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If one of your go-to comfort foods is a peanut-butter and jelly or anything topped with the delicious peanutty spread, be prepared to drool at the "Nutropolitan Museum of Art", the "World's First PBJ Art Exhibit", in New York City's Openhouse Gallery March 4 to 6.
To celebrate National Peanut Month in March, the free exhibit will feature 365 hunger-inducing peanut-butter photos by Theresa Raffetto, with food styling done by Patty White. You'll see every kind of PB concoction imaginable, topped with everything from marshmallows to sardines to fruit.
If you're looking for some good eats in San Fran, hop aboard the shiniest, newest bus in town. The bustaurant, a fully functioning gourmet restaurant on a bus, seems to be the next evolution of the food truck. Bustaurants one-up food trucks by not only have a kitchen in the bus, but seating as well.
The first bustaurant, the "World Fare," is actually chugging around Los Angeles. The double-decker started making the rounds in March, but San Fran is running with the idea and already has a fleet of two.
New York City food truck fiends (ah hem, like us) won't want to miss the sixth annual Vendy Awards, the Oscars of the street food scene, on September 25 at Governors Island. But like the Oscars, it'll cost you to attend: only $500 and $1,000 packages remain, though you can get on a wait list for $175 tickets.
Vendy finalists, who are chosen by public vote, square off in a competition for the coveted Silver Vendy Cup. The nominees include Bistro Truck, which serves Moroccan fare; El Rey del Sabor, a Mexican vendor; two-time nominee The King of Falafel and Shawarma, which dishes out Middle Eastern eats; Patacon Pisao, the city's first Venezuelan truck; and Schnitzel & Things, an Austrian peddler that was the 2009 Rookie of the Year.
Those mourning the loss of tourist favorite Tavern on the Green after its closing last year can soon start dining again in the Central Park restaurant. And this time, you'll get better eats because some of New York City’s best food trucks will be the ones serving you grub.
Starting October 15, four food trucks will be parked at the Crystal Room's former location. Beloved food truck Rickshaw Dumpling will sell its dumplings, with flavors like pork and Chinese chive, chicken and Thai basil, and vegetarian edamame. The truck will also serve sides like chili sesame noodle salad and miso soup. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream will also be there hawking scoops of pistachio, currants and cream, espresso. It'll also have an extensive coffee menu and rotating pastries, like crème brulee with kettled ginger.
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Here at Jaunted, we love to talk about food trucks, and a lot of our love for them stems from the creativity they have every day, serving gourmet meals and specialty items from a mobile restaurant, but also some of it comes from the mystery of it allwhere will they be, will they have this favorite dish and will they have any new menu items? As excited as we get for a good food truck, it's however just as important to remember that before food trucks, New York City had (and has) vendor carts, which have set up shop on their usual corners for years and years, serving up excellent halal or Koream bibimbap.
Now (finally) there's an iPhone Travel App called New York Street Food that plots these vendor carts and a few of the regular food trucks onto a handy-dandy Google Map of the city, with categories searchable by food ethnicity (Japanese or South American?) and food type (soup or pizza?).
The Van Leeuwen Gourmet Ice Cream truck beats a regular one
This Labor Day Weekend, we stayed in New York City for a major event: the PARKED Food Truck Festival held on Governors Island, which promised 10 of the tastiest trucks all together on an island in the middle of New York harbor. Sadly, it seems everyone else shared the same idea, since the lines to get the free ferry were over an hour long, and then word was that so many people had turned out, that the trucks were running out of the food hours before closing time. We gave up and took the free ferry to IKEA instead, for Swedish meatballs.
Nonetheless, the city is still hungry for food trucks, and the new Food Channel show The Great Food Truck Race has only whetted the appetite of tourists as well. Whether or not you made it to Governors Island, we've gone to the hassle of tracking down the ten featured trucks. Get their daily specials while they're hot, because they will sell out...
The Parked event in May drew more than 3,000 famished followers, who gorged on brick-oven pizza, dumplings, German soul food, Vietnamese barbecue, ice cream, cup cakes and key lime pie. Organizers say that 8,000 to 10,000 are expected to turn up at Colonel's Row on Governors Island for the event.
Komodo will be at the OC Foodie Fest.
Some of the country's much sought-after food isn't in restaurants but in the streets. Gourmet food trucks are a delicious craze, and Anaheim and Boston will celebrate wheels that serve meals with festivals devoted to the roving restaurants.
Orange County will get its first food truck party, the OC Foodie Fest, on August 28. It will be a big event—the one-day festival will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim with more than 50 trucks.
Food trucks may be as common as ice cream trucks in places like New York and L.A., but the food truck craze is just cooking up in San Diego. The latest to join the fleet of mobile eats is MIHO Gastrotruck, which serves up street food with a mix Mexican and Asian flair.
Coming across one is like running into Santa. These trucks don't dish out PBJ and plain old hot dogs; they are serving inventive, delicious cuisine that rivals any gourmet brick-and-mortar restaurant.
The bands and DJs performing at KCRW's Halloween Masquerade party in Los Angeles have absolutely nothing in common with the Andrew Lloyd Webber song of the same name. If you're a Southern California resident or avid follower of independent music, then you're probably familiar with KCRW, one of the area's most tuned-into radio stations. The station's DJs, all of whom share a similar baritone rumble to their voices, are known for helping dictate the swing of the local music scene and attracting listeners to live shows en masse.
Halloween night's Masquerade extravaganza is sure to be no exception. If featured performers like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and DJ Shadow don't ring a bell, then it's time to switch over from KISS FM to find out what all the fuss is about. They'll be on hand to entertain the gussied and ghouled-up crowd, along with Sea Wolf, Little Dragon, and all of your favorite KCRW DJs. Finally, a way to put a face to the personality spinning tribal dubstep you hear late at night.
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Non-New Yorkers might be familiar with Magnolia Bakery because of a certain SNL Digital Short, where Andy Samberg claimed to love their cupcakes "like McAdams loves Gosling," not to mention that some scenes in Sex and The City took place just outside. Their baked goods are famous local lore, with lines of buttercream enthusiasts consistently snaking out the front door, even in the blistering cold of winter, even if personally we think they are a little dry to be so famous.
Los Angeles is no stranger to the maniacal cupcake trend; bakeries like Crumbs Bake Shop and Sprinkles (and now, the distinct, chocolate-hued Sprinkles truck) have been feeding the city's sugar-starved masses for years now, and while they've earned solid reps of their own, Magnolia has a certain unshakeable appeal. Well, sweets fiends rejoice, because on a recent stroll down West Third Street, we came across a sign announcing that the New York institution is fast on its way to the Left Coast.
Los Angeles's newest food truck fills a niche that few people even realized needed filling: Japanese-style Peruvian food. The Lomo Arigato truck, debuting this week, will bring a unique blend of stir fry and hot sauce to LA's lunchtime denizens. Their website is still under construction, but of course their Twitter feed and their Facebook fan page already have more than 1,000 followers each.
Meals will run between $7 and $9 and will consist of various dishes served with beef, chicken, or tofu. Customers will be able to choose between saltado, basically stir fry and rice; tallarin saltado, basically stir fry and spaghetti; or chaufa, basically something that sounds very scary. Everything comes with a side of spicy green homemade jalapeno sauce and naturally sodas are available to wash everything down.