May 24, 2012

Orange: Barcelona on the Go

Sirloin steak taco with corn salsa

Orange: Burnt Truck

Fried chicken sliders

Orange: the Lime Truck

Ahi poke tuna nachos
and PB&J Panna Cotta

FRIDAYS: Food for Thought Film Series at OC Great Park

Food for Thought Film Series

Select Fridays in May Food for Thought Film Series Time(s): Lawn opens at 6:30pm and films begin at dusk
Location: Back 40 Lawn | Map & Directions
Free Parking & Admission
Recommended ages: 9+
Weather Permitting

With spring bringing a new crop of fruits and vegetables to the table, the Great Park is presenting a thought-provoking film series about the food we eat. Food for Thought is presented as part of the Great Park health and wellness initiative that includes the Farm + Food Lab, Garden Workshops, Cooking Demonstrations and the new Wellness Space at the weekly Farmers Market.
Lawn opens at 6:30pm and films begin at dusk. Bring a picnic or enjoy tasty bites from gourmet food trucks. Please dress for cool weather.

Series Schedule

Urban Roots
Friday, May 25
Urban Roots follows the emergence of urban farming in Detroit. The film shows dedicated Detroiters working tirelessly to fulfill their vision for locally-grown, sustainably-farmed food, setting an example for community engagement as a solution to the problems posed by a collapsing local industry. Following the inspiring stories of several agricultural programs, Urban Roots shows that the people tilling the soil and picking the harvest have fantastic stories to tell.
93 min
Click here to RSVP for this event on Facebook and connect with other attendees.
Foodtrucks that will be at this event:
  • Kidbeanz Truck
  • HandaRollaMasta Truck

May 26: Long Beach, Seaport Marina Hotel

Santa Ana: Dos Chinos

Dos Chino's Oahu shrimp taco
Bolsa (pork belly) taco

May 21, 2012

May 18-20: Great Food Truck Race 3 in Amarillo, TX

If you wish to tweet me: please use hashtag #Greatfoodtruckrace or #Amarillo so I can locate it easier. 
On the weekends, I am not able to access my blog as often, so follow my tweets and RT's for updates.  I'll do a recap of the city on Monday (or Tuesday at the latest)

Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...with the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" contestants— Brittany Morrow (@Brit2Morrow) May 16, 2012

Four food trucks to be at Homer's Backyard Ball on Saturday

According to Brooke Hale, Marketing Director of Homer’s Backyard Ball, they are expecting at least 4 of the food trucks to set up at  Homer’s Backyard Ball this Saturday!  So not only can get get live music, BBQ and fun, you can help your favorite Great Food Truck Race Truck win this elimination round.  (Blog note: there's a cost to get into the event, in addition to paying for food)

Update: the GFTR had to leave Homer's Ball because the noise was making it difficult to film.  Great venue... too bad.

The Great Food Truck Race Coming to Amarillo at Homer's Backyard Ball
— Mix 94.1 (@mix941kmxj) May 16, 2012

Great Food Truck Racers greet the baseball fans in Amarillo (via @saywithl0ve)


Great Recap of Amarillo by local media reporter Jim Lexa

Looks like Jim Lexa from the Amarillo Globe-News gave the food trucks a thumbs up....  But the GFTR received mixed reviews according to the AZ Daily Sun.

A few pictures that local foodies tweeted

Pizza Mike (photo by @redheadinclovis)
Pop-A-Waffle's Bobaloo, left, and Scott (photo by @JimLexa)

Pizza Mike getting the boot... (photo by @redheadinclovis)  

yummy catfish nuggets courtesy of #coastofatlanta… — Brian Lane (@redheadinclovis) May 20, 2012