Sunday, April 29, 2012

Eat St. Season 4 Filming in San Francisco

Even though the third season of the popular food truck show Eat St. begins airing on Food Network Canada May 9, filming for Season 4 is already well underway. The lineup of featured food trucks for the program, which airs on the Cooking Channel in the United States, features six food trucks from in and around San Francisco, all with an interesting common theme.

Read on to find out when your favorite San Francisco food truck will be getting its time in the television spotlight.

Here is the filming schedule for the six San Francisco food trucks getting featured for Season 4 of Eat St.:

  • Monday, May 7th - Sam's ChowderMobile (lunch) - 888 Brannan St., SF
  • Tuesday, May 8th - Bacon Bacon (lunch) - Mission Dispatch: 18th and Bryant St., SF
  • Wednesday, May 9th - 3-SUM EATS (lunch) - Off the Grid: 5th and Minna, SF
  • Thursday, May 10th - Phat Thai (dinner) - Off the Grid: Upper Haight, SF
  • Saturday, May 12th - Fogcutter (brunch) - Ritual Coffee - 1026 Valencia St., SF
  • Sunday, May 13th - Sanguchon (lunch) - La Costanera: 8150 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara

Look to each truck's social media feed to learn the exact times of each shoot. Sanguchon's Mother's Day service is the only one not taking place in San Francisco itself. It will be in the parking lot of La Costanera, owner Carlos Altamirano's Michelin star restaurant in Montara, which no doubt will showcase the great Pacific Ocean view.

While Eat St.'s typical practice is to spread out the features on each city's food trucks throughout the season (Season 3 will feature a dedicated special on food trucks in the United Kingdom, though), all the food trucks from the San Francisco shoots have one thing in common: all are run by current or former restaurateurs. It's a sign that the food truck world is maturing, with experience and business savvy being just as much an ingredient to success as a great concept and a lot of hustle.

Sam's ChowderMobile is the wheeled version of Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay. Repeat offender Jim Angelus owns the Bacon Bacon food truck, but a few years ago he was the general manager at E&O Trading Company and now also runs a Bacon Bacon brick and mortar in Cole Valley. Former Top Chef contestant Ryan Scott's 3-SUM EATS truck sits in his portfolio along with the fast casual Please & Thank You restaurants. Before achieving television stardom, he was at Myth Cafe, and more recently Scott operated the pop-up Brunch Drunk Love at Bruno's. He's a busy guy!

Phat Thai is the current incarnation of brick and mortar restaurant Rama Thai, formerly run by Wannee Hossain and her sons Bobby and Alom. Fogcutter, which used to be named Brunch Box, was founded by Eric Rud, Guillermo Perez, and Caroline Hummer. Rud also runs Eat Curbside, a concept he brought from Minnesota after being the chef at Nob Hill Grille in San Francisco. Perez also comes from Eat Curbside, and before that he worked at Martini House and Ame. All three also collaborated on Chairman Bao before it changed its name to The Chairman. In addition to La Costanera, Sanguchon's Altamirano also boasts Peruvian restaurants Piqueo's and Mochica in San Francisco.

But enough about history. These San Francisco food trucks are dishing out food to rival any walk-in restaurant right now, so go check out what caught the attention of Eat St. and taste for yourself!

Bonus Coverage: The ever-popular Bacon Bacon will also be filmed for the upcoming Discovery Channel show United States of Bacon this Monday, April 30, at Off the Grid's St. Mary's Square location, from 11AM until 2PM. Show up for lunch in downtown San Francisco for your fix of bacon and a chance at TV stardom.

Eat St. (@eatsttweet)
Sam's ChowderMobile (@chowdermobile)
Bacon Bacon (@baconbaconsf)
3-SUM EATS (@3sumeats)
Phat Thai (@phatthaisf)
Fogcutter (@fogcuttersf)
Sanguchon (@sanguchon_sf)

Photo: Eat St.

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