Saturday, September 14, 2013

Holy Mole! An upcoming La Cocina workshop

Do you love Mexican food and want to sharpen your culinary skills? Then you'll want to check out this upcoming event hosted by La Cocina called Holy Mole! During this culinary workshop, La Cocina entrepreneurs Isabel Caudillo of El Buen Comer and VerĂ³nica Salazar of El Huarache Loco,  will be featuring one of Mexico's most popular dishes - mole.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Cheese Gone Wild - Legion of Honor

When lunchtime rolled around and I realized that the small bowl of gazpacho I had brought wasn't going to be enough, there was only one thing on my mind – I needed a sandwich. Lucky for me Cheese Gone Wild was by my work that day, and I knew I had found my perfect soup accompaniment. I decided to keep it simple to enjoy the flavors of both dishes and I chose the classic grilled cheese called the Legion of Honor. What a great choice!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seoul on Wheels - Cheeseburger

When I think of Seoul on Wheels, a cheeseburger isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Sure they have them on the menu, but when I walk by the blue truck my mouth usually waters with the thoughts of spicy pork or bulgogi. However, when my son came to work with me today and we headed over to the food trucks, he jumped up and down screaming when I told him a cheeseburger was on their menu (good thing he didn’t choose the bulgogi, a favorite of his, since they were sold out!). I have to admit I was a bit skeptical – could a Korean food truck pull off a great burger?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vesta Flatbread - Breakfast Sandwich

The breakfast sandwich. Too often the phrase conjures up images of fat-laden bacon, sausage, or some other factory-farmed breakfast meat, powdered eggs, a greasy biscuit or bun (or muffin, if you prefer), all bound together with too-generous a helping of cheese of indeterminate origin. Vesta Flatbread, though, has something a little different in mind when it comes to their Breakfast Sandwich, a vegetarian offering centered around locally-sourced organic eggs and their signature flatbread. Is the world ready for this reinterpretation of breakfast on the go?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Taste Marketplace's Winter Revival

It's no secret that Liz and I are big fans of New Taste Marketplace, the once-monthly benefit for the Food Pantry held at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Potrero Hill. When former director Elianna Friedman left earlier this year, the market went into a kind of limbo, but this past Saturday the small food showcase for small Bay Area vendors was back for a special holiday market. With over 30 new and returning vendors, three food trucks, live music, a DJ, knife sharpening, and plenty of food for the stomach and soul, New Taste felt like it had never left the little church on De Haro Street.

When we arrived at New Taste Marketplace the rain had thankfully stopped, which was important because One Ninety Seven Coffee had setup their tent outside the front door, alongside the food trucks Little Green Cyclo, El Sur, and the brand spanking new Frozen Kuhsterd. Liz simply can't resist a good cup of locally-roasted pour over coffee, so our first stop was for a cup of joe and a bag of their excellent Baird beans.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Voodoo Van - The Cocksman

The return of Off the Grid to the Front and Vallejo street location means that I once again have food trucks only a few steps away. Only this time it's better than before because they have four trucks instead of two and have added more vareity to their rotation. And at last I got to try the sexy Voodoo Van, with it's bad-ass black truck and punk-rock inspired menu - or as they like to call it, Cosmic American Cuisine.

Founded by Phil Stefani, lead guitarist of the local rock-n-roll band Flexx Bronco, Voodoo Van serves up American comfort food, kicked-up a notch. He is running the truck alongside band member Guy Thunderbird and chef Seth Stowaway. Their menu is edgy, fun and was created with the idea that they could bring the food truck to music venues. It's a perfect idea to me; there has been many a night where I finished up drinking and just wanted some quick tasty food.