May 11, 2012

New Game Show: BEAT THE CHEFS!

GSN (Game Show Network) and the producers of THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE, are casting for a new show: BEAT THE CHEFS! An exciting new cooking game show that celebrates REAL people who make great food!
BEAT THE CHEFS gives talented home cooks the chance to go up against some of the best chefs in the business, battle it out in the kitchen, and win a BIG CASH PRIZE!

If you love to cook, have a competitive spirit, and think you have a winning dish, email
Include your name, age, contact info, photo, two proposed teammates (and their photos), description of your culinary background and your signature dish!

May 12: Eat Street Filming in Bay Area

This week, we’re back on the road to the San Francisco Bay Area to join our good friends at Food Network’s Eat St. for taping Season 4 episodes in San Francisco, then we’re embarking on a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway to beautiful, Monterey, CA for the first Monterey Street Food Festival.

With so much excitement in store, we decided to put together this interactive blog post, outlining the course of our journey. Of course, we’d love for you to join us for the entire trip or any part of it!

OC Fair: July 13-August 12

July 13-August 12
The annual Fair features food, animals, carnival rides & games, competitive exhibits, concerts, community entertainment & more. Open Wednesday-Friday Noon-Midnight, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-Midnight
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)Visit for more details

Thursdays: Mustang Food Truck Roundup at Yorba Linda HS

Join us every Thursday from 5-9pm
when we'll host a herd of gourmet
food trucks in the Yorba Linda High School parking lot.

With a list of tantalizing menus, there's something to satisfy every palate. So turn off your kitchen light...
Grab the lawn chairs...
Tell your friends...
And bring the whole family out
for a great evening of food and fun!

     Barcelona on the Go
     Crepes Bonaparte
     Garlic Scapes
     The Viking Truck

     Barcelona on the Go
     Dos Chinos
     Garlic Scapes
     Piaggio On Wheels
     Tasting Spoon

31  Calbi
     CA Grill
     Crepes Bonaparte
     Rolling Sushi Van

     Barcelona On The Go
     Burger Monster
     Crepes Bonaparte
     Dos Chinos
     Garlic Scapes
     Slummin Gourmet
     Rolling Sushi Van

May 10, 2012

May 9, 2012

The Yummy One

Bulgogi rice wrap

Lomo Arigato

Lomo's Tallarin Saltado with shrimp

May 25: Taste of Spring with Seabirds and Tasting Spoon

Vegan Prix Fixe Dinner with @Seabirds Truck and The Tasting Spoon  (@ChefJoeYoukhan) on May 25th, 6:30pm @ Nekter Juice Bar in Costa Mesa!

Limited seats for this four course special event #ATasteofSpring. You can purchase tickets beginning tomorrow at either trucks. Cost: $38 per person. Online ticketing at


Great Food Truck Race 3 food pictures

Found these pictures via twitter:

Kalbi Burger
Photo by @marianthefoodie

Kalbi burgers and Korean "Tatas" from Seoul Sausage
Photo by @angryasianman

 goat cheese salad from Nonna's Kitchenette
Photo by @LauraNativo

'Great Food Truck Race' Contestant Injured On Set

'Great Food Truck Race' Contestant Injured On Set


Food guru and chef Tyler Florence returns to host the popular foodie reality show "The Great Food Truck Race" with taping for Season 3 beginning in Los Angeles but things aren't off to a good start for the Food Network show or one of its contestants.

A source tells Hollyscoop exclusively that a production crew and 24 food truck contestants gathered at the El Pueblo Historical Memorial on world-famous Olvera Street on Wednesday to shoot promos when one of the contestants fell during taping and had to be taken to the hospital.

"All the contestants were running together as a group to catch a key that was being thrown to them when one guy slipped on the cobblestone's and fell," says the source.

We're told the injured man from team Pop-A-Waffle was immediately taken to Garfield Medical Center where he was treated for a broken shoulder, a broken pinky finger and a broken thumb. He was later released.

A Food Network spokesperson issued the following statement to Hollyscoop about the incident: “During a pre-production day for The Great Food Truck Race, one contestant sustained minor injuries in an accident on the set. Immediate medical attention was received and a full recovery is expected.” No further comments will be issued.

Call me crazy but a broken shoulder and a couple of broken fingers probably didn't feel so "minor" to the poor guy who fell.

If you're not familiar with the show, you should check it out. Eight speciality food trucks consisting of three team members each compete for about six weeks traveling across the country to selected cities. The competition starts in Los Angeles and ends somewhere on the east coast with the food trucks selling their goods along the way. The goal each week is for the trucks with the most sales to move on to the next city, eliminating the truck with the least. In the end, some food truck person walks away with a lot of money and is super-psyched.

