Jan 8th in Camarillo, Ca Half Marathon and 5K run
Segerstrom High School Jaguar Food Truck Jam
( Nov 30th 5pm to 9pm) address is 2301 West MacArthur Boulevard Santa Ana, CA 92704
My sister Becky is my guest blogger, offering her report on food trucks from the Teller & Michelson lunch lot in Irvine, CA
Seabirds Truck sported the longest line at the Teller lot, converting a lot of meat eaters into vegan (at least one day for lunch).
One guy, who looked like the type that would have preferred Baconmania next door, was so impressed with the beet salad they served that he circled back to the front to compliment the girls on making the best salad he ever had.
A newbie stood in line behind me, not knowing at first that Seabirds was a vegan truck. Feeling slightly skeptical upon hearing that, she asked for recommendations. When I pointed out the avocado tacos, she immediately exclaimed, “I love avocado!” and gladly waited in line with the rest of us.
Seabird’s famous avocado tacos is the item to order for any newbie. The creaminess of the avocado surrounded by a light crunchy batter is perfectly enhanced with a dollop of a very addicting “Seabirds sauce” you swear has real dairy in it.
Additional specials include a gluten-free mac and “cheese.” Loaded with fresh mushrooms, herbs, and a hint of garlic and red onion, you certainly feel more “guilt-free” after eating it!
|The Mac and “Cheese”|
Farm to Food Truck Challenge II
On Saturday, November 19, SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market will host its Farm to Food Truck Challenge II.
The event is a farmers’ market inspired cooking competition pitting top Gourmet Food Truck chefs against each other to create the best dish using locally grown farm fresh ingredients. Over 15 gourmet food trucks will be hosted during the weekly farmers’ market from 9am-2pm with selected trucks competing.
Food truck chefs will have only 60 minutes to shop the farmers’ market for its pre-determined seasonal ingredients and then whip up a culinary masterpiece. The dish will be served to a panel of top foodie judges to be judged on creativity, taste and presentation.
The winner will be crowned the ‘Top Chop’ Truck! The Challenge kicks off at 12pm, judging begins at 1pm and the Winner announced at 1:30pm. The festivities will also feature live music, kid-friendly activities and plenty of free parking. The event is held in conjunction with the SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market, which is held every Saturday at South Coast Collection (“SoCo”) (the 3300 block of Hyland Ave) in Costa Mesa from 9am-2pm.
Our first Farm to Food Truck Challenge witnessed Bacon Mania being crowned ‘Top Chop’ Truck. The event had over 3,500 people in attendance with over 20 farmers’ market foodies, bloggers, photographers and volunteers capturing all the action.
9:00 The SoCo Farmers’ Market opens!
11:00 Judges arrive
12:00-1:00 Chefs dash, grab, plan, & cook! (60 minutes allotted)
1:00 Judging begins
1:30 Winner crowned Top Chop Truck
Competition Trucks (subject to change without notice)
The Flip Truck
|Farm to food truck 1 winner: Baconmania|
About SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market
SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday at South Coast Collection (3315 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa) from 9am-2pm and features the best fruits and vegetables that California farmers’ have to offer along with a rotation of top gourmet food trucks and other traditional farmer market fare. For more info, please visit: http://www.socofm.com/