Archive | October, 2013

Food Truck Spotlight: Frozen Kuhsterd

31 Oct

Our Spotlight this week is from proud alumnus Jason Angeles of Frozen Kuhsterd. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Jason!

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Q: What sparked the interest to start Frozen Kuhsterd?

A: I wanted to bring something new to the San Francisco food scene.  Someone mentioned Frozen Custard was big in the mid west, so I took a trip out to St. Louis and decided that this was the business I was going to pursue.

Q: What kind of food does your truck serve and what inspired that choice of cuisine?

A: We serve frozen custard and unique sundaes with some reflecting our asian heritage – Halo Halo Sundaes, Boba Sundaes and 3 Color Drink Sundaes, just to name a few.

Q: What do you recommend first time visitors try at your truck?

A: Our Dynamo Donut Sandwich.  Donut of choice, scoop of choice and one topping.

Q: What’s the best part about serving at the SF State campus?

A: Being a SFSU alumni, it’s good to be back on campus, sharing my business with fellow Gators.

Q: What’s something most people don’t know about your truck?

A: That it really used to be a taco truck and we have a “Tequila” horn to prove it.  In regards to our product, we only serve all natural, local and organic items.

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Food Truck Schedule Oct 28 – Nov 1

28 Oct

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Food Truck Spotlight: Onigilly

22 Oct

Our spotlight this week is from Erin MacDonald, truck manager for Onigilly. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Erin!

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Onigilly Cart

Q: What sparked the interest to start Onigilly?

A: Our founder, Koji Kanematsu, started Onigilly after he came to the United States and could not find healthy fast food. Onigiri, Japanese rice ball wraps, are common staple in Japan where you can buy them almost anywhere to eat for lunch or as a snack.

Q: What kind of food does your truck serve and what inspired that choice of cuisine?

A: Healthy, handy, Japanese fast food. Aside from rice ball wraps, at the cart we also serve rice bowls, miso and noodle soup.

Q: What do you recommend first time visitors to try at your truck?

A: Everyone should definitely try an onigilly. We sell a set of 3 that comes with edamame and pickles that makes a great meal. As far as fillings go, we have a variety of tasty choices whether you like seafood, are vegan or vegetarian, or eat meat.

Q: What’s the best part about serving at the SF State campus?

A: It makes us happy that students at SFSU like our food so much. Also the trees smell nice!

Q: What’s something most people don’t know about your truck?

A: It’s a actually a cart and we tow it with a car. It’s cute and we like our little cart. It’s like the little engine that could, making onigilly throughout the Bay Area. 🙂

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Food Truck Schedule Oct 21-Oct 25

21 Oct

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Food Truck Spotlight: The Boneyard

15 Oct

Our Spotlight this week is from Richard Mainzer of The Boneyard. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Rich!

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The Boneyard Food Truck

Q: What sparked the interest to start The Boneyard?

A: Owning a full service commercial kitchen on wheels was the natural progression for me because I have always loved to make great food in the strangest places.  My friends have enjoyed my efforts for years. Sharing that food with the public was only a dream.  From parking lots to fancy homes, corporate headquarters to wedding receptions, preschools to University Campuses, The Boneyard food truck has allowed me to fully realize my love of food and people in the most unpredictable places.

Q: What kind of food does your truck serve and what inspired that choice of cuisine?

A: Inspired by the SF Bay Area’s best Backyard Barbeques and a primal urge to feast together, the Boneyard Food Truck celebrates our position at the top of the food chain. Our meats are smoked and roasted to succulent perfection every day. Paired with fresh homemade breads and seasonal side dishes, we create exciting flavor combinations that are sure to awaken your inner carnivore. Meat your destiny.

Q: What do you recommend first time visitors try at your truck?

A: Our slow smoked Barbecue alone is really amazing with slaw and BBQ beans. Take it to the next level by adding a seasoned fried egg and some spicy bacon aioli.  Order the Cally Bowl.

Q: What’s the best part about serving at the SF State campus?

A: The best part about serving food on the SFSU campus is meeting the great variety of students and staff members that make up the community there.  Everyone seems so positive and excited.  Maybe exam schedules will change that?

Q: What’s something most people don’t know about your truck?

A: The Boneyard Food Truck was built as a catering truck in 1983.  It has over 430K miles.  I always wonder about her past lives.

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Food Truck Schedule Oct 14 – Oct 18

14 Oct

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Food Truck Spotlight: The Chairman

10 Oct

Our Spotlight this week is from Curi “Chairman” Kim (proud SFSU Alumna!) of The Chairman. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Curi!

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Q: What sparked the interest to start The Chairman?

A: We started Chairman for the love of bao’s! The Chef comes from a family of Dim Sum shop owners and bao’s were consumed by dozen’s at an early age.

Q: What kind of food does your truck serve and what inspired that choice of cuisine?

A: We serve Taiwanese style street food! The peking duck buns, because of its fluffy, slightly-sweet texture, it is the perfect vehicle to stuff it with as many different varieties of flavors, sauces, and toppings. Great food to consume street side.

Q: What do you recommend first time visitors to try at your truck?

A: Personally, I recommend one of each steamed! All the buns we offer are so different and unique that they all stand out to me. But if you had to choose one, it’s definitely the the 5-Spice Pork Belly bun with pickled daikon.

Q: What’s the best part about serving at the SF State campus?

A: It’s fun to see students have variety in their life at campus. Not only are there trucks, there’s Ike’s now too, right? As a former SFSU student (08′ grad here), I know I hit the salad bar/taco bar almost everyday for a bit of variety but the ingredients were a little tired.

Q: What’s something most people don’t know about your truck?

A: We have a secret menu just like In n Out! Ask us about it if your curious!