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Nov 5, 2014
Tim Lester

Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival: Palm Beach Battles Miami for Street Food … – New Times Broward

street_food_brickhouse.JPGAll photos courtesy Brickhouse PRStreet food is about to get the gourmet treatmentLast night marked the unofficial start to the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, Broward and Palm Beach County’s most prestigious culinary event. As part of the lead up to the festival, media and chefs were invited to The Four Season’s EDGE Steak Bar to see which Palm Beach County and Miami chefs would be cooking which dishes at the festival’s new event, Street Food Hosted by Marc Summers.

See Also: Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Announces 2014 Line-up: New Chefs and Events

Taking place on Saturday, December 13 at 7 p.m., the competition is pitting the two counties against each other in a battle for street food supremacy. One chef from each team will challenge the other neck-and-neck in one of the five categories: fried chicken, meatballs, hot dogs, tacos, and “on a stick.”

Contending for the home team of Palm Beach, chefs Lindsay Autry (former contestant on Top Chef Texas), Clay Conley (chef/partner of Buccan and Imoto), Dean Max (DJM Restaurants), Darryl Moiles (executive chef of Four Seasons Palm Beach), and Tim Lipman (chef/owner Coolinary Cafe). The opposing Miami team: chefs Timon Balloo (executive chef of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill and Bocce Bar), Jamie DeRosa (chef/owner Tongue Cheek), Giorgio Rapicavoli (chef/partner Eating House), and Daniel Serfer (chef/owner Blue Collar and Mignonette).

While the contest is new this year, festival organizer David Sabin has been ruminating about the concept for years. “The idea developed over time, but I’ve wanted to do a Street Food event for years,” says Sabin.

To kick off it off, the competing chefs were invited to the Four Seasons Hotel Miami to draw envelopes for each category.

In the fried chicken category, Clay Conley is up against Aaron Brooks. Darryl Moiles and Giorgio Rapicavoli are on meatballs. Hot dogs went to Lindsay Autry and Jamie DeRosa. Tim Lipman and Daniel Serfer got tacos. Dean Max and Timon Balloo will be showcasing their culinary talents “on a stick.”

competitors_brickhouse.JPGChefs Timon Ballo, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Darryl Moiles, Aaron Brooks, Lindsay Autry, and Tim Lipman
The chefs have a chance to take home three prizes: People’s Choice, Bloggers’ Choice, and Best Bite, chosen by fellow chefs Marc Murphy, Robert Irvine, and Jeff Mauro.

The cost to attend is $125. Visit pbfoodwinefest.com.

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.



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Nov 4, 2014
Tim Lester

Eat Street Food Truck Festival

Eat Street Tulsa is back! After a hugely successful food truck festival last fall, the streets of the Blue Dome gladly welcome these mobile chefs back and open up an extra street for the food frenzy to expand. On Saturday, Nov. 8th, Eat Street Tulsa will return to its home in the Blue Dome District from 11am to 10pm. In addition to the numerous food trucks, Eat Street will feature live music and kids activities all day. Admission is FREE to all ages.

There has been an impressive boom in growth of local food trucks, so the event will double in size from last year in order to accommodate about 25 of these vastly differing mobile kitchens. Their varied cuisine will fill the streets of 2nd Elgin Ave. with tastes and smells from around the globe. So, whether you’re interested in a bit of Mexico, a hot slice of pizza, some smokin’ BBQ, or a something a little more fork-n-knife style, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Even the once-thought “basic” burger, hot dog, and taco guys have expanded and dressed up their menus, dreaming up delicious twists that are unbelievably creative. If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic, you’ll have no problem finding it at Eat Street. Choose from Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, French, Mexican, Vietnamese, and every tempting fusion of those you could dream up. With some brick and mortars turning to the streets, you’ll also find some of your favorite restaurant food that you can now enjoy outside. From chefs with classically trained backgrounds to those who just always know how to make ridiculously good food, you’ll be able to experience it all in one place. 

Your best bet… bring friends. Bring a LOT of friends. The perfect way to truly enjoy a foodie festival like this one is to sample as much of it as you can, so invite your favorite people and come up with a strategy to try it all, then just share away. For those over age 21, Arnie’s Bar will be offering outdoor beer sales which happen to pair perfectly with street eats.

