Jul 23, 2011

Farm to Food Truck Challenge

On July 23, a "Chop" style food challenge was held at the SoCo Farmers Market in Costa Mesa.

Nine of Orange County's food trucks participated and four of Orange County's top bloggers were judges, along with a contest winner. 

Here is a recap of the event.



Slapfish and Dos Chinos eyeing the fresh produce

(left to right)
Dos Chinos, Piaggio on Wheels, Baconmania and
ChompChomp gathering produce for their menu

Slapfish discussing strategy

Chef Coli from Piaggio on Wheels

Hop Pham from Dos Chinos


Baja Lobster  with grilled corn from SpudRunners

BaconBuzz Salad from Baconmania

Duo Filet from Flip Truck

Flying Halibut from Slapfish

Vietnamese Rib Eye salad from Dos Chinos

Farmfresh Risotto with seared Duck Breast from The Lime Truck

Skirtsteak from Piaggio on Wheels

Vegetable Lumpia from Adobo Express
Baked apple and Peach cream puff from Morsels Bakery Truck



July 23: Costa Mesa, Farm to Food Truck Challenge

Event Description
On Saturday, July 23, over 20 gourmet food trucks will be hosted during the SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market from 9am-4pm.

Our Farm to Food Truck Challenge, is a “Chopped”-cooking competition where the food trucks compete using SoCo Farmers’ Market ingredients.

Competition Trucks 
The Lime Truck
The Flip Truck
Barcelona On the Go
Dos Chinos
Chomp Chomp
Adobo Express
Bakery Truck
Oh For Sweets Sake

They begin by racing through the market, gathering ingredients & planning their menu. The Chefs will then be whipping up culinary masterpieces in the allotted 60 minutes. These creations will be served to our panel of top foodie judges, plus one lucky farmers’ market raffle winner.

The winner will be crowned the ‘Top Chop’ Truck!

Participating Trucks
Rancho a GoGo
Rolling Sushi
Louks to Go
Kona Ice Beach Cities
Lobsta Truck
Swinging Kitchen
Crepes Bonaparte
Brats Berlin
Bacon Mania
Auto Gelato
Flying Pig

9:00 The SoCo Farmers' Market opens!
11:00 Judges arrive
12:00-1:00 Chefs dash around the market, choose ingredients, & plan menu
1:00-2:00 Start cooking!
2:00 Judging begins
2:30 Winner crowned Top Chop Truck

Greer Wylder
Anita Lau
Sukhraj Beasla
Marian Bacol-Uba
Proud Supporter

Social Media Foodie Team:
Justin Moore Brown
Matthew Gallizzi
Debbie Miller
Brian Carter
Michelle Reynoso
Gloria Vega
Shellie R.
Bobby Navarro

Jul 22, 2011

“Food Truck Food Court” will be at San Diego Comic-Con

A “Food Truck Food Court” will be at San Diego Comic-Con this year, greatly increasing the number of dining/eating options at SDCC!  Here are the details:
  • Location: The lot located at the 1st/Island/2nd/J lot.
  • When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (some trucks will be there on Sunday but most won't)
  • They will be selling from 10:00 am-10:00 pm, although most trucks will be gone by 8:00pm
  • The entrance will be off 1st Ave, right next to the Comedy Central interactive park.  Warner Brothers and Disney will also be doing projects in the lot.
  • Trucks scheduled to be there include: Chop Sooey, Patty Melt, Super Q, Asian Persuasion, Two For The Road, Devilicious, SD Street Eats, Flippin Pizza and Green Truck. This list may change!
  • Important note--there is NO public parking in the lot.
SDfoodtrucks.com is proud to be the resource for all food truck info in San Diego. Check us out on Facebook and enjoy Comic-Con!

POSTPONED: Westminster, Summer Roll Out

@summerrollout has been postponed! We apologize 4 the inconvenience Getting a new location & date. Stay tuned!

Come out & enjoy Hot Rides & Great Food Trucks in the OC July 22, 2011. 14146 Willow Lane, Westminster, CA 6-11 pm. This is a once a month event

Gardena: Mini Yums, LomoArigato, Valentino's Pizza, Meet & Potatoes

Mini Yums truck

Marble Maple (?) / Carrot cake

Lemon / White with Chocolate

Tallarin saltado from Lomo Arigato

Valentino's Pizza

Maple bacon cheeseburger pizza

Hawaiian pizza
Turkey sandwich from Meet & Potatoes
The sandwich is made with fries and slaw inside

July 23: Bloomfest LA


BloomfestLA 2011

Presented in the City of Los Angeles within the 52-block boundaries of the Downtown Arts District… where art in the streets happens every day,™ BloomfestLA features live indie music, great brews, good food, and eco-friendly fun.

Named in honor of community activist Joel Bloom (1948–2007), BloomfestLA celebrates all things in bloom in Downtown Los Angeles — art, music, food, community and even the environment.

The day starts at 2 PM, with live music on the KCRW Stage, terrific brews in the beer garden, food trucks, vendors, guided street art tours, and even an American Apparel flea market and t-shirt printing booth.

The band lineup includes Grouplove, Voxhaul Broadcast, Eastern Conference Champions, Chicano Batman, Love Grenades, Bullet & Snowfox, Hello Vegas, Raul Pacheco & The Little Bastards; as well as DJ sets from KCRW DJs Raul Campos, Anthony Valadez and Mario Cotto!! See you there!
Joel Bloom Square
East 3rd & Traction
Los Angeles, CA,  90013
7/23/2011 - 7/23/2011
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jul 20, 2011

July 30: Valencia, Awesometown Neighborhood

Located at 28723 Calle De La Paz in Valencia, CA

Irvine: The Lime Truck

Pork Belly Sliders

Award winning ceviche of blue crab, scallops and shrimp.

The Generous Pour, a summer wine event

I was recently invited to a summer wine event at The Capital Grille located at South Coast Plaza.  Unfortunately, it's not a food truck (but wow, it would have been awesome if it were!) but click here to check it out.  If you enjoy trying new wines, this event cost $25 for unlimited pourings of 9 hand selected wines.  You must purchase dinner (but who says it can't be an appetizer?)

Hurry.. this summer wine event ends September 4th!!

Jul 19, 2011

Anaheim's First Wednesdays


F I R S T    W E D N E S D A Y S  
beginning July 6th,  7-10PM

Join Community’s collective of independently owned boutiques and designers as we
launch FIRST WEDNESDAYS AT COMMUNITY, a monthly reception in Anaheim.

Guests will be able to shop at our retailers, enjoy our art gallery, listen to a live DJ spinning vinyl, and enjoy the vegan flavors of Seabirds Truck all in one unique evening.

Wed Nite: Food Trucks at Jack's Outlet HB

July 19 & 21: Food Trucks at Centinela Feed Pet Supply



@CentinelaTrucks Los Angeles

Centinela Feed Pet Supply stores will be hosting food trucks weekly!