Black Friday Blackout at Proof Bar – Friday, November 26

Black Friday Blackout kicks off the holiday weekend with food trucks, music & drinks. Good place to stop for dinner or a late night snack.

Gourmet Food Trucks:

Calbi (@CalbiBBQ)
Flying Pig (@FlyingPigTruck)
Komodo (@KomodoFood)
Short Stop BBQ @ShortStopBBQ)
Tropical Shave Ice (@TropShaveIce)

Drink Special:
Spend $10 at the food trucks & get $3 beers!

Chance to win free CHOC Fest Food Truck Fundraiser tickets!

Location:

Proof Bar Lot
(Sycamore & 3rd)
215 Broadway
Santa Ana, CA

Quick Post: OC DinDin-A-GoGo – Wednesday, November 24 – Irvine Lanes

Here is the lineup for Wednesday’s OC DinDin-A-GoGo.  Make sure to pack your folding chairs, tables, blankets, friends and family. We hope to see you there!

The event will run from 5:30 to 9pm.

Lineup for this week:

Tropical Shave Ice – Hawaiian Style Shave Ice Truck (@TropShaveIce)
Lomo Arigato – Peruvian and Japanese Fusion (@LomoArigato)
The Lime Truck – California Cuisine (@TheLimeTruck)
Piaggio On Wheels – Argentine Taco Truck (@PiaggioOnWheels)
Dos Chinos – Latin Asian Cuisine (@DosChinos)

Special Guests:

Ahn Joo – Korean Pub Grub (@AhnJooLA)
Chunk-N-Chip – Ice Cream Sandwichs (@ChunknChip)
Chomp Chomp Nation – Singapore American (@chompchomptruck)

Location:

Irvine Lanes
3415 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Quick Post: Los Alamitos DinDin-A-GoGo – Tuesday, November 23

The event will run from 5:30 to 9pm.
Make sure you bring your picnic chairs and tables.

Lineup for this week:

Vizzi Truck – Visionary Cuisine (@VizziTruck)
Lomo Arigato – Peruvian and Japanese Fusion (@LomoArigato)
The Lime Truck – California Cuisine (@TheLimeTruck)
The Bakery Truck – Bakery on Wheels (@BakeryTruck)
Eat Phamish – Vietnamese Cuisine (@Eatphamish)
The Shrimp Guys – Shrimp Truck (@TheShrimpGuys)

Location:

My Gear Store
11081 Winners Cir
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Quick Post: South County Bowling Galley – Tuesday, November 23

The food trucks will run from 5:00 to 9pm.

Lineup for this week:

Seabirds – Vegetarian (@SeabirdsTruck)
White Rabbit – Filipino Fusion (@WhiteRabbitTruk)
Louks To Go – Greek (@LouksToGo)
Chunk-N-Chip – Ice Cream Sandwichs (@ChunknChip)
The Burnt Truck – Gourmet Slider (@TheBurntTruck)
Barcelona On The Go – Spanish (@Brcelonaonthego)
Dan Dan BBQ – Asian Fusion (@DanDanBBQ)

Location:

Forest Lanes
22771 Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Gourmet Food Trucks Feed The Hungry – Tuesday, November 23

Gourmet Food Trucks

Feed The Hungry

Tuesday, November 23 from 1-3 p.m.
Someone Cares Kitchen in Costa Mesa

Presented by OC Foodie Fest

This Tuesday, OC Foodie Fest is bringing gourmet food trucks together to feed 300 less fortunate individuals in the Costa Mesa area. Orange County-based trucks will each donate food items from 1 to 3 p.m. this Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Someone Cares Kitchen. Feed The Hungry is an ongoing event that OC Foodie Fest would like to have at soup kitchens and other areas monthly.

Here are the trucks that will be donating food:

Taco Dawg – @TheTacoDawg
Longboards Ice Cream – @Longboards
The Burnt Truck – @TheBurntTruck
Chomp Chomp Nation – @ChompChompTruck

Feed the Hungry was inspired by the OC Foodie Fest mission statement to celebrate the love of food and use its power to bring the community together. The local OC trucks took it upon themselves to extend that mission and are using their amazing cuisine to generously give back to the local community to help those in need.

Someone Cares Kitchen is located at 720 West 19th Street in Costa Mesa. More information can be found at http://someonecareskitchen.org

For more information on the OC Foodie Fest, go to http://ocfoodiefest.com

Drive Out Hunger: Celebrity OC DinDin-A-GoGo Event Wrap-up

First off, thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, celebrities, DJs, gourmet food trucks, foodies, and everyone that came out last Wednesday to help Drive Out Hunger. Kim and I continue to be amazed at the outpouring of support from the entire community.

