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Street Food Legalized in Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy. "That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history t...

Food Stands @ Cloverdale Friday Night Live | Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This year, the free outdoor concert series, Cloverdale Friday Night Live, upped its food game with a new array of Sonoma County mobile vendors.

Biang Biang Noodles @ Wild Ginger in Alameda

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Yesterday I had a solo lunch at Wild Ginger in Alameda. It specializes in the street food of Western China, namely Xi'an and Sichuan. The menu is fairly simple offering malatang, rou jiu mo, noodle...

StreetZlan Restaurant in Galt (and Gustavo Arellano's tour of Hwy 99)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Gustavo Arellano's must read of the summer, https://www.eater.com/2018/7/11/17537686/best-california-central-valley-restaurants-mexican-highway-99 , "The Central Valley Is the Heart and Soul of Cal...

Ensenada Fish Tacos: Tacos Corona vs. Tacos Mi Ranchito El Fenix vs. Puesto Tacos Fenix

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Making the rounds of the well-known fish taco stands in June 2017, Puesto Tacos Fenix, the small stand on Avenida Espinoza at the corner of Avenida Juarez (5ta) was my favorite. In January 2018, I ...

Santa Rosa Sesquicentennial Celebration, Saturday 9/8, 3-10pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"The City of Santa Rosa was incorporated in 1868, 150 years ago and now is our time to celebrate and reflect. Please join us on this historic occasion. Historical organizations, local businesses an...

Popotla | Baja California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Driving down to Ensenada on a Thursday morning in August 2017, I asked my traveling companions if we could check out Popotla en route. Expecting the fishing village to be quieter than on the weeken...

Sam's Congee Delight, 7354 Woodbine Ave., Markham - New location with some food still as good as old... BUT NOT ALL!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 months ago

Founded in 1966 as a Hawker food stall ( Dai Pai Dong ) next to Honk Kong's Kwun Tong Wet Market. Its migration to Market Village decades ago brought an authentic and nostalgic taste of Hong Kong s...

Momo Cook | Oakland • Fremont • Dublin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

A year ago I caught up with Chef Sakun Rai at his stand, Momo Cook, at the Wednesday Oakland farmers market. I'd chatted with him a few years ago after enjoying an exemplary Nepalese meal at a Sant...

Gaspachos | Sacramento, San Jose & Special Events

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

After judging duties at last month's BBQ contest in Clayton, I kicked back with a Morelia-style gaspacho mixto from the Gaspachos booth at the festival. This was a chilled mix of diced watermelon, ...

2018 Salinas Taco & Music Festival report

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Last month was the second annual Salinas Taco & Music Festival held at Northridge shopping center. When I first heard about it, I started looking for info on the 'net about the first one the prior ...

Pacheco's Roasted Corn • Elotes Asados | Cloverdale • Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

A new vendor this year at Cloverdale's Friday Night street fair and concert is Pacheco's Roasted Corn. It also sells at other events in Sonoma County. The corn is roasted on-site so you get to e...

Weekend Tri Tip | Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Sunday morning, April 2, "toodie jane" joined me in Santa Maria to see what might be left of the weekend tri tip barbecue culture here. In 2006, the Santa Barbara County health authorities cracked ...

Casting Call for Food Truck Owners in the 50 States

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"Hi friends and food lovers!! We are currently casting an exciting MICROSOFT TV COMMERCIAL! We are looking for amazing FOOD TRUCK OWNERS who fit the following criteria: •Ages 25-50, personab...

Park Bok Lahong aka Angel Cruz Park | Stockton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Wish I had known last month about this informal South Asian street food scene that sets up daily in Angle Cruz Park in Stockton. I'm posting these video clips and an older news report so the next v...

Pinoy Heritage Filipino Pop-up at Anina | Hayes Valley - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Last fall was my introduction to the cooking of Chef Francis Ang and his new venture, Pinoy Heritage. Some may recall his work as the talented pastry chef at Fifth Floor Restaurant and Dirty Habit....

Pez Urbano | Zona Centro - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

During my June 2017 visit to Ensenada, we drove by Pez Urbano Street Food a few times. On my last day in town, we finally stopped to try it out.

Min-Hee's Seoul Kitchen | Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A few Saturdays ago, I shopped the Santa Rosa original farmers market at the Burbank Center and noticed Min-Hee's Seoul Kitchen. This is run by the same sweet Korean lady who has the organic farm, ...