A Cajun Life Kickstarter to go Brick and Mortar

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A Cajun Life Kickstarter to go Brick and Mortar

The A Cajun Life Food Cart located at the Good Food Here Food Cart pod at 43rd and Belmont has launched a Kickstarter to go Brick and Mortar and they need help to make it happen!

They have until Friday Jan 30th at 9 PM to hit their needed number or — they get nothing.

Here is a link to their Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com/projects/1676113167/real-cajun-real-fast

For those who have not contributed to a Kickstarter Project before — if you decide to make a pledge, your credit/debit card is only charged at the end of time Kickstarter campaign if A Cajun hits their needed number.  If they don’t make it, your credit/debit card is never charged.

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Food Cart Radio – Learn More About the A Cajun Life Food Cart

I recently had Chris Fontenot, the founder  on my Portland Radio Project radio show – Tasty Tuesday.

Here is a link to the podcast that was made from our live, in studio interview -www.prp.fm/tasty-tuesday-nov-11-cajun-life.

Scroll down to the bottom of the article and press the red play button to hear the podcast.

 

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You Can Help Make a Food Cart Dream Come True!

I love helping to make Food Cart Dreams Come true. I encourage you to consider donating today to help A Cajun Life  open their brick and mortar location!

The good news for Food Cart fans is that A Cajun Life is going to keep their Food Cart at 43rd and Belmont open and have a brick and mortar location!

Once again, here is the link to their Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com/projects/1676113167/real-cajun-real-fast

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

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Bing Mi! Food Cart – A Portland Food Cart Review!

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Bing Mi! Food Cart – A Portland Food Cart Review!

The Bing Mi! Food Cart moved to 9th and Alder on Thursday Jan 15th, 2015. They moved from their previous home on 3rd and Ash. They first opened up November  1st, 2014.

The Bing Mi! Food Cart is the brain child of Alisa Grandy. Here is her Food Cart story!

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What is a Bing and How Did it Get To Portland?

Jian Bing is classic Beijing Street Food. Alisa Grandy had spent a delightful few weeks in Thailand in April of 2014 and while flying home to Portland she had a layover in Beijing. Alisa had a her first Jian Bing that fateful day  and she loved it!!!

One thing let to another, and Alisa made her mind up to open a Food Cart that featured the Chinese dish that she had fallen in love with on the streets of Beijing, China.

Within 7 months of having enjoyed a Bing in Beijing, Alisa was selling them on the streets of Portland.

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Trust Me – You Want a Bing!

I had a Bing on Thursday and I loved it! It has great flavors and the wonton cracker that is inside of it, provides a delightful texture. Make sure to say “yes'” to plum sauce when they ask.

When you order, you are asked about how spicy you want your Bing to be – Light, Medium, or Very! I choose the medium and I had plenty of spice. I am sure that my friend Aaron Wakamatsu would love the “Very Spicy” Bing!

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Options!

This time I got a basic Bing, next time I go, I will be ordering a Bing with sausage and an extra egg – just too see what it is like.

At Bing Mi!, they offer three fun speciality drinks,  I order a Soursop drink and it was exquisite! I really, really, liked it!

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Follow The Bing Mi! Food Cart

here is where you can follow the Bing Mi! Food Cart –

Website – www.bingmiportland.com

Twitterwww.twitter.com/bing_mi

Facebook – Not yet.

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That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

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Waffles and a Duck! The Gaufre Gourmet Kickstarter Outtakes Video!

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Waffles and a Duck! The Gaufre Gourmet Kickstarter Outtakes Video!

Charlene and Michael, the founders of the Gaufre Gourmet Food Cart have a Kickstarter going to help them make the leap to brick and mortar -www.kickstarter.com/projects/144024240/gigis-cafe-from-food-cart-to-brick-and-mortar

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We Had Fun!

Quite a bit of fun was had in the making of their Kickstarter video and Media Maestro Ken Wilson has put together an outtakes video for your viewing pleasure!

I hope that you get a kick out of it and that it inspires you to donate to Michael and Charlene’s Kickstarter!

Here is the link to the outtakes video short -
www.kickstarter.com/projects/144024240/gigis-cafe-from-food-cart-to-brick-and-mortar/outtakes

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Outtake Photos from the Gaufre Gourmet Kickstarter Video Shoot! 

While this Kickstarter video was being made, I took a number of photos and this article is the perfect place to share them!

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First up is Charlene and Michael! When Ken had the outtakes video finished, he showed  it to them and I was able to capture their reactions!

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Carina Rumrill – The Cheese Plate PDX Food Cart

Carina graciously appears in the Guafre Gourmet Kickstarter and it turns out that she is quite a cutup!

Here are a few photos of her goofing off as well as photos taken at the time that she  watched the replay of her being attacked by the “silverback”

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Please Consider Donating!

I have a few final photos and to share. As I bring this article to a close I ask you to please consider donating to this Kickstarter.

Micheal and Charlene put everything they have into their small business that started out as a Food Cart.

The brick and mortar restaurant they are launching – Gigi’s Cafe will be a wonderful brunch spot and I would so love to see them get the funds they need!

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Let’s Make Food Cart Dreams Come True!

Please join me in helping Micheal and Charlene!

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

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Gaufre Gourmet Kickstarter To Go Brick and Mortar

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Gaufre Gourmet Kickstarter To Go Brick and Mortar!

Gaufre Gourmet has a Kickstarter going to help them with the Brick and Mortar restaurant they are opening – Gigi’s Cafe!