Anyway, despite a trip to the hospital, the injured contestant seemed to be in good spirits and the remaining contestants were left to tease each other about "who pushed him down." The show itself is set to start taping in the next couple of weeks but it's unclear at this point if the incident will affect production or if the contestant will be able to compete at all given his injuries.

After all, it's pretty hard to work in a food truck with a broken shoulder and some busted fingers but maybe his teammates will step it up and offer him a hand.

July 21: San Diego Brew Fest

The 2nd annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music.   The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).  
Admission is $40 for general admission (3pm to 6pm) and $50 for VIP (2pm to 6pm) and include the beer tastings.  

The San Diego Brew Fest’s proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark Pet Rescue (95-4677862) whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets.  Proceeds from the event will go towards funding food, shelter and veterinary bills for rescued pets.

May 12: Norwalk Chamber of Commerce

May 8, 2012

NoHo Dine Out Fridays

The NoHo Dine Out Fridays is a FREE weekly event to bring the community out and the neighborhood together.

Each NoHo Dine Out Fridays will feature:

6-8 Gourmet Food Truck
Booth Vendors
Street musicians
Special events

The NoHo Dine Out Fridays is located at 11452 Burbank Blvd, just west of Lankershim.  ​​A donation is made to a local dog rescue group for every NoHo Dine Out Fridays.​​​​​​​​​

Food Trucks for May 4th

curbside craving
gringos tacos
gravy train poutinerie
discussion truck
b & r burgers
currywurst Truck
Food Trucks for May 11th
crepe de ville
jose o'malley
helaiwa shave ice

Food Trucks for May 18th

rounds burgers
frygirl donuts
ta bom


June 23: The YUM Festival at Ontario Mills

Saturday June 23, 11am-5pm
join us for the YUM FESTIVAL @ the Ontario Mills
located/ 1 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

plus contests, giveaways, live music and much more…

Baconmania • Border Grill • Chomp Chomp Truck
Crepe N Around • Dolce Burgee • Dos Chinos
Eat Em Truck • Fresh Fries • Garlic Scapes German Brat
Truck • Gourmet Genie • Gravy Train Poutinerie
Grill Em’ All • Grilled Cheese Truck • Hula Moon Truck • India Jones
Jagosaki Burrito • Kogi Bbq • Lobsta Truck • Mangia Italian Ristorante
Maui Wowi Hawaiian • Me So Hungry • Meet N’ Potatoes • Mun-Chee5
No Tomatoes • Nom Nom Truck • Oc Burger Monster • Og Tempura
Organic Oasis • Ragin Cajun • Rolling Sushi Van • Shortrib Bbq
Slap Yo Mama Truck • Slummin Gourmet • Stellas Gourmet Grub
Tainamite Truck • Temaki Truck • The Fry Girl • The Greasy Weiner
The Pogi Boy Truck • The Viking Truck • Tornado Potato • Truck Norris
Vchos Truck • Wake N’ Bake Wagon • White Rabbit • Wtf Pizza
Yummm Mobile • Zz Truck

Coolhaus • Mambo Juice Truck • My Delight Truck • Oooh La La Crepes Palazzolo’s Gelato • Tropical Shave Ice • Waffles Deliege

come get full at the yum festival. $5 presale tickets / $7 at the door / Buy tickets now » buy tickets online and save / Kids 4 yrs. & younger enter free

DTLA Artwalk Foodtrucks every 2nd Thursdays

Artwalk Foodtrucks


The DTLA Artwalk Foodtrucks are located on 232 S Main St., Los Angeles every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm - 2am.

May 19-20: Doheny Blues Festival

Cover Photo

@ChunknChip tweeted they'll be there. 
Click here for more info

May 25: Vegas Festibrawl at Southpoint Casino

Ticket holders are invited to attend the official pre-party for the event beginning at 5:30PM, which will feature free beer tasting and a live music performance.  Guests will also have the chance to meet and get an autograph from legendary American Mixed Martials Arts fighter and former professional wrestler, Ken Shamrock, “The World’s Most Dangerous Man.”  To participate in the bikini bull riding please sign up online at The first fighters will hit the ring at 7:00PM.

Enjoy this incredible event with seats so close you can feel the action with the purchase of The SPICEBOX Ultra Lounge package. The package will provide guests an exclusive experience featuring premium elevated floor seats on VIP couches for eight, a suite in the South Point for the night, two bottles of premium Spicebox Whiskey with mixers, unlimited cocktail service with a visit from the Spicebox Prohibition Girls and Tuff-N-Uff apparel.  For more information and to purchase The SPICEBOX Ultra Lounge Package please call (702) 797-8273 or visit the South Point Arena Box Office.

