Showing posts with label taco truck taste test. Show all posts
Showing posts with label taco truck taste test. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Photos of what to expect at this Friday's Taco Truck Taste Test

Last summer we introduced a live event to Orlando highlighting mobile food/ food truck vendors called Taco Truck Taste Test (About). We'd announce the date/time/location in advance and meet for an hour-long sampling of the food, neighborhood and the "trucking" experience. After an almost year-long hiatus, we are pleased to announce that we're bringing it back for 2010!

Taco Truck Taste Test #5

When:
Friday July 23, 2010 at 9pm

Where:
Meet at the parking lot of Tacos Del Rio (9785 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32837). There are several taco trucks in that area within walking distance serving a variety of spanish treats. Note: Vegan options are extremely limited.

Who:
Your humble Editor, Mark Baratelli, and one of our readers (who actually got the ball rolling to bring back TTTT) Jorge Mendoza, will be on hand as hosts to guide you through the taco truck experience. Jorge is fluent in Spanish and very familiar with the taco trucks (yes, there are more than one!) at this location.

You must bring:
1. cash
2. a healthy appetite
3. an adventurous spirit
4. a camera to document your adventure*
5. your friends**

*not really required, but we'd love to see & share your photos
**not really required, but the more the merrier

Facebook Event | Yelp Event

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The view from the street coming from Orlando

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Taco Truck Taste Test is Back! | Sample Orlando Mobile Food Trucks and Vendors


Filmed & edited by Dan Ginader, featuring Editor Mark Baratelli

6-21-09-ttttLast summer we introduced a live event to Orlando highlighting mobile food/ food truck vendors called Taco Truck Taste Test. We'd announce the date/time/location in advance and meet for an hour-long sampling of the food, neighborhood and the "trucking" experience. The nice thing for those who've never "trucked" is that you're there with a group of people who've also never trucked before. It was also a nice event to bring friends to, and an excuse to explore your city and try something new. After an almost year-long hiatus, we are pleased to announce that we're bringing it back for 2010!

Taco Truck Taste Test #5 | Facebook | Yelp

When:
Friday July 23, 2010, 9pm-10pm

Where:
Meet at the parking lot of Tacos Del Rio (9785 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32837). There are several taco trucks in that area within walking distance serving a variety of spanish treats. Note: Vegan options are extremely limited.

Who
Your humble Editor, Mark Baratelli, and one of our readers (who actually got the ball rolling to bring back TTTT) Jorge Mendoza, will be on hand as hosts to guide you through the taco truck experience. Jorge is fluent in Spanish and very familiar with the taco trucks (yes, there are more than one!) at this location.

You must bring:
1. cash
2. a healthy appetite
3. an adventurous spirit
4. a camera to document your adventure*
5. your friends**

*not really required, but we'd love to see & share your photos
**not really required, but the more the merrier


Press
Editors Pick | Orlando Weekly


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Food Truck Orlando | El Sabor De La Vida Tacos

El Sabor De La Vida Tacos
13092 W Colonial Dr.
Winter Garden, FL
407-242-7143
Find more Orlando food trucks at TheFoodTruckGuide.com

This truck is located across from the K-Mart in the parking lot of the Winter Garden Animal Hospital. On Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 7:30pm-8:30pm, this was the site of the fourth TheDailyCity.com Taco Truck Taste Test. Want to know what Taco Truck Tate Test is? Photo Credit: Dan Ginader


A dish prepared by El Sabor De La Vida Tacos:
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The truck:
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The Menu:
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Look for this sign:
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What is Taco Truck Taste Test (Filmed 2009)?
Filmed by Dan Ginader

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photos | Taco Truck Taste Test #3

Aug 22, 2009 | A light shower fell while orders were placed at the third TheDailyCity.com-produced Taco Truck Taste Test (what is this?), but by the time everyone was seated (this Taco Truck provided a table under a tent! Nice!) the rain had stopped and cooled the air. The Authentic Mexican dollar tacos and quesadillas were itty-bitty but delicious. Several people got seconds.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Video Explanation of Taco Truck Taste Test

Dan Ginader filmed and edited a video thats gonna be shown at the August 9th Enzian Film Slam about Taco Truck Taste Test.
The Slam is five bucks.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photos: Taco Truck Taste Test #2

Taco Truck Taste Test #2 was Tuesday July 28, 2009, at 7pm at the taco truck on the corner of Conway and Curry Ford Road. (What is Taco Truck taste Test?) This truck's main dish was "Mofongo," which is an oily, greasy pile of fried-then-smashed-plantains with your choice of meat on top for the unexpectedly high price of eight dollars. People hung around and ate for about an hour including performance artist Brian Feldman and Sketch artist Thomas Thorspecken, who sketched the event. The next one is Saturday, August 22, 2009.

Mark and Dan Ginader do a quick audio wrap up:


-See photos from the June 30th Taco Truck Taste Test.
-Read an Orlando Weekly article about Taco truck Taste Test.

