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Showing Love Through Food May Be Making Our Pets Obese and Unhappy

Showing Love Through Food May Be Making Our Pets Obese and Unhappy

by NPR Food @ Bay Area Bites

Over half of the dogs and cats around the globe battle the bulge. A pet obesity specialist says a deep human-animal bond may inadvertently be causing unhealthy emotional and physical consequences.

Treehouse Truck – a quick look at the menu and truck

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

I had the chance to drop by quickly at the Treehouse Truck and try their sweet potato fries ($2.00) I hope to come back again next time and try more of their items mainly the Chimoo sandwich!! here are some photos:   The Treehouse truck! Menu Sweet potato fries, crispy and delicious make sure to follow them on twitter to find out where they are http://twitter.com/TREEHOUSETRUCK

Shucking Haoles oyster and beer pairing in Lahaina

by Foster Modesette @ Maui Time

Beer and oysters come together on Saturday, Jan. 6. That’s when Kohola Brewing in Lahaina and Shucking Haoles will put on what they are calling the “first of many” oyster and beer pairings. It all starts with Randy Button, who was born and raised in Kihei. His parents owned a seafood wholesale business, importing fresh […]

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#FoodWaterShoes #LocalInsiderTips: A Local Take on Stowe, Vermont with Matt Holmes, Founder and President of Boundless Journeys

#FoodWaterShoes #LocalInsiderTips: A Local Take on Stowe, Vermont with Matt Holmes, Founder and President of Boundless Journeys

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

Editor’s Note: Our #LocalInsiderTips interviews give you a peek at local gems and top travel tips from influential travelers in the know.   This week, we are chatting with the founder and president of Boundless Journeys, Matt Holmes. Holmes is... Continue Reading →

Ornaments of a Different Kind – Norway Designs in Oslo, Norway

Ornaments of a Different Kind – Norway Designs in Oslo, Norway

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

Norway is a country full of surprises. There are hikes with fairy tale worthy names like Trolltunga (troll’s tongue) and pizzas topped with kjøttboller (meatballs) at tasty dives like Hell’s Kitchen in Oslo. It’s also a country that’s revered for its design.... Continue Reading →

Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei in Akihabara

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Abura soba can be translated to “oil noodles” and it’s a great meal for anybody not thinking too hard about their own arteries getting slowly clogged down. My co-worker strongly recommended Kasuga-Tei when I recently visited Tokyo. I had a meeting near Tokyo Station and the shop in Akihabara was the nearest one. The shop … Continue reading "Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei in Akihabara"

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2018 Orlando Food Predictions You Want to Know

by C Major @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Happy 2018, Food Friends! Can we all agree that glitter and unicorn desserts are so 2017? Well maybe not, but a girl can dream. I caught up with some of Orlando’s coolest chefs to find out what they see coming to a table near you in 2018, and here’s what they had to say. The Verdict: Crazy desserts are out; smaller, savory sweets are in Asian eats are here to stay RIP to unnecessary gluten-free dishes Say hello to veg cuisine, it’s here and it’s not playing HAWKERS Asian Street Fare – Kaleb Harrell  “Ethnic desserts – We are revamping our entire dessert line because we feel customers are ready. Desserts that have a savory edge, are fruit-based, or just have ingredients outside of mainstream will gain popularity as the size of desserts decreases. Today’s customer would rather have a few bites of something amazing to end their meal than a bowl of corn syrup. Savory cocktails – This one has been on the fringe for a while, but I think 2018 is the year for savory cocktails to take hold.  Think meat stocks, dry rub ingredients, and vegetable instead of fruit juices.  Fast and fresh – This is the mecca for market share in lunch business.  A few companies are doing well and expanding quickly, but it’s a race to see who keeps consistency. Virtually every diner is looking for a fast, and ultra fresh lunch option. How many days can you eat a Chick-fil-A salad for lunch? Vinegars and sours – Fermented flavors are gaining more popularity and will continue in the next year. Look for pickling, fermenting, gourmet mustards, and generally bold flavors in small quantities to continue.  Cheese and charcuterie are amazing, but the accoutrements are starting to take center stage.” Black Rooster Taqueria – John Calloway “I think we will see a lot of cauliflower. Gluten-free has reached its peak, so we will see more artisan and/or rustic breads and people milling their own flours. Mexican will still be everywhere, but I believe Indian food is the next big cuisine. Food as medicine will also be a big focus. From all of the juice bars to doctors and nutritionists prescribing specific foods and diets, we’ll be getting back to our roots with the earth healing our bodies.” K Restaurant – Michelle Hulbert “I think there will continue to be interest smaller desserts – that are portion-control friendly. Over-the-top, gigantic desserts will be a thing of the past. The healthier sides of sweets will include more seasonal fruits.  I think in general we will see a larger focus on vegetables as the star and less starch-heavy dishes.” K Restaurant –  Ryan McLaughlin “I think in 2018 we will see a continued movement toward more vegetable-forward dishes, a dedicated focus on limiting food waste, and an even stronger movement within the chef community to support small, sustainable farms that are focused on the ethical treatment of animals.” Tapa Toro – Wendy Lopez  “I see familiar foods becoming more prominent on menus at restaurants. Think pork rinds and hot dogs. They will be reimagined with new ingredients and presentations. I think we’ll start to see lesser-known cuts of meat appear on menus around town – like Vegas strip and Oyster steak. We’ll start to see more family-style dining options at restaurants. At Tapa Toro, we see groups of people passing plates around the table. Why commit to one entree when you could try a little bit of everything?” Pizza Bruno – Bruno Zacchini “I’ll start with pizza! For me, I see Neapolitan pizza still going strong but new styles and types will become the next thing from Detroit squares to Roman thin crusts and artisan slice pies with farm-to-table ingredients. Pizza has so many styles most people have never seen so it’s really wide open. Overall fast casual is going to keep happening and moving forward with counter service places and places focusing on singular dishes done extremely well.  Flavors for me are Middle Eastern, more regional Asian (think Bangrak), and Italian, of course! I also think that in 2018 we’ll continue to see veg-centric cuisine making its way onto more menus.” Valhalla Bakery + Valkyrie Doughnuts – Celine Duvoisin  “I see a bubble bursting of the stuff on stuff on stuff on stuff. (Not that I’m not going to do excessive shit until it dies.) I think that more Asian popularity will happen, I foresee a rise in proper ramen coming to town and possibly Asian desserts. We’ve hit this wall of sugar hell, with no one hitting the less sweet almost savory desserts. Hopefully an end to the gluten-free obsession. My fingers are crossed for more Mediterranean-type places that focus on macro-based foods as fuel instead of insanely over designed places that don’t have the food to seal the deal.” Is this roundup missing something, or are you seeing a trend worth sharing? Comment below and cheers to new year! Snack on, Chauniqua Major, but we’re friends so call me Major! +++

Big Wheel Provisions Food Truck – where Local is Lovely…

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

A line started to form on a street corner as the sun began to beam down on the downtown Orlando pavement. Friday lunch time and it was about high noon for some afternoon delight. My carpool buddy Sean and I made our way over to the orange truck (on the corner of Washington Ave and Orange Ave) where everyone was gathering. This here was no ordinary truck but rather one of the first “gourmet” food trucks to hit Orlando, Big Wheel Provisions Food Truck headed by Chef Tony Adams. Chef Tony is taking names. Big Wheel Provisions isn’t new to the foodie scene in Central Florida, having a long established presence at the Audobon Park Farmer’s market and others, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients that change seasonally and taste great. Its a movement to take back our food from the processed, mass produced, and generally unnatural food product industry that is so prevalent in American diets today. The Big Wheel Food truck is beautiful to look at; trimmed in oranges and eggshell whites, its large windows give you a peak into the kitchen area where you can see the chefs preparing your meal to order. At the Big Wheel Provisions Food truck, their menu changes pretty much daily so you have to check out their twitter at twitter.com/bigwheeltruck for the most up to date information about whats going on for the day. On this day, I ordered the special hot lunch with succulent, locally raised beef meatloaf, with big wheel bacon (they make it, ham, charcuterie etc themselves!), and served with a side of delicious mashed Florida reds. They also serve desserts and bakery items from local Bee’s Knees Sweet Treats (you can find them at the College Park and Audobon Park Farmer’s Market weekly). I got the Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookie with sea salt, one of the best cookies I have had in a while with just the right amount of sweetness and the perfect consistency, not too soft and not too hard, just right. My friend Sean ordered the local pork pesto sausage (homemade by Big Wheel Provisions) on homemade pretzel bread (locally baked by the Olde Hearth Bread Company) with sweet onions and peppers as well as the Big Wheel fries with their home made ketchup sauce, both of which were “delicious”. The Special Hot lunch Meatloaf with Mashed red potatoes The Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookie with sea salt from the Bee’s Knees Pork pesto sausage with sweet onions and peppers  The big wheel fries! dine here at the ironing boards !  They are also opened late til 2/3 on certain days and have a separate night menu for dinner and after party tastes. Overall, I loved this place. I hope Big Wheels keeps on turnin’, out some great local and fresh food for many years to come. Local is lovely indeed. Tip: They are usually located off of Washington Ave and Orange Ave in downtown Orlando, but you never know when they may be at a new location. To be safe visit their twitter at twitter.com/bigwheeltruck

Uncle Willie K’s BBQ Blues Fest at Maui Arts and Cultural Center

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

Willie K’s BBQ Blues Fest will be at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 6. This is one of the biggest music festivals on Maui, so bring the whole ohana down for a great evening of music and food. There will be many surprise musical guests, so pick up tickets early. $10 (Kids […]

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Prison Street Pizza–New Jersey pies in the heart of Lahaina

by Foster Modesette @ Maui Time

Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina is known for its traditional New Jersey-style pies, and its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Owners Charles (Hatch) and his wife Miriam Clarke built their pizzeria in an empty house off Prison Street in Lahaina using the same equipment and techniques used in New Jersey and Staten Island by their Italian […]

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New Food Truck in Orlando : THE BATTER BOWL!

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

The Batter Bowl is a brand new food truck in Orlando serving up delicious dessert treats. I recently saw them for the first time at The Daily City’s Orlando Food Truck Bazaar at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. I got their chocolate and peanut butter push pop cake, a unique dessert as its container is a plastic push pop tube like the old popsicle push pops you would get as a kid. I thought that was very creative and charming to put their dessert in a container like that. The chocolate cake was moist and scrumptious and the peanut butter filling was delicious. I think they should increase the cake to filling ratio though to balance the sweetness. Thumbs up! The menu includes goat cheese brownie, mojito (vanilla cake infused with mint leaves and topped with lime/rum glaze and a party umbrella), Red Velvet Push Pop, Chocolate and peanut butter push pop, Chocoholic, Creme Brulee, and Tiramisu. Follow them on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/batterbowltruck The next Food Truck Bazaar will be held at Avalon Park this Sunday July 24th 2011

Eggslut, More Than a Fatuous Name

Eggslut, More Than a Fatuous Name

by zoomeboshi @ zoomeboshi

It’s pretty much a sure thing that where there is a line out a restaurant’s door, therein lies good food. The first two times I walked past Eggslut in L.A.’s Grand Central Market (GCM), the queue was astonishingly long. No other food establishment in the Market came close to being as popular. I’m not particularly keen […]

Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina: new look, same Aloha

by Foster Modesette @ Maui Time

Aloha Mixed Plate has been a Lahaina favorite since it opened in 1996. Closed for three months for renovations, the restaurant recently reopened for business. I recently sat down with General Manager Nicky Boskoff to see what’s changed and what stayed the same. “Structurally, the building hadn’t changed since we opened,” said Boskoff. “The food […]

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Get the #45 at Miss Saigon

Get the #45 at Miss Saigon


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The most popular vietnamese restaurant in Tucson also happens to be the best. Doncha love it when that happens? Miss Saigon is a small place at the edge of the UofA campus in a tiny “strip ma…

NOTW: Dangerous pigs, Grinch sightings and the dreaded Selfieccino

by The Editors at Andrews McMeel @ Maui Time

ALARMING ANIMAL North Fort Myers, Florida, homeowner Joanie Mathews was terrorized for hours on Nov. 14 by a large pig that wandered into her yard overnight and spent the day destroying the lawn and biting Mathews three times before trapping her in the cab of her truck. “She would circle the truck… and I would […]

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The Crooked Spoon – Food Truck – Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

The Food Truck craze has officially entered Orlando in full swing: (Check out this awesome article by Sandra Pendicini of the Orlando Sentinel on the Food Truck craze in Orlando here and theDailyCity.com’s Food Truck Guide and Orlando Food Truck Bazaar event on March 29 here) More and more gourmet type food trucks are hitting the streets and The Crooked Spoon has answered the call. They are currently located at the Chevron gas station on the corner of Fern Creek and Colonial Drive near Bumby Ave during lunch hours and relocate to the Dr Phillips area for late night festivities. The Crooked Spoon is headed by Chef Steve, who has worked at Tavern on the Green in New York City, K Restaurant and Wine Bar and Citrus in Orlando in the past along with Allie, the very sweet pastry /sous chef who also happens to bake the cookies for The Crooked Spoon. Tools of the Trade at the Crooked Spoon My friend and I ordered the Crooked Spoon Burger and the Mac N Cheese to share. We also got the potato salad and apple-papaya sauce for sides. The Crooked Spoon Burger ($8) is a meaty Angus beef burger with soft buns made locally from the Olde Hearth Bakery topped with a chipotle aioli sauce, sweet caramelized onions, swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. It definitely ranks up high as one of the best burgers in Orlando at this point in time. The Crooked Spoon Burger $8 Potato Salad! My favorite however was the Mac N Cheese ($8) from The Crooked Spoon, made with a 6 cheese blend, roasted red and yellow peppers, bacon, and toasted bread crumbs. The decadent serving was enough to fill up two people and luckily I had my friend with me to share this heavenly, cheesy, mac-y delicious creation with, otherwise it would most definitely have ended up all in my tummy. Magnificent.     The Crooked Spoon’s Mac N Cheese!  The Crooked Spoon’s Mac N CHEESE!The other items for lunch at The Crooked Spoon include Fish Tacos, Bistro Ham, Rustic Garden Salad, Mediterranean Chicken Salad, and Cranberry Turkey. They change their menus often so check back (sometimes they have a pork quesadilla on the menu!). Most of the items run around $8 and a combo with a drink and a side for $2 more. I will definitely be back to check out more items from the Crooked Spoon! Some tips: They accept both cash and credit. You might want to bring a chair or table with you as there is no seating (i used the trunk of my car to set everything for eating lol) To find out about where they are throughout the day, like them on facebook at facebook.com/thecrookedspoon or follow them on twitter at twitter.com/thecrookedspn The Crooked Spoon food truck…its awesome. , . .

Chairman

Chairman

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

Using secret recipes from the little red cookbook, The Chairman brings you artisan Chinese steamed and baked bao buns inspired by the classic street food of Asia with American twists like the famous coca-cola braised pork! 

