FOODBEAST got the chance to chat with Mike Dimaguila, the Finance and Operations Manager for The White Rabbit Truck. Check out their backstory and of course their grub in the video below!
The FOODBEAST Crew headed to the OC Foodie Fest this past weekend and we all wished we had brought an additional stomach. Between judging 30+ savory food items AND the individual appointments we set up for interviews, we thought we would never eat again (that changed in 1.5 hours).
We had the pleasure of hanging out and chatting with Daniel and Jason from The Lime Truck, who are currently featured on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. We talked about the origins of their truck, some of their cuisine and then Rudy entered their Chile Eating Contest with #HotterThanGhost Chiles (/yikes!).
In an exclusive interview with FOODBEAST, Daniel announced his plans to launch a Los Angeles based Lime Truck in the next month. The truck currently gears its focus on Orange County, but this new move looks to expand upon the brand’s growing operation. So Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and LA will be able to taste the California fusion cuisine in their own neighborhood. Check out the footage from the Chile Eating Contest, and the full interview with Daniel and Jason below:
The 2nd OC Foodie Fest is making its way back to Anaheim, CA this Saturday, August 27th and its bringing over 100 gourmet food trucks with it. Food Trucks from both Los Angeles and Orange County will be in attendance including two trucks from the current season of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race – The Lime Truck & Seabirds Truck. Other truck notables include: AhnJooLA, Dogzilla Hot Dogs, Great Balls on Tires, Poutine Truck, The White Rabbit Truck and you know, 91 more trucks in case you’re REALLY hungry.
The OC Foodie Fest was founded by fellow Food Truck Entrepreneur James Foxall of Taco Dawg, an OC truck that has been placed on hiatus because of the success of the original OC Foodie Fest. Saturday will feature a number of additions to the festival including a car show, expanded arts and family area, an inflatable soccer field and oh yeah, beer pong tournaments with the Bud Light Girls.
“This Foodie Fest is a continuation and evolution of what was started last year,” said Foxall. And when asked about future plans of Foodie Fest outside of Southern California Foxall added, “Foodie Fest will be everywhere within the next couple of years.“
Foodie Fest is at the very least expanding outside of Orange County as Foxall mentioned a signed-deal with The Home Depot Center. The event is supposed to be scheduled in the next few months, and urban dwellers shouldn’t be too surprised if the event lands at an arena near you.
FOODBEAST asked Foxall if he had to get just 1 item from 1 food truck on Saturday, what would it be?
“Seabirds makes a fried avocado taco. That maybe the best thing, that doesn’t have meat in it, I’ve ever tasted in my life,” Foxall said. “I’m a Midwest boy and grew up with meat, but this is what people should try, it’s to die for.”