Saturday, December 4, 2010

Less Mall More Melrose Eclectic and Unique

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Keith Manship (LF) Big Tony Ragu (Center) Patrick Green (RT)

The event named Less Mall More Melrose was the brain child of Keith Manship who brought in Patrick Green of LA Street Food App, who asked Big Tony Ragu to help promote this cool event. Keith manages a cool and trendy foot wear store at 7475 Melrose Ave named John Fluevog shoes decided to get his felow merchants involved by putting on this event. Keith is a founding member of MAMA (Melrose Avenue Merchant Alliance), a group of business owners and operators that are on the original Melrose Ave.between Fairfax and La Brea. They have teamed up to put on cross promotional events like the Less Mall More Melrose event. Please enjoy the upfront interview with Keith and Patrick.

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Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Jeshua Garza of Willoughby Road BBQ truck

The Willoughby Road chefs are very creative with their Memphis/North Carolina inspired menu adding a kick of heat mixed with apple cider vinegar to give any BBQ lover a lip smacking good time! We will be seeing this gourmet food truck again soon as we meet the second half of this awesome team Chef Luke Reyes. Enjoy the interview with Willoughby Road BBQ truck and the tasty BBQ creations we sampled.

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Big Tony Ragu (LF) Justin Mi Owner of Lobsta truck (RT)

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Maine lobster with the original split, top buttered sandwich roll from New England. Authentic ME. Amazing!

The Lobsta truck is new to the LA scence with a promise to be authentic from the sweet and soft Maine lobster down to the New England original split, top bread, which they add butter or mayo to your liking. Other menu items are their creamy New England chowder that has plenty of clam and potato chunks to fill any foodies belly to satisfaction. The ME Crab was not available, but we will back soon. Enjoy their interview.

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Chef Cory Ewing from the Me So Hungry food truck with their signature menu item The Duke! Awesome  sandwich!

Chef Cory is trained from Le Cordon Bleu. He has a passion for his food and it shows in the wonderful creations we sampled at his gourmet food truck. Their signature sandwich the Duke combines an 80/20 ratio of delicious sirloin beef that is well seasoned, crispy bermuda onion rings, sweet coleslaw, with their homemade BBQ sauce, bacon, on a rustic cheese bread, their hoisin marinated short ribs, delicate and buttery pepper jack cheese, crispy bermuda onions and spicy crème fraîche, along with off the hook crispy sweet potato fries with a spicy crème fraîche. Enjoy their video interview with a close look at their yummiest food.

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Big Tony Ragu (LF) Liwei Liao (RT) co owner of the Boba truck created a special Chinese Osmanthus Flower Tea (Chinese Osmanthus is a major ingredient in Jean Patou's "1000", the world's most expensive perfume.) for me to try out. Simply TEA-licious!

Liwei Liao and Michael Tsuan the Boba truck are capable of making over 60 combination of Tea. Each time made fresh to order in a special steeping machine that uses high grade filtering to deliver one delicous cup of tea. We have been to the Boba truck many times and have had more than 15 combination so far. They have even named a tea after me. You will hear more on that when we go behind the scenes with this incredible truck on Sunday Dec 12th at the Korea Daily's Holiday Charity Festival.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a really fun event! Wish we had more food trucks here in Louisville!