Street Food

  • Film

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    TLT Food, The Lime Truck's Restaurant, To Open In Irvine

    We were bummed when we found out that The Lime Truck, OC's most famous luxe lonchera, would be opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant--in Los Angeles. Luckily, it's now expanding--to Irvine. Woo hoo!

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    On The Line: Alissa Grenis & Chris Rubinstein Of Bite Me Foods, Part Two

    Read our interview with Alissa Grenis and Chris Rubinstein of Bite Me Foods, Part One. And now, on to Part Two. . . Where's the strangest place you've ever parked? Grenis:I don't know if we have ever parked anywhere that strange, but until recently, she has never been scratched. I'm driving the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    La Guerrerense's Sabina Bandera Takes on Singapore as Ensenada Represents Mexico at the First Annual World Street Food Congress

    Fresh from an appearance at MesAmerica, Mexico's most prestigious international chef conference founded by Chef Enrique Olvera of the legendary Pujol, our own Sabina Bandera of La Guerrerense has been given the honor of representing Mexico at the 1st annual World Street Food Congress in Singapo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Macy's Food Truck Stops At South Coast Plaza Tomorrow

    There are a lot of food events this weekend. Too many, in fact, for us non-Supermen to attend at the same time. But heck, here's another. Macy's Culinary Council is celebrating 10 years as, umm, as being Macy's Culinary Council, with a cross-country food truck tour that visits various Macy's with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2013

    Chef Javier Plascencia Gets in Touch With His Inner Taquero at Via Mercado

    "Just when I thought I was out--they pull me back in."--Michael Corleone, Godfather Part III. There has been a lot of press about the Baja Med explosion, and Baja fine dining--on both sides of the border--what really makes our hearts flutter here in the U.S. is street food. In trends, you can always ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    On the Line: Martin Tse of Dogzilla, Part Two

    Martin describes his desk setup at his previous job for a financial company, where he worked for eight years: "I had two toaster ovens and two waffle makers. I was living out of my cubicle, and people knew I loved to cook. My co-workers always told me I should do something with food."In today's inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Starts His Own Food Truck

    Andrew Zimmern already travels around the world for a living--now, he's bringing grub. This month, the delightfully expressive Bizarre Foods host is launching his own food truck, AZ Canteen.   Don't worry--the menu won't be outrageous as you might expect. No scorpion pancakes or maggot pie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Seabirds Will Team Up With Clay Oven In September Pop-Up

    After the pop-up with Jason Quinn at The Playground tonight, Chef Geeta Bansal of Clay Oven will team up with Jason Quinn's fellow Great Food Truck Race alum, Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The Playground Clay Oven Pop Up Tonight Tomorrow Night (July 26th)

    UPDATE: I was completely off the mark on the date. It's tomorrow night, not tonight...which means there's still time if you want a reservation at the 9 p.m. seating.ORIGINAL POST:If you're reading this, it's close to dinner time, and the Playground and Clay Oven pop-up that I wrote about a few weeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2012

    California Liberals Are Killing Food Truck Businesses, Says Steven Greenhut

    Steven Greenhut, the onetime editorial writer at The Orange County Register and a man loathed by public employee union bosses, and state Senator Lou Correa recently met with 12 food truck owners who claim Santa Ana police and California tax officials are harassing their businesses.According to Green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Today (And Every Friday): OC Weekly's Food Truck Fridays!

    Not thrilled with the sad Lean Cuisine you brought for lunch today? Come on over to the OC Weekly World Headquarters for something much more appetizing. Every week, we'll be hosting Food Truck Fridays, featuring five different OC food trucks. Today's lineup includes:  

  • Food

    June 14, 2012

    Slapfish Truck Stops Here

    The former luxe lonchera goes brick-and-mortar but is just as great

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    On the Line: Mike Dimmitt of Garlic Scapes, Part One

    Mike Dimmitt was difficult. And by difficult we mean next to impossible to get a hold of. We'll let the fact that he was in the process of moving be an excuse, but c'mon! He's lucky we share a favorite chef and infatuation with dim sum and (San Diego) breweries. A purveyor of this stinking rose, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Recipe of the Week: Koshari, the Egyptian Lasagna!