Stop Eating Lunch at Your Desk – Run Away to SoMa StrEat Food Park Instead

Stop Eating Lunch at Your Desk – Run Away to SoMa StrEat Food Park Instead


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There are plenty of reasons to stay chained to your desk at lunch time. The work keeps piling up. Everyone surrounding you is still tethered to their cube. You want to save money, so you brought lu…

Tommy Bahama donates nearly $10,000 to Maui Food Bank

by Suzanne Kayian @ Maui Time

Tommy Bahama presented a check for $9,093.59 to the Maui Food Bank on Dec. 21. The money was raised from a special Shop for a Cause event held during the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Nov. 20-22. During those three days, 10 percent of sales from Tommy Bahama’s Whaler’s Village and Wailea stores were earmarked for […]

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Korean BBQ Taco Box in Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Today I had the chance to drop by the Korean BBQ Taco Box for lunch. They just opened up yesterday (shout out to Big Bad Voodoo Lou from Chowhound for the find!) and I was dying to try their goods. I was delighted to find that they have a pretty long list of about 10 items or so available at their food truck. Located at the northeast corner of Primrose and Colonial Drive right across from Total Wine, the bright yellow RV truck with the sign “Grand Open” and “Korean BBQ Taco Box” was hard to miss. I actually met a friend Chris R. from Yelp here by chance. I ordered their Spicy Pork Taco Box for $5.99, a great deal considering it comes with the taco, a spicy korean Chicken wing, two dumplings, two beef sushi roll fried, and these two rice/beef balls as well as a side salad with dressing. I buy a drink from the nearby Citgo to support them too as they are the landlords for the korean bbq taco truck. They will be stationed there for the time being with no plans of mobile service according to the owners, who recently migrated to Orlando from Virginia. The spicy pork taco came out quite delicious, spicy with that Korean red paste kick and lovely in the soft tortilla with lettuce and onions. A delightful lunch along with the awesome sides. It would be nice if they start serving mini tacos so we can mix and match or maybe a combo taco box with three different tacos (yes I know i’m just being greedy) Some things to note: – Ask for Kimchi ~ its not given automatically – Cash only! Most of the items range from $5.99 to $6.99 so its pretty affordable – Parking is easy at the Citgo as there are lots – There is a table for two – Buy your drinks at Citgo – Give them a call about hours, not sure what time they close Overall, I think this place is going to be a favorite especially among for those late-night drunken cravings. It is definitely a welcome addition to the foodie scene and is great “street food”. . . .

La Empanada Food Truck – Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

La Empanada is a lovely food truck brought to you in partnership with the good people of Black Bean Deli, the famous Cuban sandwich shop on US 17/92 in Winter Park and winner of numerous “Best Cuban” awards from around Orlando (I think they are thinking Cuban sandwich not Cuban cuisine? =) ). The truck was actually originally owned by the parents of Andres Corton, head chef of Black Bean Deli. According to their kickstarter.com site, Mami and Papi Corton sold Cuban Sandwiches across East Orlando in this very truck (pre-renovation and upgrades) for over 20 years. Andres, along with friends Gabrielle Arnold and Janelle Luce, used their kickstarter page to help get some seed money to fix up the truck and accomplished their goals, opening their shiny new truck doors in late 2011. The empanada is a staple of Cuban as well as most Latin American cuisine, very popular as a snack and appetizer / street food and often referred to as “envelope food” where different ingredients such as ham, cheese, olives, eggs, you name it, are all stuffed inside the pastry dough inside. They are then baked or fried for enjoyment. Some of the best empanadas in Orlando can be found at La Empanada, not too greasy or overly fried, these delicious pockets of joy are a delight. On a recent trip to the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, I found them just off of New England Avenue a block or so away from the market on a beautiful central Florida Saturday morning. The truck itself is very sleek and clean with a very hip, retro look. The empanadas sit inside a glass case by the main window of the truck, where usually there is a variety of 6 choices daily (changes seasonally) of savory and sweet for empanadas ($3) and also a side like soup or salad. I had the picadillo empanada, a Cuban classic, stuffed with tasty ground beef, bits of carrots, potatos, green olives, and golden raisins. I also ordered the lentil sloppy joe made with spicy tomatoes, green bell peppers and onions. I enjoyed these empanadas much more than others I have had around town, which often were too greasy or fried or the ingredients weren’t all that great. Baked and filled with great, tasty ingredients, these empanadas at La Empanada were very good, especially with some rooster sauce! I washed it all down with a can of Parrot brand Young Coconut Juice with pulp, refreshing and lovely. Besame, La Empanada , besame mucho….como si fuera esta noche la ultima vez. Follow them on twitter to find their latest locations at @laempanadatruck or follow them on facebook.

Roadtrip - Revisits to Qing Dao Bread Food (Monterey Park), Kang Lac Bakery, Lien Hoa, and Song Long (Westminster)

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Whew; I need to catch up on all my posts! Since I've posted on these places a multitude of times; I'll keep it shirt and sweet. This one is from back in August of last year. Basically, I had an...

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @attran99 @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@attran99 wrote:

@Chowseeker1999 You are a badass eater and reporter! I’ve been wanting banh mi all week, and now just might have to adjust my schedule today to roll down to Little Saigon for some egg banh mi.

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Oyster and Beer Collaboration at Kohola Brewery 

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

There’s an Oyster and Beer collaboration at Kohola Brewery on Saturday, Jan. 6. It’s hosted by Kohola Brewery and Shucking Haole Oyster Company, and there will be four flights of beers paired with four oysters, accompanied by handmade mignonettes and sauces. Additional shucked oysters will also be available for purchase. 5pm. Kohola Brewery, (910 Honoapi`ilani […]

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Shake, Rattle and Roll Over Kooky Cheesecake Flavors – CheeseQuakes! in San Francisco, California

Shake, Rattle and Roll Over Kooky Cheesecake Flavors – CheeseQuakes! in San Francisco, California

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

San Franciscans know how to move. Sometimes Silicon Valley residents zip around in driverless cars, shared Lyft rides or motorized scooters. Today some of that movement came in the form of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bay Area.... Continue Reading →

Firkin Friday with Maui Brewing Company at Luana Lounge in Wailea

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

Firkin Friday will happen at the Fairmont Kea Lani’s Luana Lounge on Friday, Jan. 5. This monthly event offers the public an opportunity to taste Maui Brewing Co. cask ales and learn what firkin keg tapping is all about. The ale will be poured straight from the keg using gravity as opposed to carbon dioxide. Cost TBA. 4:30pm. […]

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Celebrating the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord buffet

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Meatballs with lingonberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, sautéed red cabbage and apples, Jansson’s temptations We were invited to celebrate the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord smorgasbord – a nationwide event at participating stores.  A traditional Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties enjoyed with family and friends. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional Swedish dishes were $16.99 per person / $4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA FAMILY members ($12.99 per person / $2.99 for kids 12 and under). IKEA Food Range and Product Developer, Peter Ho, says, “The Julbord buffet is at the center of the classic Scandinavian holiday celebration, uniting family and friends alike.  It is a much anticipated tradition in Sweden that we enjoy sharing with customers all over.” The cutest Christmas reindeer!  An IKEA employee informed me that they were sold out, unfortunately. Swedish cheeses, crispbread, thin bread, softbread Gravad lax with mustard sauce Christmas ham Swedish potato salad Hard boiled eggs Assorted desserts Daim cakes with and without chocolate, Swedish fish Coffee, tea, fountain beverages Pickled herring, Swedish cucumber salad, Red beet salad, Hard boiled eggs, Christmas ham, Gravad lax with mustard sauce Poached salmon, Jansson’s temptations, sautéed red cabbage and apples, mashed potatoes and gravy Swedish Santa Lucia processional Swedish Santa Thank you Swedish Santa for the complimentary tote bags! (Source credit: IKEA) IKEA 4092 Eastgate Dr. Orlando, FL 32839 +1 (888) 888-4532 ikea.com/us

The Funnest Word to Say in French – Pamplemousse in Redwood City, California

The Funnest Word to Say in French – Pamplemousse in Redwood City, California

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

“A kouign-amann is basically just butter and sugar, right? Perfect, I’ll have that.” While driving around Brittany, it’s quite common to spy what just might be the fattiest pastry in the Finistère. Of course there are loads of delectable treats to discover... Continue Reading →

Is a Federal Junk Food Tax in Our Future?

Is a Federal Junk Food Tax in Our Future?

by Civil Eats @ Bay Area Bites

As momentum builds for local soda taxes, a new study suggests taxes on junk food could be an effective public health tool.

Home of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Roll – Sushi Confidential in Campbell, California

Home of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Roll – Sushi Confidential in Campbell, California

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

Sushi is amazing for approximately 501 million reasons, the number one reason being that it tastes so darn good. At Cupcake Sushi in Key West, Florida you can chow down on sweet dessert versions like the Snickers roll or the sea... Continue Reading →

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @ipsedixit @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@ipsedixit wrote:

Lovely review as always.

Too bad about the egg banh mi, but for some reason I think that most sandwiches at that place will be a letdown after the lingcod, which to me is uber killer stuff.

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Best Sonoma Restaurants: 18 Picks from the Food Critics

Best Sonoma Restaurants: 18 Picks from the Food Critics

by Sonoma Magazine @ Bay Area Bites

The food critics at Sonoma Magazine have picked out their favorite places to eat in the county.

Lake Nona Food Truck Bazaar presented by TheDailyCity.com

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

This Sunday Oct 30th 2011 TheDailyCity.com is bringing the Food Truck Bazaar to the Lake Nona area for the very first time! Location: CrossPointe Church Orlando, 11002 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832. View Larger Map The church is having a (free) Fall Festival as well there. Too much fun! 4:30-8pm. Know Before You Go 1. Expect to wait in long lines. While the food is delicious, it does not come fast. Why? Its not fast food. These are restaurants on wheels. Plan to wait. And please note: we (The Daily City) have no control over the speed at which the lines move. The food trucks themselves control that. 2. Some trucks will run out of food. This can happen even while you’re waiting in line and if you show up to the event too late. 3. Bring chairs, tables, tents: think tailgating. If you want to sit down while in line or while eating, bring a chair. 4. Many of the trucks have loud lawn mower-sounding generators attached to them. With 15 – 20 trucks in one spot, it can get pretty noisy. You’ve been warned. 5. Most trucks now take credit cards, but sometimes the credit card machines (these days which are now ipads and iphones!) can break down, so bring cash. Ones and fives (not tens and twenties) are VERY welcome by the vendors. TRUCKS (ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE) Dinner Trucks: C&S; Brisket Bus, Firehouse BBQ, Melissa’s Chicken & Waffles, Winter Park Fish Co., Tastebuds Catering, Dandelion Vegan Truck, The Crooked Spoon, The Mobile Deli (Korean), The Pupusas Truck, Korean BBQ Taco Box, The Travelling Gourmet, Big Wheel Provisions, Treehouse Truck, The Gator Truck. Dessert Trucks: Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, The Batter Bowl, Sunset Italian Ice, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, The Crepe Company, Gastrotruck LAKE NONA SCHEDULE 5-9pm Oct 30 | CrossPointe Church Orlando* Nov 19 | CrossPointe Church* Dec 17 | CrossPointe Church* *11002 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832 http://www.myfoxorlando.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=8705 TheDailyCity.com food truck bazaar: MyFoxORLANDO.com

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel is Costing Us Billions

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel is Costing Us Billions

by NPR Food @ Bay Area Bites

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

Pho Be Thui at Pho Saigon Alley

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Back at the end of October; I was making one of my now quite rare trips to City Heights when I noticed a "Grand Re-Opening Banner on the former location of Asmara Restaurant. Grand Re-Opening? When was the original opening...

Pho Real? Vietnamese Street Food Comes To San Telmo

Pho Real? Vietnamese Street Food Comes To San Telmo


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Thom Nguyen's eyes race around the room. Before leading the kitchen as head chef of the newly minted Sáigon, a Vietnamese street food joint located in a corner spot of the Mercado de San Telmo, he was running a more dressed up closed door version out of a remodeled Parque Lezama home. "I can't believe it. I don't know how they found out about us. We're being invaded by Asians," Nguyen comments with a half bewildered half ecstatic grin pointing to a Chinese family of twelve, "and they all want soup!" The owners had suggested that I stop by on a Tuesday evening expecting a quieter atmosphere to talk but just a quarter past seven and a dinner rush was in full swing. Sáigon opened in mid-December and joined the macro renaissance happening across the neighborhood. Over the last year, San Telmo has become one of Buenos Aires' most diverse food neighborhoods without sacrificing its distinct bohemian personality. A more micro-level renaissance might be brewing as well with Sáigon being the second opening of 2016 inside the San Telmo Market together with French ca

Confituras opens jam and biscuit shop off South Lamar

Confituras opens jam and biscuit shop off South Lamar

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

Confituras owner Stephanie McClenny has been delivering tasty preserves made with local ingredients to Austinites since 2010. Her efforts have nabbed awards, national attention and grant money from the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. ...

Foxy Lady, Shafter

Foxy Lady, Shafter


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Foxy Lady - View the menu for Foxy Lady as well as maps, restaurant reviews for Foxy Lady and other restaurants in Shafter, CA and Shafter.

Inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – now through December 30th

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Don’t walk, run.  Epcot is hosting its inaugural International Festival of Holidays now through December 30th.  It is a great event packed with seasonal food and beverage specialties, festive merchandise, and live entertainment only being offered exclusively during the festival. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of their 11 World Showcase nations.  Enjoy unique food and beverage offerings at the expanded Holiday Kitchens abound – with a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase! We toured the new Festive Center which includes the “Cookie Nook” and other festival goodies.  Cookie Nook is the brand new & biggest feature at Odyssey.  Cookie Nook has already sold over 10,000 cookies since it opened last week. Make your own FREE snowflake ornament at the Festive Center (same building as Cookie Nook) and take it home with you or hang it on the mini Christmas tree. Lunch time!  All food items for the festival are distinctly different to celebrate different traditional food from different regions. Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, Germany – Cheese Fondue In a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce Yukon Holiday Kitchen, Canada – Seared Salmon with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup American Holiday Table – Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce Feast of Three Kings – Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas Thank you Epcot for the generous goodie bags! Rockin’ the festive Disney ears with my celebrity friend and Disney expert, Lou Mongello. The festival includes merchandise that you cannot find anywhere in the world, exclusive to Disney, and some for only this park – like artisan Reinhard Herzog, who creates personalized glass-blown ornaments at the Holiday Market. Festival gear and exclusive Annual Passholder t-shirt (middle). Explore the Festival – We encourage you to enjoy some of the cultural entertainment throughout World Showcase at your leisure including: Sigrid Meets Julenissen The Christmas Gnome (Norway) – Celebrate the season with laugher, as the unsuspecting storyteller Sigrid encounters Julenissen, a magical, mischievous gnome. El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia (Mexico) – Inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Coco” and the celebration of Dia de Muertos. Mostly Kosher (Between Morocco and France) – Capture the joy of Hanukkah and Klezmer music with this unique, high-energy indie band. Joyful: A Celebration of the Season (Fountain View Stage) – The ‘JOYFUL!’  singers celebrate two holidays of the season— Christmas and Kwanzaa—with spirited, uplifting R&B, Pop and soul-stirring renditions of classic holiday music. Voices of Liberty (American Adventure Rotunda) – Embrace the spirit of the season with the festive a cappella holiday music of the Dickens Carolers. Candlelight Processional at America Gardens Theatre – A joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 5-piece orchestra and a glorious massed choir.  The celebrity narrator that evening was actress/comedienne Ana Gasteyer from but not limited to: Saturday Night Live and Mean Girls. NARRATORS Nov. 24- 26 – Laurie Hernandez – NEW! Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – NEW! Nov. 29 – 30 – Ana Gasteyer Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – NEW! Dec. 6-8 – Jodi Benson Dec. 9-11 – Kurt Russell – NEW! Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – NEW! Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – NEW! Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson Festival of the Holidays version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.  The World Showcase Promenade comes alive nightly with the brilliance and splendor of music, lights, lasers, water fountains and custom pyrotechnics.  With the song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” at its center, this special musical finale brings the message of peace and goodwill. I am going to wrap this up like a gift!  Be sure to check out the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Holidays before it ends on December 30th, you don’t want to miss this! (Source credit: Walt Disney World) Epcot 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 939-5277 https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/holiday-festival/

You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery

by Ishay Govender-Ypma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Did Portugal come up with the best food-delivery app in the world?

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Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @PorkyBelly @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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love how you get around @Chowseeker1999, thanks for the report.

