Joe Youkhan

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Save the Date: The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival - September 19-21

    When a culinary event celebrates their inaugural run, we want to run in the opposite direction. There will be kinks to work out and temperamental cooking stations to deal with. You just never know what to expect when you have no history to base it on. But after reading the lineup for The Newport Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Seabirds Truck and Tasting Spoon Join Forces For a Sit-Down Vegan Dinner Event

    Roaming the streets can be exhausting. It's always nice when OC food trucks hit the brakes every once in a while for some off-wheels cooking. Two of the county's favorite luxe loncheras, Seabirds and Tasting Spoon, are teaming up for a special prix fixe vegan dinner event at 6:30 on May 25 at N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Taco Maria, Tasting Spoon to Do Pop-Up Lunch THIS SATURDAY at SoCo Farmers Market!

    ​UPDATE: Gustavo here. Am ripping off Dave's post from January because I can haha, but also to remind people to snatch up the few remaining tickets for this Saturday's shindig. Click here for the reservations and the updated menu. Read on to drool--see you there!ORIGINAL POST BY DAVE JAN. 30, 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Luxe Loncheras to Host Prix Fixe "Pop-Up" at SoCo Farmers Market

    ​Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon and Taco María will be doing a sit-down, table-service brunch "pop-up" at the SoCo farmers market on Saturday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. Joe Youkhan and Carlos Salgado will be trolling the market for ingredients, then shutting down their trucks to cook the ingredien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon

    ​Stories of Joe Youkhan's arancini reached my ears long before his truck of many colors hit the road. I was invited to a couple of pre-launch events, but it was during a really busy period at work and I had my head buried in software design rather than in luxe lonchera launchesThe truck doesn't ke ... More >>

  • Food

    October 13, 2011

    WINNER'S CIRCLE: Dee Nguyen

    [BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Owner of Break of Dawn

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    OC Foodie Fest 2011 Announces Food Truck Lineup

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLast year's event. ​This is the big one, folks. The Coachella of OC food truck events. Get out your walking shoes, elastic waistbands/maxi dresses and dollar bills. The OC Foodie Fest 2011 is coming to the Angel Stadium of Anaheim in two weeks--Sat., Aug. 27. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    On The Line: Joe Youkhan of Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon, Part Three

    Photo by Meranda Carter​We've discussed food, inspiration, and brains with Joe Youkhan of The Tasting Spoon luxe lonchera. It's about time he shares some of his delicious knowledge with us. A featured chef at this year's OC Fair, Joe provides the mise en place to the recipe he'll be demoing. Who k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    On the Line: Joe Youkhan of Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​South County is represented this week, as we sit down with Joe Youkhan and discuss his Italian-inspired, Rancho Santa Margarita-based luxe lonchera, Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon. An East Coast transplant, he loves his butter, salt and vino. Learn how this father of two ... More >>