Granada Hills Grubfest 06.21.2013

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It’s not often that I document my visit to the two blocks of food truck heaven that’s happening in Granada Hills every Friday night. I know I have been MIA from blogging and I thought why not make a comeback of sorts starting with a regular event such as this, right?  Here it goes…

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Something new that I haven’t seen the last time I was there was the signs. Finally this thing now has an official name.

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Cousins Maine Lobster Truck

We’ve never tried this truck before and since we (meaning my kids and myself) love seafood, it seems like a good choice to try out and we weren’t disappointed.

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Line was manageable but they kept it flowing with an efficiency of the armed forces. When paying with a card, you have your choice to add tip with a choice of 15%, 20%, custom or no tip. Their system does not look like that of the square reader but it sure is cool. Takes the guess work our of everything. Since they have more than one person working the griddle, we have our food in the pick up window within 2 minutes.

Connecticut Lobster Roll

The Connecticut Lobster Roll is Maine lobster, served warm with butter and lemon on a New England roll. You can easily tell the lobster was fresh, supple and juicy. Just has the right amount of lemon butter not drenched in it. There’s actually more lobster meat in relation to the roll.  Love it!

Maine Lobster Roll

The Maine Lobster Roll on the other hand is served chilled with a touch of mayo on a New England roll. I want to say this is my favorite but then I also like the warm version. So let’s just say I like them both. Again, just a touch of mayo so it did not overwhelm the lobster meat. Really, it boils down to preference whether you like your savory food warm or cold. Both are excellent choice.

New England Clam Chowder

We got a bowl of New England Clam Chowder to share. It was creamy and hearty. You can definitely chew on the clam meat in the soup amongst the potatoes. I’m not a potatoes kind of person so I left the potato eating to my kids but I enjoyed it very much.

Now, after trying out a new truck we were all ready for some comfort food. Meaning, the same two trucks we always end up with whenever we are there.

The Grilled Cheese Truck

At The Grilled Cheese Truck the kids got the Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt and the Brie Melt (on wheat).

Jogasaki Burrito

And for the adults, there’s the King Crab and Lobster Salad Sushi Burrito from Jogasaki Burrito.

And that wraps up our Friday night food crawl at the Granada Hills Grubfest. I’m actually quite excited to come back and have food from a never-before-tried food truck.

xo, Emilie

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Oh So Sweet…that’s B Sweet Mobile

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When I finally had the chance to check out B Sweet Mobile, I took it. Why shouldn’t I? I love desserts and all things sweet (savory too!). So I decided to stock up for that weekend. I have nothing bad to say about this fine food truck. Everything that I tasted was exceptionally good. If only my overall health would allow it, I will have my daily fix in this food truck.

Now let’s check out the truck, its menu and especially what I got to try.

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I’ll take everything! Hahaha, I wish.

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milk bar? yum!

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everybody’s taken care of… you want milk with your cookies? they got it…soda? they got it too…love it!

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they even have soy

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this sign will forever fuel my need for pudding…in this instance, bread pudding

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B Sweet’s Fudgiest Brownie – this was on the house…thank you 🙂

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Red Velvet Cheesecake – pure heaven…I mean…HEAVEN!!!

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – perfect companion to tea and coffee…or soda…milk even…it doesn’t matter because it’s that great

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the font used in Bread Pudding makes me think of disco (what?!?)

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Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding – topped with hot caramel
*if the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is amazing, imagine how gooey good is this*

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Dutch Apple Bread Pudding – topped with streusel and caramel
*the play between those tart apples and the sweet caramel is so good*

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Red Velvet Bread Pudding – topped with cream cheese frosting
*to all those red velvet lovers…this is what you call taking it to the next level*

Now I’m hungry…

xo, Emilie

Eagle Rock Plaza Gourmet Food Truck Fest

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Springtime is the perfect time to hold GFT Fests. Weather’s just perfect for such activity, don’t you think? So, here’s another one in Eagle Rock at the Eagle Rock Plaza. It’s going to be on Thursday, March 31st from 5 to 9pm.

