Sept 16: Normadie Casino biweekly

Every other Wednesdays!
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More about new GFT: @PostcardsCAS

Photo credit: WilkiImage

(Los Angeles, CA) — Greg King, owner of Postcards Gourmet Soul Food Truck is one of the top food trucks on the streets of Los Angeles. In 2014, Zagat named Postcards as one of the ‘best new food trucks on the road’. It has been rewarded with Yelp’s 5 Stars rating from customers and he currently on The Great Food Truck Race.

Postcards Central American Soul (CAS) Food’s signature dish is chicken, mac ‘n cheese, and greens served in either a wrap or bowl. All of PostcardsCAS’ dishes are inspired by famous African-American historians such as “The Greatest” inspired by Muhammad Ali, “Langston’s Choice” after poet Langston Hughes, and “Alice’s Final Word”, inspired by author Alice Walker who wrote “The Color Purple.”

King launched PostcardsCAS in 2013 after leaving a successful career as a marketer for some of the biggest brands in the world, including NBC, Warner Bros., Fox Entertainment Group, L’Oreal, and Mattel. King’s food has been showcased on The Food Networks hit series The Great Food Truck Race and Maria Manounos’ Success is the New Black.


Aug 27-30: LA food and Wine

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is ready to celebrate everyone’s love of food in a big way outside of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall for three nights and four days later this August. Produced by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, the festival welcomes Michelin starred honorees, James Beard Award winners, 200 wineries, and Food & Wine Best New Chefs.

Chef Barb from B Sweet will be there, back for her 5th season, bringing her mini truck for the first time. Will be serving 4 flavors of ‪#‎breadpudding‬ and samples of their crazy good ‪#‎NitroColdBrewCoffee‬ on tap!

It’s #FlashbackFriday: The #OCFoodieFest from 2010

Here’s a great Flashback Friday for the food truck fans!

The OC Foodie Fest was held on this day in 2010.

It was the brainchild of Taco Dawg, where he got 50+ food trucks in the parking lot at the Honda Center. Those who were lucky to have scored VIP admission got in 30 minutes before the general public, and was able to get food and get shelter from the blazing sun under a tent.

There were plenty of complaints from general admission fans ranging from there was not enough shade, no water, not worth the admission, unorganized and the line to get food was way way too long… as long as an hour for some truck.

Yup, those were good times… and very much a part of the Southern California Food Truck scene.  Enjoy the snippet of 2010, and be thankful that food truck fans don’t suffer this way anymore.

Unofficial cheat sheet from the Food Trucker

From the Great Food Truck Race, season 1: Nom Nom Truck

Jennifer Green and Misa Chien from the Nom Nom Truck

Is that Chef Jason Quinn in the green headband?

Lime Truck’s ceviche and Limeaid in the VIP tent
Veteran OC Truck:  Barcelona on the Go
Also from season 1 of the Great Food Truck Race: @CrepesBonaparte

No longer running: Dumpling Station
Cart turned brick n mortar: The Shrimp Guys

Garlic shrimp from @KillerShrimp

Oh For Sweets Sake

Dos Chinos : before their purple truck, they had a sad looking , powder blue one

Burntzilla + Project Access

Burntzilla is teaming up with Project Access on Friday, August 28 through September 3.

Each customer that shows the flyer will have 10% of their purchase go to Project Access. As an added bonus, when you show your flyer- you will receive a free order of Burntzilla’s tasty tater tots!

Please invite your family and friends to this event page and coordinate an outing to the restaurant that week.

The official hashtag for this event is #Tots4PA, use it in your social media posts to show your support of Project Access.

Founded in 1999, Project Access – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – is the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors. Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active. The seniors and families served by Project Access are “low-income”- that is, with incomes at or below 60% of the area median; and a substantial number are “very low-income” – often with incomes below $10,000 per year. Project Access runs resource centers at more than 60 properties throughout California, Arizona and Colorado and provided direct services to over 11,000 people in 2014.

Food Truck Haven, Orange, CA

I stopped at Food Truck Haven on Thursday night, originally to get a bite at Poke Hut Truck (@thePokeHut). Unfortunately, they were out of tuna, and I am not a fan of salmon, so I told them I would have to try them again next time.

Poke Hut Truck

I had other great choices:
– Ragin Cajun (@CajunonWheels).
Cajun food on wheels! This truck was seen on the Great Food Truck Race, season 1, but food truck fans are more familiar with the animated owner, Stephen Domingue.

– Adobo Express Truck (@AdoboExpressOC)
Filipino food truck serving up adobo rice bowls, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, and, of course, lumpias (filipino style eggrolls).

– Hobo Co. Pizza (@HoboCoPizza)
A mobile pizza truck serving up customized, personal sized pizzas for one price.

– and for dessert Haole boys Shave Ice (@HBShaveIce)
Just like going back to the Islands…. and they even have a secret menu

It was a difficult decision, but I decided to have dinner from Adobo Express and dessert from Haole Boys

Adobo Express

Haole Boys Shave Ice

Haole Boys Shave Ice (@HBShaveIce)

Haole Boys Shave Ice (@HBShaveIce) was at the Food Truck Haven on Thursday. It’s just like getting a cool, refreshing cup from the Islands! Don’t see what you want?  Ask them to create something from their Secret Menu!

What?? Secret Menu??


This is a small shave ice

So ono! A Tiger’s Blood shave ice, sno-capped (topped with condensed milk)

Follow #HBShaveIce on social media: Twitter and Instagram!