh, i don't have the parking permits available until next month, but if you give me your license plate number, I'll make sure your car is safe."

Naturally, it all seemed rather suspicious, so someone in our company looked further into it and we discovered that she did not represent the real estate developer who owned the lot. When we contacted the real estate developer, they were unaware of the situation and said what that lady did was widely inappropriate.

Consequently, thanks to this lady, the developer told us the trucks will now be forbidden to reside there on wednesdays. In addition, the entrances to the lot will be chained off so that none of us can park there any longer.

We're all so upset that one greedy person can ruin not only our lives, but the lives of the food trucks as well!

I have the lady's e-mail address and phone number in my car in case if you're interested in making her life miserable somehow!!!

OC Printing 2485 Da Vinci, Irvine
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This was on the Allergan employees' windshield

July 1-3: Food Trucks at Anime Expo, LA

Truck Hours of Operation: 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Parking lot on 601 West Pico Blvd between Figueroa and Flower St. Across the street from South Hall and next to the City of L.A. parking lot.

Friday, July 1 / Day 1 AX
Surfer Taco
Ahn Joo http://www.ahnjoo.com/
Phamish http://www.eatphamish.com/
Slice Truck http://www.slicetruck.com/
Dim Sum Truck http://thedimsumtruc...Index/Home.html
Jogasaki http://jogasakiburrito.com/
Crepe N Around http://www.yelp.com/...ound-northridge (Having trouble getting to their site right now)
Bool BBQ
Bap Pul (Korean Rolls) http://www.bappul.com/
NaanStop http://naanstop.com/index.asp
Lee's Philly http://www.yelp.com/...i-los-angeles-2
Ludo Truck http://www.ludolefebvre.com/ludotruck

Saturday, July 2 / Day 2
Slice Truck
Ahn Joo http://www.ahnjoo.com/
Phamish http://www.eatphamish.com/
Crepe N Around http://crepingaround.com/
Don Chow Tacos http://www.donchowtacos.com/
FrySmith http://www.eatfrysmith.com/
Dim Sum Truck http://thedimsumtruc...Index/Home.html
Mesohungry Truck http://mesohungrytruck.com/
OG Tempura http://www.ogtempura.com/
George's Greek Truck http://georgesgreektruck.com/
India Jones http://indiajonescho...k.blogspot.com/
Clean Street Food Truck http://www.cleanstreetfood.com/

Sunday, July 3 / Day 3
Surfer Taco
Slice Truck http://www.slicetruck.com/
Slap Yo Mama Truck http://www.yelp.com/...k-granada-hills
Jogasaki http://jogasakiburrito.com/
Del's Lemonade http://www.facebook....les/95476519396
White Rabbit http://whiterabbittruck.com/blog/
The Mighty Boba Truck http://mightyboba.com/boba/
Fresh Fries http://www.freshfries.biz/
Sweet E's Bake Shop http://www.sweetesba....com/index.html
No Jodas http://www.nojodaskitchen.com/
Chef Che http://www.chetruck.com/
Lomoarigato http://www.yelp.com/...ato-los-angeles

CANCELED: Dinner at Hawthorne DinDina GoGo

Lunch every Thursday at @OCFair, Costa Mesa

Piaggio on Wheels, Chomp Chomp, The Lime Truck, Barcelona on the Go

Pictures from food trucks taken over the weekend...

Porker Sandwich, Piaggio on Wheels

Pulled Pork Sliders, Piaggio on Wheels

Kaya French Toast, Chomp Chomp

Crispy Shrimp Rolls, Chomp Chomp

Cheesesteak Fries, The Lime Truck

Blistered Shishito Peppers, The Lime Truck

Passionfruit Limeaids, The Lime Truck

Sirloin steak tacos with corn salsa, Barcelona on the Go