Here is the link – www.kickstarter.com/projects/144024240/gigis-cafe-from-food-cart-to-brick-and-mortar

They have made a good progress but if they are going to make, they are going to need our help!

They have until this Sunday morning November 16th at 9:41 AM to raise the funds they need.

I ask you to please click the link, watch the short video and consider donating!

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Gigi’s Cafe

Charlene and Michael opened the Gaufre Gourmet Food Cart with the hope that some day they be able to open a brick and mortar restaurant.

They recently found a very good spot in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Portland to do jus that and they took a risk and signed a lease, knowing that they did not have all of the capital they needed.

I admire people willing to go for it and reach for their dreams!

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Carina Rumrill – The Cheese Plate PDX Food Cart

The Food Cart community is pretty amazing!

Watch the Gaufre Gourmet Kickstarter and  you will see how amazing it is. Carina Rumrill, one of the founders of the Cheese Plate PDX appears and pledges her support!

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Let’s Make Food Cart Dreams Come True!

Please join me in helping Micheal and Charlene!

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

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Sagra dell’Olio Nuovo at the Burrasca Food Cart Saturday November 1st from 2-5 PM

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This Saturday from 2-5 PM the Burrasca Food Cart is having a special event from 2-5 PM – Sagra dell’Olio Nuovo.

Sagra dell’Olio Nuovo is a very Tuscan celebration of the season’s newly-milled olive oil.

The Sagra dell’Olio Nuovo that Burrasca is having this Saturday will feature special dishes, brand new Burrasca T-shirts, an olive oil tasting table from  Oregon Olive Mill, Vino’s Wine Shop (located right next door) will be offering free tastings of Italian wines, and I will on hand signing copies of my book – Portland Food Cart Stories which features Burrasca’s story of moving from Florence, Italy to Portland, Oregon to open a Food Cart!

Burrasca was founded last year by Paolo Calamai, and his wife Elizabeth Petrosian, and they are simply delightful people! If you have not been to Burrasca yet, Saturday would be a wonderful day to go!

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Where

Burrasca is located at the Pod 28 Food Cart Pod on 28th and Ankney, just off of Burnside.

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Food!

Zuppa Lombarda

All day long ( until it sells out) Burrasca will offering a special dish – Zuppa Lombarda – a simple, classic Tuscan poor-man’s dish of cannellini beans cooked with sage. 

Elizabeth Petrosian puts it this way – “Zuppa Lombarda is the perfect, soul-satisfying way to showcase the flavor of olio nuovo”.

Fettunta

From 2-5 PM, Burrasca will be offering Fettunta – a Tuscan-style bruschetta featuring cart-made toasted bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil.

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The Regular Menu

Burrasca will also be offering the items that are on their regular menu which changes seasonally. Right now their menu includes amazing dishes like the Pappardelle al Cinghaile pictured above.

Pappardelle al Cinghaile is homemade ribbon pasta with a sauce of stewed wild boar and it is stellar!

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I will there Saturday and I hope to see you there!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

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2nd Annual Pumpkin Party Saturday October 25th 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod

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This Saturday, October 25th, you want to make your way to the 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod!

This Food Cart Pod is holding their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Party from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM and each of the five GR8 Portland Food Carts that call this Pod home will be offering special dishes featuring, you guessed it — PUMPKIN!

I attended this event last year  and the pumpkin dishes I had were delightful and a taste of what makes fall one of my favorite seasons.

I will be there again this year and I hope to see you!

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Very Creative and Tasty Pumpkin Dishes! 

Here are some of the pumpkin dishes that you will be able to enjoy: pumpkin grilled cheese sandwiches (vegan and regular), pumpkin Mac & Cheese (vegan and regular), pumpkin seed pâté, pumpkin & cheddar ale soup, pumpkin pie bars, bourbon pumpkin mousse on nutmeg shortbread, and pumpkin swirl brownies!

Ohh – and don’t forget the pumpkin beer!

The Food Carts at 23rd and Alberta

The Food Carts that call the 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod home are – The Cheese Plate PDX, The Sugar Shop PDX, Garden Monsters, Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen and The Hoppy Camper!

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I will there Saturday and I hope to see you there!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

 

Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

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Food Cart Superhero Party at 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod – Saturday August 16th 3:00 – 8:00 PM

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Food Cart Superhero Party at 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod – Saturday August 16th 3:00 – 8:00 PM

Put on your favorite super hero or super villain costume and come down to the 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod! They are having their 2nd annual costume party!

There is going to a very fun party! There will prizes, comics, live music, special superhero menu items, beer and some of the best street food you will ever have!

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Best Costume Prizes

Prizes will be given in the following categories -Best Kids, Most Original, Most Authentic, Most “Portland”, and the Grand Prize.

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Where

The 23rd and and Alberta Food Cart Pod is located at the corner of 23rd and Alberta. I know it should be self evident where this Food Cart Pod is, however… I do get regularly asked – “Where is the 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod?”

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Home to four Great Food Carts!

Four great Food Carts call this Food Cart Pod home – The Cheese Plate PDX, The Sugar Shop PDX, Garden Monsters, The Hoppy Camper, and Uncle Tsang’s Chinese Kitchen.

 Last Year’s Party was a Blast!

Here are a few photos from the 2013 Super Hero party at 23rd and Alberta!

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That’s it!

I will there Saturday evening and I hope to see you there!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

 

 

 

Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

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Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

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