Friday, August 30, 2013

YouTube: L.A. Beast Ghost Pepper Altoids; Lays Canada; Hatch Chiles

Missed any of my YouTube videos in the past few weeks? I've tried some unique Lay's chips only sold in Canada, eaten some ghost pepper Altoids, and overloaded on Hatch New Mexico green chiles. So at least I've only been partially stupid for a change.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Fukuya is a Japanese deli in Honolulu, Hawaii. On a short trip home, I somehow made this one of my first stops after getting off the plane. I had been here many times growing up in the 808, but only reviewed this place now. Yup, I'm slacking.

Monday, August 26, 2013


Barista is a coffee shop on NE Alberta St. in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Pressed is a sandwich and wings cart located at the Carts on Foster pod in Portland, Oregon. Robert opened this cart on July 20.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Castle Cauldron

Castle Cauldron is a semi-roaming food cart in Portland, Oregon, that sells chili, chowder, and stew. The cart generally calls the Central Eastside food pod (corner of SE MLK and SE Washington) its primary home, but it may also be seen at various events in and around Portland.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Roman Candle Baking Company

Roman Candle Baking Company is on SE Division, near 34th Ave., in Portland, Oregon. I first heard about this place from a Serious Eats article in July.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lazy K's Kitchen

(UPDATE 8/29/13: Lazy K's Kitchen is closing their food cart to focus on catering and expanding their product line.)

Lazy K's Kitchen is now located near on N Beech St. in Portland, Oregon, not far from Gabagool. Co-owners Krissy and Brett serve vegan and vegetarian versions of New Orleans cuisine. I had visited them a couple weeks ago, when they were still at their old spot near Mississippi and Fremont.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Popped Art

Popped Art is found on SW Washington, between 9th and 10th Ave., in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cheesesteak Factory

(UPDATE 8/24/13: Cheesesteak Factory has moved to SW 3rd and Stark in downtown Portland)

Cheesesteak Factory is located on SW Alder, in between 10th and 11th Ave., in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is between The Dump Truck and Ole Latte Coffee.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Plane Pastries

(UPDATE 11/23/13: Kris of Plane Pastries was featured on Food Network's Cupcake Wars! What an accomplishment!)

Plane Pastries is located at the Carts on Foster pod (SE 52nd and Foster) in Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Gabagool is an Italian food cart located at the corner of N Mississippi and N Beech in Portland, Oregon. Ryan opened this cart on June 28 serving flatbread sandwiches and from-scratch pasta.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tiffin Asha

(UPDATE 11/23/13: Tiffin Asha will be relocating to N Mississippi and N Beech in the near future!)

Tiffin Asha is a South Indian food cart on NE Alberta St. (near 13th Ave.) in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Makoto Japanese Buffet

Makoto Japanese Buffet is right off of SE 164th Ave. in Vancouver, Washington. Like just about any buffet, it's a great place to do some capacity training and get your protein fix at the same time.

Friday, August 2, 2013

YouTube: Worm Larvets, Twinkies, Carolina Reapers

It's been a bizarre last few weeks of videos. I started a few new shows for my channel, but the collabs with other great YouTube personalities remain my priority to increase that web presence. A couple weeks ago, I joined forces with Chuck from the Bronx.

Mmm...worm larvets