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Weatherly, Wainwright and Thorne at Mulligan’s on the Blue in Wailea

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

Weatherly, Wainwright and Thorne will perform at Mulligan’s on the Blue on Friday, Jan. 5. Here’s your chance to hear great country music from Jen Weatherly, Willy Wainwright and Murray Thorne as they blend their talents on stage. There’ll be outstanding music, food and drink specials all night. DJ Tony will continue the party until midnight. […]

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Kuri Kuri Coffee in Masuda

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On a recent trip to Shimane Prefecture, we made a very brief stop at Kuri Kuri coffee 栗栗珈琲 in Masuda. If you are not familiar with Masuda, it’s a small town located between Hagi and Hamada on the Sea of Japan. Since my son was sleeping in the car, my wife and I took turn going … Continue reading "Kuri Kuri Coffee in Masuda"

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‘Duck Dynasty’ stars open food truck at ‘Supernatural’ star’s brewery today

‘Duck Dynasty’ stars open food truck at ‘Supernatural’ star’s brewery today

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

Jep Robertson has fled the coop. The “Duck Dynasty” star and his wife, Jessica, have moved to Austin and are opening a food truck today at “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles’ Family Business Beer ...

Musashiya Revisited

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Before we moved offices; I did sort of a lunch farewell tour of various places; some of which I hadn't been to in a while. Musashiya surely falls into that category. While I'd had some fairly decent meals when this...

Free smoothies for a year to first 50 guests at the grand opening of Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Park

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to check out the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Park and we got to try a few of their menu items.  I LOVE smoothies.  They are my favorite thing to consume whether I am at work, home, or just finished a grueling workout and want something ice-cold and replenishing in my system to hold me over until I get ahold of some food.  Fortunately, Tropical Smoothie Cafe sells smoothies and hot items, so you can get both on the same stop.  The new Winter Park store is beautiful, bright, clean, and inviting and the smoothie and hot items were fresh and delicious.  You can expect to see me in line tomorrow morning trying to win free smoothies for a whole year! Detox Island Green (seasonal) – Spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana & fresh ginger (naturally sweetened).   The serving is generous, the smoothie had a great consistency and it tasted fresh.  I really enjoyed the fresh ginger in it too, since it’s so good for you! Cali Chicken Club Flatbread – Bacon, smashed avocado, tomatoes, romaine, mozzarella & basil garlic mayo.  This was my favorite! Buffalo Chicken Wrap – Made it vegetarian by substituting the chicken strips with Beyond Meat®Chicken-Free Strips, no lite ranch & mozzarella, and adding extra avocado & veggies.  It includes tomatoes, romaine and buffalo sauce.  This was my second favorite! Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich – Bacon, tomatoes, a romaine spinach blend, swiss & lite ranch on ciabatta Kale & Apple Slaw – It was really good.  The best kale & apple slaw that I have ever had in my life.  I loved the flavors of their sweet dressing, apple slices and julienne carrot married together to balance out the kale which is naturally bitter but so good for you as well! Be sure to drop by the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Winter Park early tomorrow,  January 10, for your chance to win FREE smoothies for a year!  They open at 7:00 A.M. Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Winter Park 501 N Orlando Ave. Ste. 209B Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 637-5002 tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

RGB Express – Mini Truck Puzzle Answers

by Chang @ iPlay.my

RGB Express is a unique and well designed puzzle game by Bad Crane Ltd. It’s simple to play, yet super addictive! You are running RGB Express truck, the only one company specialized in delivering colors. The challenging part is that you will need to deliver the packages to every house without overlaped the route. The […]

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @strongoxman @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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Thanks to this thread I just came back from Saigon’s on Valley, and I gotta say I think this is my new favorite baguette!

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Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @attran99 @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@attran99 wrote:

@A5KOBE Didn’t have enough time today. Thinking of doing it for breakfast tomorrow. I will eat it in the parking lot. Will likely pick up some non-egg ones to take home for lunch, too…or should I go somewhere else?

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BBQ Kalbi

BBQ Kalbi

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

With a menu focused on the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and umami, BBQ Kalbi has helped bring the Korean-Mexican fusion food that started the food truck movement to the Peninsula, serving up yummy Korean tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and rice bowls! 

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @TheCookie @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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i’m not quite sure why you’re lol-ing canned sardines. they’re a wonderful thing.
[/quote]When my cat won’t come home I stand on the patio and open a can… It works like a charm.

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Kanazawa - Kuroyuri

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

We had really enjoyed our first afternoon in Kanazawa; checking out Omi-cho Market and having a nice lunch. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing before heading off to dinner. Which was really close by. I'd had a friend...

First Look: Metro Diner at UCF – University Blvd

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

“Where the Locals Eat” Known as one of the best places for breakfast in Jacksonville, winning multiple accolades, Metro Diner has finally expanded further into the Orlando area near the always brunch-happy UCF area in East Orlando. The first Central Florida is in Altamonte Springs. Founded in Jacksonville in 1992, over 25 years ago, Metro Diner specializes in breakfast specials and comfort diner food and was recently featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network. Let the flavor town train roll on! On a recent visit, the place was packed with local professionals in from the cold on their lunch breaks. People love breakfast and brunch in Orlando and there seems to be more and more options each day. I ordered their signature Fried Chicken and Waffle – the fried chicken was nice and crispy, but the waffle was the real star – light and fluffy yet also with a nice crisp. The strawberry butter was also a wonderful touch to this sweet and savory dish. Fried Chicken & Waffle $15.49 Half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle, topped with powdered sugar and sweet, strawberry butter. Served with their special honey tabasco, sweet and spicy sauce. Metro Diner 11650 University Blvd Orlando, FL 32817 https://metrodiner.com/locations/florida/orlando-university/

Yum Yum Cupcake Truck in Orlando, FL

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

It was late Saturday afternoon downtown and the Pillowlando, the International Pillow Fight Day festivities organized by my friend Brian Feldman, just ended. In the midst of the rubble at the Dr Phillips art center on Orange Avenue stood a bright yellow and silver polished truck. It was the Yum Yum Cupcake Truck! Founded by local couple Joey (UCF alumni and the head of the marketing, business side) and Alex (the baker man), this new bakery on wheels is sure to delight the sweet tooth in us all. Refurbished from a 1973 Chevy stepvan (a old state prison truck in its past life), it now is the mobile home to hundreds of cupcakes, running on sweetness fuel. Joey and Alex have lived in San Francisco and Philadelphia where the food truck scene is already thriving. It only seemed natural to start one here on their own, something where they can put their passion into. With the help of the City of Orlando, they had their paperwork and licenses done in no time (compared to some of the lengthier processes in other cities) and were ready to roam the city beautiful, particular Audobon Park Farmer Market, Sanford Farmer Market, and this coming Wednesday at the Food Truck Pod event at Firestone on Orange Ave in downtown Orlando at 6pm! On this day, they were just about to head out when I had the good fortune to catch their ear on twitter, and so they stayed just a little longer for me and my partner to arrive on the scene to pick up some fresh cupcakes: red velvet and chocolate ($2.50 each). The chocolate cupcake was moist and sweet, soft and tasty, definitely a favorite. The red velvet cupcake though less moist was still a great piece of cupcake, probably giving other establishments in the area a call to pause and take heed of these young men and their beautiful Yum Yum truck. This week they unveiled their newest flavor: peanut butter cupcakes (the winning flavor of the month in a vote off against carrot cake). Follow them on twitter at twitter.com/yumyumtruck_fl and on facebook at www.facebook.com/theyumyumtruck Can’t wait to open! The Red Velvet Cupcake and the Chocolate cupcake from Yum Yum cupcake truck! TIP: check them out on twitter.com/yumyumtruck_fl to find out where they are at the moment  …and then go to them and get some yum yum cup cakes! ps X Factor is coming to audition in Miami this April 7! theyre looking for singers ! . . . .

Avalon Park Food Truck Bazaar !

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

On the evening of Sunday July 24th from 6pm-10pm, TheDailyCity.com put on the first ever Avalon Park Food Truck Bazaar. The food trucks present included Mama’s Fixins Soul Food, Winter Park Seafood Co., C&S; Brisket Bus, The Travelling Gourmet, Tastebuds, Sunset Italian Ice, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, Batter Bowl Truck, The Crepe Company cart, Pupuseria, Firehouse BBQ, Big Wheel Provisions, Treehouse Truck, Korean BBQ Taco Box (2), The Crooked Spoon, Island BBQ Jerk Chicken Truck, and Jeremiah’s Italian Ice cart. Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles truck was out of commission that evening but will be up and running later. Under the hot Florida sun, the trucks were lined up into two rows one on each side of the big park and stage near downtown Avalon Park by the Publix. I was at the event selling food truck apparel with my long time friend Michael Cho, co-owner of Impress Ink Tees screen printing and apparel shop (located on Goldenrod road near Colonial Dr). It was our first time selling shirts and I think it was pretty successful. The food truck shirts had designs ranging from “Truck Eat Sleep” to “Stay Hungry with a food truck made of foods” and a I heart (food truck) food truck”. We had quite a few sales and I also had a great time meeting a few readers of this very blog. It was so fun meeting and talking to people who have read my posts over the years and followed me on twitter and facebook. I was pleasantly surprised that some people were even at the Avalon Park Food Truck Bazaar because they heard it from my twitter account! The next time we will be out with the food truck shirts to be sold in person is at the Oviedo Mall Food Truck Bazaar on Sunday August 24th, so if you have a chance come by and say hello! Overall, it was a great event and many of the vendors sold out of food. C&S; Brisket Bus for one sold out of over 350 lbs of meat alone in 4 hours. The good folks over at The Crooked Spoon said that this was their busiest night EVER! I am sure these bazaars will continue to be a success and hope that the food truck scene will keep on truckin! Ride on! Thank you to everyone who bought a food truck shirt! You can buy them at the Oviedo Mall bazaar on Sunday August 14th! check out MegaYummo’s gear!! awesome food blogger and neighbor 3D Lasik table – Best Street team ever with amazing Lemonade from Publix . A True LIFESAVER in the Florida Heat The Crepe Company – They rock!! My coworker Jessica models the BBQ Pork Boat with Coconut rice and beans from CK’s Jerk Shack Gourmet Island BBQ! Monica and Theresa modelling the chimoo and deep fried PBJ from Treehouse truck! Deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich from Treehouse truck om nom nom The ultimate chimoo sandwich from Treehouse Truck CK’s Jerk Shack Gourmet Island BBQ, a champion BBQ and caterer http://www.ckjerkshack.com/ Jerk Pit Master Mark Robinson at the helm! God Bless this man and his food! Coconut water, Ginger beer, a boat of bbq pork, and a boat of bbq chicken – the pork and chicken were some of the best I  have ever had. The smoky bbq flavor and island sauces went perfectly together in this dish. The succulent pork and chicken were both literally fall off the bone tender. Big thumbs up to CK’s Jerk Shack! The Batter Bowl Truck! They sell awesome desserts Late Night Dessert from the Batter Bowl Truck – $5 TIRAMISU The tiramisu was soft and sweet, almost like a creme brulee but with that familiar taste of chocolate, coffee, and lady fingers. See you at the next event: The Oviedo Mall  Food truck Bazaar on Sunday August 14th. If you can’t wait till then, make sure you follow all the trucks on twitter to find out where they are at! There are usually meet up during the week after work! For more info, visit: http://tastychomps.blogspot.com/p/orlando-food-truck-guide.html

Ulterior All Levels Answers and Hints

by Chang @ iPlay.my

If you like puzzle game like 100 escape type you have to try this Ulterior puzzle game by Pine Entertainment. This game is by far one of the best puzzle games in 2016 I’ve played on iOS. But Free version has only 20 levels, you will need to pay .99 full game. Today I will […]

The Pig and the Lady at the KCC Farmers Market (Honolulu, HI)

The Pig and the Lady at the KCC Farmers Market (Honolulu, HI)


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No sooner did we have an outstanding dinner at The Pig and the Lady last Tuesday than we came across them at the Honolulu Saturday Farmers Market. What was one of Honolulu’s hottest new restaurants…

Saigon Sandwiches & Deli

Saigon Sandwiches & Deli


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Not to be confused with Saigon Restaurant, this little Snack Shop-Convenience Store-Sandwich Shop resides in the same strip mall as Cam Ky, and right next to, of all things Cafe Dore(which I need to update). So you have two shops...

Vietnam: Energy, Optimism and Extraordinary Food

Vietnam: Energy, Optimism and Extraordinary Food


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A street vendor in Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon By Lisa Petersson Every day it starts early, as a low rumble, at just after 5 am. By 6 am it has grown to

C.O.D. in Tokyo

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I was siphoning the WIFI connection at Fuglen when I came upon a tweet about C.O.D. where the author mentioned he ate the best chili dog. My plan to eat at Ahiru wine bar had failed and a chili dog sounded like an amazing idea. C.O.D. is a short distance from the Gaiemmae metro station. … Continue reading "C.O.D. in Tokyo"

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Jupiters Coffee Roasters in Tokyo

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Exploring Tokyo on a bicycle proved to be a great way to discover places I would probably never get to see otherwise. After grabbing lunch in from of the main gate of Yasakuni shrine, I headed back toward my hotel in Akasaka and stopped at Jupiters Coffee Roasters ジュピターズ コーヒー ロースターズ. Jupiters coffee roasters is a … Continue reading "Jupiters Coffee Roasters in Tokyo"

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Calpe Paellas

Calpe Paellas

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

Bringing authentic flavors and techniques from the Eastern coast of Spain, Calpe Paella is the Bay Area's only paella food cart!

Boneyard

Boneyard

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

Come MEAT your Destiny at The Boneyard! This frighteningly awesome truck was rescued from a junkyard, restored and is now serving up succulent and smoky barbecue that is sure to please all palates. 