    ​There's that old saying about doing as the Romans do when in Rome. But when you're in Cairo, don't mimic the Egyptians like you would the Romans--at least when it comes to eating street food. The number of food carts in the country's capital is as many as the warnings you'll receive from fellow E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    INFOGRAPHIC: Where Food Trucks Would Be Banned in OC If AB1678 Passes

    ​Michelle reported last week that Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation to prevent food trucks from parking within 1,500 feet of a public school between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This, of course, is crap, and we can count the number of food trucks that ply the streets of Carmel wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Food Trucks To Be Banned From Parking at Schools in California?

    ​Luxe loncheras looking to attract hungry schoolkids may have to wait until way after the bell rings to do so if a proposed law goes into effect. Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced a state bill that would ban food trucks from parking within 1,500 feet of a public school between the hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Alebrije's, Home of the Legendary Battleship Taco, Gets New Look, Items

    ​Dave, Edwin, Shuji and I have written so much about Alebrije's that we could publish a book about it (or--cue Oscar Bluth--am I?). It's all about the food: Mexico City-style favorites like pambazos, quesadillas and alambres, and the legendary taco acorazado, that monster of milanesa and masa that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Seabirds Truck to Appear on Ellen Thursday

    Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaSet your DVRs. OC's own Stephanie Morgan and her vegan truck Seabirds will be on Ellen tomorrow, and she will presumably feed host DeGeneres her signature tacos stuffed with fried avocado or the jackfruit one that actually kinda tastes like pork.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    The Viking Truck: New Corn Dog Food Truck Debuts

    ​Pardon my triteness: If I had a nickel for every time I accidentally stumbled upon a new food truck on the road on the day of its debut, I'd have exactly 10 cents. It happened with Sexy Burger a few weeks ago. And on the way to dinner last night, it happened again: I saw the truck pictured above ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Did The Lime Truck Win The Great Food Truck Race?

    ​Last night's Great Food Truck Race finale was a satisfying as these kind of shows can get, as the last two trucks, Hodge Podge and The Lime Truck, rolled into Miami for their last elimination challenge. There would be no Truck Stop, host Tyler Florence announced, at least not until later. They wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Weekend Guide: Beer Mimosas, Tiki Drinks and The Lime Truck Season Finale Party

    Gumbo galore at Ragin Cajun on Wheels. ​. . . and now you have plans. FRIDAYEats in the Streets What: Another food truck fest with a lineup that includes Ragin Cajun On Wheels, Dos Chinos, Baconmania and White Rabbit Truck (whose 6lbs Burrito Challenge will be attempted by Adam Richman ... More >>

  • 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

    May 26, 2011

    Oscar Mayer Unveils Wienermobile Food Truck

    Oscar Meyer​Here's a luxe-lonchera we can wholeheartedly endorse: to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its iconic Wienermobile, the country's first gourmet food truck (Gustavo note: not really, but let's play along, shall we?), the hot dog giant has trotted out a mini-version from which its frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Contestants for The Great Food Truck Race Season 2 Revealed

    SeabirdsTruck.comThe Seabirds girls in Vegas​We already know The Lime Truck and Seabirds are in the midst of competing in the second season of The Great Food Truck Race at this very moment. Seabirds' website has a picture of Stephanie Morgan and her two gal pals pre-race, along with this not-so-cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Track OC Food Trucks With New iPhone App

    ​Instead of scrolling through your Twitter stream for the whereabouts of your favorite food trucks, find them all on one trusty map, updated live on your iPhone. TruxMap is a free app that lets you see what food trucks are currently near you, browse menus and photos, and get directions to your mob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    A Pride of Lions - A Flock of Food Trucks?

    Photo by Christopher VictorioNot this giant cluster-truck...​ Word nerds, help me out here. What do you call a gathering of luxe-loncheras? I'm not talking about an oversized catastrophe special event like the OC Foodie Fest shown above, but a run-of-the-mill, cluster of food trucks that happens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    5 LA-Based Food Trucks That Should Come To OC More Often in 2011

    Come on, LA food trucks. We know traffic on the 5 and 405 sucks, but if you make Orange County a regular stop on your weekly routes, you'd surely have lines waiting. Bonus: OC has more parking. Here are five of my favorites: 1. LudoTruck LudoTruck​I had a chance to try the very-hype ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    November 4, 2010


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  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Food Truck Hosts Nutella Eating Contest Next Week

    ​Next week, on Tuesday, November 2, at noon, Crepes Bonaparte, Orange County's own Great Food Truck Race celebrities with those darned funny French outfits they wear, are holding a Nutella eating contest for a chance to win free crepes from their truck for a month.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    UPDATED: Twice Weekly Food Truck Gathering at Angel Stadium Starts Tomorrow--CANCELLED AND MOVED

    ​Updated, with new info on the bottom, which you kind of get from the new headline...It wouldn't be a week without a new food truck festival or gathering. I got a press release today announcing the birth of yet another one.

