You practically see them everywhere – from the Greater Los Angeles area to Anchorage, Alaska. Famed chefs’ Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich drill their MasterChef contestants to win and earn big from this challenge. Heck, even Four Seasons Hotel and Resort had launched its second tour. Without a doubt, food truck dining isn’t just a fad. It’s now a way of life, so much that restaurant owners feel threatened by this mobile dining alternative!
The thing about food trucks nowadays is that it has evolved in a way that it now serves diners who are commonly outside of their target market. While conventional food trucks still serve all-time favourites, gourmet food truck is now the name of the game.
Moveable Banquet Worthy of a 5-Star Review
Folks who are used to fine dining needn’t be wary of food trucks. Since its conception, food trucks have become so versatile that this mobile industry now mirrors gastronomical delights that are usually served at fine dining restaurants. Food trucks owned, managed, and run by renowned and classically trained chefs aren’t unheard of. In fact, Roy Choi, one of the pioneers of the reasonably priced yet sophisticated food truck movement, once worked at Beverly Hilton in LA as a chef. Cooks and chefs behind high-end food trucks know, understand, and have first-hand familiarities on how to deliver high-quality food and service to people who aren’t used to eating outside of gorgeous, cozy restaurants.
(Sriracha Bar from Roy Choi’s Kogi BBQ)
High-end, cuisine-centered food trucks are booming not just in California (where food truck movement purportedly first started), but all over the country as well. Several food publications and food show specials have listed their picks of the “best food truck nationwide.” Majority of these picks go beyond the normal food truck menu of nachos and cola, subs and coffee, and pretzels and OJs. To attract well-off diners, the moveable banquet of food trucks now offer carte de jour of drool-worthy and sumptuous servings.
(Hot Buttered Lobster Rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound)
Specialty Food Trucks for Foodies across the Country
Are you a practicing vegan? Don’t worry, vegan-centric food trucks are in abundance. In fact, PETA even listed its top five vegan-friendly food trucks that serve delicious and even fancy vegetarian dishes. The Cinnamon Snail that primarily serves vegan-organic courses tops this list.
Craving for a particular cuisine? Cuisine-centered food trucks are roaming around every major city in the country. Want Thai? Nashville’s award-winning DegThai fits the bill. Want a fusion of Chinese and Indian food? Chinese Mirch roams the streets of New York five times a week. Want to try French cuisine? Enjoy A Moveable Feast, a French mobile bistro and creperie for the Atlanta area.
Want to indulge in a yummy dessert? Dessert-special food trucks like Sprinkles Mobile, Churros Calientes, and Sweet Wheels are just three examples of amazing food trucks that cater to dessert-loving diners. These sweet mobile dining experience rivals one that you can find in a patisserie restaurant.
(Modern Family’s Ariel Winter grabs cupcakes from the Sprinkles Mobile)
Mobile Dining as a New Foodie Experience
As a bon vivant, it’s easy enough to dine and wine in Michelin star restaurants all over the globe. Personal home chefs are also at your beck and call. But there’s something to be said about trying an alternative dining selection than your usual food repertoire. Food trucks—conventional or gourmet—can give you this new, gastronomical satisfaction. You won’t run out of varieties of food being served. More often than not, food trucks specialize in one particular food or one specific type of dish: organic, vegan, dessert, cuisine-oriented—you name it. 90% of the time you’ll find it in your area.
Taste-wise, your refined palate will surely sing its praises. One of the reasons why you always find a queue strung outside a food truck is because the food on the mobile menu always tastes divine. The wonderful aroma alone can tickle your appetite.
Food truck dining is laidback and casual. You don’t have to dress up for it. You can enjoy a lazy Sunday brunch alone or with your friends at Food Truck Sundays near your place. Or rather than ordering your usual Tuesday takeout, you can drop by at a food truck diner. You get to try out something new, get a bit of exercise, and watch people, too.
Food truck dining (gourmet or otherwise) now plays a big role in bringing easy, economical, and delicious gastronomical delights to diners. True to Marco Pierre White’s words, “Gastronomy is the highest form of therapy that an individual could be exposed to.”
Lusting over the latest MAC fire-red lipstick (you know the one we’re talking about), but just can’t seem to get yourself to shell out those few extra bucks? Or, alternatively, are you a hippy at heart and searching for some natural at-home remedies as opposed to over processed chemically laden products? Consider this, ladies: your comprehensive guide to a revamped beauty routine straight from Mother Nature! Side note: your wallet and your skin will thank us.
Flawless Skin without the Cake
Say goodbye to commercial cake-face, with this effortlessly easy-to-do foundation recipe (seriously, it’s so easy you’ll cry the next time you pay upwards of $15 for a duplicate of this product). While it seems almost too good to be true, keep in mind that while this particular all natural foundation is relatively light, it may take some tampering with to adjust to your specific needs. The natural ingredients in your all natural homemade foundation actually help your skin out! We won’t keep you any longer from a perfect complexion: here’s what you need to make your own flawless base:
As for the method, you may want to use a lighter hand with the arrowroot powder if you have darker skin (we suggest 1 tsp.), and for lighter skin, use about 1 tbs. Now that you have your base, the color correction comes into play; gradually add in one or a combination of the cocoa powder, cinnamon or nutmeg until you color the foundation to match your skin! Quick tip: adding olive or almond oil to the mixture can also create a “liquid” type of foundation if pressed into a compact. Wa-la!
Rosy Red Lips with Beeswax
A certain well-known brand first coined the power of beeswax in lip products, and they weren’t totally off base. It’s not a secret conventional lipstick can become a tube of harmful chemicals, so honour your lips with a more natural alternative that won’t leave them crackly and dried out. (Be warned: you may also get more make-out invitations). Here’s what you’ll need:
Base Recipe for Lip Products
If you’re searching for a natural looking lip product than look no further – the above base recipe creates a smooth, clear lipstick that is endlessly moisturizing and completely natural. The following additives can amp up the bombshell factor, however:
Color Add Ins
As for the method, it’s almost as easy as it sounds: melt the base ingredients in a glass-like jar in a small pot of simmering water. Once it is melted; albeit the ingredients melt fairly quickly, you can add in your optional ingredients, and you’re done! Natural beauty at it’s finest.
So, the message is simple, ladies: boycott your expensive, harmful cosmetics and opt for the au natural route! Reduce the toxic load and save money all in a day’s work (or a face full of makeup). Our easy-to-use at home remedies show you just how easily you can toss your expensive cosmetics and replace them with natural homemade alternatives!
Blueberry Muffins are delicious American snacks.Muffins refer to breads that are baked in small quantities. The batter is often placed in paper cups and baked in muffin or cupcake pans.The delicious blueberry muffin recipe with a sugar/crumbly cinnamon topping will smell so good in the oven.These muffins Perfect for brunch, morning or afternoon tea or for packing into lunch boxes.Blueberry Muffin is one of the best muffin varieties that you should try.Learn how to make Blueberry Muffins by following this easy recipe.
Blueberry Muffins – flash game
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