Quiet Village Curry Shop

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In my quest for the best curry in Okayama, I recently ended up visiting Quiet Village Curry Shop after it was recommended to me by a coworker.  The funny this is that I have been walking in front of the shop for almost 10 years and I am kicking myself for not trying it earlier. … Continue reading "Quiet Village Curry Shop"

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NYE Dinner at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Wagyu Gyoza We were invited to the All You Can Eat NYE dinner at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi and it was the perfect last meal to finish off 2017.  The ambiance of the restaurant is dreamy, perfect for a date night, the owner and staff are super nice, and the food is innovative while still maintaining its integrity and delicious taste.  You never know what to expect when you order at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi because they always blow you away with their creativity; it’s always a nice surprise whenever your food arrives at your table and is presented right in front of you.  Overall, it is a fabulous restaurant that you need to experience for yourself, especially during their special event dinners! Butternut Squash Soup Roasted Seasonal Vegetables Octopus Fritters Seared Pork Belly With Seasonal Vegetables With House Curry On The Side Chicken Yakitori Oxtail Taco Oysters House Cured Salmon Assortment of Nigiri – Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail (Chef’s Pick) Ahi Poke Assorted Rolls – American Dream Roll, Fuji Mountain Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Fire Cracker Roll (with scallops fried on the top), Citrus Roll (with cobia on top), Katana Roll (with tuna on top), and Salmon Madness Roll Sake Steamed Clams Banging Shrimp Chocolate Cake Japanese Cotton Cake Matcha Creme Brûlée Sake Poached Pear Be sure to check out Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi soon!  They host many special events so follow them on instagram (@yuki_hana_sushi) to stay up-to-date!   Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi 3635 Aloma Ave Oviedo, Florida 32765 (407) 695-8808 http://sushiyukihana.com

Holiday Specials at BRIO Tuscan Grille

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

(Seasonal!) White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding: vanilla bean gelato, housemade berry sauce, anglaise ($6.95) On this chilly day, I cannot stop thinking about this warm and beautiful seasonal dessert.  It was so rich and decadent, with all the right flavors. My mom and I had to wait a little bit for it because the kitchen wanted to make it hot and fresh right out of the oven for us, hence why the vanilla bean gelato was instantly trickling down from it, but it was worth the wait. ‘Tis the season at BRIO Tuscan Grille! The restaurant is offering many ways to celebrate this season, from new menu items, seasonal dishes and cocktails and special events including: Sat. Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa Sun. Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve party with complimentary prosecco, party favors, balloon drop and live music. Call BRIO Tuscan Grille – Winter Park Village at (407) 622-5611 and ask for the manager, Kiki, for more information! Nationwide: – Facebook & Instagram Contest: BRIO’s “12 Days to Win!” Facebook and Instagram contest gives fans a chance to win various prizes from Monday, Dec. 4–Friday, Dec. 15. BRIO will post a different question regarding the holidays each day. Those with winning answers will receive incredible BRIO prizes such as: gift cards, brunch for six, a chef’s dinner, a Happy Hour party for 12, and BRIO for a year (a $1,200 value)! – Bonus Gift Card Offer:  From Monday, Nov. 13–Saturday, Dec. 30, BRIO guests will receive a $25 bonus card with every $100 in gift cards purchased. The bonus card is valid Monday, Jan. 1 – Thursday, March 15, 2018. BRIO gift cards can be purchased at a local BRIO restaurant or online at www.BrioItalian.com/giftcards. (NEW! ) Buffalo Chicken Nachos – Cheddar cheese sauce, creamy horseradish, Gorgonzola, green onions, celery, house-made potato chips ($5) (NEW!) Crispy Shrimp Brio – Spicy Remoulade, green onions ($6) (NEW!) Warm Margherita Dip – Four cheese blend, tomato compote, Reggiano, basil, grilled ciabatta ($5) (Seasonal!) Spicy shrimp bruschetta – Fontina, charred tomato, lobster butter ($12.50) Bulleit Nog-Chata: Bulleit Rye whiskey, RumChata, simple syrup, crème anglaise, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon sugar rim ($9) Salted Caramel Martini: RumChata, Kahlua, Absolut Vanilla, caramel swirl, salted rim ($9) Two-Course Combos: your choice of soup or salad, with choice of entrée: Soups – Soup of the day, Lobster Bisque (add $1) Salads – Brio Chopped Salad, Caesar, or Wedge Surf & Turf: 14-oz. strip steak, black pepper shrimp, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus (the two-course meal is priced at $34.95 with this entrée) Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Glazed Peppers (light entrée): farro, quinoa, grape tomatoes, asparagus, capers, Marcona almonds, feta, pesto vinaigrette (the two-course meal is priced at $19.95 with this entrée) Grilled Branzino: roasted red & gold beets, farro, Marcona almonds, marinated kale, lemon vinaigrette, feta (the two-course meal is priced at $26.95 with this entrée) Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake – Anglaise sauce, vanilla whipped cream ($4.25) Thank you Mom for being my plus 1 to a few of my foodie events!  Be sure to check out BRIO Tuscan Grille – Winter Park Village soon for the holidays! (Source credit: BRIO Tuscan Grille) BRIO Tuscan Grille 480 N Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 622-5611 http://brioitalian.com

Ooey Gooey Rainbow Love – Sugar Rush Marshmallows in Orlando, Florida

Ooey Gooey Rainbow Love – Sugar Rush Marshmallows in Orlando, Florida

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

The main reason we headed to Orlando, Florida was for a wedding. Hours before we tore up the dance floor with the bride and groom, we hightailed it out of Orlando to nearby Winter Garden for one thing and one... Continue Reading →

Win hotel stay, flights to Austin and all-access tickets to Austin Food & Wine Festival

Win hotel stay, flights to Austin and all-access tickets to Austin Food & Wine Festival

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

The Austin Food & Wine Festival has announced a series of changes to their annual festival. Chef Tim Love, a festival partner, will move his massively popular hands-on grilling session from the weekend afternoons ...

Cheese Gone Wild

Cheese Gone Wild

by Marco Jastillana @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

Get ready for the magical, melty creations from Cheese Gone Wild! Featuring ooey gooey grilled cheeses, hot soups, fresh salads and yummy desserts, this is the cheesiest truck in the Bay!

First Look: Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Mai’s Bistro is a new fast casual restaurant that has opened up in Orlando’s Mills 50 District, specializing in Vietnamese street food such as banh mi, Vietnamese sticky rice, and banh cuon rice crepes. They bake their own bread and sweets and make everything in house. On a recent visit, I loved their banh cuon rice crepes and their variety of both sweet and savory Vietnamese sticky rice (xoi). You could get bbq roast pork, chinese sausage, or shredded chicken for savory sticky rice and jackfruit for sweet sticky rice. They bake their bread from scratch on site and their grilled pork banh mi is one of the best i have had. Their staff was very friendly and hospitable. Will try again soon and update! Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50 830 E Colonial Dr A, Orlando, FL 32803 Menu: maibistrousa.com Phone: (407) 730-8538

Popular fried chicken truck Tumble 22 opening restaurant in North Austin

Popular fried chicken truck Tumble 22 opening restaurant in North Austin

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

Tumble 22 is spreading its wings. (Yeah, I said it.) The popular downtown food truck currently sitting behind Star Bar will open a brick-and-mortar location next month at 7211 Burnet Road in the ...

Pizzeria Roberti in East Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Pizzeria Roberti can be found tucked in a small corner on the east side of Orlando, off of Curry Ford and Chicksaw Trail. Here you will find one of the best pizzas in Orlando – from the crispy, tasty house-fermented crust to the house-made mozzarella cheese, Pizzeria Roberti is the real deal. Joseph Roberti, owner and chef of Pizzeria Roberti, takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows through the quality of the food here. Roberti tells us, “Our pizza on the surface is a New York Style Pizza, but underneath it is much more complex than that. In reality it is a combination of Artisan style pizza, Neapolitan style pizza, and traditional New York style pizza.” “Our dough is made from cultivated yeast produced in house similar to the production of artisan sourdough breads (Artisan characteristic). Our sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy and less than a handful of all fresh ingredients (Neapolitan characteristic). We bake our pies in a traditional bakers pride pizza oven (New York characteristic), but we cook them at a high heat between 550 and 575 degrees Fahrenheit (similar to a Neapolitan characteristic). Our cheese is a combination whole milk and part-skim Grande Mozzarella (New York characteristic).” “Every ingredient of our specialty pies is produced in house. Our specialty slice pies are often garnished to order not unlike a dish coming out of a high end restaurant. And that is just the pizzas. We also have beer, wine, salads (all dressings made in house), subs, appetizers (such as our homemade fresh mozzarella), pastas (all sauces made in house), and vast catering menu. We are off to a great start in developing our concept and look forward to continually evolve as we grow. “As a kid my father used to take me to a local pizza shop a few days a week and the cooks used to teach me little things here and there. By the age of 8 or 9 I made my first slice pie. Fast forward a bit to 14, I was now living in Orlando, Fl, and about to start high school. I was looking to get started in my cooking career and I got my shot at a neighborhood pizzeria & bar. I started as a prep cook, then learned the hot line, then pizza station, and even serving from time to time.” “I liked my job but had ambitions for more, I wanted to pursue a career as a professional chef. As soon as I got my license I took a job on I-drive as a dishwasher in a much bigger and more known restaurant. It was a step backward, but it was also a foot in the door with a successful brand. Fast forward again about 3 years, I worked at few spots around Orlando, most notably the Citrus Club under chef Scott Haegele, and went to culinary school.” “Upon graduating culinary school I decided to go back to New York to learn how to transition from a cook to a chef. I got my shot, this time with accomplished chef Hung Huynh who took me under his wing, trained me, and gave me the exposure and opportunity to work with many great culinarians.” “Fast Forward another 4 years, I’m living in Miami, at this point a chef myself running various kitchens. In 2015 I created a company “Motion Hospitality Group” as a hospitality consulting business, with the intention of one day opening a place of my own. Fast Forward to today where Motion Hospitality Group currently owns and operates its first restaurant concept: “Pizzeria Roberti”.” What are your first childhood food memories? One of my first memories with food was when I was around 5 or 6, my parents weren’t home and my brother was watching me. He must have fallen asleep or something, and I made an apple omelet. The first thing I have ever cooked by my memory. What are some of your favorite dishes at Pizzeria Roberti? My favorite dishes at the pizzeria are the pesto & margherita pizzas, chicken marsala with farfalle pasta, and the pizza dough zeppoles. What do you like to cook for “comfort food” at home with your family? My Favorite thing to eat at home is Mom’s Lasagna. The Sauce “Our pizza sauce consists of a combination of San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy and all fresh ingredients including fresh herbs and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes are known for their natural sweetness and low acidity.” The Dough “Our dough is made in house with our specially cultivated yeast, which is fermented on premise. This is an important characteristic of our dough because it creates a more robust flavor and the natural fermentation of our dough, makes it healthier and more digestible.” Pizzeria Roberti Address: 2751 S Chickasaw Trail Suite 107, Orlando, FL 32829 https://pizzeriaroberti.com

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A Guide to Local Meal Kits and CSAs to Jump-Start Your Healthy Eating

A Guide to Local Meal Kits and CSAs to Jump-Start Your Healthy Eating

by Kelly O'Mara @ Bay Area Bites

CSAs and meal kits can be a good way to get healthy food delivered to your door. Try these local options.

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @JeetKuneBao @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@JeetKuneBao wrote:

This is a pretty epic thread on Banh Mi’s.

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Here are six dishes you’ll be eating at new food hall Fareground, which opens today

Here are six dishes you’ll be eating at new food hall Fareground, which opens today

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

You’ve heard your friends in Los Angeles and New York and Chicago rave about their cool food halls. And now Austinites finally get to have a voice in that conversation.

Contigo burger on a housemade ...

Musashiya Revisited

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Before we moved offices; I did sort of a lunch farewell tour of various places; some of which I hadn't been to in a while. Musashiya surely falls into that category. While I'd had some fairly decent meals when this...

Georgia's Greek Cuisine (Loma Portal)

by Cathy @ mmm-yoso!!!

Welcome back to mmm-yoso!!! and thanks for reading this food blog. You know how there are news stories about a lot people having the flu or pneumonia? Well, lets just say that one of the writers here has recovered from...

Mama’s Fixins Soul Food and BBQ Food Truck in Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Mama’s Fixins Soul Food Truck Mama’s Fixins is a brand spanking new soul food truck here in Orlando, making its debut at the Oviedo Marketplace edition of theDailyCity.com’s Orlando Food Truck Bazaar summer series. Mama don’t play around when it comes to her soul food or her food truck business as this truck is modded with its own bbq smoker in the back. It probably the largest truck on the road right now, kind of like the boy band ultra deluxe tour bus version of a food truck. I ordered the baby back ribs with two sides for $10 and a dessert of peach cobbler for $3. My good friend and neighbors Mr and Mrs Mega Yummo ordered the savory oxtails and rice for $12. My baby back ribs were delicious: juicy and fall off the bone pork meat basked in a sweet and tangy bbq sauce thats been made with a love and care that only Mama could provide. My sides were pretty good as well: the mac and cheese and the collard greens went well with the whole southern comfort food theme and left me a bit sleepy after this full and satisfying meal. I had barely enough room for the peach cobbler at the end, which I thought was decent but could be better with an adjustment to the crusting for the cobbler pie. It would also be great served hot with a side of vanilla ice cream. I also go to try Mega Yummo’s oxtail which I thought was a bit salty and may not have been the best ox tails I have ever had, it definitely could be better for the $12 price tag. I would recommend the ribs over the oxtails at this moment. @mamasfixins or facebook.com/mamasfixins Tangy ribs and mac n cheese and collard greens, oh my! Peach cobbler Savory Oxtails via megayummo

Tom Tucker and the Lady of the Bay - WhatcomTalk

Tom Tucker and the Lady of the Bay - WhatcomTalk


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After an extraordinary life, both on and off the sea, Tom Tucker now calls Bellingham Bay and his tugboat, the Cheryl Ann home.

The Amazing, Colossal Sanctuary of Ollantaytambo

The Amazing, Colossal Sanctuary of Ollantaytambo

by zoomeboshi @ zoomeboshi

Streets in the old part of Ollantaytambo are narrow, cobble-stoned, inaccessible to cars and trucks. Along one side, water flows in ancient Inca canals, still used today, no more than a foot wide. Quechua is spoken more than Spanish. Life goes on here as it has for centuries. There is no indication that less than […]

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

On the hunt through Saigon, in search of the past, present, and future of the banh mi.

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @Bookwich @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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One time I was meeting some friends at a beach bonfire, and everyone was bringing their dinner, and all I had was a couple cans of sardines (one spicy and one tomato) and half a baguette, so I brought them. I was kind of hesitant about opening the cans, because I thought people wouldn’t like the smell.

I ended up having to pass them around; people’s ears perked up when I popped the first can. Apparently, if your parents were Italian, Colombian or Japanese, you really, really like sardines. Who knew?

Now I must try a sardine bahn mi, ASAP.

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Kishimoto Shokudo in Motobu, Okinawa

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We parked our car at the small Motobu town market and waited in line under the pouring rain. A few minutes after we arrived, a long line formed behind us.  Kishimoto  Shokudo きしもと食堂 is probably the most famous sokisoba shop in Okinawa. Kishimoto is located in Motobu between Nago and the Churaumi aquarium. The small … Continue reading "Kishimoto Shokudo in Motobu, Okinawa"

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Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @A5KOBE @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@A5KOBE wrote:

Definitely hit that up. The egg banh mi is amazing.

I recommend eating it right there in the parking lot though if possible.

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Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1


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As we head into the last long weekend before many schools open, a few things endure: fondue, barbecue, babka and bourbon.

Buns of Cinnamon – Brauð & Co. in Reykjavík, Iceland

Buns of Cinnamon – Brauð & Co. in Reykjavík, Iceland

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

Iceland has no shortage of incredible vistas and amazing places to discover. Many Nordic countries are known for their hefty traditional dishes, like Sweden’s toast skagen. Iceland stands apart from its Northern European brethren in that it isn’t afraid to part with... Continue Reading →

Brands You Need to Know – Everyday Essentials – Pinch Provisions Emergency Kits

Brands You Need to Know – Everyday Essentials – Pinch Provisions Emergency Kits

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

Good things come in tiny packages and Pinch Provisions is no exception. Pinch Provisions sells a line of personal care kits and mini emergency packets that will help anyone in a pinch. (Yourself included if you’re still struggling to find stocking stuffers... Continue Reading →

Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

One of the world’s tastiest holiday traditions will receive a “Florida-style” twist with the debate of a limited time only “Feast of the Seven Fishes” menu at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar. This menu is offered from December 24, 2017 to January 6, 2018, including a seven-course seafood and wine Christmas Eve extravaganza to kickoff the celebration. The December 24 dinner will begin at 6:30pm and is limited to the first 25 guests. We were invited to taste the menu as a sneak peak to provide everyone insight of what is to come! The Bahamian Conch Fritters are served with a mango sauce. The mango glaze adds a nice sweetness to the conch fritters. Conch fritters are crispy, yet smooth in textures. The flavors are mild without the mango sauce. The Red Grouper Ceviche is fresh and cooked nicely with a lemony zest. The Smoked Rainbow Trout Fish Dip is a tad salty, but balanced when eaten with some saltine crackers. The trout has a texture similar to tuna. Be careful as it may have bones. The reception snacks above are paired well with Col De Salici Extra Dry Prosecco, which is a vintage Prosecco. The Mayport Shrimp on Grit Cake with Seafood Gumbo Sauce was cooked really well. The grit cake is crispy on the outside, while smooth and creamy on the inside. The shrimp was caught off of Jacksonville, FL. The Nueske’s Applewood Smoke Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with Butter Beans has an abundance of textures and flavors that blend well when eaten all together. When taken apart, the bacon may be salty so make sure you’re eating it with the scallop and butter beans. The scallop is very delightful and cooked well. The butter beans were very smooth and a type of bean I would like for someone who is not fond of beans. The savory and salty plates are paired with the Stags Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc. It is very smooth with so many notes of fruit. The fruit notes are prominent in smell before it hits your palate. The Whole Fried Hog Snapper and Black Sea Bass with Smothered Tomatoes & Okra is paired with Spatz & Hall Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. The Fried Hog Snapper is very fresh with a corn flour seasoning. The meat has a slight sweetness to it. The Black Sea Bass is slightly dry in certain sections, but very tender and moist in other regions because the moistness depends on what area you pull the meat from. Nonetheless, the fish is very fresh! The outside is very crisp and flavorful. The Lobster Ravioli is very fresh and house made. It is served with a Seafood Bolognese Sauce that brings it all together. The lobster ravioli even tastes great alone without the sauce if you are sensitive to red sauce. It is paired with Stags Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time Red that is full in flavor. The oyster of the Gulf Oyster Shooters (featuring Tito’s Vodka) is very fresh. There is a rim of Old Bay around the glass that goes well with the shot. It is absolutely earthy as it is suggested by the menu. The Famous Carrot Cake is famous for a reason as it is moist and has a chewy texture to it, which is delightful in my opinion. The Red Velvet Layer Cake is very moist and thick as it coats the palate. The cakes are paired with the Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti. The Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti is very smooth and delightful for a dessert wine as I am not usually fond os sweet wines. This dessert wines is not as sweet as the usual dessert wines that are paired. For more information, please visit Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar or their “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Facebook Event.