With everyone’s help, we turned in about 3000 pounds of food from the event. That is just for Wednesday! In addition, over $5,000 collected from the silent auction will also go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Over 2,200 people were in attendance for the event. In all cases we smashed our goals!

Drive Out Hunger OC 2010 is not over either, we have so far collected another 1,180 pounds and have more coming in. You have until Saturday, November 20 to get your donations in to your favorite participating gourmet food truck. If you do not have time but still want to contribute please click here for the virtual store. Proceeds go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

We will have another update either Monday or Tuesday when all of the donations have been counted but please donate if you can. Over 600,000 people in Orange County alone are at risk of going hungry this month!

Check out some photos from the event. If you have photos you would like to share please post them at http://facebook.com/DriveOutHunger

Click here for a ton of photos from the event!

Special thank you to Rick Kukahiko from Tropical Shave IceCory Christensen, and finally to Paul Lyttle from SRP Media.  There is no way we could have done this event with out them!

Drive Out Hunger: Celebrity OC DinDin-A-GoGo Food Drive – Tomorrow! November 17

Saturday Night Foodies Presents Drive Out Hunger

Tomorrow is the big day; about 20 celebrities, 19 food trucks, and an incredible silent auction will be ready to help Drive Out Hunger.  If you are interested in getting into the celebrity autograph area all you need to do is bring 10 cans or non-perishable food items (or $20 donation) per person.  If you want to come just for some of the amazing gourmet food truck fare, the trucks will be ready for you.

Parking is free, and free admission to get to the gourmet food trucks. If you can bring cans to support, please do.  Every non-perishable food donation helps!  So far, we have raised over 1300 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.  We are hoping to raise a whole lot more!  Proceeds from the silent auction go to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Drive Out Hunger!
Help us fill this thing!!

This is still an OC DinDin-A-GoGo, so please bring your chairs and picnic tables.  Also dress warm, we want to make sure everyone has a great time.  There is tons of space to spread out.  We do not know how many people will be attending but there is plenty of space.  Expect there will be lines for autographs and food trucks.  Bring the family and make a night of it.

Who: Saturday Night Foodies Presents ‘Drive Out Hunger’ Celebrity OC DinDin-A-GoGo
What: Food Drive Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
When: Wednesday, November 17 Time: 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Parking Lot (8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA)
Why: Because there are 615,000 people at risk of going hungry every month in Orange County
Note: It is a tail-gaiting type event, so bring your family & friends, folding tables, chairs and blankets.

Celebrities* participating in the special Drive Out Hunger OC DinDin-A-GoGo event at press time are:

  • Ashley Argota (Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP)
  • Rachael Bell (Disney’s Suite Life on Deck)
  • Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance)
  • Taylor Dayne (Singer)
  • John and Steven French (Disney’s Suite Life: 2 for the Road)
  • Shar Jackson (Moesha, Celebrity Fit Club)
  • Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush)
  • James Kyson Lee (Heroes)
  • Corey Miller (LA Ink)
  • Bronson Pelletier (Twilight Saga)
  • Raini Rodriguez (Paul Blart Mall Cop, Disney’s Prom)
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family)
  • Gretchen Christine Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County)
  • BooBoo Stewart (Twilight Saga)
  • Fivel Stewart (Guardians of Luna)
  • Kaycee Stroh (High School Musical 1, 2 & 3)
  • Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Dolls)

*Celebrities subject to change without notice. Visit http://www.saturdaynightfoodies.com for latest lineup.

The donations that are needed most are:

Non-perishable canned goods or dry food**:

  • Canned meats, fish, soup, fruits, vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter

Personal care items:

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

** Please no glass containers or expired items.

The following gourmet food trucks will be at the event to accept donations:
@BakeryTruck, @BrcelonaontheGo, @CalbiBBQ, @ChompChompTruck, @ChunknChip, @CrepesBonaparte, @DanDanBBQ, @DosChinos, @LeesPhilly, @LomoArigato, @Loukstogo, @OhForSweetsSake, @PiaggioonWheels, @Seabirdstruck, @ShortstopBBQ, @TheBurntTruck, @TheGreasyWiener, @TheLimeTruck, and @TropShaveIce.

Kim and I really hope you can join us for this very special edition of OC DinDin-A-GoGo! Once again, don’t forget to bring your chairs, blankets and family along to hangout with us.  Really, we will be in a parking lot! Oh yeah, don’t forget the cans!

