Wednesday, August 31, 2011

aloha style:: food truck heaven.




top:: {target}
belt:: {tj maxx}
skirt:: {maxi dress from shopruche-- see it worn as a dress here}
bracelet:: {made by me}
sandals:: {target}
bag:: {navy exchange, bueno}

On Friday afternoon, Chris and I headed into town to hit up the monthly food truck festival, Eat the Street. We went in the mid afternoon-- far earlier than we should have-- so it was definitely too sunny and hot for our liking-- lesson learned. Next month, we'll be going at sunset in order to avoid melting into the pavement. 

But besides a cranky overheated Lindsay, we had a great date afternoon. There were scores of food trucks with all kinds of delicious foods to sample. Roasted corn? Check.  Shrimp tacos? Yup. Guava ribs? Mmmhm. Waffle dogs?? Um, yeah, those too. I was intrigued, but we went for the dynamite tempura shrimp (which were aaah-mazing) instead. 





By far, my favorite was the tacos al pastor (above). While I lived in Mexico, I ate these ALL the time. It's basically meat that is seasoned and grilled on a rotisserie thingie and then shaved off and served in a taco with onions, pineapple, cilantro and lime. It's to die for and I had been searching high and low since I came home for a good tacos al pastor. Well, I found it and I was so impressed with these. Don't you love how a taste and smell can bring back memories? Chris proposed to me in Mexico while I worked there {read our story here} and ate lots of tacos al pastor together there, so he appreciated the authentic taste as well. YUM.

Do you love foodtrucks as much as us? What's your favorite street food?

Linking up to The Pleated Poppy today!




lindsay


34 comments:

  1. did you guys eat all that? omg i would have done the same thing, i can never make up my mind and i like to taste everything.. i'm hungry and full just from reading this =)

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  2. Love your outfit! As always, super cute. They have something like the tacos al pastor in France, but with a middle eastern twist. Called a kabbob. yummy over there too!

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  3. this whole post has me going "I want to go to there!"

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  4. love love your outfit - the colors look amazing on you.
    and that food looks SOO good.
    Im hungry now, thanks Lindsay :)

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  5. Those colors are beautiful on you!!! Love the whole combo. And for some reason I'm really hungry now :)

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  6. That skirt is sooo pretty, and I love it with the yellow top. Great outfit and pics!

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  7. I'm starving now! That looks so good.

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  8. All the times I have been to HI., I never came across one food truck and believe me I was where the locals hung out... HI., must be cooling down if you're able to wear long skirts..

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  9. you my friend are living THE life. beautiful place and that food look amazing. i'm hungry now. we have food trucks here (washignton dc) but the foods doesn't look "as fresh". i need a hawaii trip! lol.

    xoxo
    ashley
    www.laluceimagery.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my gosh that food looks SO amazingly good!! I'm jealous!

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  11. Love Love Love the skirt and the food pics are equally beautiful. Now I'm hungry.

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  12. I just adore your entire outfit!!! That skirt is so beautiful!!

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  13. My husband loves tacos al pastor. If you're ever in Nashville let me know and I will tell you where to get good ones :)

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  14. Gorgeous pictures! I love how you always tell a story with your photos. What kind of lens are you using?

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  15. Yum!! Why don't we have anything like that here? What was the seasoning they put on the roasted corn on the cob?

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  16. i was feeling pretty good about my soup-outta-a-can lunch, but MAN, that food looks delish! p.s. i can feel the love you & Chris have for each other thru the computer screen. you guys are too cute!! ;)

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  17. I just love how you refashioned your beautiful new dress to wear as a skirt. Did you just fold the top of the dress down? It looks so seamless. What a great idea. We don't have food truck festivals around here. I guess the only time I might have eaten from one is at Sunfest or a fair. Does that count? All the food looks super yummy.

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  18. I actually just had my first meal from a food truck when in NYC two weekends ago! There was a food truck festival at South Street Seaport, and it was awesome. I had Korean barbecue, teriyaki deep-fried shrimp balls, edamame and corn salad and a red velvet ice cream sandwich!
    Those tacos and dynamite tempura shrimp look delicious.

    And I love your outfit -- as usual =)

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  19. OMG, all this food looks delish! I wish we had a monthly food truck festival like that around here!

    I also love your outfit! I was wondering...how do you wear it as a skirt? What do you do with the top of it? Lol, sorry if that's weird and it is actually a really easy thing to do hahaha. I have some maxi dresses that could use some jazzing up as skirts!

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  20. I love food trucks!! I love being able to try tastes of new things :)

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  21. Hi Lindsay! I just happened across your blog and let my tell you, I'm loving it! This outfit is darling, and your pictures are so beautiful. With just the first post I knew this one was worth following. Happy to have found you!

    rebeccawithanR

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  22. Such a cute outfit! You are so great with color... especially yellow!! :)

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  23. LOVE the pictures! I don't think we have more than.. 5 foodtrucks here. And it's so disappointing because I loved them when we went to LA.

    Looks like a wonderful time!

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  24. Great pictures, and I love you outfit so much!

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  25. Your pics are stunning!
    This is only my third week linking up at WIWW.
    I currently have a fun anything goes linky at my blog that runs Friday through Monday each week. I just announced a new monthly “desperate 4 date night” linky and would love for you to join in on the fun. Here is the link explaing more.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-new-desperate-4-date-night.html

    Thanks for you time and hope to see you soon.

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  26. All of that food look so amazing!! We had Korean BBQ tacos from a truck this weekend it was very tasty!

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  27. I love your outfit!!! and your photography is amazing!!! :)

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  28. Ah! I've got to stop reading your posts with food in them at night! They make me so hungry! Ha!

    I had my first non-beef taco in CA when I was 13 (I'm from MI, land of meat and potatoes) made with fresh fish, pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro and lime...every once in a while I make it and it takes me back! Those photos reminded me of that!

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  29. Such awesome pics! Totally makes me want to grill some corn on the cob!! Yummy yum yum.

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  30. Stop, stop, you're making me so hungry! :) You know I was wondering what "al pastor" meant on a mexican menu.. was kinda chicken to try it out before - so relieved it's not anything weird!
    Love your outfit, AS ALWAYS :)

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  31. I loved reading your proposal story! So sweet!

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  32. love your outfit...you look beautiful! my favorite food truck out here in so cal is the grilled cheese truck...yum!

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  33. What is on the corn? I can't remember what they are called but I love the little soft taco's (prob same one's you have pictured above). They are delicious!

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  34. Oh.My! What a stunning outfit! Seriously, I think I need it. Great pics and it looks like fun.

    visiting from Pleated Poppy

    Kate
    addictedtodietcoke.blogspot.com

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