Stop 2: The Lime Truck is in Salt Lake City

We were in Fullerton  for the “Too Fat, Too Furious” food gathering, when I asked my friends if they’d consider driving to Salt Lake City with me to support the Lime Truck for the Great Food Truck Race. Hey, It was only a 10 hour drive! Unfortunately my friends declined, so I tossed a change of clothes, my dog Lulu, and headed out with Martin.

We stopped at Cedar City, UT around 3 am, spent the night at a Comfort Inn (very nice hotel!) and made it to Salt Lake City at 2:30pm the next day.

The Lime Truck was at the Petsmart Super Pet Adoption and had a fantastic VEGAN & VEGETARIAN menu (yes, as in no meat!).  When we got to the truck, Jason first laughed at seeing us, and they laughed at his meatless menu.   He said they only had $100 to work with on this challenge.

I heard other trucks were running out of food…. not solely because their food was great, but because they didn’t have much to start with.  I’m guessing they had to run out and get more food to make, while The Lime Truck was able to stretch their money using vegetarian food.

We didn’t get to spend much time at SLC.  After ordering our food, we went to visit the Temple, and turned around… back toward the OC.


Driving from the OC to Salt Lake City: 10 hrs, 55 min.
Helping the Lime Truck … Priceless!


 

Driving the I-15 and seeing snow on the base of the mountains…
Brrr!! We left So Cal. whch was 89 degrees!

The Lime Truck from the OC
(ahem, Salt Lake City Tribune.. we are NOT LA)



Daniel taking orders from hungry Salt Lake City foodies
while Jason is entertaining the camera



Maitake Mushroom Cheesesteak Taco
Carmalized onions & peppers in a cheesesteak sauce



Honey BBQ Lettuce Wrap
Mushroom and sauteed veggies with tortilla strips



Fesanjoon Tofu
Pomegranate Walnut stew & cilantro, carmelized over tofu

 

Mac n Cheese with panko bread crumbs and morell mushrooms



Passionfruit Limeaid



Vegan chili
Tomatoes, soy beans, tortilla strips



 




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Cerritos: the Yummy One

Karen was chasing Crepes Bonaparte and discovered a food truck gathering at the Sam Ash in Cerritos.
The Yummy One was there and Karen got the Bi Bim Bap, Martin got the Bi Bim Rice Wrap, and I got the Bulgogi Rice Wrap.

Bulgogi Rice Wrap
Bi Bim Bap
Bi Bim Wrap

Irvine: The Lime Truck

My sister Becky is my weekly guest blogger, reporting on food trucks from the Teller & Michelson lunch lot in Irvine, CA. 


Today was one of those beautiful, sunny days where you’d rather be anywhere but inside the office.


Due to their increase in popularity and fan following, I hadn’t been to The Lime Truck in a while because the wait in line is always so long. Today, however, I arrived a little earlier than usual and was glad to see only a handful of people in front. I love their ceviche and knew right away I had to try their ahi poke, which is fresh diced tuna with crushed macadamia nuts, avocado drizzled with a little spicy salsa, served over a bed a fresh tortilla chips.


Best of luck to the Lime Truck and Seabirds as they represent OC in second season of The Great Food Truck Race!

April 30: Sherman Oaks, Kester World Music & Art Festival

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission is free!
Please join us as we welcome the community to our campus for our
5th Annual World Music & Art Festival. Don’t miss our fabulous
Silent Auction, which starts at 11 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.!
Kester Avenue/Kester Magnet Elementary
5353 Kester Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Kester Avenue Elementary is conveniently located on Kester Avenue between Magnolia and Burbank Boulevards. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival

Las Vegas: Hodgepodge (Cleveland), Devilicious (San Diego), Roxys Grilled Cheese (Boston)

While at the Lime Truck location, we found out there were other trucks near El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas (Fremont Street). We hopped across town and found 5 trucks, Vegas’ Sloppijo’s and Lulu’s, Roxy Grilled Cheese from Boston, Hodgepodgetruck from Cleveland, and Deviliciousfood from San Diego.

We had until 7: 30 pm to eat before the TV show closed the trucks. We were also full from the Lime Truck, so we picked food from Hodgepodgetruck. Martin ordered the Hodge Podge Dawg and I ordered the Chefs Steak.

While waiting for the food, I went to say hello to the girls from Devilicious. They were amazed I drove from the OC for food.

While eating, we observed Devilicious & Hodgepodgetruck talk “game” strategy. We wanted to try Roxys but were too full, and hope maybe tomorrow we can catch them.

The day crowd had gone home… and this was the crowd at 6:30 pm (1 hour til cut off time)
Chef Chris from Hodge Podge & the Deviliciousfood girls discussing strategy

The Great Food Truck Race supplied the car for each team
Hodge Podge Truck from Cleveland, OH
Chef Chris
The Chef Steak, a filet with mac n cheese & spinach
The Hodge Podge Dawg
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese from Boston, MA

Great Food Truck Race: The Lime Truck teams up with Slidertruck in Vegas

I was at a kiddie birthday party when I got a DM tweet asking if I’d drive to Vegas to support the OC trucks participating in the next Great Food Truck Race (a reality tv show on the Food Network). Hmmm, why not?!

We left The OC at 12: 30, called Bally’s Hotel for a room (perks of being a Total Rewards player) and arrived at Vegas at 4: 30. We found the Lime Truck at 5:30 pm via a tweet from The Slider Truck, and also found other faithful OC foodies at the gathering.

Martin & I ordered the Arrogant Mussels, the Crab & Scallops Ceviche, the Jidori Chickenconfit taco, and a Limeaid from The Lime Truck.

While eating, foodiePaul showed off his beautiful Caprese Salad plate, and I took the picture.

The food gathering was hosted by Vegas truck: the Slider Truck, and we supported them by ordering the Ya Ya (greek) slider and the Pulled Pork slider.

Driving to Vegas from the OC:  4 hours
Getting an upgraded room for free for being a loyal gambler… priceless!
Foodies being filmed by the Food Network
Even Man’s best friend wore his finest boots
The Lime Truck from the OC
Sweeet truck guys!

The Lime Truck’s signature LimeAids
Jidori Chicken Confit taco from The Lime Truck
Maryland Blue Crab & Scallop Ceviche
Classic Caprese Salad
Arrogant Mussels
The YaYa (Greek) slider & the Pulled Pork slider from the Slider Truck
Martin deciding what slider to order
the Slider Truck

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Anaheim: Piaggioonwheels, Chompchomptruck

It’s game 5 for the Western Conference Quarter Final Playoffs (round one) and Noble Ale Works invited Piaggioonwheels and Chompchomptruck to feed the Ducks (and Angels) fans before the game.
I ordered off the menu and ordered grilled tilapia over chimi rice. Karen ordered the special, Brasilian Fish Cakes, while Martin went to Chompchomptruck for his Kaya Coconut French Toast.

Go Ducks!
Brazilian Fish Cakes from Piaggio
Grilled tilapia over rice
Kaya french toast from Chomp Chomp Truck