Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ok, the vendys.

 you know that question that people always ask you...
if you were trapped on a desert island and could only have three food trucks with you, 
which three would you bring??
the vendys are the real life version of that. but you don't have to choose just three.
because, essentially, what you do is you chill on gov'ner's island all day, and you float around to about twenty of the best food trucks from the city {and philly} 
and in between trucks, you blaze drink large amounts of riesling. 
and you bask in the sun. and you make new friends. and you avoid the port-o-potties like the devil.
this is the schnitzel truck crew!!!!!!!! and a hairy chest.
and check out these schnitz burger balls!! they're the dead version of those cake balls i been seeing errywhere. and they were all gobbled up before i got one :-( :-( :-( :-(
and look! i got to serve tater salad and cucumber salad to happy and hungry people. 
and later, it was "chickpeas? beets? feta on those beets? i think you need feta on those beets."
i finally got a chance to try the big gay ice cream truck!!
i had a little sample of vanilla soft serve with curry coconut and ginger syrup. it was so good.
other things i consumed were:
a ginger mint slushie from the kelvin slushie bro-mobile {mmmmmm}
taiwanese-style potsticka {mmmmmmmm}
a venezuelan sandwich on grilled plantains {mmmmm, i know, plantains, but still mmmm}
dragon's beard candy {what on earth? MMMMMMMM}
weenie-shaped falafel from the falafel king {hmmmmm}
and chai masala guerilla ice cream {hmmmmmm. ok. mm}
at the end there were awards given out. which i didn't really pay attention to. well, i did, but i got sad about them and invented my own:
the molly cup award
the schnitzel truck!
the badass awesome award
the schnitzel truck!
the-omg-your-fried-meat-is-so-good-especially-with-extra-mustard-and-extra-lemon-and-tater-salad-mmmmmmm-tater-salad award
the schnitzel truck!

it was a clean sweep, for sure.
it was also the best day ever.
nothing beats a day on an island with food trucks.



for further reading on the vendys...
grab a tissue and read my new awesome friend mister culver lake's post about it
or read my new awesome photographer friend donny's minute-by-minute account!

all pictures on this post are copyrighted by donny tsang. he is a badass food photographer. teach me, donny!


Camilla Leila said...

i seriously need to be better about looking at your blog when i'm hungry.

i'm coming to new york at the end of october. and i need to go to the schnitzel truck.

its very important.

Alyssa said...

schnitzel balls? i want. now. its lunch time. send them to me? im sure they would still be edible after travelling the seas to Australia!

at the moment there is an ad on radio and its all about subway and schnitzels... everytime its on i think of you and laugh :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yummy! I have never had food from a truck. Isn't that so weird?

Donny said...

ha! i'll teach you whenever you want.

Brittany said...

:) what great food, great pictures, and a great smile you have!


The Breakfast Lover said...

Uau! this looks great, so interesting and funny! i would like to go to a place like this one!

Jude said...

You know, you really shouldn't torture us poor sobs who (a) don't live in NYC anymore, and (b) are still a looong way from lunch.

Kirsten Alana said...

...and now I'm hungry! but seriously, the Vendy's sound like FOOD HEAVEN! Thanks for the report, will make sure not to miss next year.

Becca said...

WHOA. Explosion of culinary awesomeness! How cool does this look. Schnitz burger balls, for sure :)

Life As I Show It said...

Sounds fun.
FYI I have to read you blog at lunch...any other time and i'd be starving to death! :)

Red Boots said...

Oh my, all that food looks delicious. I'm roasting some vegetables in the oven right now, with some rosemary, so I can smell that cooking, and looking at this delicious food in your photos: I am actually drooling!!


ps: do you not like celery either??

la petite coquine said...

Those schnitzel balls are too adorable to be true. This really does look like the best day ever.

Ginta said...

Food paradise! :) Schnitzel balls! yum!
Your posts are so bad for my not-eating-in-evenings politic! So, bad, so, really, really bad! :)

Barbara said...

oh yummy!!! i wish we had more food trucks over here!!

DT ~ RDH said...

I so envy your adventures with vendor trucks! In my life, I've only had malasadas (dough balls rolled in sugar), shave ice, and manapua (baked charsiu shopao) out of trucks. Oh yeah, and ice cream, of course!

Laura said...

That ice cream sounds pretty awesome.

Princess said...

Holy Shnitzel! I didn't know there was Dragon Beard candy in America ::::jealous:::: I haven't had any since I was 5 and in China! wants soooo much!

Holly Knitlightly said...

!!!!! I'm going to come hang out with you and we will eat and drink allllllllllll daaaaaaaaaay longggggggggg!

PS. Dragon's beard candy? AWESOME!!!!!

Jane Kaylor said...

HKF -- love beard candy
My favourite Chinese New Year food (though you sometimes find it all year round) is the Dragon Beard Candy, an ancient Chinese Emperor’s Dessert. It’s made into very sweet thin strands and sometimes filled with peanuts.
If you’ve never tried it, you simply have to! The only place I know to find this online is .

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