Monday, October 31, 2011

Food Trucks Galore + House of Blues

Last Monday we met up with my good friend Lara’s family at a “food truck gathering” for dinner.  The food truck scene in San Diego has really exploded in the last year or so.  I had never been to a food truck gathering before!  We got there before all the seating got taken, and scoped out all the trucks.  The list of food trucks in attendance were:  Sweet Treats, Two For the Road, Tabe, Super-Q, Pierogi Truck, Asian Persuasion, and Devilicious.  I didn’t watch the Great Food Truck Race Season 2 (watched all of Season 1), but Devilicious was in it. 

Upon arrival, we scoped out all the different truck’s menus to see what we want. 

I couldn’t resist the allure of the Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Devilicious, so that’s what I got.  Then I saw the Parmesan Truffle Fries and saw all the people in front of me in line order it, so I had to order it and make sure it was okay.
I think their slogan says it all.  “Food so good, it’s bad!”

My lobster grilled cheese

and parmesan truffle fries

Todd ended up with some kind of BBQ beef fries at Tabe.  He didn’t like it that well.

I liked my lobster grilled cheese and fries, but it’s definitely not something I could eat often.  Unless I were training for the Ironman Triathlon or something.

The best part of the evening was that I got to spend time with my good friend Lara and her family, who are moving to Hawaii in a week!  Sniff.  I hate to see her go, but visiting her in Hawaii doesn’t sound so bad I guess.

Todd thought Super-Q got it right.  What could be more fun than eating at a BBQ food truck and watching Monday Night Football?

After the fun on Monday night, we got to have more fun on Tuesday night.  Keep in mind that I had just been with my cousin Bertha at movies and after-parties with celebs and showing her around town all weekend.  Then another two weeknights of fun in a row.  I was so pooped out that I had to veg on the couch the rest of the week.

But back to Tuesday night.  We went to see our friend Pete Thurston play and sing at the House of Blues downtown. Since we were going downtown, Todd wanted to have dinner at one of his favorite places, Ortegas Mexican Bistro.  They have an awesome happy hour where their tacos are half off.  And the guacamole is to-die for.

After a happy tummy, we drove downtown to the House of Blues.  Pete was playing at the Voodoo Stage, along with Kyle Phelan, Saba, J Turtle, and Plane Without A Pilot.

Pete started off and played a few of our favorites, including 30 Down.

Pete was followed by Kyle Phelan.  We’ve known Kyle since he was 17 years old just starting out playing in bars that he wasn’t allowed to be in otherwise! 

We had to leave before all five acts played, because I was so tired from many nights of being out in a row.  But it was so fun to see Pete playing out again. 


  1. I am slightly jealous on the food truck tour. We watched all of seasons 1 and 2 and would love to have some yummy food trucks to sample!

  2. I loved living vicariously through your food truck tour! Our city is being cranky about food we have to go to the next city over to visit the trucks. There are a few that I want to try out (a CUPCAKE one, especially!).
    I have to say those fries and lobster grilled cheese looked super yum!!

  3. Lobster grilled cheese? Seriously? I'd die. YUM!


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