Nov 3, 2012

Am I your favorite GFT blogger?

Lookingforfoodtrucks was nominated and I hope you'll give me your vote. Thanks!!

Who is Your Favorite Local Food Truck Blog?

While Mobile Cuisine is blog/ezine that covers the mobile food industry, there are numerous blogs across the country that cover specific areas that food trucks roam. From New York to Miami and Toronto to Dallas there are bloggers that cover the gamut of mobile food businesses. This poll has been set up to find out which local mobile food blog is the favorite in North America.

I love food-trucks

This poll will run through Friday, November 9th (11:59 PM Central Time). Once the votes have been tabulated, the winner will be announced. The winner will be able to claim the title of Favorite Local Mobile Food Blog as well as have the chance to be part of a feature story here at Mobile Cuisine that delves into the individuals who run these blogs and why they write what they do.

So help us spread the word for your favorites.
Click here and vote for me please! (remember, you can only vote once).

Here is the full list of blogs as well as links to their sites:
Atlanta Street Food Coalition – Atlanta, GA
Burger Beast – Miami, FL
DFW Food Truck Foodie – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Food Carts Portland – Portland, OR
Food Trailers Austin – Austin, TX
Food Truck Fiesta – Washington DC
Food Truck Freak – Chicago, IL
Food Truck Nerd – Silicone Valley, CA
Hub Food Trucks – Boston, MA
Looking for Food Trucks – Los Angeles/Orange County, CA
New York Street Food – New York, NY
Orlando’s Food Trucks – Orlando, FL
San Diego Food Trucks – San Diego, CA
Saturday Night Foodies – Los Angeles/Orange County, CA
Seattle Food Truck – Seattle, WA
Stitches ‘n Dishes – Bay Area, CA
Street Grindz – Hawaii
Toronto Food Trucks - Toronto, Canada

We apologize to those bloggers we may have missed. There are many mobile food blogs that didn’t meet our criteria for this contest as many bloggers cover other topics than mobile food, have not posted in the last month, or have their blog solely set up as a Facebook page.

Nov 2, 2012

Nov 17: Riverside, Galleria GFT Festival

Coming to The Galleria at Tyler in Riverside on Saturday, November 17th, it’s the Galleria Gourmet Food Truck Festival!  Featuring 25 gourmet food trucks serving a gourmet variety of delicious dishes and tasty treats. Visit a truck you’ve seen on TV, or try something new and unexpected! Grab a cold beer from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery or sample a wide variety of specialty non-alcoholic beverages.  The festival will feature entertainment throughout the day.  It’s a day of Food, Family & Fun!

Who: The Galleria at Tyler, The Latino Network, and K-FROG 95.
What: Galleria Gourmet Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 10:30AM to 6PM
Where: 1299 Galleria at Tyler Riverside, California 92503 (951) 351-3112.

Food Trucks:
Cousins Maine Lobster
Firehouse Grill Truck
Game On Gourmet
In Fusion Truck
Los Lobos Truck
Meet N Potatoes
MeSoHungry Truck
My Tornado Potato
Ragin Cajun
Short Rib BBQ
Texas Chili Pie Truck
The Lime Truck
Trailer Park Truck
Viking Truck
WTF Pizza
ZZ Truck
Fry Girl
Waffles de Liege
Mustache Mikes Italian Ice
Cupcake Store
Sweet Stops

Adult Beverages: Beer from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

Ticket Pricing:
5 & Under = FREE
Presale General Admission= $8
Day of General Admission = $10
Early Entrance = $5 + GA Ticket (Package includes first access to the event)
*Tickets include admission to the festival. Food and beverages are not included.

