Category archives for: Craft & Tour

Seattle, WA: Paleo Food Truck Outside the Box Officially Hits the Streets

Right now, CrossFit studios seem to proliferate faster than smoked meat and whiskey bars in Seattle. And hewing to a paleo diet is a central tenet of CrossFit culture—along with gut-wrenching workouts and speaking in abbreviations like WOD. 

But here’s the problem—eating paleo is hard. Not difficult as in the food isn’t good, but preparing food sans any grains, sugar, dairy, or processed food takes some serious planning. In other words, CrossFit folk will be pretty damn excited to hear that paleo food truck Outside the Box is officially open for business. 

Caterers and CrossFit devotees Charles Aguiling and Marizel Yuen hit the streets in July, and are busy building a regular schedule, which right now consists mainly of CrossFit studios. They’re also looking to branch out to other fitnesscentric facilities and maybe a few farmers markets, but the current schedule is up on the Outside the Box website. 

So far, says Aguiling, some of the most popular dishes are the pork carnitas on lettuce wraps and the sliders (well, large slider or modest-size burger) of grass-fed beef topped with bacon and served in an almond bun. A blackened bacon-wrapped prawn dish from opening week was also a big hit and is likely to appear again, says Yuen. 

Outside the Box had to halt its popular paleo meal delivery program for a few weeks to focus on the truck launch, but look for its return next week.

Paleo for the people. Especially the people at CrossFit studios.

Little Rock, AR: Waffle Wagon Earns A “WoW”

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Good eats from the Waffle Wagon

For my own waffle, I went straight to the top of the menu and ordered the Chicken and Waffles. The regular waffle was one of the best I’ve ever had; slightly crisp on the outside with a moist, tender center that held up well to the syrup and chicken piled on top. The chicken in question consisted of three huge tenders, lightly breaded and fried to a delightful crisp, then tossed in hot sauce. The result was a dish that was, like the peas and jelly, spicy, slightly sweet, and altogether perfect. The varying flavors and textures present in this dish were tasty, balanced, and impressive.

Revere, MA: At Home on the Beach This Weekend

Revere’s Rich Cambriello will be one of many food trucks hitting Revere Beach on Saturday as part of the National Sand Sculpting Festival. His truck, Bone Daddy Burgers, was launched earlier this year and operates daily in Boston.

This Saturday, July 20th, Rich Cambriello will fire up his ‘Bone Daddy’s Burgers’ food truck (complete with burger delicacies like ‘Die Muenster Die’) and drive approximately two blocks to sell his storied burgers on Revere Beach at the National Sandsculpting Festival.

National News: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love – Food Trucks, Cultural Identity and Social Justice.

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Fish tacos, vegan cupcakes, gourmet pizzas, and barbeque ribs, all served from the confines of cramped, idling, and often garishly painted trucks.

Sydney, AU: Eat Art Truck Teams up with MasterChef

Eat Art Truck and MasterChef have teamed up to bring Sydneysiders the MasterChef Food Truck.

Renowned Sydney food truck Eat Art Truck and MasterChef have joined forces to bring Sydneysiders the MasterChef Food Truck.

Lexington, KY: Fazoli’s to Kick Off Expanded ‘Breadsticks for Hunger Tour’

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Working to alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Fazoli’s rolls out its second nationwide Breadsticks for Hunger Tour May 30

Lake County, IL: Raging Kitchen Brings Restaurant on Wheels to Lake County

Christi Dallam opens the Raging Kitchen food truck for bussines in the parking lot of the Conway Park business center in Lake Forest. The truck, based in Mundelein, tours Lake County. | Rob Dicker ~ Sun-Times Media

Raging Kitchen sells pulled-pork tacos, teriyaki lobster rolls, moo shu wraps, jumbo shrimp and more. And the mobile kitchen can match the efficiency of a 120-seat restaurant at full capacity, officials said, adding that they pride themselves on upscale ingredients.

Waco, TX: Hot Dog Cart Brings Touch of New York to Waco

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Anthony Tristan purchases two hot dogs from George Gaylord’s hot dog cart on Austin Avenue and South Seventh Street on the tile of the former Cox department store.

Her reaction — surprise, delight, sudden beef craving — is typical of what Gaylord has seen since opening the cart Monday on the blue-tiled grounds of the former Cox department store on Austin Avenue.

Charleston, WV: Bridge Road Bistro is Goin’ Mobile

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Bistro Black Truck Manager Brandon Aubrey said the food truck will serve "eclectic" food six days a week throughout Charleston. A phone application that Bridge Road Bistro created will show the location of the food truck at any given time

The Bistro Black Truck will switch up its menu every two weeks so customers won’t see the same fare all the time, said Brandon Aubrey, manager of the food truck.

Thousand Oaks, CA: School Festival Trucks in the Food

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The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Department will host a spring Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 14