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Monday, July 27, 2009

Vendor Update for Eat Real Street Food Fest

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:08 PM

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Sampling the Bay Area's burgeoning street-food scene can be delicious but exhausting --combing the Mission, trawling the farmers' markets, tracking down peripatetic vendors via Twitter. Next month's Eat Real Festival will assemble a carefully curated collection of 40 trucks and carts from both sides of the bay in Jack London Square, August 29-30. (A one-day S.F. sister event organized by La Cocina kicks things off August 22.) We reported on Oakland's vendor list weeks ago, but it's grown since then. Here's the latest.

Saturday and Sunday's highlights include Texas beef, North Carolina pulled pork, and chicken sandwiches from Phatt Matt's BBQ; falafel from a new Middle Eastern truck, Liba; individual savory pies, including one stuffed with creamy zucchini and a beef pasty, from the Pie Truck; warm rice salad and skillet-roasted padrone chiles from Localicious; and spiced nuts from caterer Oren's Kitchen. The pizza-oven-on-wheels of Eat Real's Anya Fernald, manned by Dario Barbone, will turn out farinata (chickpea-flour pancakes). The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda is planning to dispense appropriately homey comfort foods -- brisket sandwiches with potato salad and polenta with a mushroom ragout -- from a truck.

Sweet treats include crème brulée in unusual flavors from Curtis the Crème Brulée Guy; yogurt, basil, and almond gelato and strawberry sorbetto from Mill Valley's Cici Gelateria; and an intriguing flavor lineup (Mexican chocolate, corn, and curdled cream) from Oakland's Nieves Cinco de Mayo, purveyor of traditional hand-cranked Mexican ice creams. Cinco de Mayo will also demonstrate making hand-cranked mango and lime ice creams from a bicycle-pulled cart.

Apart from all the edibles, there'll be cooking demos in the From Scratch Kitchen, appearances by dancers, writers, and activists, lots more music, and movies, beginning 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The mind reels. We're guessing our stomachs will be reeling, too.

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