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NYE Contest

23 Dec

The people of OC Fairgrounds graciously gave me two general admission ($70 value) tickets to giveaway for the NYE Block Party.  I thought it’d be fun to do a little contest here on my blog.

Here are some tidbits on the event:
* 4 stages featuring tribute bands from 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Personally the Journey tribute band is my favorite.
* 2 DJs spinning today’s hottest music
* Demolition Taxi Cab Derby
* Comedy Hypnotist
* Carnival Rides
* 50 gourmet food trucks (try Burnt Truck, it’s my favorite!)
Tickets range from $35-$75.  They even offer VIP admission for those of you that want to do New Years in style. 
So for the contest, you have a couple ways to win these tickets:
1. Leave me a comment and tell me what one perk of having VIP tickets is.
2. RT this on Twitter “I want to win the @OCFair NYE Block Party tickets from @CindyWang10”
3. @ reply me on Twitter and tell me one thing you did nice for someone for the holidays. My twitter handle is @CindyWang10
*If you’re leaving a comment on my blog, please don’t forget to leave your email address so I can get ahold of you for the tickets.
I will be choosing the winner on Christmas morning. Winning the tickets will be like an extra present under the tree 🙂

NYE Block Party

8 Dec

Year after year, I try so hard to find something fun to do on New Years Eve and year after year, I fail to do so.  I always have such high expectations for NYE and am always let down because what I end up doing isn’t as much fun as I hoped it to be.  Being in my early 20’s, I’ve always wanted to party hard and get completely trashed on NYE because that’s what people do right? Not this year.  This year I plan on kicking back and enjoying myself surrounded with my boyfriend and some good friends.  Thus, when I found out about the OC Fair NYE Block Party, I figured it to be fun and relaxing.  What really caught my eye was the 50 food trucks that are going to be there.  All those trucks in one place?  Sign me up!

First off, OC Fair is having a preview party next Thursday, December 16th.  It’s free to get in and it’ll be a good taste of what the NYE event will be.

I’ll be there stuffing my face at my favorite trucks.  Come say ‘hi’ if you see me!

Food Trucking

7 Dec

Food trucks have been all the rage around OC and LA lately.  It all started with the infamous Kogi BBQ and their outrageous 2 hour lines.  Now there are well over 50 trucks roaming around So Cal with all different types of menus.  From fusion tacos to bakery sweets, there is always something from everyone.   Here are a couple of my favorites:

The Burnt Truck is my all time favorite.  They serve different types of sliders, with a menu that changes weekly.  I like a truck that can keep things fresh and not constantly serve the same thing.  They serve about 5-6 different sliders each week and sometimes keeping a couple of their best sellers on the menu.  They are regulars at Food Truck Fare Thursdays and OC DinDinAGoGo on Wednesdays at Irvine Lanes.

The Korean BBQ slider and Cheeseburger slider
My favorites are the Fried Chicken, Cheeseburger, PBJ, and Vietnamese Pork.  They also serve tater tots and fries.  
The Bakery Truck is a truck that my boyfriend loves.  Their cream puffs and dessert shots are to die for.  I’m not a huge fan of sweets, but their mini banana nutella cream puff has a special place in my stomach. 
A couple other trucks that I love, that I don’t have pictures for are:
The Lime Truck for their Carnitas Fries. 10 hour pulled pork, guacamole, slaw, crema, and cotija.  The chipotle-honey slaw that tops it off is what makes the fries that much better.  Their menu is a bit pricier, but the quality of the food can’t be beat.  You would never guess their food came off a truck.
Dos Chinos is a Latin Asian Cuisine truck serving tacos and burritos.  What sets them apart from Kogi’s is that each taco is different from the last.  Their Bolsa BBQ Pork is hands down their best taco.  The only downside is that their service is slow and their tacos are sometimes inconsistent. 
Tropical Shaved Ice, the name says it all.  I’ve only ever had their fusion shaved ice and there’s no reason to try anything else.  Shaved ice with your choice of bananas, lychee, or strawberries (when they’re in season) all drenched in sweetened condensed milk.  
Taco Dawg is known for their tacos and hot dawgs with a fun twist.  I really can’t pick a favorite because all of their tacos and dawgs are pretty good.  A must try is their Apple taco dessert, you won’t regret it! Don’t forget to grab one of their punch cards and say “waddup dawg” to the guys on the truck.
All of these trucks can be tracked down via Twitter and Facebook.  The best way to track their updates is from Twitter and some trucks post their weekly menu up on Facebook.  Take the time to attend one of the meet ups so you can choose from different trucks all in one area.