Revisits - Pho Hut and Saigon 5

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

I think everyone knows.....it's been quite a bad flu season this year. And I didn't escape the wrath of it. I must be getting up in years, because once I recovered; I still felt drained. Not wanting to go too...

What a Float – Cream Parlor in Miami, Florida

What a Float – Cream Parlor in Miami, Florida

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

Miami is known for its insane art, plethora of plush beaches and art deco architecture that will knock your socks off. Miami’s nickname, The Magic City, applies perfectly to its budding culinary scene. From the injectable donut holes at The... Continue Reading →

Niffty Fiffty’s Diner – Food Truck

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Niffty Fiffty’s Diner is one of the new food trucks in town that focuses on nostalgic, home made cooking. I recently had a chance to visit them at the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park for a community fundraiser. They cure and smoke their own bacon, and also brine their corned beef, and pastrami in house, an impressive feat for any dining establishment these days. They also smoke their own marinated chicken breasts, BBQ pulled pork, BBQ pulled chicken, beef jerky, and beef brisket. The menu ranges from burgers and sandwiches to their very scrumptious, meticulously handmade desserts like cookies, brownies, and cheesecakes. The powdered milk yeast buns that they use for their burger buns are even made in house from scratch. You may remember the strawberry souffled cheesecake that was available elsewhere before can now be found here at Nffty Fiffty’s Diner, and is indeed still a great treat. The signature sandwich is Kick’in it Pittsburgh, with crispy potato fries and apple cider vinegar cole slaw on the sandwich. I had the opportunity to try one of the Pittsburghs and must say it’s now one of my favorite sandwiches in Orlando, the rich pastrami going well together with the sweet and sour apple cider vinegar cole slaw…all together very refreshing.   Kick’in It Pittsburgh Sandwich – Your choice of our own house-made corned beef, pastrami, or chopped steak, topped with cheese, crispy fried potatoes, oil & apple cider vinegar cole slaw, and vine-ripe tomatoes on thick hand sliced Italian bread $8.00   Niffty Fiffty’s delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Spekulatius Cookie Crumb crust, topped with a Chantilly Cream made with Chinese Five Spice and Dark Rum – based on Marcel Desaulniers Dark Chocolate & Pumpkin Cheesecake from the 1992 James Beard Best Dessert Book Winning Death By Chocolate. Marcel now operates Mad About Chocolate in Williamsburg, VA. http://www.madaboutchocolate.us/madaboutchocolatehome.html     You can find Niffty Fiffty’s Diner on Thursday, January 10th from 5 MM to 9PM at the Edgewood Farmers Market (at City Hall in Edgewood). They are also open from 10AM to 2PM every Friday at Food Truck Fridays at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland. Check their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NifftyFifftysDiner for up to date news on locations. You can preview their menu (subject to change), below:      

RETRO SAIGON VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT | NORTH SYDNEY, SYDNEY

RETRO SAIGON VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT | NORTH SYDNEY, SYDNEY


Sir and M'lady Dine Out | Sydney Food Blog

This Salt and Pepper Squid arrived looking golden and light. It had just the right amount of seasoning and was super tender. 

See which celebrity chefs and big Austin names will be cooking at the Austin Food & Wine Festival

See which celebrity chefs and big Austin names will be cooking at the Austin Food & Wine Festival

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

The Austin Food & Wine Festival will welcome a host of new faces and introduce a few changes at the seventh annual event that takes place at Auditorium Shores April 27-29. Tickets go on sale ...

Lady Saigon Food Truck

Lady Saigon Food Truck


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Lady Saigon Food Truck at UCSF Mission Bay on Monday Jul 25, 2016 at 5:00PM

Oviedo Food Truck Bazaar at the Oviedo Marketplace Mall 2011

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Last Sunday, on June 12 2011, TheDailyCity.com hosted the first of a series of Summer Food Truck Bazaars rotating almost from week to week at three locations throughout Central Florida. The event was hosted at the Oviedo Marketplace Mall, with the next bazaars occurring at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall and Parliament House. I headed over to the home of friends and fellow bloggers Pearleen and Al (of Megayummo.com) to carpool over to the Oviedo Marketplace for the Food truck bazaar. Food bloggers teaming up to fight hunger and highway tolls! The Oviedo Marketplace, a shadow of its former self and a relic of our once national obsession with indoor malls, gained great exposure due to this event. Maybe it will bring renewed attention to the Oviedo Mall and Fashion Square Mall and bring new foot traffic to their shops. On this particularly hot Florida summer afternoon, over 15 food trucks lined up in tow out in the Oviedo mall parking lot. The food trucks included Big Wheel Provisions, Red Eye BBQ, The Crooked Spoon, C&S; Brisket Bus (first time debut!), Arepas El Cacao, Firehouse BBQ, Mama’s Fixins (first time debut! – a soul food truck), Mobile Deli (also a first timer), Pupusas Truck, Sunset Italian Ice, The Traveling Gourmet, Treehouse Truck, The Winter Park Fish Co, The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck Hundreds of foodie followers from all over Central Florida descended upon the bazaar, lining up with their fold-up tailgating chairs, and then chowing down on the latest and greatest mobile grubs. Families, friends, parents, children, grandparents, people of all backgrounds came together at this spot to relish and celebrate in the only thing that binds them all: a love for food. I thought the scene was fascinating, a community alive again. The following is a list of future event dates and locations for theDailyCity.com’s Food truck bazaars: JUNE June 12 Oviedo Mall June 19 Fashion Square Mall 5pm-10pm June 26 Parliament House 6pm-10pm JULY July 10 Oviedo Mall 6pm-10pm July 17 Fashion Square Mall 5pm-10pm July 24 Parliament House 6pm-10pm AUGUST Aug 14 Oviedo Mall 6pm-10pm Aug 21 Fashion Square Mall 5pm-10pm Aug 28 Parliament House 6pm-10pm For more info, visit http://www.thedailycity.com/2011/05/thedailycitycom-food-truck-bazaar.html Mark Baratelli, organizer of theDailyCity.com Food truck Bazaars C&S; Brisket Truck Corned Beef Sandwich from the CS Brisket Bus via @eatlocalorlando Pork and chicken bulgogi taco lettuce wraps from Mobile Deli @eatlocalorlando The Travelling Gourmet Sunset Italian Ice The Mango italian ice tasted “like they took a whole bunch of mangos and smashed it into the ice.” said Julius aka “Droolius“. It was fresh and definitely every bite tasted like biting into a fresh mango. Megayummo enjoying her Italian ice @ucfbiggie we finally meet! Pork arepas from Arepas El Cacao were amazing: filled with cheese, pork slices, and more all wraped in an arepa or rice cake. This is a dish most popular in Venezuela.  

Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand Donuts & Coffee

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Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand is a minimalist  Donuts & Coffee shop that was conveniently located in front of the conference I attended in Tokyo.  It’s the first time I visited this area of Tokyo which is a short distance from National Diet and the Imperial Palace. From the outside, I spotted donuts … Continue reading "Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand Donuts & Coffee"

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Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @attran99 @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@attran99 wrote:

@Ns1 That’s one banh mi, I’ve never tried buying. My Mom’s is so good…thinly sliced white onions sautéed in butter, and then open the cans of sardines in tomato sauce…perhaps add more tomato sauce and a TON of black pepper. So simple and so good…I have an extra helping when she makes it.

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Revisits - Pho Hut and Saigon 5

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

I think everyone knows.....it's been quite a bad flu season this year. And I didn't escape the wrath of it. I must be getting up in years, because once I recovered; I still felt drained. Not wanting to go too...

MONKEY KING THAI | NORTH NARRABEEN, SYDNEY

MONKEY KING THAI | NORTH NARRABEEN, SYDNEY

by Sir and M'lady Dine Out @ Sydney Food Blog | Sir and M'lady Dine Out | Reviews of restaurants, cafes and bars - Sir and M'lady Dine Out | Sydney Food Blog

The King Prawn and Seafood Volcano had a great mix of seafood in an mild coconut milk curry sauce set alight in a coconut shell. 

Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food


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There is a good reason why even hardened eaters like Anthony Bourdain have fallen so in love with the cuisine of Vietnam. It’s fresh, vibrant, varied, and satisfying without feeling gluttono…

Hop as Hell: SF Beer Week's IPA and Spicy Food Festival

Hop as Hell: SF Beer Week's IPA and Spicy Food Festival


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Nothing goes better together than spicy food and IPAs!  Come on down to the most anticipated gathering of spicy food and IPAs, promoting the spirit of craft beer. Challenge yourself on the Scoville Scale with amazing local spicy cuisine and pair it with 20+ of the state’s best IPAs. Pouring an all-star lineup of NorCal and SoCal's craft breweries, battling it out. Have a taste and spice things up!  EVENT DETAILS- 20+ IPAs from all over NorCal and SoCal- VOTE for best NorCal & SoCal IPA at the festival- 10+ awesome food trucks serving spicy culinary cuisines- Hot wing eating competitionALL-YOU-CAN-DRINK IPA PASSPORTS - Bottomless pours of 20+ of Califonia's hoppiest IPAs! - Keepsake commemoratve glassware.- Limited quantity Early Bird tickets available.  NORCAL IPA TAP LIST- Toronado IPA, Sierra Nevada- The City IPA, CaliCraft- Fieldwork IPA, Fieldwork- Heroine IPA, 101 North- Hill 88 Double IPA, Headlands - Racer 5 IPA, Bear Republic- Stoked IPA, HenHouse- Daytime IPA, Lagunitas- Broadway IPA, SF Brewing Co- Baby Daddy IPA, Speakeasy- Easy Jack IPA, Firestone SOCAL IPA TAP LIST- Stone Delicious IPA, Stone- Sculpin IPA, Ballast Point- Populist IPA, Eagle Rock- Point the Way IPA, Golden Road- Ohana IPA, Ohana - St.Archer IPA, St. Archer- Hangar 24 Iconic IPA, Hangar 24- West Coast IPA, Green Flash- Solis IPA, Mike Hess Brewing Co- Mission IPA, Mission Brewery- Orderville IPA, Modern Times FOOD VENDOR LINEUP- Kokio Republic: Korean Fried Chicken- The Sarap Shop: Filipino-American Comfort Food- Me So Hungry Too: Burgers, Sliders & Fries- Lady Saigon SF: Vietnamese Food- It's All Gravy: Modernized Comfort Food- Firetrail Pizza: Artisanal Wood fired Pizzas- Gyros on Wheels: Mediterranean Cuisine- No No Burger: Vegan Burgers- La Jefa Taco Truck: Mexican Taco Truck- Nucha Empanadas: Handmade Chilean Empanadas- Torraku Ramen: Japanese Ramen- More TBA *Lineup subject to change*Event is rain or shine. There is plenty of covered, heated seating.*Must be 21+ to purchase Beer Passport and to consume alcohol. ID’s will be checked.*Please hop responsibly.

Bulla Gastrobar – Winter 2018 Menu

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Winter, brief it may be, has arrived to Central Florida with the latest frosty blasts covering most of our region this past week. The Spanish-inspired Bulla Gastrobar has recently debuted their Winter Menu, featuring savory, hearty dishes that will certainly warm any foodie’s appetite this winter. Here is the menu: Sabores de Invierno Winter Menu Padrones Rellenos $8 – Shishito peppers stuffed with Mahon cheese, encrusted with panko crumbs and a spicy tomato dipping sauce Caldo Gallego $8 – Galician Soup, White beans, pork shank, chorizo, kale Piquillos a la Vizcaina $11 – Ground beef and pork stuffed piquillo peppers, bechamel sauce, black currants Lechon Asado $23 – Slow Roasted Pig, Pork Demi, Panadera Potatoes Chuletas de Cordero $23 – Lamb Chops, Honey Beer Reduction, Kale, Potato Foam Some of my favorites from the menu included the: Padrones rellenos, crunchy panko crusted, stuffed shisito peppers filled with mahon cheese – each bite oozes with warm cheese – perfect. The Piquillos a la Vizcaina, stuffed piquillo peppers were both savory and sweet – savory from the ground beef and pork and bechamel cheese sauce but also a touch of sweetness from the black currant reduction and nutty sliced almonds. If you are a fan of lamb chops, try the chuletas de cordero – subtly sweet from honey reduction, it’s a hearty dish with delicate potato foam and crispy kale. My absolute favorite on the menu is the lechon asado, thrice cooked slow roasted pig with a pork demi sauce and panadera potatoes – thick and juicy, the pork just melts in your mouth with the crispy pork skin is a fantastic treat. The menu lasts all winter until March so visit soon! Bulla Gastrobar 110 S Orlando Ave #7, Winter Park, FL 32789 bullagastrobar.com

Sneak Peek of K Restaurant’s Brunch Menu Items Debuting This Sunday

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Our delightful feast was prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Ryan McLaughlin We were invited to K Restaurant in College Park to preview a few dishes from their new Brunch menu which will launch this Sunday, January 21 from 10AM-2PM and includes carafes of Mimosas & Bloody Marys. We also got to try dishes from their dining menu which changes daily according to the availability of fresh ingredients from locally sourced Central Florida farms and artisans, so be sure to check out their website beforehand for their updated menu. We enjoyed meeting the owner Chad Phelps (pictured above) and his wonderful team. The restaurant is quaint and dreamy, making it the perfect spot for a date or a casual meet-up with good friends trying out great fresh and local food. You must check out K Restaurant in College Park soon if you have not already! It is incredible. The talented kitchen staff The amazing serving staff Pork Belly Benedict Chicken and Biscuits with Sausage Gravy Fried green tomatoes Shrimp and Grits Basket of Biscuits and cinnamon maple honey butter The following dishes are from their dining menu of the night: Arancini Oysters with champagne Oysters with herbs Charred Octopus – Waterkist Farm tomatoes and peppers, olive oil, lemon Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Toast Duck Cassoulet – great northern and cranberry beans, chard, pork belly, duck confit Shared Vegetable Platter K Filet – smashed red bliss potatoes, rainbow carrots, truffle oil, veal demi-glace with a serving of vegetables Lemon Meringue Tarts French Toast Bread Pudding – cinnamon anglaise, caramel Plated dessert course by the lovely Pastry Chef, Michelle Hulbert Chocolate Orange Grand Marnier Pistachio Layer Cake (my favorite!) Chocolate Mousse Torte Almond Cake – fresh blackberries Their beautiful outdoor patio Be sure to check out K Restaurant soon!  Stop by K Restaurant this Sunday,  January 21 from 10am-2pm to kick off their new Brunch with them! K Restaurant 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 872-2332 http://krestaurant.net/

April Food Truck Calendar and Lineup - Central Florida Lifestyle

April Food Truck Calendar and Lineup - Central Florida Lifestyle


Central Florida Lifestyle

Food truck dining in Central Florida has become a lifestyle all its own. See for yourself at one of the food truck events happening in April.

