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    December 5, 2011

    Soho Taco, Taco María to Hold Mini-Clustertruck Outside Fullerton Public Library Dec. 7 THIS WEDNESDAY!

    Zambrano, ready to lay down some tacos chingónes​At the end of every semester, I make my students at Cal State Fullerton give their finals before an audience at the Fullerton Public Library to prepare them for life outside the academic bubble. And we can't have a symposium without food, you kn ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Soho Taco, Taco María to Hold Mini-Clustertruck Outside Fullerton Public Library Dec. 7!

    ​At the end of every semester, I make my students at Cal State Fullerton give their finals before an audience at the Fullerton Public Library, to prepare them for life outside the academic bubble. And we can't have a symposium without food, you know? Last time around, I invited Barcelona on the Go ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    10 Great Luxe Loncheras in Orange County

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​I was thinking of making a list that included ALL loncheras, luxe and not, but it'd be a wash: loncheras in a landslide. That said, I've warmed up a bit to the idea of non-Mexis muscling into the food-truck business with gourmet, usually overpriced meals. The one wond ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    No. 21: Mac and Cheese at Ecco

    ProfessorSalt.comFontina, gorgonzola and pancetta mac and cheese​You'd think a mac and cheese would be simple to pull off for a restaurant kitchen, but you'd be wrong. Never mind the technical difficulties of making a cheese sauce creamy-smooth,  balancing the flavor profiles and so on, we're ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    No. 56: Bacon Hash Dog at Berkeley Dog

    ProfessorSalt.comBacon. Hashbrown. Dog.​Some things sell themselves: sex and bacon, to name two. The most savvy marketers know you just need to whisper those words, or show a well-shot photo, and the mere mention will hook into your brain like a stainless steel gaff-hook.  The less you talk a ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    No. 58: Tempura Fried Poached Egg at Break of Dawn

    ProfessorSalt.comEggstatic!​The tempura-fried poached egg at Break of Dawn isn't normally an item served by itself -- it's the star of whatever ensemble it's cast with. It most often shows up in a dish of barbecue pulled pork piled onto jalapeno cornbread and served with an Asian slaw, but it migh ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    No. 76: Wet Burrito at 301 Cafe

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . I just did an interview with KPCC-FM 89.3's Multi-American blog about my coming book on the history of Mexican food in the United States and, of course ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    No. 79: Pork Curry at Miyabi-Tei

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Supposedly, Portuguese missionaries introduced curry to Japan after they picked up the meal in Goa, India--I say "supposedly," because almost all food ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    #81: Quesadilla Chilanga at Alebrije's Grill

    ProfessorSalt.com​Since nobody could guess the exact name of last week's Guess Where dish, I'll tell you now. It's a quesadilla chilanga from the pink Alebrije's lonchera parked on Cubbon and Main Street in  Santa Ana. Some of you guessed almost right, but a quesadilla is not a taco,  no ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    #82: Lobster Roll at Lobsta Truck

    ProfessorSalt.comSummertime in Maine. But in So Cal.​Few foods better capture the flavor of the New England shore better than the lobster roll. It's simply steamed, chilled lobster meat in a butter-grilled New England-style split-top roll. Portable, chilled, light-yet-substantial, it's the perfect ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    No. 85: Comida Corrida at Taquería La Raza

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 16, 2011

    No. 86: Breakfast Burrito at Troy's Drive-In

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 15, 2011

    #87. Mandoo at L&M Liquor and Deli

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 13, 2011

    No. 89: Sweet Potato Tater Tots at Pee Wee's Famous

    ​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 10, 2011

    No. 90: Kaya Stuffed French Toast at Chomp Chomp

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Of all the food trucks to come into the scene, Chomp Chomp was the first to play into the flavors I grew up with. My favorite dish, however, ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    No. 92: Sticky Rice With Chicken at Quan Hy

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Xoi ga is sticky rice with chicken, a Vietnamese street dish that, if I wanted to oversimplify, closely mirrors Hainan chicken--boiled or ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    No. 94: $5 Fish Bento at Bentoss

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .There are exactly three bento boxes offered for five dollars ($4.99 pre-tax to be exact) at Bentoss in Costa Mesa. The most popular is proba ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    No. 95: Milanesa Sandwich at Piaggio's Gourmet on Wheels

    ​My favorite Piaggio's on Wheels dish (hint, hint for later in this list...) is actually their choripán, but I cannot deny the power of their milanesa. We all know owner Jose Piaggio is a master of meat, but he outdoes even his own standards in preparing the breaded chicken.

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    May 9, 2011

    [UPDATED: Final Reminder, Plus More Dos Chinos Love!] Announcing OC Weekly's First-Ever (Mini) Lonchera Clustertruck!

    Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaMariela Rebollo and the Barcelona on the Go gang: ready to serve your tapas needs, che!​UPDATE #2: Dos Chinos gets a shout-out for me in this week's dead-tree edition of the paper. Better yet, they recently created Vietnamese-style menudo--AWESOME! But whither my challe ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Dos Chinos Are Chinitos Chidos

    [Hole In the Wall] This Asian-Latino luxe lonchera represents the present-future OC

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    April 29, 2011

    This Week in Food: Luxe Loncheras, More Luxe Loncheras, and Even More Luxe Loncheras!

    Photo by the Elmo MonsterOur requisite mention of Piaggio for the week!​We went luxe lonchera crazy this week, and even crazier in other departments. The bedlam after the jump!

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    April 26, 2011

    KCRW Global Street Food Fest SOLD OUT--But Win a Pair of Tickets NOW

    Piaggio on Wheels will be there this Sunday, and so can you!​SOOOOO...remember that panel I'm going be on this Sunday in Santa Monica, alongside KCRW-FM 89.9's Evan Kleiman, celebrity chef Jet Tila, and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold? If you're interested, tough tamales--event is ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Eat Street Visiting Orange County Food Trucks Next Week

    Photo by Das UbergeekDos Chinos about to get even more national exposure!​Facebook is abuzz about Cooking Channel's Eat Street heading to the OC. Per Edwin's article last week, Eat Street is a new show from the Cooking Channel documenting the food truck craze. Destinations covered so far include e ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Argentine-Style Chicken Empanadas!

    Piaggio's empanada​ Filling a fried vessel is a great, almost universal idea: croquetas from Porto's, lumpia from grandma's, curry puffs. When we're talking empanadas, there are two major components to greatness: the casing and the filling. This round, we're taking a joint so confident with their ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Announcing OC Weekly's First-Ever (Mini) Lonchera Clustertruck!

    Piaggio on Wheels: One of the participants​Us Forkers are planning mucho food events for the rest of the year (food tours? Contests? Booze? You know it! Details to come...), and I'm glad we were able to confirm this one: our first-ever clustertruck, on May 11 at the Fullerton Public Library!It's a ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Evan Kleiman, Gustavo to Host Discussion on Street Food--With Street Food!

    Piaggio on Wheels: bad-ass choripán...​Ustedes know about my skepticism to the luxe-lonchera craze, especially the attempt of some to claim they sell honest-to-goodness street food, then charge you Ritz-Carlton prices for a pinche slider. Is it legit, or just Marie Antoinette dressing as a milkma ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Dogzilla: Definitely Not Your Typical Wiener

    ​Watching the rise and fall of the luxe-lonchera craze reminds me a lot of watching the ebb and flow of the housing market. When the housing market takes off, condominiums are the last thing to go up in value. When it tanks, condos are the first thing to lose value.While LA is still reveling in do ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Blackmarket Bakery "Cake Open House" This Saturday

    Photo by John Gilhooley​Stopped by the bakery this morning to munch on some carb delights. Found out Rachel Klemek and the gang are scheming something new in their kitchen laboratory.The last open house I attended showcased their love of wine flour. Penne pasta caberneti and nutty noir Cabernet ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    12 Food Trucks Gathering Tomorrow in Fountain Valley

    Photo by Christoper Victorio​You've probably noticed that we rarely blab about food truck meet-ups anymore. Frankly, they're hardly news these days. When is there not a food truck gathering happening somewhere? Since food trucks make more money when they're surrounded by other food trucks, th ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Two Truck Events, Two Days, Two Charities

      Photo by Christopher Victorio​Food truck gatherings happen practically every day, but few usually benefit charities. Those happening today and tomorrow do. Today, a so-called "Gourmet on the Go Food Drive Event" is happening at the OCEA (Orange County Employees Association) office in ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    This Week in Food: Historical Eating Contests, Non-Gross Bukkake, and Alcoholic CREAM

    The above audio clip is well-known to fans of the Howard Stern Show like meself but does signify one of the few times bukkake can be used in a non-porno term. After the jump, how we at SaFII were able to pull it off--and other highlights from the week! 

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    December 1, 2010

    Piaggio on Wheels Continuing to Class Up the Luxe-Lonchera Experience

    ​Take a look at the photo and try to figure out exactly what it has to do with the headline. A clue, then the answer, after the jump!

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    November 2, 2010

    Three Separate Food Truck Gatherings Today

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​Last week, more than most weeks, was a food truck lover's week. I got wind of three events bringing together roaming luxe-loncheras at three separate venues. And all seemed to have gone as planned. Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery tells me that the Saturday thre ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    OC Great Park Farmers Market Opens This Weekend...With Food Trucks

    Edwin Goei​What is anything these days without a whole bunch of food trucks. This post marks, I think, the third, maybe fourth, food truck gathering I've mentioned on the blog this week. The next happens Sunday, October 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., which also happens to be the inaugural launch of The ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Blackmarket Bakery Open House Includes Three Food Trucks

    Photo by John Gilhooley​ One of our favorite bakers Rachel Klemek, recipient of an OC Weekly Best Of 2010 accolade, will be having an open house at her Blackmarket Bakery this Saturday, October 30th from 2-5 p.m. She will be flanked by a trio of food trucks.

