Port of Los Angeles Lobsterfest Recap

Over the weekend we attended the 13th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, and boy were there A LOT of lobster heads walking around. This was a nice event to bring the whole family. There were carnival rides and pirate shows for the kids and lots of beer on tap for the adults.

The crowd was really there for the “fair” food. The constant smell of fresh kettle korn and funnel cake was really pumping up everyone’s appetite.

This is long tent where you get your genuine Maine lobster meal. We had a first class pass that let us go to the front of the line to get ours, but the real line wasn’t that bad and totally worth the 4-5 minute wait.

So here’s what you get for $19 bucks: a 1.25 lbs Maine lobster, bread, cole slaw, cajun potatoes, a huge chunk of watermelon, with butter and lemon wedges. The lobster was definitely the star of the meal as it should be. It was the perfect size for one person and definitely tasted sweet like fresh seafood. There was no fishy smell at all. Although, we were kind of turned off by the prepackaged bread, cole slaw, and butter dipping sauce, the huge fresh slices of watermelon made up for it. Also a thumbs up to Lobsterfest for having staff on hand to cut up the lobster so you don’t need any tools other than your heads.

But if you’re not feeling lobster, Nom Nom truck was there serving up some delicious Vietnamese style sandwiches. You can’t help but notice this cute truck and wonder if you’re still hungry.

As seen on Food Network’s “Amazing Truck Race,” Ragin Cagun was there too and serving up some more of their Southern Style seafood.

We weren’t that hungry after our meal, but we saw the Coolhaus truck and couldn’t resist getting one of their fancy ice cream sandwiches. There were a lot of ice cream and cookie combinations to choose from such as snickerdoodle cookies with sea salt caramel ice cream or red velvet cookies with tahitian vanilla ice cream, but we had our stomaches set on the brown butter bacon ice cream with chocolate chip cookies. Can’t go wrong bacon!

After all that food, we had some itis and it was definitely time to relax and enjoy the shows on the nice and cool lawn.

Overall, this was a great event. Definitely worth checking out, even for a fun outing if not for the lobster.







Cravings Food Trucks


When Food Network aired its original season of The Great Food Truck Race, it was major airplay for a Gourmet Food Truck revolution that we all happen to be a part of. From that show, two contestants definitely got some great trickle down effect, spending many hours on the road together, competing, eating and forming friendships. One was the Nom Nom Truck, the consistent favorite throughout the competition, while the other was a rag-tag group of burger-making badasses, The Grill ‘Em All Truck, who consistently faced elimination but ended up edging out everybody to become the champions by the end of the season.

Prefaced enough for you? With these two trucks appearing side-by-side at various events since their appearance on the show, there was bound to be some unofficial mashups from some hungry fans of both trucks. In this case, we’re looking at a recipe from our new friends at the Burger Conquest blog, who have paired the ingredients and menu items from both trucks to create a super burger: THE BANHEMOTH BURGER.


TV: Grill Em’ All Truck Wins “The Great Food Truck Race”

Seven prominent food trucks entered the race, only one made it out the other end as the winner. With $50,000 on the line, this Food Network show kept us on our toes for seven weeks! For the first six weeks, the Nom Nom Truck led the way dominating the challenges, leading us to believe they would capture the goal on The Great Food Truck Race. It wasn’t until the final week that we saw the scruffy, lovable and crazy grillers from the Grill Em’ All Truck get a final push in sales and take home the coveted $50,000 prize money! Congratulations boys!


[Poll Results] Misa is Hotter of the Two “Nom Nom Truck” Girls

While there are only a few weeks left in Food Network’s show The Great Food Truck Race, you get to find out TODAY that Misa Chien is indeed the hotter of the two females remaining on the show. Hundreds cast their vote in our poll this week, with the numbers revealing that 32.16 % of you found Jenn to be hotter, while a rather impressive 61.9% of voters were drawn to Misa. The remaining 5.88% of voters found one of the other trucks on the show to carry some impressive female hotness.

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Which “Nom Nom Truck” Girl is Hotter? [POLL]

It has become a running conversation piece every Sunday night between the local Foodbeasts when Food Network‘s “The Great Food Truck Race” airs at 10P/9c, that the girls from the Nom Nom Truck are exceedingly good looking. While the show is home to some other good looking females, Jenn and Misa of the Nom Nom Truck are the last remaining females on the show. Accompanied by only their third male teammate and two other teams consisting of all male squads, these girls are poised to shine!

Dubbed the Nom Nom Truck Girls around our parts, these smart and savvy girls are the founders behind this successful Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich truck, and we wanted to pose a poll to fans of the show, or even for those who haven’t seen an episode…who’s hotter? Jenn? or Misa? We’ll let this poll go on for a week from today, so be sure to cast your votes! We’ve included a nice gallery of pictures of the two hotties to help your decision making process (or make it harder). Let the battle begin!

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