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    UPDATE: What Happened On the Finale of The Great Food Truck Race?

    Food Network ​If you think five previous straight wins secured by the unstoppable Nom Nom Truck was going to make the finale of The Great Food Truck Race a bore to watch, you'd be wrong. The episode, which took the final two trucks, Nom Nom and Grill 'Em All, to New York City turned out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Last Night at The Cupcake Showdown OC

    Edwin GoeiClick here to see the slideshow!Last night, inside an unmarked warehouse deep-set in Fountain Valley's furniture row, a party happened. A party centered around cupcakes. The Cupcake Showdown OC, an event that seemed to come out of nowhere, brought the crowds, a line out the door, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race

    The Food Network​If you're still folowing The Great Food Truck Race, last night's episode is the semi-final of sorts. By the time the hour was over, two trucks roll on to next week's finale. Here be a summation of what occured last night. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Where are the Loncheras at the Luxe-Lonchera Fests?

    Photo by the Elmo MonsterReal damn street food: the taco acorazado at Alebrije's​I wasn't able to attend this past weekend's OC Foodie Fest (congrats to the organizers, btw, on the turnout) because I attended another one: the Eat Real Festival, held around Jack London Square in Oakland. You though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2010

    Gustavo on Last Call with Carson Daly!

    ​Originally posted June 30, but NBC re-aired it this week, so might as well repost...enjoy, and please excuse the ugly mug to the right...The clip was filmed in March, originally aired around Cinco de Mayo, and was rebroadcast this week--and I finally found a clip online that I could legally share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Against "Street Tacos"

    At least they didn't call them "cantina" tacos, I guess...​So the country is wild about street food right now, luxe-loncheras and the like, and I can live with that. Debate rages about what constitutes "authentic" Mexican food as opposed to the "fake" stuff, and I like debates like that.What I can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Blackmarket Bakery To Host Four Food Trucks For Lunch Tomorrow (Friday the 13th)

    Photo by John Gilhooley​Rachel Klemek has always been a friend to OC's new brand of food trucks. Her Blackmarket Bakery in the Skypark Circle section of Irvine plays host to different ones just about every week. But tomorrow is special. Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, she will welcome four food truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    James Foxall of OC Foodie Fest (and Taco Dawg), Part Two

    Photo: Meg StrouseJames Foxall and Virginia Strickland, organizers of the OC Foodie Fest​The success of last weekend's Long Beach Street Food Fest bodes well for OC Foodie Fest, a gathering of fifty food trucks (the final list of which was just published on their website) at the Honda Center on Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    James Foxall of OC Foodie Fest (and Taco Dawg), Part One

    Photo: Meg StrouseJames Foxall and Virginia Strickland, organizers of the OC Foodie Fest​James "Fox" Foxall is the owner of Taco Dawg and one of the organizers of the upcoming OC Foodie Fest, a gathering of 50 of the new-style food trucks at the Honda Center. He took some time out of his two-job d ... More >>

  • Food

    July 15, 2010

    Piaggio Gourmet Goes Mobile

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

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The OC Foodie Fest Rolls Into Town

    ​Remember when we asked if OC was ready for a street food festival?Well, ready or not, here it comes! The OC Foodie Fest will take place Saturday, August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Honda Center in beautiful Anaheim.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Food Blogger Starts Filipino Food Truck

    Burnt Lumpia​Food bloggers and food trucks form a symbiotic relationship. You'll likely hear about a new food truck from a food blogger before anyone else. Nastassia Johnson and Marvin Gapultos are food bloggers. But they're not content on just writing about food trucks anymore--so they're s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Flickr user goopymartThis week Stick a Fork In It covered food trucks, Tila Tequila, the new McDonald's geolocation app and more. Catch up on what you missed after the jump!

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    March 5, 2009
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