Dhaba India in Tokyo

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During my latest visit to Tokyo, I was craving something a little bit different and decided to give Dhaba India South Indian Restaurant a try since it was conveniently located near Tokyo Station. Almost every Indian restaurant in Okayama seems to be a variation on the same theme, so the idea of trying something different … Continue reading "Dhaba India in Tokyo"

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Hot Diggity Danish Dog – Johns Hotdog Deli in Copenhagen, Denmark

Hot Diggity Danish Dog – Johns Hotdog Deli in Copenhagen, Denmark

by FoodWaterShoes @ FoodWaterShoes

There are some things you expect to see in Denmark like, for instance, lots and lots of bicycles and happy people. After all, Denmark is one of the most bike-friendly spots on the planet and it is consistently ranked among the... Continue Reading →

Midweek Meanderings - Da Nang Food to Go Becoming Mi Quang Mien Trung and Liang's Kitchen is Now Another Location of Private Kitchens

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Just a quick post on a busy week for me. Da Nang Food to Go Becoming Mi Quang Mien Trung: I was recently driving on El Cajon Boulevard when I noticed that Da Nang Food to Go and all the...

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery


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With the recent chatter about Banh Mi sandwiches (most notably about Little Sister Downtown L.A.'s new entry (and its price tag)), I got the urge to try a few Banh Mi around L.A. Gjusta I’ve seen the Banh Mi on Gjusta’s menu from way back when, but have always avoided it. I had zero expectations that Gjusta would be able to deliver a classic Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich. But with all the talk recently about that sandwich, and considering almost everything else I’ve tried at Gjusta has rocked, I...

Midway Food Park on Loop 360 is closing

Midway Food Park on Loop 360 is closing

by Matthew Odam @ The Feed

A relaxed haven for West Austin families looking for a low-key, family friendly dinner hang, the Midway Food Park on Loop 360, home over the last four years to food trailers such as Dock and ...

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @Happybaker @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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At Saigon Bakery, if we can eat it right then and there? The egg Banh Mi. Definitely.

If we want to take it home for later? Yay them, they will pack up the veggies separately. We’ll get the roast beasts (aka pork and chicken.) Then assemble at lunch.

If you get three banh mi, you get a free baguette to take home. They freeze wonderfully but are also fab just nibbled on as a snack : )

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Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs opens on National Spaghetti Day

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to the media preview and grand opening of Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante with a special dedication moment including leadership from Disney, Patina Restaurant Group and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.  Following the dedication, we went inside the brand new Italian restaurant for a media reception and we celebrated National Spaghetti Day with some apps, pasta, wines, cocktails and sweet treats; perfect for the occasion.  Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is a warm and dreamy restaurant with friendly staff, delicious food, and airline themed aesthetics that is adventurous and playful. The backstory is that the building was a once-abandoned Disney Springs airline terminal from the 1930s.  Italian immigrants Maria and Enzo owned a small bakery business inside the airline terminal and they purchased the entire building after the airline terminal closed down.  As an airline pilot, Enzo was drawn to the abandoned airline terminal and to open a spacious restaurant in it was a dream of his and Maria, who both wanted to introduce Italian cuisine to guests at Disney Springs. CACIOCAVALLO FRITTO – fried sicilian cheese, spicy tomato and pomodoro sauce SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA – burrata and meatballs ARANCINI DI CARNE – fried rice stuffed with meat ragù, peas and mozzarella.  They were delicious! PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED BREADSTICKS CHERRY TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA SKEWERS Delicious TIRAMISU! These were the best CHEESECAKE POPS that I have ever had in my life! CANNOLI– sheep’s milk ricotta, chocolate chips, candied orange.  It was the best cannoli that I have ever had in my life! Randomly selected guests will be upgraded upon arrival to the First Class Lounge and will receive a more upgraded level of service.  Guests 21 years of age or older will be served a complimentary glass of Prosecco and kids will receive a complimentary airline pin. Be sure to book a reservation at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, link below, so you can experience this amazing new restaurant for yourself! BONUS: We also got to take a tour around the new Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar. …and The Edison. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante The Landing, Disney Springs, 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 (407) 560-8466 mariaandenzos.com Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 560-9288 enzoshideawayfla.com The Edison 1570 E. Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 560-9288 theedisonfla.com

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

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i’m not quite sure why you’re lol-ing canned sardines. they’re a wonderful thing.

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Adam's Grub Truck

Adam's Grub Truck

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

Experience the most jaw-droppingly decadent food truck in the Bay! Adam's Grub Truck unites Asian flavors with the great American sandwich. 

333 Truck

333 Truck

by Whitney Mahani @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

In the world of fusion cuisine, the legendary 333 truck stands tall above the rest. 333 attempts the culinary high-wire act of fusing together not two but three different cuisines!

Society Café & Lounge just opened in Dubai and is way too Instagrammable!

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

This place is ideal for catch-up with friends and working on you laptop under the daylight The service is good The food you need to order are the delicious looking croissants We loved the decor, so Instagram...

Oviedo Food Truck Bazaar at the Oviedo Marketplace Mall August 2011

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

The Oviedo Food Truck Bazaar hosted by TheDailyCity.com at the Oviedo Mall took place this past Sunday August 14th 2011. I arrived to a rather wet scene, the Central Florida skies had become overcast with intermittent rain storms. The rain poured for a few minutes before slowly dissipating, allowing food truck lovers to head out from their cars, where we had all been hiding, and lined up to sample the delicious food truck offerings at the bazaar. Food trucks at the Oviedo Mall included C&S; Brisket Bus, Firehouse BBQ, Melissa’s Chicken & Waffles, Tastebuds Catering, The Crooked Spoon, The Pupusas Truck, Korean BBQ Taco Box, The Travelling Gourmet, Big Wheel Provisions, Treehouse Truck, Gastro-Truck, Mama’s Fixins, CK Jerk Shack Gourmet Island BBQ, The Gator Truck, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, The Batter Bowl, Sunset Italian Ice, and The Crepe Company. I had the chance to eat a few pupusas from the tiny yellow Pupusa truck with my buddies. A pupusa is a Salvadorean dish made from a thick corn tortilla and filled with beans, cheese and pork or chicken. The pupusas are served with a side of salsa and some curtido (lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chilies and vinegar), which go very well together on top of the pupusa if you so choose. Pupusas! The Fall 2011 schedule for Oviedo Food Truck Bazaar includes: Sept 11, Oct 9 and Nov 13, 5-9pm all three nights. There is no December bazaar. All Oviedo bazaars happen at Oviedo Mall. also, if you enjoy food trucks in Central Florida, make sure you vote for your Favorite Food Truck for Food Network’s THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE going on RIGHT NOW! Click here to vote: http://foodtrucks.teamdigital.?com/ You can vote up to 10 votes a day. Food trucks in the Great Food Truck Race nomination include Big Wheel Mobile Food Truck, CK Jerk Shack Gourmet Island BBQ, C&S; Brisket Bus, and KalbiHau5.

Second Harvest Food Bank presents: Chef’s Night Featuring Chef Trina Gregory-Propst, Pastry Chef/Owner of SE7EN BITES

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Chef Trina Gregory-Propst is amazing.  She was the one who recommended my family’s restaurant, Saigon Noodle and Grill – Bumby to the Food Network producers when they asked her if she knew of any good Vietnamese restaurants in Orlando to be featured on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”.  My family had no idea that Triple D was coming to our city (for the first time ever) so we did not expect to be contacted by them, however, when they reached out to us we knew that it was truly a blessing sent from God.  We accepted the offer to film an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” and it has changed our lives for the better.  We are now recognized worldwide and we have met so many loyal Triple D fans from all across the world.  Chef Trina’s restaurant SE7EN BITES was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives” and both of our restaurants are located in the Milk District, so we are actually neighbors.  What an honor it is to put our city and district on the Triple D map with Chef Trina.  My family cannot thank her enough for what she has done for our small restaraunt business.  We are so grateful for her and her awesome wife’s friendship! Chef’s Night is an evening at the food bank featuring some of Central Florida’s best chefs and cuisine, all to benefit their Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program.  The Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.  When you support Chef’s Night, you are helping to change lives, and help pull your neighbors in need out of poverty. SE7EN BITES specializes in nostalgic southern comfort food with a modern twist.  Chef Trina has loved to bake since her Grammy first introduced her to baking when she was a child.  Grammy helped develop Trina’s love for all things sweet.  Add in a professional culinary education, talent and passion and the result is a great recipe for local Orlando Goodness.  Chef Trina created a 5-course “Brinner” menu, a delicious combination of breakfast served at dinner.  Special thanks to SYSCO for donating all of the food to Chef’s Night to make the event a success. Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar Deviled eggs with candied bacon (best deviled eggs that I have ever had in my life!) Pimento Cheese Biscuit bites with sweet red pepper butter (so yummy!) Appetizer Course – Fried grit cake with tomato jam, Andouille and dressed Arugula Salad Course – Citrus Pistachio Salad Main Course – Colonel Marmalade in the Kitchen with a Knife.  Biscuit stacked with Pimento Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, over medium egg, sausage gravy and finished with a dollop of Orange Blossom Marmalade (so delicious!) Dessert Course – Cinnamon Roll Sundae Grammies, Cinnamon Roll topped with Vanilla Ice Cream Espresso Maple Caramel, Garnished with Milk & Salted Caramel Crumble Chef Trina with her awesome wife, Va Propst. The talented Se7en Bites staff This lovely lady just got hired by Chef Trina to work at her restaurant, SE7EN BITES!  Big congratulations!!  (P.S. – She looks familiar.  I think we went to high school together.  So cool!) Follow @themichaeljavier on instagram – he’s a cool dude, I want his charisma! If you missed out this year, be sure to join us at the next Chef’s Table at Second Harvest Food Bank!  Details will be posted on their website so keep an eye out for it. (Source credit: Second Harvest Food Bank) Second Harvest Food Bank 411 Mercy Drive Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 295-1066 feedhopenow.org Se7en Bites 617 N Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 203-0727 se7enbites.com  

How Do You Stay Fit as a Food Lover?

How Do You Stay Fit as a Food Lover?

by Bay Area Bites @ Bay Area Bites

The staff of America's Test Kitchen shares some of their tips for staying healthy in a food-friendly environment.

Scenes from Tasty Tuesdays in The Milk District with Orlando Food Trucks

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

This past Tuesday, I ventured out to the intersection of Robinson St and Primrose Drive near the T.G. Lee milk factory for Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District. I’ve actually come by here a few times in the past month or so on the way home from work to pick up a few items to try for dinner. The convenient thing about this event set up is that all the bars (The Milk Bar, Sandwich Bar, Spacebar, etc.) along Robinson Street in the Milk District area open up to allow you to bring the food in so you have a place to sit with your food. You can order a drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice, and enjoy the food with out having to stand around awkwardly or on the street corner squatting like you’re fresh off the boat. The Milk District has steadily grown in popularity these past few years – I don’t think the name for it has been around for even that long – since Lonely Planet featured them for a CNN article on the top destinations in 2012 which included Orlando. Check out this great 76 second video from Robert Reid, editor of Lonely Planet on the “real” Orlando, which includes pieces on the Jack Kerouac house in College Park, Viet town in Mills 50 district, and the Milk District The area is growing and so is Orlando, and I think Tasty Tuesdays is a wonderful event to bring this place to life even more. Food trucks change almost weekly, so check the Tasty Tuesdays’ Facebook page here for detailed info: http://www.facebook.com/TastyTuesdaysOrlando I visited a few trucks that evening, and took a few to go as well. My first stop was Big Wheel Food Truck where I tried their Asian braised duck wings and the heirloom chicken quarter dishes. I’m always amazed at how Chef Tony Adams can create a menu that is so unique, locally-based, and so tasty every week, and served gourmet-style straight out of the food truck at that. I trotted off to the Spacebar to find a seat and snap a few shots while enjoying a nice bottle of Captain Eli root beer from the bar. Asian Braised Duck Wings $9, duck wings slow braised in soy, mirin, nuoc cham, hoisin, scallion, sesame, rice wine vinegar, sugar, and local honey and served with Fresh Scallion Japanese Sticky Rice and Roasted Enoki Mushrooms Roasted local heirloom chicken quarter with chorizo, pequillo pepper, and Old Hearth stuffing with dark meat chicken with some creme fraiche $10.50 Inside the Spacebar of the Milk District BBQ Chicken and gouda empanada from La Empanada truck, pretty much one of the most amazing empanadas in existence I also visited my old favorite, The Crooked Spoon food truck (check out their video on The Cooking Channel’s Eat Street!! ). I wanted to see how they were holding up since my last visit many months ago, and I am happy to report that they are still as amazing as ever. I ordered the Crooked Spoon burger, their signature angus beef burger with onion marmalade, spring mix of greens, tomato, swiss cheese, and chipotle aioli all encased in a lightly charred, toasted brioche bun. The burger was cooked to perfection, soft, flavorful, savory and sweet. One of the very best burgers in Orlando bar none. It’s served with a side of housemade rosemary seasoned potato chips in a paper bag. I could seriously eat this every day. Hats off to the team over there at the Crooked Spoon for all of their hard work in that hot trailer kitchen and still creating some wonderful dishes for us to taste. The Tasty in Tasty Tuesdays in the making Homemade rosemary seasoned potato chips The Crooked Spoon burger, one of the best burgers in Orlando, an angus beef burger with onion marmalade, spring mix of greens, tomato, swiss cheese, and chipotle aioli all encased in a lightly charred, toasted brioche bun

900 Degreez Food Truck – featuring Wood-Fired Oven Pizzas

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Artisan Pizza in just 90 seconds – all served from a food truck. That’s what Chef Drew Soifer, a long time resident of the greater Orlando area, is cooking up with a new concept in the food truck world – a one-of-kind truck called 900 Degreez. This converted container truck features a bespoke imported Italian wood-fired oven that can cook a pizza in an unbelievable 90 seconds. The truck façade features an all-glass panel that allows customers to view the chefs at work. Chef Drew created a menu consisting of artisan pizzas, which includes his specialty, the EIEIO pizza that is a white mozzarella pizza with sliced fuji apples, apple bacon and garlic. 900 Degreez also serves garlic knots, Italian breads, baguettes and other baked goods. Other pizzas include: The Greek $11 Spinach, minced garlic, shredded mozzarella and feta cheese. Hercules Court $10 Sliced Fingerling potatoes, walnut pesto sauce and shredded mozzarella. The Big Island Pizza $10 Fresh sliced pineapple, sliced ham, red sauce and shredded mozzarella. Farm to Table $11 Rendered pork, caramelized onions, blue cheese and shredded mozzarella. Spade & Hoe $10 Sliced heirloom tomatoes, Kalamata olives, onions, red sauce and mozzarella. The 35-foot truck weighs 33,000 pounds, with the oven itself weighing in at 3,500 pounds, so large in fact that Chef Drew was required to obtain a CDL. Chef Drew says, “As the popularity of food trucks increases, Orlando has experienced unparalleled growth in this market. I believe food trucks will be around for a long time and I look forward to being a part of it.” “I decided to open the artisan pizza truck because it made more sense to be mobil versus being at a fixed location. I could have opened in a great location but then I would have had to deal with all the overhead that comes with that. Like rent, electric, water, a much larger staff etc.. In addition when I lived in San Francisco I experienced my first wood fired brick oven pizza and the experience was amazing. The flavor and the texture of something that was cooked in 90 seconds was awesome. Something so simple and flavorful was what I wanted to bring back to Orlando. Our pizza dough is made fresh daily and doesn’t contain any preservatives or stabilizers that are often found at a majority of pizza chain restaurants.” Chef Drew is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute. He honed his culinary skills with top rated chefs including the late Jean Louis Paladin, as well as Charlie Palmer and Cindy Hudson while working in renowned restaurants such as the 4-Seasons, NAPA restaurant and Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. “Throughout my experiences with the different chefs, they always placed a huge emphasis on the quality of the ingredients and making sure the customer was always satisfied. This rings true with me today. Quality is far more important than quantity,” Drew told us in a recent e-mail interview. 900 Degreez has been in operation since mid April and we can be found all over the Orlando area. The best way to find them is to go on their website at www.900degreezpizza.com and go to the “Find Us” page. There you will see all of their upcoming events with times and locations. Contact: Chef Drew Soifer 900degreezpizza@gmail.com www.facebook.com/900degreez www.twitter.com/900degreez www.900degreezpizza.com