Eat Street Tulsa is a very family friendly event, so you are encouraged to load up the kids who can also enjoy the tasty fare and live music, as well as some face painting, inflatable play, and an arts station. For more information visit Eat Streets Facebook Page

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Nov 3, 2014
Tim Lester

Moretti Gran Tour Street Food Pop Up back for Winter Edition

Cult Leader

Real foodies know that for an authentic taste of a cuisine, you have to go right to the heart and soul of how it’s made. That why when we heard about this delicious sounding Italian street food pop-up event in London, we had to tell you about it.

The Moretti Gran Tour is back by popular demand with a Winter Edition, from 6th November to 8th November, the event will be playing host to the best of the UK’s Italian street food vendors including the award-winning Pizza Pilgrims, Forza Win, and Roasticini, all under one roof.

The sell out summer edition was a hit with foodies and for only £10 entry you’ll receive a Birra Moretti along with two plates of food and a Gelato as well as access to all master classes. If more food catches your eye, you can choose to purchase additional dishes for a wider taste of Italy. Not only that, if you buy five tickets for £50, you’ll get the sixth free!

The Lofts, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PC, will be transformed into a celebration of authentic Italian food in the Moretti Street Food Market showcasing signature dishes from different regions of Italy. Experience authentic Italy with a great atmosphere provided by The Book Club resident DJ Jimmy Plates.

Thur 6th November – Sat 8th November 6pm – 11pm
The Lofts, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PC
Buy tickets or find out more at www.birramoretti.com

Take a peek at some of the masterclasses on the Birra Moretti Youtube Channel.

Author: Cult Leader (253 Posts)

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Nov 2, 2014
Tim Lester

Catfish Thai kicks off The Courier’s Good Food Ballarat month

CATFISH Thai hosted the first of a string of events this November for The Courier’s Good Food Ballarat month.

Different approach: Danielle and Damien Jones kicked off The Courier’s Good Food Ballarat month on Saturday. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

CATFISH Thai hosted the first of a string of events this November for The Courier’s Good Food Ballarat month. 

The Main Road Thai restaurant held a street food lunch with five shared entrees, main and dessert. 

Owners Damien and Danielle Jones wanted to do something different for Good Food Ballarat. 

Ms Jones said they prepared some dishes similar to what you could find at markets in Thailand. 

“We love good food and like it to be the best it can be, and we try to do that every day,” Ms Jones said. “We make everything by hand so we know what goes into every dish.” 

Front of house manager Cameron Schultz said the tradition of street food was more casual and more transportable. 

The restaurant’s menu was almost completely different for the event. 

Caitlin Caligari and Brenton Begbie, regular customers at Catfish Thai, didn’t miss the opportunity to try something different.

“When we come here, it’s usually more formal. This is a lot more casual,” Ms Caligari said. 

They hope to attend other Good Food Month events in Ballarat, including the Beer versus Wine degustation at The Mallow and Dumpling Discovery Day at Fu Man Lou.

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Nov 2, 2014
Tim Lester

THE STREET FOOD STORY

STREET food, says Basile, has been a part of the culinary scene around the world for decades.

However, in Toronto, up to four or five years ago, street food merely constituted a hot dog.

But there has been a huge shift.

Says Basile: “It all began with the recession.

People found they could no longer afford to eat at fine dining restaurants.

And for the first time, consumer and creator found themselves on the same page when everyone started scaling down.

The situation forced people to be a little more creative, work a little harder, resulting in new opportunities and creative ideas to really shine through.” To call something street food, it has to culturally be rooted in something grassroots, says Basile.

“Because street food is considered the food of the people, it has to have a certain amount of mobility.

You have to be able to, for the most part, be able to hold it, to eat it, and walk around.

Whether it’s a sandwich, taco, or something that’s eaten with chopsticks, it has to be mobile and have some element of creativity.” At the end of the day, Basile believes the definition of “street food” remains for the taking.

“Because it’s still so new, at least from the North American perspective.

It’s not so much that we’re trying to fit pre-existing definition; we are the ones defining what it means.

This is the benefit of having such a young street food culture.” There are a lot of food truck communities in Canada, shares Basile In Toronto, the number of food trucks is rising as too the increase in its exposure.

“Toronto is a festival city.

Winter dominates so much of our months so when we get good weather, everyone wants a festival.

Food trucks go to these festivals.

We were the first ever food truck to cater at the Queen’s Plate, Canada’s oldest and largest thoroughbred horse race event.

In a way, we’re educating people that street food doesn’t have to mean cheap or dirty food.

Street food is a style of cooking.”

