Each year we eagerly look forward to the San Francisco Street Food Festival, a boisterous celebration of street food fare. Put on by La Cocina, a community incubator kitchen that prides itself on working predominantly with female immigrants, the festival serves up a variety of enticing ethnic foods that are hard to find elsewhere. Recently, we attended a preview of some of the delectable bites that will be on offer. Keep clicking to see some of our favorites of the night, many of which will be available at the festival on Aug. 17.
We've seen food trucks become quite the place to satisfy your munchies — anytime, anywhere — and the movement keeps getting better. Ice cream and tacos now seem typical compared to some of the worldly bites these trucks have come to be known for. Curious to know exactly what lies beyond our local favorites, we took to Instagram to unveil the possibilities. One really can find anything the heart desires, from crème brûlée to lobster. Here are a few unexpected favorites we hope to see rolling through our town someday soon.
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These days, food trucks are no faux pas when it comes to wedding catering. They're a cheap, trendy way to get good, fresh food out to guests on the fly, and guests are excited to see trucks they know and love at your wedding. However, this is a wedding — not a street fair — after all, so here's how you should do food trucks the right way at your wedding.
The food truck craze shows no signs of slowing, and we visited one of the country's most popular food trucks today, LA's Grilled Cheese Truck. There, owner Dave Danhi taught us how to make his bestseller, an amazing combination of cheddar cheese, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and caramelized onions. Watch it now to learn how it's done, then print the recipe and make it at home.
What do a deconstructed bowl of pho, a Cuban sandwich-quesadilla hybrid, and a cup of orchid vanilla almond frozen yogurt have in common? All three, and many more inventive bites, had attendees queuing up in winding lines to try a bite at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Trucks on Midtown's Tracks event hosted by Andrew Zimmern this past Sunday. Click through for a look at everything we nibbled, sipped on, and devoured on that lively, lovely afternoon.
The queen of the 30-minute meal touched down in New York City today with a new food truck concept dishing out quick, tasty meals for your beloved pooch. Dubbed the Woof Wagon, today's Columbus Circle attraction aims to promote Rachael Ray's new line of super premium wet food called Nutrish Naturally Delish by serving up plates of Chicken Muttballs & Pasta, Hearty Beef Stew, and Chicken Paw Pie to culinarily minded canines. As much as I'd love to be there to check out the happy pooches digging into their gourmet meals, my pup probably couldn't partake (her 14-year-old tummy must stick to a limited, low-fat diet). But I wonder if Ray's NYC tour might inspire the launch of more pet food trucks coming to a fire hydrant near you. So I want to know:
From seminars to tastings and everything in between, I've had a lot of fun attending this year's NYC Wine & Food Festival. But even though I loved the grand tasting and Friday night's star-studded Burger Bash, if you ask me, the best event of the weekend was Carts in the Parc, an outdoor gathering of more than a dozen food trucks that are not just a quintessential part of New York's food scene, but a seminal influence on the street food movement in general. From chicken biryani to Chinese pickles and pork, this event had world-class everything. Keep reading to take another look at the Carts in the Parc Event at the NYC Wine & Food Festival.
The price tag — which is awfully steep to pay for something coming out of a cart or a truck — got me thinking about what the price ceiling is when it comes to street food. What seems like a reasonable amount to pay for offerings such as banh mi tacos and caramelized s'mores? I don't think I would spend more than $12 on any single item I've ever seen come out of a food truck. Do you, like me, have a magic number?
This past weekend saw the third annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, a gathering of San Francisco's most sought-after street merchants, food trucks, and restaurants, organized by nonprofit incubator kitchen La Cocina. The occasion — "a celebration of vendors and entrepreneurship," according to the organization — helped increase awareness (and funds) for up-and-coming food businesses. It was also just plain delicious. See what you missed when you click through.
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