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    October 27, 2010

    Event Brings Together EIGHT Food Trucks Tonight In Irvine

    Edwin Goei​Got plans for dinner tonight? Going bowling anyway? There's a thing called DinDinAGoGo happening at the Irvine Lanes on 3415 Michelson Dr. in Irvine from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, October 27, 2010). A whole bunch of food trucks, more than you can shake a stick at, is s ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Piaggio on Wheels Gets the Good Food Treatment

    Photo by the Elmo Monster​Piaggio on Wheels remains the only luxe-lonchera I've found fascinating enough to review on my This Hole-in-the-Wall life columna, because how can your argue with their empanadas, their milanesa, and head guy Jose Piaggio's ever-constant, ever-successful tinkering with La ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Luxe-Loncheras Now Invading Downtown Santa Ana En Masse Every Tuesday--And More?

    ​I visit Memphis at the Santora every Tuesday for their Build-your-Own-Burger night, and I've noticed that the last couple of Tuesdays have also seen luxe-loncheras station themselves in a nearby parking lot on the corner of Sycamore and Third streets. Look at the picture above!

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    September 14, 2010

    Dos Chinos Not Run by Actual Chinos, But Still Pinche Good/Great

    Pork taco, halfway between carnitas and char siu: muy good.​Ninth entry in our series where we promise to review, for better or worse, every "high-end" roach coach that visits the Weekly's world headquarters. Another truck visits next Monday--when will YOUR mobile food truck come? Inquire wit ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Ready for OC Foodie Fest?

    ​Niyaz and Jeff at the Register's Food Frenzy blog have posted their list of picks for tomorrow's OC Foodie Fest at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and for the most part, we agree. Since there will be 50 trucks, obviously no single person can try all of them. Here are our choices.

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    August 25, 2010

    Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, Part Two

    Photo by Meg Strouse​This week, Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, the gourmet taco company, is on the line with us. You'd think that someone would have started a taco cart with higher-end ingredients before, but they didn't, and OC is lucky to have Soho. (Now get a truck!) If you missed yesterday's inte ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, Part One

    Photo credit: Meg Strouse​You know you're doing it right when Gustavo approves of your tacos (and you're not El Chavito and the two-for-a-buck-plus-pineapple-juice in Huntington Beach). Gabe Zambrano is the head of the kitchen at Soho Taco, a gourmet taco cart that has been eating up Twitter, and ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Piaggio Gourmet Goes Mobile

    [Hole In the Wall] Jose Piaggio takes his Argentine restaurant wherever he roams

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    June 25, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Grace Le​ Lion burgers, teriyaki and bars--OH MY!!Find out more about what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It.

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    June 22, 2010

    Jose Piaggio of Piaggio On Wheels, Part One

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Jose Piaggio is literally the driving force behind Piaggio on Wheels, one of the most sought after and one of the first in the gourmet breed of food trucks in O.C.--one that our own Gustavo Arellano gave a rare, but enthusiastic thumb ups. But before he took to the ro ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Grace Le​ Five ways to know that you're eating Americanized Mexican food and more of what you missed after the jump!

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    June 15, 2010

    Piaggio on Wheels Finally Corrects its One Sin

    No "¡Hay, mi estómago!" here...​Third entry in our series where we promise to review, for better or worse, every "high-end" roach coach that visits the Weekly's world headquarters. Barcelona on the Go visits us next Monday--when will YOUR mobile food truck come? Inquire with Jessica Ford at ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Taco Dawg: Better on the Latter than the Former

    Vickie Chang/OC WeeklyThe Taco Dawg​Second entry in our series where we promise to review, for better or worse, every "high-end" roach coach that visits the Weekly's world headquarters. Piaggio on Wheels visits us next Monday--when will YOUR mobile food truck come? Inquire with Jessica Ford at jef ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    La Argentina Rodante: Piaggio on Wheels

    Dave Lieberman​I headed up to the Bruery this Saturday to taste the Oude Tart wine barrel-aged Flemish red (very, very good, incidentally, now hurry up and bottle it so I can enjoy it at home) and parked outside was the Piaggio on Wheels Argentine food truck. After considering the typical alcohol ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Vespas Bring Musicians, Global Warming Message to Sutra

    Singer-songwriters Jason Reeves, Brendan James and Amber Rubarth, who today began a two-week ride up the California coast on Vespas to raise awareness of global warming, make a stop at 7 p.m. Friday at Sutra Lounge, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. "It seems like back in the late '60s and early ... More >>

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