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(Photo Credit for the above photo: Brian Feldman)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Taco Truck Taste Test | July 28


Filmed at the first Taco Truck Taste Test in July

The next Taco Truck Taste Test is today, Tuesday July 28, 2009, 7pm-8pm. Meet at the taco truck in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station on the corner of Curry Ford and Conway at 7pm. Its kind of hidden so look for it behind-ish the gas station. We'll gather, read an English version of the menu, make our purchases and try the food together while standing in a dark gas station parking lot. Heaven. If you don't want to eat but still want to experience #TTTT, please do! If you do want to eat, bring cash.


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Thomas Thorspecken | Taco Truck Taste Test

Thomas Thorspecken released the sketch today he did of the June 30, 2009 Taco Truck Taste Test. (#TTTT) Go check it out and read his review of the event. Thank you, Thomas!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Photos: Taco Truck Taste Test #1

June 30, 2009
Mark Baratelli, TheDailyCity.com

The rain cleared up just as the first-ever Taco Truck Taste Test (TTTT #1) at 6pm on the side of the road on Semoran Blvd. Blog readers/taco truck fans meandered over to the truck from wherever they could find parking (two people had to move their car, including me) and everyone got a mini-program with a history of taco trucks, the menu for this specific taco truck in English and a fun vinyl sticker.

The general consensus, if I could be so bold, was that it was fun. Here we were, a bunch of car-bound Orlando drivers standing inches from a busy road, chomping down on authentic non-chain food made by a super-nice dude inside his truck, talking and laughing, enjoying a brief respite from the air conditoned, interior-dwelling city we live in.

Two kids and their parents showed up. I don't know what the kids thought, but the parents seemed to have fun.

Visual artist Thomas Thorspecken is releasing his sketch of the event this Thursday on his blog.

I keep getting emails asking me when the next #TTTT will be. I have a list of taco trucks to check out. Once I find the perfect one for the next taste test, you will know about it here. For now, please share the link to this story any way you can with your friends: twitter, facebook, email, etc and get the #TTTT interest going.

Thanks!



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Click to see the Thomas Thorspecken sketch of this event

Monday, June 29, 2009

Taco Truck Taste Test #1 June 30 (TOMORROW!)

The stickers arrived today in "the office" for Tuesday's "Taco Truck Taste Test #1" muchachos! They're 4 inches by 4 inches, vinyl, and look just like the event's logo. I muy love them mucho and if you come to #TTTT, you can get one (or two if you want two) FREE! They're vinyl so I slapped one on the back of my car and it looks HOT.

Remember... #TTTT happens tomorrow, June 30, 2009, 6-7pm on Semoran. The directions are somewhere on this site. You come, you buy some food, you eat it, you rate it, and you drive off smelling like food. Quick, simple and if we're lucky, DELICIOUS.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Date change for Taco Truck Taste Test #1

I flubbed! The taco truck we are visiting for Taco Truck Taste Test #1 is closed Mondays. So the correct date for this event is Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Here are the details and here is what a Taco Truck is. Tag your tweets with #TTTT on Twitter.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Taco Truck Taste Test number one

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UPDATE! Date has been corrected. The correct date is Tuesday June 30, 2009.

Our first Taco Truck Taste Test meet-up (#TTTT on Twitter) will be Tuesday, June 30, from 6pm-7pm at the taco truck at 815 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807 (MAP) parked in front of "Trinidad Auto Repair Center." All are welcome to attend. No admission. All ages. For now there is no RSVP. Do spread the word and invite your friends and co-workers.

I cased the joint myself Wednesday June 17 and bought an Arepa Con Rellenas de Pollo. Awesome. This truck sells Columbian food. The person running the truck does not speak English, but a very helpful couple explained the menu to me.
-Sandwiches with beef, chicken, shrimp or a mixture, served on Arepas which are moist cakey tortillas.

-Hot dogs served in a Columbian manner

-Fried empanadas (meat-filled dough)
I suggest you do not try to eat the Arepas in your car, as they are messy. Plan to stand around and eat with the group or take it home with you for dinner. The arepa with chicken is very filling and costs $5. They have smaller-sized options priced at $1 to $2, but those are deep fried. I forgot to ask if they sold drinks. Cash only. There aren't many banks in the area, so come prepared. You will have to find parking amidst any of the three odd-shaped lots provided by the businesses around the truck. But that is part of the adventure, now isn't it?


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Monday, June 08, 2009

Taco Truck Taste Test #TTTT

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Schedule:
August 22, 2009 | Location TBD
July 28, 2009 | Details | Conway at Curry Ford Road
June 30, 2009 | Details | Photos

What is a Taco Truck Taste Test?
We meet. We eat. We retreat. | Follow The Daily City twitter and this blogs to find the date, time and location for the next taco truck taste test. On the day of, meet at the designated taco truck, try the food and drink, experience the location, neighborhood and local culture. Write a quick one-sentence review in our notebooke, then drive away. About an hour. The purpose is to introduce Taco Truck eating to mainstream Orlando and to use the reviews and photos collected to produce an Orlando-based Taco Truck Guide.

What is a Taco Truck?
Watch this video.

History
The very first Taco Truck Taste Test was Tuesday June 30, 2009, 6pm-7pm, at the one near Semoran and Lake Underhill.

Twitter
When referencing Taco Truck Taste Test on Twitter, please use the hashtag #TTTT.