Autograph Rules
To gain access to the celebrity autograph area EACH PERSON must donate 10 non-perishable goods/canned goods. In the event that you are unable to bring a donation of canned /non-perishable goods a $20 per person donation will be accepted. In return each person will receive a wristband that grants him or her access to the autograph signing area. Once inside you may join the lines to meet celebrities. Celebrities will only sign ONE ITEM per person NO EXCEPTIONS. Because of high demand the Autograph Area coordinator may at any time shut down a line, even if people are still waiting for an autograph. If shutting down becomes necessary, we apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment. Changes and surprise additions may occur up to the event start time, so be sure to check saturdaynightfoodies.com for updated information.

Drive Out Hunger: Los Alamitos DinDin-A-GoGo – Tuesday, November 16

Here is the lineup for Tuesday’s DinDin-A-GoGo.  The gourmet food trucks will be collecting food to support Drive Out Hunger, so make sure you bring some non-perishable canned and dry goods with you to support Second Harvest of OC. There is another great lineup for this week! Get there early because a few of these trucks will have a big line!

Like the other two weekly events, make sure you pack your folding chairs, tables, blankets, friends and family. We hope to see you there!

The event will run from 5:30 to 9pm.

Lineup for this week:

Tropical Shave Ice – Hawaiian Style Shave Ice Truck (@TropShaveIce)
Lomo Arigato – Peruvian and Japanese Fusion (@LomoArigato)
Dan Dan BBQ – Asian Fusion (@DanDanBBQ)
White Rabbit – Filipino Fusion (@whiterabbittruk)
Yalla Truck – Modern Falafel (@YallaTruck)
Barcelona On The Go – Spanish (@Brcelonaonthego)

Location:

My Gear Store
11081 Winners Cir
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Haven Gastropub + The Bruery Provisions Team Up For Beer Dinner – Tuesday, November 16


Two Hot Spots in Old Towne Orange Host Joint Beer Dinner | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010

Both known for showcasing the finest in craft beer, Haven Gastropub and The Bruery Provisions, located in Old Towne Orange, have teamed up for a truly unique five-course beer dinner on Tuesday, November 16. Guests have the option of beginning their experience between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Bruery Provisions (143 N. Glassell Avenue), a specialty market and tasting room where they will enjoy fine cheese and beer pairings. The dinner will continue with four courses at Haven Gastropub, where Managing Partner/Beverage Director, Wil Dee, will present four of The Bruery’s craft beers alongside a menu by Chef Greg Daniels.

This dinner is priced at $75 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity) and reservations are required, as space is limited. The reservation times will be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. only. Guests may call (714) 221-0680 for more details or to make reservations.

HAVEN GASTROPUB + THE BRUERY PROVISIONS DINNER MENU

First Course
Honeycrisp Apple Salad
Seven Grain Saison

Second Course
BBQ Braised Kurobuta Short Ribs, Cheddar Cheese Grits, Cole Slaw
Loakal Red

Third Course
Cassoulet
Saison Rue

Forth Course
Beer Brownie, Bacon Ice Cream, Candied Pecans
Rugbrod

For more information on this beer dinner or to make reservations, please call (714) 221-0680. Haven Gastropub’s food and beer/wine menus can be found online at http://www.havengastropub.com.

Drive Out Hunger: South County Bowling Galley – Tuesday, November 16

Drive Out Hunger has one more stop in Lake Forest Tuesday night as part of South County Bowling Galley. Saturday Night Foodies will have a couple of bins available for non-perishable food donations. So come out enjoy some spectacular food trucks, do some bowling and support your local community all at the same time! What a way to to spend a Tuesday night!

The food trucks will run from 5:00 to 9pm.

Lineup for this week:

Seabirds – Vegetarian (@SeabirdsTruck)
Piaggio On Wheels – Argentine Taco Truck (@PiaggioOnWheels)
DogZilla – World Inspired Hotdogs (@DogZillaHotdogs)
Chunk-N-Chip – Ice Cream Sandwichs (@ChunknChip)
Shortstop BBQ – Real SoCal BBQ (@ShortStopBBQ)
Longboards – Ice Cream Bars (@Longboards)

The donations Second Harvest Food Bank needs most are:

Non-perishable canned goods or dry food*:

  • Canned meats, fish, soup, fruits, vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter

Personal care items:

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

* Please no glass containers or expired items

Location:

Forest Lanes
22771 Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630-1747
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