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16Oct/091

Bobby Flay Throwdown Vs. a Truck

On October 14th, Food Network chef Bobby Flay "threw-down" against the New York-based Dessert Truck. Food Network describes the show as the following:

"Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission: to challenge the absolute masters in different kinds of cooking – award-winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more. In each episode, one of these cooks thinks Food Network is shooting their profile for a show. What they don't know is that Bobby is going to drop in for a surprise visit and challenge them to an unexpected cook-off. Since they're in their element and Bobby's out of his, prepare for an exciting, tension-filled competition."

In this episode, the throwdown took place out of two trucks parked in Union Square, and the judges were random pedestrians. You can find out when they will air the episode again at Food Network.

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6Oct/090

October First Friday on Abbot Kinney

This past friday night, I got a taste of Barbie's Q and The Gastro Bus at First Friday on Abbot Kinney. I must say I was pleasantly surprised to see an Applewood Smoked Veggie Burger on the Barbie's Q truck menu! I'm a vegetarian, so I always get excited when I see promising vegetarian barbecue. I have to admit the burger was absolutely delicious and filling. I would recommend this burger to any fellow vegetarian or any omnivores. The other great thing about Barbie's Q, was how friendly and nice the gentlemen working at the truck were.

I must also highlight the delicious Shoestring Fries with Garlic Aioli from The Gastro Bus. These french fries were very tasty and the garlic aioli was perfect for dipping.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to try out the food fare from these great trucks. I cannot wait to taste more vegetarian treats from the other food trucks.

1Oct/092

The Buttermilk Truck Launches Website and Menu

The Buttermilk Truck launched their official website today complete with a full menu and lots of pictures. The menu has been refined a bit and looks great. Luckily, the two items I mentioned as my potential favorites in a previous post (the biscuit sandwich and the chicken and waffles), remain untouched. They seemed to have addressed the biggest concern I have heard about this truck - how does one eat pancakes standing up on a busy street? The solution of offering pancake bites is so simple and sounds so good. I guess the only one question remains - what exactly is Hawaiian bread?

Check out the site at buttermilktruck.com.

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