Category archives for: Washington

Seattle, WA: Food Truck Serves Up World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog

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The gourmet toppings include teriyaki grilled onions, tender beef, black truffle shavings, caviar and a special Japanese mayo.

Tacoma, WA: Your Guide to Pierce County’s Somewhat Invisible Food Truck Offerings

Chuck Maul and Holly Millie tear into a Chicken Sandwich from Mobile Food Command Center at Food Truck Fest in Tacoma's Wright Park, July 20, 2014.
PETER HALEY — Staff photographer

The first is the region’s oldest category of mobile dining: taco trucks serving traditional taqueria eats. The second is a list of trucks with semipermanent locations or regular serving spots. The third is a list of what I call “floater trucks.” Those are trucks you’ll encounter at public gatherings or festivals.

Seattle, WA: Marijuana Food Truck Set to Roll into Washington State this Weekend

Marijuana plants thrive in a Seattle, Washington, dispensary. (Mike Siegel / MCT)

Washington and Colorado are currently the only two states with laws supporting recreational marijuana use.

Seattle, WA: Food Trucks are Back in SLU!

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If you work in SLU AND love food trucks, this is the story you’ve been waiting for!

Sequim, WA: Sequim Planners OK Regulations for Food Truck Locations

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The Planning Commission is looking for more input from the business community before they bring that back

Vancouver, CAN: World’s Best Food-Truck Tour

The final stop on the tour took the group to Tacofino’s brand new food truck on Burrard Street for Chocolate Diablo cookies.
Photograph by: RICHARD LAM, PNG

The Kaboom Box serves up only ocean-wise seafood, and despite our mouths still savouring the buttery naan, the sight of Ng carry the tray filled with hot smoked salmon fillets topped with toasted candied pecans and cranberries has us gathering around our guide for a brief description and an oh-so-brief taste.

Wallingford, WA: Paleo Food Truck at Wine World

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The menu sounds unremarkable until you dive in a bit: Pork Carnitas, with a lettuce wrap in place of the tortilla, tabouleh with cauliflower instead of bulgar wheat.

Federal Way, WA: Food Trucks Belong in Downtown Federal Way

The Lumpia World food truck, shown last year at a stop in Seattle, also visited Federal Way. The owners eventually opened a restaurant based on the food truck's menu.— Image Credit: Courtesy Photo

Speaking of enriching Federal Way’s culture and economy, here’s some genuine food for thought. A food truck festival fad is sprouting in several U.S. cities. For example, the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta in Tampa, Fla., kicked off last week with a bunch of wheeled restaurants doling out everything from tacos to burgers to sandwiches.

Spokane, WA: Latest Entrees

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One of the best things about summer in Spokane is food truck dining. Finding freshly prepared food served by friendly cooks who are usually the owners of their mobile kitchens offers a fast, fun culinary experience.

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.