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Oct 31, 2014
Tim Lester

10 Day of the Dead scary dishes from Street Food Cardiff

Halloween may be the day of tricks, but this weekend there are plenty of treats to be had at The Depot in Cardiff.

It’s a massive launch weekend at the venue on Dumballs Road this Friday and Saturday (6pm-11pm) where each of the street food traders are providing a Mexican-inspired dish for their ‘Day Of The Dead’ special.

The Taste Team got a sneak peak at the top ten scarily good dishes…

The Trip

Smoked Margarita with Pink Salt Rim

Jols Food Co

Braised Beef Cheek, quesadilla with guacamole, braising liquor and manchego

Check out this cool video of the last Street Food Cardiff event at The Depot


 

Haute Dogs

South of the border inspired dog proving that there’s more to a Mexican menu than a taco – steamed bun, Trealy Farm hotdog, Avocado and Feta Smash, Pickled Red Onions and Chipotle Mayo.

Chucks

Grass Fed Chuck Steak Beef Patty, Brioche Roll, Chipotle Sauce, Jalapeños and American Cheese

Dirty Fried Chicken

Dirty Mexican Sandwich, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Toasted Brioche Roll, Mexican Mayo and Jalapeños

Mexican flavours will bring Day of the Dead to Cardiff
Mexican flavours will bring Day of the Dead to Cardiff

 

El Salsa

Trio of slow braised spiced pork tacos, with grilled pineapple and habanero salsa, pico de gallo and chipotle crema. Served with shredded cabbage and lime.

Meat Greek

Dead Spicy Souvlaki – it’s their usual dish with a Mexican twist; the chicken will be marinated in Mexican spices served with sour cream and jalapeño peppers

Authentic Japanese Foods

Moon Shaped Mexican Sushi – chilli, thin omelet, seaweed paper and Pumpkin and Smoked Salmon Sushi

Brûlée Bar

Drop Dead Gorgeous: Chocolate Crème Brulee w/ blood orange amp; tequila jelly, fresh whip amp; sugared chilli tortilla shards

Dough Boys Wood Fired Pizza

Day Of The Dead Pizza – Guacamole sauce base, chipotle beef chilli chunks, tortilla crumbs, diced grape tomatoes, fresh cilantro

If you’ve worked up an appetite reading all that, get down to Street Food Cardiff, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, October 31 – December 31, Friday – Saturday 6pm – 11pm; Web: streetfoodcardiff.com Twitter: @streetfoodcdf

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Oct 31, 2014
Tim Lester

Street Food Friday: Behold the Francesinha, the Cheesesteak of Portugal

Street Food Friday / Food Travel / Portugal Travel / Porto Travel / Francesinha / → All Tags

Street Food Friday: Behold the Francesinha, the Cheesesteak of Portugal

Behold Porto’s flagship cheese-smothered sandwich, The Francesinha

Don’t let Porto’s beauty and the fact that it’s well known for its wine mislead you: It’s a blue-collar town at heart. Its infrastructure peels with character, and lax local laws allow the city streets to double as beer gardens.

Neighborhood restaurants and “snack bars” sport the stay-awhile casual vibe of a roadside New Jersey diner, and the cuisine encourages you to dig in, push back your chair, and extend your legs. Steaks are typically smothered in something, fish is served split open and whole, and the sides are generous servings of potatoes, bread, and cheese.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Porto’s most famous sandwich, the Francesinha (pronounced fran-seh-zheen-ya), is a food coma waiting to happen. It packs such a punch, in fact, that a food writer from a town famous for its meaty sandwiches – Philly – had to say uncle and walk away from the plate. It flexes its muscles the minute it’s put in front of you, its protective layer of cheese shining brighter than a knight’s armor.

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Oct 30, 2014
Tim Lester

Street food: Lucinda O’Sullivan at Siri, K Chido Mexico and My Meat Wagon

Street food is hot, hot, hot right now and it’s popping up in various spots all over the capital.

Lucinda O’Sullivan

Published 27/10/2014 | 02:30

Street food in Dublin

It’s easy to understand the universal appeal of street food. It’s a no-brainer – tasty, immediate, fresh and good value. You will note I omit the nasty words ‘fast’ and ‘cheap’ – that is a different sector! Street food has also become a way for people to set up in business, starting simply with a stall, a van or a modest premises. Indeed, many experienced people are doing so.

