Sep 2, 2011

Sept 03: : Huntington Beach HS

Sept 03: Riverside Food Truck Fest

September 3, 2011
10:00am - 4:00p

 Click here for the list of food trucks from LA and OC

Downtown Riverside:  
Corner of Third St. & Market St.
-Next to Convention Center-
$25/pp - VIP Ticket, SOLD OUT
10am Entrance and Special VIP Access
$8/pp - General Admission
 Presale - Entry at 11am

$10/pp - General Admission  
At The Gate - Entry at 11am

LA COUNTY FAIR: Food truck schedule (Sept 3-Oct 3)

The LA County Fair is having food trucks on property every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Click here for a pdf file of the schedule
  • Labor Day Weekend Opening, Saturday, Sept. 3-Monday, Sept. 5
    • Admission
      Just $1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 to Monday, Sept. 5. Admission 1 p.m. to closing opening Labor Day Weekend is $17 for ages 13 and older and $12 for ages 6-12.
    • Beverage
      22oz. soft drinks, just $1 at all food & beverage stands, 1- 4 p.m.
    • Carnival
      $1 rides, games and select food and beverage items in the Carnival, 4-7 p.m.
  • Season Pass
    An outstanding offer -- a Season Pass good any day of the Fair for ages 6 and older for just $29.95. Show pass to a Fair parking attendant and receive a free parking upgrade, a $5 value, good weekdays.
  • American Red Cross
    A Blood Drive will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex hotel Wednesday, Aug. 17 and Monday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and generous donors receive a ticket to return any weekday to the 2011 L.A. County Fair.
  • Book Drive Thursdays
    Free admission Thursdays, noon-6 p.m., with a donation of a new or gently used book. Books will be donated to a charity with a portion returning to a local community-based organization.
  • $5 after 5
    Fair admission is just $5 after 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; a perfect way to spend an evening. A coupon available online must be presented to receive discount.
  • McDonald's Wednesdays
    $20 admission Wednesdays, which includes an unlimited carnival ride wristband. Vouchers are available at participating Southern California McDonald's restaurants
  • Ralphs Any-Day Ticket
    Come to any participating Ralphs grocery store beginning Aug. 30 to purchase admission tickets for just $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6-12. Presented by Ralphs. Each Ralphs adults and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive unlimited ride carnival wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply).
Adults, 13+: $12
Child, 6-12: $7
Seniors, 60+: $9
Child 5 & under: Free

Adults, 13+: $17
Child, 6-12: $12
Seniors, 60+: $14
Child 5 & under: Free

Our Body
12+: $8

General: $10
Preferred: $15
VIP: $20
Valet: $25 (Gate 3 only

Sep 1, 2011

Irvine: Rolling Sushi Van, Home Skillet Truck

Tempura roll with spicy tuna from Rolling Sushi Van

Spicy Tuna Chips from Rolling Sushi Van

Ahi Sliders from Home Skillet Truck

El Segundo: SlapfishTruck

Lobster & Shrimp quesadilla

 Seared fish & chips w/ coleslaw & potato salad

Aug 31, 2011

The Lime Truck Dance

Remember the Lime Truck Dance from 3 months ago??
I hope that the Great Food Truck Race2 will broadcast this on Sunday!

Aug 30, 2011

Free the food trucks in the I.E.!

Free the Trucks

The masses have spoken—let the food truck revolution begin!

From the Shrimp Pimp to Bacon Mania to Border Grill, the food truck phenomenon is the culinary zeitgeist of the moment. Contestants on Top Chef have competed in food trucks, there’s the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network and Food Truck Revolution on the Cooking Channel.

Mobile cooking is the new molecular gastronomy with chefs scurrying to throw away their beakers and fire up the trailer in their backyard. In Southern California we’re lucky to live in the Mecca of mobile cooking and one can find a solitary food truck or a whole slew of them at various locales, with many trucks operating seven days a week. Chef Roy Choi’s Kogi trucks are the breakout stars of the movement, often drawing lines of up to an hour for the fusion-filled Korean-Mexican tacos. Choi’s success has helped spearhead a culinary movement that has redefined how we enjoy food in the area—unless one lives in the IE.

“A Nation Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”
That’s due to the fact that Riverside and San Bernardino counties are the only two in the state with a ban on most food trucks. We’re the only citizens in the state unable to enjoy trucks with such names as Fishlips Sushi, the Buttermilk Truck and Chomp Chomp Nation. We’re the only people deprived of Dogzilla Hot Dogs and the Flying Pig truck. Lincoln famously said that a nation divided against itself cannot stand. Is it fair that most of the state gets to enjoy some of the most creative cooking going today while those of us in the Inland Empire content ourselves with the occasional food truck festival, currently the only way most of us in the area get to sample what the rest of SoCal takes for granted

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