Event: “Dining Out for Life San Diego” Food Truck Gathering
Location: 3909 Centre Street, 92103 (1 block west of Park and University)
Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The following food trucks are donating 25% of sales at this event to The Center’s HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.
- Corner Cupcakes
- Food Junkies
- Joes on the Nose
- India on Wheels
- MIHO Gastrotruck
- Patty Melt
- Super Q Food Truck
- Sweet Treats Truck
- Two for the Road
- Espresso Urbano
SDFT will be there, will you??
Click here for the event website.
This 2-truck fleet consists of the Sweet Treats truck, which is a sleek, hip ice cream truck that caters to the young at heart, and the Dessert Truck, which is designed to make you feel like you are at home in your kitchen; it is equipped with a refrigerated display case, freezer, a kickin’ sound system with outdoor speakers and a flat screen TV. They aim to bring back the childhood memory of chasing after the old ice cream truck with money in your hand to buy your favorite ice cream bar, but they have taken it to a whole new level. This duo serves a variety of mouth-watering treats such ice cream bars, gourmet cupcakes, brownies, cookies, chips, soda, and also water, Gatorade and Monster Energy drinks.
1. Who are you and what is your background? When did you open for business?
Sweet Treats is made up of Chris and Jennifer Saint, husband and wife duo!
San Diego Food Trucks (as in, me) was lucky enough to be interviewed along with Devilicious for Marissa Cabrera’s KBPS article, “Food-Truck Rush Sweeping San Diego“. There is also an audio clip on that page of her story that aired on KPBS.
We also did an interview on the air with Marissa and These Days host Maureen Cavanaugh as well as David Wasserman from Joes on the Nose drink truck. You can listen to the audio here. We discussed the growing food truck trend in our city, truck cleanliness, where trucks mostly park, and more.
Anyone who is a food truck fan in San Diego knows the big ORANGE truck. That’s David Wasserman’s famous Joes on the Nose beverage truck serving up coffee, tea, and smoothies. One of the first trucks ever in SD, you can always count on JOTN for odd, humorous non-sequitur tweets that keep fans engaged, and not to mention, a great cuppa. And SDFT doesn’t hold it against him that he’s a Mets fan.
1. When did you open for business?
We first rolled out onto the streets of San Diego on May 26th, 2007. We’re about to celebrate the Truck’s 4th birthday- they grow up so fast.
2. What did you do before you had Joes on the Nose?
I worked as a grip on films & TV shows in New York, LA, and San Diego for around ten years. We ate two to three meals a day out of a lunch truck. Luckily there are some very talented chefs in the movie catering industry- I got used to eating high end food out off a Truck in ’97. By the way, thank you for not including an apostrophe in our business name.
3. Why did you decide to open a beverage truck? (more…)
Super Q Food Truck is a venture by the Kaminski family, well known for their brick & mortar establishment Kaminski’s BBQ & Sports Lounge in Poway. This San Diego food truck serves up tasty pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, chicken salad, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, potato salad and more. J.R. Kaminski was kind enough to answer some interview questions in this exclusive for SDFT!
1. When did you open for business?
Our first event was at 57 Degrees on Friday, Feb 18, 2011. On Thursday, Feb 17, I drove to LA to pick up the truck from the factory and got back to Poway (where we commissary at Kaminski’s BBQ and Sports Lounge…and where all of the product comes from….the meats that are Hickory smoked for up to 15 hours in the huge smoker onsite. (more…)