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Siri, facing Christ Church Cathedral, is such a case. It has just been opened by Jayraj Poojary and Kuldip Kumar, both of whom worked for a high-end Indian restaurant group here for many years. With them, they have Chef Rajeev Kalhotra, who has worked in the five-star Oberoi hotels in India. The premises are simple, the food is delicious and the prices are great.

You can either take your food out, or perch on a stool and chomp away from your snack box, as they do in Mumbai. There are three menus: in-house, take-away and a lunch box. The in-house menu (€7.50-€14.95) sports dishes such as prawn Molly, a South Indian dish of tiger prawns in a smooth coconut sauce; Punjabi lamb curry; aromatic biryanis or a wonderful thali selection of curries, plus specialities from their tandoor oven. The take-away menu (€3.50-€12.95) has all your favourite Indian dishes, while their lunch boxes at €5-€6 will brighten up your workplace.

I had a Udipi prawn box (€9.95) with gorgeous prawn ‘lollipops’ coated with very fine crispy potato strings, served with Goan sauce, rice and naan bread. A tandoori chicken tikka box (€8.75) was also ace, with spiced chicken breast served with paratha and mint chutney.

If you fancy Mexican food, take a wander down to K Chido, located at the back of the Four Courts, where you can’t miss the colourful wall-art on the front of a warehouse. A big pink-and-blue van is parked inside, from which they serve breakfast burritos, fajitas, tacos and quesadillas. The combinations include everything from pulled pork to chorizo, to re-fried beans and plenty of jalapenos – all around €4.50-€6. You can do take-out, or park yourself on the knocked-together, brightly painted wooden seating under the gaze of old Mexican photos. I had a delicious quesadilla filled with courgette, cheese and chillies (€4.50) – hot, hot, hot – while my friend had a toasted fajita with beef, cheese, onions, peppers and salad (€6). Now, was that really a senior counsel I saw in a corner, with a vast burrito between his chops?

Another ‘in-house van’ is My Meat Wagon in Smithfield. You don’t have to sport a beard or wear a beanie to enjoy it, but, if you do, I’d say you’d be in hipster heaven. Again, it’s a van with a boarded-up facade but, for all its laid-back, American hillbilly look, a lot of effort has gone into making this place comfortable as well as cool.

Grub-wise, it’s all about barbecued meat – cow, pig and bird with slaw, corn, fries, mash, beans and sausage. It was lunchtime; options included ‘meat in bread’ or ‘meat in a box’, with two sides and a drink – which was served in jam-jars – at €12 to sit in, or €10 to take out. Sides are a hefty €3.95. We shared ‘meat on a board’ at €14.95 with pulled pork, brisket, two chicken pieces, red slaw and fries – served in a mini shopping-trolley, natch!

Watching the ‘suits and beards’ chomp away, all I could think was that this was an update on the mammy dinner of meat and two veg – and probably more expensive than the auld lunchtime pub carvery. I guess it’s a bit like a Mickey D’s for big boys – there are even toy-animal table markers!

Siri

9A, Lord Edward Street,

Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 672-8080

siri.ie

 

K Chido

Chancery Street,

Dublin 7

Tel: (086) 353-4369

kchidomexico.com

 

My Meat Wagon

Market Square,

Smithfield,

Dublin 7

Tel: (01) 874-8172

mymeatwagon.ie

 

Street Treats – Three to Try

Food Fiesta

69A Johnstown Grove, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

Tel: (087) 610-2414

foodfiesta.ie

Style

Jaime Jambrina’s Spanish food, which includes paella, gazpacho and croquetas, is available at Dun Laoghaire and Merrion Square food markets, and soon Jaime will be in permanent new premises in Blackrock. Catering, cooking workshops and an online food store

Price

Market food, €1-€10

Try

Bocata de chistorra – a large Basque sausage on a bread roll, €4

Wine

Soft drinks

 

Aroi

6/7 Carey’s Lane,

Cork.