Nov 1, 2012

Nov 4: Anaheim Stadium, Buddy Walk

Sunday, November 4 - 2012 OC Buddy Walk, Anaheim
Anaheim Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
(outside tunnel B - Katella side)
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Nov 5-14: Help "Curb Hunger" this holiday

Nov 18: San Diego, 1st annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Nov 2: NoHo Dine out

TLT Food opens November 1

The Lime Truck opened a brick and mortar version in Westwood (that's near UCLA). The official opening was November 1, but I had a sneak peek of the restaurant and some of the menu items. 

The Westwood community will definitely enjoy TLT Food.  The fans of the Lime Truck will recognize the menu, and appreciate there's a place to sit, enjoy the food, and pair the food with a glass of their favorite alcoholic beverage.  For the non drinkers, TLT Food serves Coca Cola products, and of course, the famous Limeaids.

TLT Food is located at:
1116 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90024

Metered street parking and pay lots are available.  Cash and credit cards are accepted. 
Follow them on twitter at @TLTFood.

Centerpiece used for the TLT preview

Unlike the food truck, TLT can serve alcohol

Quirky light fixtures compliment the shades of green
Asian noodle salad
Ahi poke nachos
Sambal wings

Pork belly nachos
Mr Potato taco
Lime panna cotta
Order at the counter...
... then make new friends by dining communal style

Congratulations, Daniel.  Great job with TLT Food!

Oct 31, 2012

First Friday at Abbott Kinney, Venice

Started as a community project by Venetian Janet Gervers the AKFF launched 1st Fridays & has promoted Venice & Santa Monica since 2008
Company Overview
The Page 1 status Google Blog published by a Venice local of over ten years is catering to a Los Angeles audience interested in the urban beach lifestyle in Venice & Santa Monica. The blog was started to help build the First Fridays of the month event back in 2008 when the businesses on the boulevard needed help to expand low attendance of about 50 people. The effort was in conjunction with the Venice Neighborhood Council and the Venice Chamber of Commerce.The event became successful with about 1000 in attendance and the blog expanded to cover all of the Venice community and eventually Santa Monica.

Oct 31: Yorba Linda, Family Fun Fest

Nov 8: Palos Verdes, PEF

From Curbside Bites (re: Halloween)

Nov 9: Santa Fe Springs, St Pius X Food Fiesta

Oct 30, 2012

Indie Patchwork (Culver City, LB, Santa Ana)

Halloween: Blocktober at Saddleback Church

Your family is invited to a giant neighborhood block party at Saddleback Church on October 31, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! 

The entire Lake Forest church campus will be transformed into one of the most exciting family events in Orange County.  Join us for music, carnival games, a food court full of some of the best Food Trucks around, a petting zoo, train rides and so much more.  There's something for everyone!

We are so excited to have so many wonderful  Food Trucks participating in this year's event.  
Check it out!

The Lime Truck
The Burnt Truck
Tasting Spoon
Barcelona On The Go
Piaggio On Wheels
Handa Rolla Masta
Chomp Chomp Nation
SeaBirds Truck
Bacon Mania Truck
Tailgate Truck
Feeding Frenzy
Bakery Truck
Chunk N Chip

Oct 29, 2012

Nov 02: Rowland Heights, Great Food Truck race Winners

Nov 2: Westchester First Fridays

It's that time... the first Friday of the month!  The ever popular "First Friday" in Westchester is the hottest spot in LA for food trucks.  Check out the trucks, and this band:

They do bluegrass and folk, and a little country western, as well as original material. They've been performing at the Melrose Trading Post, the Brentwood Art Fair, at Long Beach & Manhattan Beach venues as well as Anaheim & West Covina. Stop by, say hi... and if you like their music, give them a tip!

Here as a sample of the music:

OC GFTS needed for Black Thursday!

A fan emailed me saying they are in need for food trucks for Black Thursdays,  November 22 10pm to November 23 at 2am for Macy's (South Coast Plaza will open at Midnight)

Any vendors interested can contact Bill Sakaske, by Thursday November 1st

Need to provide insurance waivers ASAP for corporate approval
714.556.0611 ext 4015 or