The Food Truck Bazaar at Fashion Square Mall – February 12th 2012

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Mark Baratelli of TheDailyCity.com, producer of The Food Truck Bazaar and promoter of all things Orlando It’s been almost a year since the first Food Truck Bazaar was held at Discovery Church in Orlando and what a year it has been. Ever since then, food trucks have arrived in a big way on the Orlando Food scene and the foodie landscape will never be the same. Featured spotlights on the Cooking Channel, Fox 35, and even a new Best Food Truck category in the Orlando Sentinel’s Annual Foodie Awards, and more have all brought attention and acclaim to the ever-growing food truck world. There has been a lot of criticism about the hours and locations of these food trucks, some who appear and disappear and reappear at the slightest excuse or cold breeze or only showing up at food truck events rather than operating in a dependable location and time. This happened to me personally a few times when I tried to show up at a food truck spot and there were no food trucks there. To be safe, just check their twitter feeds ( I try to gather them all in an easy list here https://twitter.com/#!/TastyChomps/orlando-food-trucks ). Usually if they haven’t tweeted in a day it means they’re probably not out operating. The food truck landscape is still shaping and evolving to the needs of the city as well as the business needs so please do be patient. This past weekend, almost as a sign of the maturing food truck industry, the largest food truck bazaar in the history of the city went down in the back parking lots of the Orlando Fashion Square Mall with 35 food trucks on site. The truck’s offerings ran the gamut from barbecue, soul, Caribbean, new American, Vietnamese, Middle-eastern, Sushi, cupcakes, desserts, crepes, pretty much all you could want from every cuisine all conveniently located in a two block radius. It was one of the coldest Sundays of the season but many families and participants still came out to enjoy the good food. I saw one of the new trucks in town “Saigon Sizzle”, a Vietnamese food truck based out of Orange City.  The owners of Saigon Sizzle are a friendly and sincere Asian American husband and wife team who are proud to show off their menu of banh mi sandwiches, Vietnamese rice noodle bowls with grilled pork and chicken, and rice platters, all topped with your choice of sriracha, soy sauce, or thai sweet and spicy chili sauce at the table. I knew I probably won’t be travelling to Orange City any time soon so I had to take the opportunity and order the chicken and pork tacos ($6 for two) from the Saigon Sizzle food truck. The tacos were full of fresh grilled soy sauce and fish sauce marinated chicken and pork, pickled carrots, cucumbers, and fresh herbs all wrapped in a soft tortilla. It was enjoyable, especially with the great abundance of fresh veggies in the taco and the added topping of the spicy chili sauce. I wish them much luck out in Orange City and hope they get to come down to Orlando more often, though it will be tough to compete with the great Vietnamese restaurants in the Mills 50 district at the heart of the city. Saigon Sizzle food truck of Orange City Grilled beef and rice noodle platter Vietnamese Chicken and Pork tacos from Saigon Sizzle A few stops down, the large white truck of Island Paradise sat with its large grill hooked up to the back and scenes of the Caribbean island life and Christian scriptures graffiti-ed on the sides. The proprietor is a kindly woman with a big smile and roots from the islands. The menu consists of ribs, jerk chicken, goat, oxtail, and other Caribbean/Jamaican staples. I ordered the jerk chicken with fresh cabbage and mac and cheese ($11) platter, a huge meal probably about two hearty meals worth in a styrofoam to go container. The jerk chicken was the best I have had in Orlando, the chicken was tender and flavorful, full of all sorts of delicious spices and peppers, and it had that awesome grilled/smoked flavor that you can’t get anywhere else, like you are back in St. Martin or Jamaica enjoying some nice barbecue on the beach side. Wonderful. The cabbage was also very flavorful and delicious, steamed and cooked to perfection. I loved their steamed cabbage. The mac and cheese was also pleasant and a treat for my inner child, though it’s no friend to my health. They are usually located near Rio Grande and Church Street but I would call them to be sure 407-928-6336    Jerk Chicken from Island Paradise with Steamed Cabbage and Mac and Cheese Also spotted at the Food Truck Bazaar, the cute new truck for The Crepe Company, found most days at the Winter Park Food Truck Stop on US 17/92. They make both savory crepes with ham and turkey and cheese, etc. as well as sweet crepes with nutella, banana, and more. The Crepe Lady  Nutella and Banana Crepe from The Crepe Company Sisters May and June enjoying the warm crepe in the cold winter afternoon at the Food Truck Bazaar in Orlando  Big Wheel Food Truck ! Big Wheel’s Fresh Plant City Strawberry soda made with a iSi Twist and Sparkle soda maker  Big Wheel Food Truck’s Moroccan style seared Florida Octopus with braised chickpea ragut, creme fraiche, and chive $8   5 Gastronomy, one of the new boys in town!   The Pimanti sandwich from Wicked Wiches of Tampa! The Original Korean Taco Box I , a classic! FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR SCHEDULE 5-8PM 1st Fridays Kissimmee: Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave 1st Saturdays Sanford: Hood Ave at Seminole Blvd 1st Sundays Orange City: Lowes, 901 Saxon Blvd 2nd Fridays: Casselberry: City Hall on 17-92 2nd Sundays Orlando: Fashion Squaure Mall 3rd Sundays Oviedo: Lowes on Red Bug Lake Rd 4th Sundays Lake Nona: CrossPointe Church, 11002 Lake Hart Dr ABOUT The Food Truck Bazaar is (1) friends & family eating together (2) outdoors (3) from local food trucks (3) in an unexpected and often under-utilized urban space: a parking lot. As the original mobile gourmet food truck party in Central Florida started in March 2011 by Mark Baratelli, The Food Truck Bazaar (http://www.TheFoodTruckBazaar.com/) makes monthly stops at cities across Central Florida. FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_172747776112435 WEBSITE: http://www.TheFoodTruckBazaar.com/ TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/TheDailyCity WHO PRODUCES THIS? Mark Baratelli mark@thedailycity.com KNOW BEFORE YOU GO 1. Expect long lines 2. Some trucks will run out of food 3. Expect to experience 1 – 2 trucks 4. Prices are $6-$10 per meal 5. Picky kids should bring their own meals 6. Bring your own chairs, tables, tents. Think tailgating. 7. Some trucks take credit cards and all take cash.

Ho Chi Minh Food Hunting Trip

Ho Chi Minh Food Hunting Trip


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Ho Chi Minh (HCMC), commonly known as Saigon is a city famous of motor cycles and the traffic mess. We had been there for 5 days 4 nights, guesthouse that we

First Look: Sticky Rice Lao Street Food

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Had a truly delicious lunch today at Sticky Rice Lao Street Food! Located on the first floor of Bikkuri in Mills 50, the owners of Sticky Rice has transformed the small restaurant into something resembling an outdoor Laotian night market stall with dark ceilings and low, wooden tables. The menu is very affordable with most dishes ranging from $4 to $5, perfect sizes for sharing over Laotian beers with friends if one chooses. You’d be tempted to order the whole menu. It reminded me of places my uncles would go to enjoy grilled meats and beers (they serve BeerLao here!) late into the night growing up. Alot of the food had flavors that reminded me of my childhood, though Vietnam is a neighbor of Laos there are some similarities as well as differences in the cuisine. I loved the char on the grilled chicken wings seasoned in fish sauce and sugar, and the crispy pork rice lettuce wrap which had little crunchy bits and pieces of roast pork. It’s important to note that the sticky rice order is meant to be eaten with other dishes such as the pork sausages or beef jerky rather than alone – making a perfect combo of carbs and meat. They also had a delicious noodle soup that reminded me of Vietnamese banh canh or udon noodle soup called khao piek sen. khao piek sen noodle soup Another favorite was the pork tapioca dumplings, sticky chewy white balls of tapioca stuffed with crispy pork and garlic! pork tapioca dumplings Save room for dessert like the sweet pandan jelly in coconut milk, mango sticky rice, and coconut gelato on purple sticky rice served inside bamboo. We dunked our sticky rice in the sweet coconut milk for that extra sweetness. Overall very impressed by the food and the authenticity of flavors at Sticky Rice – definitely will bring my family back here to try. Go soon and with friends and enjoy Orlando’s first and only Laotian street food restaurant! They are open 11:30am to 10:00pm daily. Sticky Rice Lao Street Food 1915 East Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida https://www.facebook.com/pg/StickyRiceStreetFood

Vietnamese food is a rare treat at Saigon Bistro in Moreno Valley

Vietnamese food is a rare treat at Saigon Bistro in Moreno Valley


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The food of Vietnam is extremely varied from the mountainous north to the coastal regions, and it would take at least three weeks to cover the culinary pleasures waiting for you in this seafood-, p…

Orlando Food Truck Bazaar presented by TheDailyCity.com

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Had a great time tonight at the Orlando Food Truck Bazaar presented by TheDailyCity.com Despite the huuuuge crowds, the weather was nice and the food trucks were fun. Next time hopefully the event will have more food trucks and more food so they don’t run out 😉 i know it was frustrating for some people to stand in lines for an hour and then find out the food is gone. everyone was great though c’est la vie For more info on the trucks at the event tonight, visithttp://www.thedailycity.com/2011/02/thedailycitycom-orlando-food-truck.html For a lovely map made by Chris R of all the food trucks in Orlando visit, http://eatlocalorlando.blogspot.com/2011/03/orlando-food-truck-map.html Mark Baratelli, proprietor of TheDailyCity.com and the proud father of the Orlando Food Truck Bazaar   Korean BBQ Taco Box   ! they were selling their boxes for $5.00 only this night The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck! – one of the first to sell out of their stuffs this night 🙁 The owners of the Yum Yum truck were still gracious enough to stay around and give out interviews to people though!  Shipyard Emporium and their Linda Bean Maine Lobster Rolls went out fast! Pupusas, a Salvadorean stuffed Tortilla! The Taco Lady truck Winter Park Fish Company truck passersby The Crooked Spoon’s special bazaar menu : Mini Crooked Spoon Sliders and Asian Chicken sliders for $2.50 Tony Adams and Big Wheel Provisions Food truck Tater tots with glazed kumquats Whoopie pies from Bees Knees Sweets (theyre like giganto cakesters) Whoopie Pie Red Eye BBQ Truck The Big Daddy burger smothered in mac n cheese the mac n cheese….the sampler! Look out for the next event coming up soon! maybe fashion square mall in may? Were you at the event? what do you think they should do to improve? post below in the comments section!,...

Dinner at The Pig & The Lady – Honolulu

Dinner at The Pig & The Lady – Honolulu


Gastronomy

Our final meal in Honolulu turned out to be my favorite of the entire trip. From start to finish, The Pig & the Lady impressed us with its fun, fearless, and thoroughly delectable Southeast Asi…

Everybody Eats: A food conversation with Gary Reedy

Everybody Eats: A food conversation with Gary Reedy

by Megan Volpert @ Atlanta INtown Paper

For the past year, the Everybody Eats interview series has discussed food with citizens of Atlanta who are prominent for non-food-related reasons. This allowed readers to get to know some of our high-profile residents a little more personally. This series is coming to an end, but something new is coming very soon. For the final…

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Roadtrip - Revisits to Qing Dao Bread Food (Monterey Park), Kang Lac Bakery, Lien Hoa, and Song Long (Westminster)

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Whew; I need to catch up on all my posts! Since I've posted on these places a multitude of times; I'll keep it shirt and sweet. This one is from back in August of last year. Basically, I had an...

Bay Area Bites’ Guide to Winter Recipe Favorites

Bay Area Bites’ Guide to Winter Recipe Favorites

by Wendy Goodfriend @ Bay Area Bites

Winter doesn't mean you can't make tasty meals. Try our seasonal favorites and comfort food classics.

MauiTime BEST OF MAUI 2011: Best Maui Restaurants and Bars, Food and Drink Revealed - Maui Time

MauiTime BEST OF MAUI 2011: Best Maui Restaurants and Bars, Food and Drink Revealed - Maui Time


Maui Time

BEST LOCAL FOOD Da Kitchen Locations island-wide www.da-kitchen.com We can’t say enough good things about Da Kitchen. They’ve got convenient locations, a welcoming atmosphere, cute staff, and the food is amazing. The portions are ginormous, which is great because everything is so freakin’ delicious. Local food is the ultimate in comfort food, reminding us of …

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @attran99 @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@attran99 wrote:

OMG! The Saigon egg banh mi is one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had! The runny yolk with the pickled vegetables and jalapeño was so good! I should have ordered two. Thanks @Chowseeker1999 !

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Then and Now Dinner Special at Sheraton Maui Resort 

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

A “Then and Now” Dinner Special will be available at the Sheraton Maui Resort from Thursday, Jan. 18 until Wednesday, Jan. 24. It’s in celebration of their 55th anniversary, and you can enjoy a menu of classic cocktails and dishes from the resort’s original Discovery Room and Pool Terrace menus. Items will be available a […]

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Eh Brah: Learn how merge lanes work!

by EhBrah @ Maui Time

Eh fool who doesn’t know how the merge lane works: I stopped before turning right into the merge lane. I gradually accelerated from that stop and signaled with my left blinker to indicate that I was going to exit the merge lane. But then you and your Cheeto-orange truck didn’t like the idea that I […]

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Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


Seven Days

Independent Vermont alt-weekly covering news, politics, food, arts, music and culture.

2018 Maui Fringe Theater Festival at Iao Theater

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

  The annual Maui Fringe Theater Festival will take place at the Iao Theater from Friday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 21. Presented by Maui OnStage and Surf Rent Trucks, the festival offers many opportunities to see a variety of performing arts. See Too Old to Be This Young with Laura Hedli, Courted by Alison […]

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The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

The Lunch Lady in Saigon is a street food restaurant that specializes in serving Vietnamese noodle dishes. Though famous, the food remains delicious.

