Irvine: Munchathon

On July 16, the first annual Munchathon was held near Irvine Lakes. Early morning participants got to run/walk a 5K, with pit stops at food trucks. After the event, over 40 food trucks from LA and OC were there doing what they do best… feeding people!

The map of the 5K trail

SlapfishTruck was one of the pit stops

Munchathoners stopping for a bite

Slapfishtruck offered shucked oysters

Food trucks waiting for the Munchathon participants at the finish line

 

Munchathon participants crossing the finish line

More food trucks
Passionfruit lime aid from The Lime Truck

Grilled corn from the Lime Truck

Crab, Scallop & Shrimp Ceviche from the Lime Truck



Tuna hand roll from Rolling Sushi Van




Spicy Tuna Chips from Rolling Sushi Van



Ahi Poke Taco from Rolling Sushi Van

The P.O.G. from Tropical Shave Ice

Pastrami Burger from The OC Food Truck

Irvine: Tasting Spoon

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

Chef Joe Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon debut at the Teller Lot this week following their grand opening on July 4th. A former Executive Chef at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel and several years of experience in restaurant management and catering, Chef Joe’s newly minted OC food truck will certainly elevate the food truck scene.


His truck may be a mouthful to remember, but his menu is simple Italian cuisine serving grilled artisinal pizzas, pizza pinwheels (ie calzones), tasty bites and sweet bites in addition to his chef’s specials. I ordered a margherita pizza made with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and a San Marzano tomato sauce. There’s a convection oven inside the truck, which cranks out pizzas and calzones at lightening fast speed. I also ordered the chef’s special calamari, which also came with a marinara dipping sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes.


Another interesting item on his menu that I’ve never seen at Italian restaurants in So. Cal are arancini. These are the perfect food truck snacks of his tasty bites menu consisting of risotto balls stuffed with Italian sausage, mozzarella and tomato sauce and deep fried until golden brown. From what I could see (sorry, no picture), they look just like the ones I remember eating in Italy.

Newest OC truck, Tasting Spoon

Margherita Pizza

Chef Calamari