General seating for Tuff-N-Uff: FESTIBRAWL starts at only $25 and is available by calling South Point Arena Box Office at (702) 797-8055 or online at  Admission to the food truck area is free and open to the public from 4PM until the fights end.

Who: “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” along with Las Vegas’ most popular gourmet food trucks

Chi-Town Hustler
Pop’s On The Go
Slap Yo Mama
Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream
Sin City Wings
Slidin’ Thru

When: Friday, May 25, 2012
4PM – 10PM

Where: South Point Arena
9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
I-15 at Silverado Ranch Boulevard

Thursdays: Food Trucks at NCF in Covina

May 11: DFC TACO Soft Opening

Friday, May 11, 2012

  • 12:00pm in EDT
  • 4619 Santa Monica Blvd 90029 (Top Line Barber Shop)
  • Chicken and a cut? Taco and a trim?

    That’s what you get when Dante Fried Chicken opens a taco stand located in a barber shop parking lot! But, SHHH!!! keep on the low. We will be open more regularly this summer, but in the meantime, we invite DFC Family & Friends come us for our soft opening of the new DFC Taco Stand!

    Sock-It-To-Me Fried Chicken Taco
    DFC's Signature pasture-raised Fried Chicken recipe topped with Apricot Crack sauce, avocado, and Toasted Almond Coconut Milk Slaw on a Homemade Black Sesame Tortilla.

    Blueberry Guiness Smoked Brisket
    DFC's humanely-raised beef brisket seasoned like a MUTHA#$%, then smoked for 9-13 hours, sliced up, simmered in our own Blueberry and Guinness BBQ sauce topped with Toasted Almond Coconut Milk Slaw on a Homemade Black sesame tortilla.

    Warning-Taste-Like-Chicken Tofu Taco
    DFC's Whole World Famous Tofu Nuggets (warning: tastes like chicken, but it’s not, so don’t trip!), topped with our Apricot Crack Sauce, and Toasted Almond Coconut Milk Slaw on a homemade black sesame tortilla.

    #wecookup #ecofreshyo #kfcrip

    Parking: You can park in the parking lot of Rite Aid or Staples on the corner of Santa Monica and Vermont. They are pretty relaxed with the security. There's also plenty of parking on surrounding streets.
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  • May 12: Las Vegas BOH Brawl

    May 7, 2012

    Street Food Cinema (May 26- Sept 1)


    Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird (Ratatouille) makes his live-action feature directorial debut with the fourth installment of the massively successful Mission Impossible series. The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the IMF. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now, in order to clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book. But this time they're on their own, and should they be caught, the entire world could be plunged into a nightmare from which there is no waking up. Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and Simon Pegg co-star.

    2 Hours 13 Mins                 RATED PG-13

    28 NORTH Presented by The Viper Room
    Take the art of timeless songwriting, infuse it with astounding instrumental prowess, and throw in the blistering energy and attitude of the 21st century. What do you get? 28 North.
    New Classic American Blend With an Ethereal Rockternative Crunch.

    Dogtown Dogs, Don Chow Tacos, Lee’s Philly, Rebel Bite,
    White Rabbit, AROCKin ICE + more!

    Exposition Park
    700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 (MAP)

    Lot available for $10, Entrance off Figueroa

    Metro Bus: 81, 102, 200, 442, 460, 550
    Expo/Silver Line Stop - Expo Park/USC

    Doors Open 5:30pm Band 6:30pm Movie 8:30pm

    TICKETS $10. Ages 6-12 $5. Children 5 and under are free.
    Buy tickets in advance for guaranteed entrance.
    Online ticket sales end at 2pm the day of the event.
    Tickets available at the door if it’s not sold out.
    Please be respectful to the lawn and other guests.
    Chairs must not be any higher than 6 inches off the ground.
    Please refrain from bringing coolers over 9 quarts

    Click here for the scheduled food trucks
    and for ticket information.


    July 2: San Diego Food Truck Festival

    San Diego County Fair: Events

    food truck serverFood Truck Festival

    NEW FOR 2012: The inaugural Food Truck Festival, Monday, July 2, in the Infield.

    Sample some of the best food on four wheels at the Fair's first Food Truck Festival!

    This new festival is still in the planning stages. We will post information about it at a later date, probably sometime in late April.

    Food truck operators: Introduce your mobile cuisine to a new group of fans at the San Diego County Fair!
    Food Truck Festival Application [PDF format]

    May 11: St Paul HS Food Truck Fest

    NEW LA GFT: Just for the Halibut

    There's a new truck called Just For The Halibut launching this week. You can check them out at and follow them on twitter @just4halibut. 

    May 19: Fido, Friends and Food Truck Festival

    May 12: Sherman Oaks, LAFD Fire Service Day

    B Sweet Mobile, Grill Em All, Komodo and Get Toasted