Tel: (021) 427-2388

aroi.eu

Style

Having wowed Limerick with his great Asian street food, Eddie Ong Chok Fong has opened in Cork. Choices range from fish cakes to wok noodles, stir-fries to curries, grilled dishes to zesty salads

Price

Mains, €9-€10

Try

Som Tam – green papaya salad, with dried shrimp and cherry tomato, €9

Wine

From €19.50

 

Susi Foods

The Gallops,

Leopardstown,

Dublin 18

Tel: (087) 974-2019

Style

Susi is the Irish for sushi but Japanese chef, Yoshio Miyachi, also has many other authentic Japanese specialities in his repertoire. Available at Dun Laoghaire, Merrion Square, Stillorgan and Sandyford markets. Bento boxes for lunch and private catering

Price

Market food, €2-€7

Try

Yakisoba noodles with chicken

Wine

Soft drinks

 

lucindaosullivan.com

Sunday Independent

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Oct 30, 2014
Tim Lester

‘Food Truck Finale’ at Huntsville’s Straight to Ale promises shorter lines … – Press-Register

(Courtesy Downtown Huntsville Inc.)

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - If you were turned off by the long lines at Huntsville’s wildly popular monthly food truck gatherings, Chad Emerson has a deal for you.

Emerson, CEO of Downtown Huntsville Inc., on Wednesday announced a ticketed food truck event next month at Straight to Ale Brewery that will be limited to 250 people.

The Nov. 13 “Food Truck Finale” will serve as both the year’s final mass gathering of mobile vendors and a fundraiser to help with the cost of putting on more food truck rallies in 2015.

“There are some charges involved such as bands and restrooms, and we wanted to find a way to recoup some of that,” Emerson told AL.com. “All of the proceeds from the Food Truck Finale will be reinvested in the 2015 street food season.”

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at foodtruckfinale.brownpapertickets.com while supplies last.

Emerson said attendees will enjoy free samples from a dozen food trucks – Badd Newz BBQ, Café on Wheels, Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza, Fire Spice, Food Fighters Bustaurant, Honeypie Bakery, I Love Bacon, Mason Dixon Bakery, Neon Lilly, Piper Leaf, Sugar Belle and Sub Zero Ice Cream Yogurt – plus live music by Flannel Umbros.

If you’re still hungry after the samples, all the trucks will be selling food. You can also buy beer from the Straight to Ale tap room, including a special Street Food Brew being made just for this event.

The unique fundraiser will generate $3,750 for Downtown Huntsville Inc. if all 250 tickets are sold.

“It will allow us to have even more live entertainment next year, more restrooms – all of those things which people say are important,” said Emerson.

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Oct 30, 2014
Tim Lester

Real street food – No 3: Com Tam, broken rice from Ho Chi Minh City

What’s the dish?

Com Tam, aka Broken Rice – it’s essentially broken grains of rice left over from the traditional drying and milling process. It looks very similar to normal rice, only the grains are broken into smaller pieces, hence the name.

Where does it come from?

Basically, it’s hard to sell due to its imperfections. The grains were usually ground up for rice flour or animal feed, or eaten by the farmers themselves; however, the Saigonese have made an art-form of this rice and use it as a platform for all sorts of combinations.

What does it taste like?

Broken rice itself tastes like normal rice, and has a similar texture, it is just smaller – the taste depends on how you serve it.

How is it served?

A plate of com tam comes with a plethora of ingredients placed on top, such as suon nuong (marinated grilled pork chops), bi (shredded pork skin), cha trung (a steamed pork and egg quiche), cha ca (deep fried fish patty) and trung (fried egg). It is usually garnished with some lightly fried, sliced spring onions or some zingy accompaniments typical of Vietnamese cooking: mint, spring onions and lime, for instance.

Anything extra?

On the side you can have pickled vegetables or sliced cucumber and tomato. A dipping sauce of fish sauce, lime and chilli can be served.

Why should someone try it?

Street food in Saigon is slow food served fast and com tam is no different. Even though each ingredient on the plate can take up to 2-3 hours to prepare, when the order is up, it takes no more than a minute to get to your table. It’s also very tasty and the marinade that goes on the pork chop is full of umami.

What’s the bill?

A plate can cost from 20,000 VND (about 56p) to 60,000 VND (£1.50) depending on whether you buy it from a street vendor or a cafe.

Where can you get it?

Every neighbourhood in Ho Chi Minh has a stall, easily identifiable by their ‘Com Tam’ sign. It is served morning, noon and night. If you do manage to find it outside the city, it will be called Com Tam Saigon, as it is considered a Ho Chi Minh City dish.

Can you make it at home?

Yes, if you live in Ho Chi Minh City. But actually, broken rice isn’t usually exported.

What does this dish say about Ho Chi Minh City?

As Ho Chi Minh is the economic centre of Vietnam, the Saigonese are constantly on the go and need something fast and filling to get through the day – I suppose broken rice reflects that lifestyle.

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