What’s so interesting about this particular GFT Fest? You can… SHOP. EAT. REPEAT. I mean, I’m all for supporting local artists and such but this one’s different. One can actually be productive. Take me as an example. I can actually do the opposite which is Eat. Shop. Repeat. I (along with my kiddos) can have an appetizer, go grocery shopping at Seafood City, maybe drop by Target, go back out to eat again and if I have enough energy maybe I’ll drop by at Macy’s. Whew!

So plan on coming out that evening and getting your dinner at t he GFTs. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Eagle Rock’s Center for the Arts. There’s sure to be plenty of parking.

Head over to their Facebook Event Page for more info and to RSVP, click ~> HERE <~

Eagle Rock Plaza

2700 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041

xo, Emilie
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CHINO VALLEY FOODIE TRUCK EVENT TO BE THE FIRST HELD IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

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Hooray for GFT Foodie Events! And this one’s for a cause close to my heart. The first ever Chino Valley Foodie Truck Event will benefit the Chino Valley Unified School District. We all know how much the school system is suffering right now and  this fundraising is one great idea to help our kids. Apart from the GFTs listed, Fatburger Truck and Curbside Cravings will also be at the event.

Press release:

CHINO VALLEY FOODIE TRUCK EVENT TO BE THE FIRST HELD IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY Tickets for the CVUSD Fundraiser are On-Sale Now

CHINO, Calif. (March 10, 2010) – Chino Valley’s first ever, gourmet food truck event will be held Saturday, April 9 from 3:00-7:00pm at Don Lugo High School (13400 Pipeline Avenue, Chino) in a fundraiser for Chino Valley Unified School District and their schools’ PTAs. Tickets for the event, $6.00 in advance with children under 5 years free, are now being sold.

The planned Chino Valley Foodie Truck Fundraiser will feature some of Southern California’s most popular gourmet food trucks, along with a line-up of great entertainment from local bands and DJs. The mobile food trucks scheduled for the event will also donate a portion of sales and include: BaconMANia Truck, Buttermilk Truck, Don Chow Tacos, Fish Lips Sushi Truck, the Frysmith Truck, the Greasy Wiener, India Jones Chow Truck, and the Sweets Truck.

Advanced tickets are $6.00 and are available through many CVUSD schools’ PTAs, with a portion of sales benefit their PTA. Additional ticket sales locations will be held the week of March 21st. Net proceeds from the Foodie Truck Festival will benefit Chino Valley Unified School District. Tickets will also be available for $8.00 at the event. (Children under 5 years of age are free.)

“The Foodie Truck Festival is one of many innovative ideas our district is looking at to raise incremental funds to continue premiere programs that will allow our graduates to have a competitive advantage when continuing their education or entering the job market,” said Wayne M. Joseph, Superintendent, Chino Valley Unified School District. “This event will no doubt draw the community and steadfast supporters of our District as well as prove a fun and satisfyingly good way to help public education”

To learn more about Chino Valley’s Foodie Truck Festival, tickets sales or sponsorships, log on to chinovalleyfoodiefestival.com or contact Angela Turner at (909)569-1818 or Julie Gobin at (909)628-1201, ext 1616. Follow us on twitter @CVFoodieFest.

See you there and Happy Foodtrucking!

xo, Emilie
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Westside Foodtruck Central 02.07.2011

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Another Monday rolls in and I’m excited to get some dinner over at Washington and Overland. Below are the trucks that came. There might be more since I left at 6pm.

Chunk N Chip Truck

India Jones Chow Truck

Chef Che's Argentine Cuisine

Tapa Boy Truck

Grill Em All Truck

Lee's Philly

Tastymeat Truck

Lomo Arigato Truck

Lomo Arigato's Menu

Bacon and Chicken Chaufa - Peruvian style fried rice

If you’re ever around the area on the nights or days that they’re there… check them out!

Hope to see you there!

xo, Emilie

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