Tastes and Sounds of Downtown at Club Firestone

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

This is an awesome weekly event at the Club Firestone parking lot off of Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. It features local food trucks, musicians, artists and more. They usually occur every Wednesday from 6pm-12am so check it out soon! Here is their facebook page for more info http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tastes-and-Sounds-of-Downtown/110821802339880 Here are a few photos from the event! Treehouse Truck! Korean BBQ Taco Box II A Happy Camper Orange Blossom Pilsner mobile The Stage Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles Truck Droolius and Megayummo! Mobile Deli Food truck – specializing in Ssam Korean tacos Pork Bulgogi Taco ($3.20) Megalo burger from Treehouse Truck Big Wheel’s Crispy tater tots with spicy pimento cheese $5 Soft Shell Crab sandwich from Big Wheel Truck Crispy flatbread with home made smoked duck from Big Wheel om nom nom

Orange County Brewers Bring Crafts to Downtown Orlando

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We may have found our new favorite hang out location. Orange County Brewers open industrial design features exposed brick walls, wood accents, a beautiful Florida-themed mural and customized ceiling design, long tables/group interior seating and outdoor seating via patios in the front and rear of the brewery. Inside or out, it is pet friendly so bring your furry four-legged puppers! In addition to regular food and drink service, OCB will offer tours, and Brewmaster Amanda will organize multiple group activities that will involve education for anyone who would like to learn more about beer. OCB beers will also be distributed via City Beverages. Led by Head Brewer Amanda Roberts, the brightly-colored, 3,400 square-foot facility located on the corner of Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street, will brew a variety of different styles of beer, including Ales, Lagers, Pilsner, Stouts, IPAs, Hefeweizen and Porters. Whether you are a beer lover or not, you’ll end up finding a beer at OCB that you will love with the help of Amanda and her beer-loving family. Order a flight to try a number of beers or go big with a full glass! Also, OCB offer a wide selection of wine if that tickles your fancy. Orange County Brewers will include a full service craft pizza kitchen with a wood-burning oven called “Orlando Pizza and Wing Co.” serving pizza, wings, salads and sandwiches. These wings…are brilliant. From the time OCB open, they start to smoke their wings. The skin is wonderfully crispy while the meat is tender and juicy. Try the wings with some sauces. Our favorite sauces include: Classic Buffalo, Strawberry Jalapeño and Pineapple Habanero. The Classic Buffalo is our #1 choice; keep in mind that not all buffalo sauces are delicious, but this is excellent. The Strawberry Jalapeño is very fresh and we believe it will taste great with salads too. The Pineapple Habanero is unique and delicious with a slight kick at the end. The Mac & Cheese Pizza is creamy and savory. with a chewy, yet crispy crust. It was the first time I tried a Mac & Cheese Pizza and this was not a let down. The Tree Hugger Pizza is full of flavors and textures. The goat cheese makes the pizza different from others and it is quite different. This is a healthier choice when choosing a pizza. Orange County Brewers is located at 131 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Hours of Operation Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30am-12am Thursday thru Saturday 11:30am-2am Happy Hour 4pm-7pm For more information, call 407-914-2831 or visit www.theocbrewers.com and www.facebook.com/orangecountybrewers.

Instagram post by Lady Saigon Food Truck • Nov 9, 2015 at 3:59am UTC

Instagram post by Lady Saigon Food Truck • Nov 9, 2015 at 3:59am UTC


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3 Likes, 1 Comments - Lady Saigon Food Truck (@ladysaigonsf_vietnamesecuisine) on Instagram: “And we are posting more MENU Items and Photos to get you excited! Lady Saigon Banh Mi is only $6.…”

Brian McNally's Letter from Saigon

Brian McNally's Letter from Saigon


The Hive

In Vietnam, if the weather doesn’t claim you—whether by scorching heat, the hair-trigger deluges, or a ravaging cyclone—then the swarming traffic or counterfeit medicine will. But when the author returns home to an overly sanitized Manhattan, he realizes: life in Vietnam is the one for him.

Charlie's Brownies

Charlie's Brownies

by Whitney Mahani @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

This one man operation focuses solely on brownies: the ultimate comfort food.

Benedict Arnold's

Benedict Arnold's

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

The egg-celent Benedict Arnold's Truck is the first and only food truck specializing in the American breakfast classic that is the Eggs Benedict!

How to Make Vegetable Prep Easier with Your Food Processor

How to Make Vegetable Prep Easier with Your Food Processor

by Bay Area Bites @ Bay Area Bites

Take a break from practicing your knife skills and let your food processor do the work.

First Watch rolls out new single-origin coffee nationwide, supporting women growers in Colombia

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Florida-based breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant chain First Watch has recently unrolled a new coffee program, called Project Sunrise, using a new single-origin coffee sourced from women coffee growers in Huila, Colombia. The coffee program helps support a women-led growers organization called Mujeres en Café in Huila, Colombia. Traditionally, the coffee growing industry in Colombia has been male-dominated. Due to the country’s decades-long civil conflict, many women in Huila lost their husbands, brothers and sons and have now taken over the family business. Together, they formed Mujeres en Café and embarked on a mission to create sustainable businesses that elevate the lives of their families and improve conditions in their rural communities. “During our visit to Huila, we met groups of women in several villages who have dedicated their lives to producing great coffee. They are proud of their work and were eager to welcome us into their homes, walk us through their farms and share their stories,” Shane Schaibly, corporate chef and VP of culinary strategy for First Watch, said in an announcement of the new coffee program. “Each year, we serve more than 8 million cups of coffee in our restaurants. Through Project Sunrise, that gives us 8 million incredible opportunities to support these hard-working women and their families in Huila in 2018.” The high-quality beans these women grow and harvest in Huila are exported to the U.S. and roasted by the experts at Royal Cup Coffee in Birmingham, Alabama, exclusively for First Watch. The restaurant company pays a premium for these single-origin beans, which will be relayed back to the women farmers in Huila to help improve their quality of life and help facilitate their operations. Schaibly spent months working with coffee growers and roasters to develop a coffee that would complement the complex dishes, flavors and textures found on the First Watch menu. First Watch’s new Project Sunrise coffee fits the bill – it features a medium body, with hints of cherry, orange, toasted nuts, honey, milk chocolate and caramel, which makes for an ideal complement to First Watch’s variety of fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. For more information on First Watch’s Project Sunrise, visit blog.firstwatch.com. We were recently invite to try some of the new coffee at First Watch as well as sample some seasonal dishes like the millionaire’s bacon, four slices of hardwood smoked bacon baked with brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne and a maple syrup drizzle, and the cinnamon chip panacake. I enjoyed their new coffee, particularly the rich depth of flavor that complimented the dishes well.

Lady Saigon

Lady Saigon


SoMa StrEat Food Park

Get a taste of Vietnam without getting your passport stamped at the Lady Saigon truck!

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @Chowseeker1999 Chow Seeker @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@Chowseeker1999 wrote:

At Saigon Bakery? The usual default (if we just order as is) has never been Scrambled Eggs; usually ranging from barely runny Sunny Side Up, to more cooked-through.

I just ask one of the people taking the order for “softer / less cooked” and it works for me.

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Bowl'd Acai

Bowl'd Acai

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

Come taste Bowl'd Açai and see why the magical superfood açai berry is called the "blueberry on steroids!"

Bacon Bacon

Bacon Bacon

by Barry Lai @ Trucks - SoMa StrEat Food Park

The world-famous Bacon Bacon is the one and only food truck specializing in, you guessed it: BACON!

Theatre Review: 'Miss Saigon' at Serenbe Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'Miss Saigon' at Serenbe Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper


Atlanta INtown Paper

By Manning Harris Serenbe Playhouse’s production of the musical “Miss Saigon,” running through Aug. 14, works so splendidly on so many levels that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Let’s first give credit to the show’s creators: music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyrics by Alain Boublil (these two also wrote “Les Misérables”) and Richard Maltby,…

Kalpapruek Silom in Bangkok, Thailand

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The Silom branch of Kalpapruek from the outside doesn’t look like much. It’s conveniently located a short distance Surasak station in a quiet neighborhood. I entered the restaurant from the back garden entrance and you have the option of eating outside.   With the heat, I decided to head inside. The restaurant is quite spacious and … Continue reading "Kalpapruek Silom in Bangkok, Thailand"

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Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi’s Chef’s Multi-Course Tasting Event

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

At Yuki Hana they provide guests with a beautiful, modern dining experience and the freshest, most flavorful Japanese dishes around.  From innovative sushi featuring fresh fish from the world’s finest markets to flavorful fusion dishes prepared with locally sourced veggies and herbs, every plate on their menu is fun, flavorful, and a new adventure.  No matter the occasion, they are always more than happy to welcome you in and treat you to an unforgettable evening of bites and sips.  Visit them and experience the finest in Japanese cuisine all under one roof. Every season Yuki Hana hosts a special dinner showcasing their chef’s creativity and talent.  We were invited to their Chef’s Multi-Course Tasting Event and as always, we were impressed with how creative and well thought-out each dish was.  Not only did the food look good but it also tasted delicious as well.  Each dish that came out was like an exciting surprise, we were all blown out of the water with their innovation, presentation and quality.  Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi exceeded our expectations with every dish that they delivered that night.  They are like food scientists, they know their stuff, they are creative, and they just keep getting better and better.  You can tell that each dish was hand made with hard work, love and intention. Begin – Butterfly Pea Crystal, Citrus Sake Appetizer – Amuse-Bouche, Squash Dumpling 1st Course – Cape Cod Oyster, Wasabi Foam, Cocktail Pearl, Lemon Confit 2nd Course – Shima Aji, Wasabi Asparagus, Kombu Chip, Crispy Garlic, Ume Ponzu 3rd Course – Nigiri Tasting Mussel (mussel puree, garlic chip) Hamachi Tartare (tobiko, cured egg snow) Tuna (tare, avocado) Kohada (charred negi vin) Break – Frozen White Chocolate Lychee Gusher 4th Course – Seared Shiromi, Cabbage Menage, Bacon Seaweed, Dashi Aioli (My favorite!) 5th Course – Roasted Beef, Oxtail Croquette, Pickled Pumpkin, Sweet Potato Sphere, Roasted Leek, Honey Soy (my second favorite!) Dessert – Persimmon 5.0, Gelato, Compressed, Gel, Meringue, Soup (it was delicious!) Special thanks to owner Ping Jiang and her talented staff for their hospitality and amazing food!  Be sure to check out Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi soon, you won’t regret it! Albert DeSue – Executive Chef Steven Phan – Head Sushi Chef Edwardo Mena – Sous Chef Lance Herbas – Sushi Chef Steven Chang – Sushi Chef (Cover photo and last photo taken by Quay Hu) Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi 3635 Aloma Ave Oviedo, Florida 32765 (407) 695-8808 http://sushiyukihana.com

Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food


Lick My Spoon

There is a good reason why even hardened eaters like Anthony Bourdain have fallen so in love with the cuisine of Vietnam. It’s fresh, vibrant, varied, and satisfying without feeling gluttonously heavy.

Lady Saigon Food Truck(@ladysaigonsf_vietnamesecuisine) - Instagram photos and videos | WEBSTA

Lady Saigon Food Truck(@ladysaigonsf_vietnamesecuisine) - Instagram photos and videos | WEBSTA


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Georgia's Greek Cuisine (Loma Portal)

by Cathy @ mmm-yoso!!!

Welcome back to mmm-yoso!!! and thanks for reading this food blog. You know how there are news stories about a lot people having the flu or pneumonia? Well, lets just say that one of the writers here has recovered from...

HOTEL RAVESIS | BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY

HOTEL RAVESIS | BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY

by Sir and M'lady Dine Out @ Sydney Food Blog | Sir and M'lady Dine Out | Reviews of restaurants, cafes and bars - Sir and M'lady Dine Out | Sydney Food Blog

Life is good when you can sit on the verandah looking out over Bondi Beach eating good food and sipping away. 

Midweek Meanderings - Da Nang Food to Go Becoming Mi Quang Mien Trung and Liang's Kitchen is Now Another Location of Private Kitchens

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Just a quick post on a busy week for me. Da Nang Food to Go Becoming Mi Quang Mien Trung: I was recently driving on El Cajon Boulevard when I noticed that Da Nang Food to Go and all the...

Makawao Third Friday’s January Jam

by Alex Mitchell @ Maui Time

Makawao Third Friday’s January Jam goes down on Friday, Jan. 19. Head Upcountry for live music and family fun with The Easy, Marianne Turner, the Get Up and Dance Troupe, the Komoda Keiki Zone and more. Stop by the “Raise a Tent Campaign” info booth, check out the town’s galleries and enjoy food vendors and […]

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Randy's Roti - Toronto Food Trucks

Randy's Roti - Toronto Food Trucks


Toronto Food Trucks

Randy's Roti is Toronto's first West Indian food truck selling over-stuffed curry rotis, Trini doubles and hearty cups of corn soup.

Pho Be Thui at Pho Saigon Alley

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

Back at the end of October; I was making one of my now quite rare trips to City Heights when I noticed a "Grand Re-Opening Banner on the former location of Asmara Restaurant. Grand Re-Opening? When was the original opening...

Wondrous Zinnia

Wondrous Zinnia

by zoomeboshi @ zoomeboshi

The Bellevue Demonstration Garden in my neck of the woods is featuring an entire row of zinnias, flowers I never paid much attention to until now. The specimen above is already fully matured with the outer (ray) florets beginning to wilt, but what struck me was the crown of disk florets that even the bee was […]

Lake Nona Food Truck Bazaar

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ food trucks – Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

TheDailyCity.com’s popular Food Truck Bazaar returns to Lake Nona and Fashion Squarethis weekend. On Saturday December 17 in Lake Nona, the Food Trucks will rally at CrossPointe Church, 11002 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832 and on Sunday December 18 Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 East Colonial Drive, both are from 5pm-9pm.The below are some photos taken a few weeks ago from the Lake Nona Food Truck Bazaar! The lovely weather and crowds of families, enjoying the food truck fare in the Florida afternoon. I visited the Silver Bistro, a new food truck here in Orlando, usually located at the new food truck stop on 17/92 in Winter Park. They specialize in interesting fusion sandwiches such as the Miami Seoul ($8), a satisfying cuban sandwich made with roast pork, ham, gruyere cheese,  and a kick of kimchi pickled cabbages tucked in cuban bread. My partner enjoyed the Super Moose ($8) a prime rib sandwich,  reminiscent of a roast beef sandwich, served with au jus and home made horse radish sauce. The Miami Seoul, a Cuban with a touch of Korean kimchi The Super Moose, a slicked prime rib / roast beef sandwich The Cuban from Twisted Cuban Monsta Lobsta roll truck

2010 Fuji Rock Festival Food Stalls

by noreply@blogger.com (e d b m) @ Eat Drink & Be Merry. Food, Travel and Photography in Los Angeles and Beyond.


Here's 5:50 mins of pure food. The food alone at the Fuji Rock Festival is worth the trip. Simply press mute when the high-pitched, nasal-voiced people get on your nerves. Enjoy.

Takata Sairan Eggs

by admin @

Eating eggs in Japan can leave the most adventurous eater shocked and scared. I arrived in Japan in 2008 and I can still remember looking in disbelief at somebody cracking a fresh egg into a bowl and dipping sukiyaki into it.  I was open minded, but eating raw egg was pushing it.   Takata Sairan specializes … Continue reading "Takata Sairan Eggs"

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We check out the live entertainment at Maui’s Cafe Del Vino

by Foster Modesette @ Maui Time

Café Del Vino, already known for its wonderful Italian/French cuisine, is now a source of great live entertainment. Owner Guido Hauwaerts wanted to bring something unique to Maui, and he certainly has. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant features keyboardist Marco, who’s also a talented accordion player. Each night he walks around the restaurant, […]

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food truck quick bite: lady saigon

food truck quick bite: lady saigon


Places I've Eaten

And no, not to be confused as Andrew Lloyd Weber's grown-up version of Miss Saigon. 

Kanazawa - Kuroyuri

by Kirk K @ mmm-yoso!!!

We had really enjoyed our first afternoon in Kanazawa; checking out Omi-cho Market and having a nice lunch. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing before heading off to dinner. Which was really close by. I'd had a friend...

Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

by @A5KOBE @ Exploring Banh Mi - The Vietnamese Sandwich Interpreted, Overkilled and Sublime - Gjusta, Little Sister, Baguette City & Saigon Bakery

@A5KOBE wrote:

The non egg ones are decent, I have had the BBQ pork and thought it was good but not outstanding. A bit too sweet for my taste. Haven’t had any of their other offerings. The egg is just awesome, something about the combo of their bread with jalapeño and egg that just is awesome.

I do like the SPAM, egg and pork banh mi at Tam Thanh. I believe it is called dac biet. Not too far and a nice alternative.

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