The Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter Conspiracy and NorCal Food Tour Meet-ups (5/30/13):
Wassup Foodoofus Supporters,
So there are a few things I would like to highlight for today:
1) A little bird told me that Trader Joe’s has begun limiting the supply of their famous Speculoos Cookie Butter. Such news has flown under the radar for quite some time and even a Houston media outlet caught wind of it a month prior to me discovering said fact. Even going through great lengths as to auctioning off these special healthy jars of goodness as a reseller’s paradise. So if you want to add these tasty treats to your apocalypse shelter better stock up while you still can (this especially affects those of us in California, who love this stuff).
2) Foodoofus Food Tours, is in Beta Testing (even though its not a computer application it feels as it were such)!
I’m looking for participants specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, so if you’re interested in getting involved then you can contact me here.
3) One more thing, I forgot to add if you already follow us on Instagram, then why not at least like us on Facebook for more behind the scenes content not posted on any of the pages.
4) A popular cliche’ phrase, “Third Time’s a charm.” So I’m doing a take three on looking for the next set of Intern/Trainee(s). Willing to gain, specialize or possibly become a serious partner (after some work and consideration of course) in the distant future. If you’re somebody who has (or is willing to gain) experience in the following areas:
-Video Editing/Media Production*
*-I definitely would like to hear from you if you have this background and in addition to the aforementioned. Given there are two other micro businesses that I am waiting to unfold if provided enough manpower, funding and knowledge to do so.
Serious applicants only. Please provide your resume and cover letter, otherwise your submission will NOT be taken in consideration. If you have trouble looking for the contact page, click here.
Thanks for reading and always remember, fortune favors the flavor.
Foodoofus Website Updates, Instagram Collabos and New Blog Posts (4/12/13):
Wassup Foodoofus Supporters,
So it may come as a surprise for many folks but I’ve been back on the scene to write up posts, as well as slowly update you on my current status as of this moment. If you haven’t already checked out the new posts, please do so on the front page it would be greatly appreciated. I’ll be doing a summary of my short spontaneous trip to SoCal as well as blog reviews from two up and coming restaurants for Chronicle issues. Lastly, the Instagram account has been going strong with the steady stream of food porn so check it out.
More Foodoofus News, Instagram’ing (international) Food Porn, Facebook Photo Dumps and Twitter Updates Galore! (3/7/12):
Wassup Foodoofus Family and Friends!
Continuing on with the Grind I already produced 2 of the 5 update issues as promised (with a special 6th issue being the Special Valentine’s Day in Queue of Production) and our first official Foodoofus Restaurant Review of 2012, is just around the corner within this weekend or next depending on my hectic schedule. Life is constantly getting more topsy-turvy as I’m getting older and lately it’s been a bit difficult to juggle once in a while… However no excuses, I came to deliver… And deliver I shall (just don’t snipe me with the errors on some of the posts =) ). Fixing them in a timely manner is my concern when I’m all caught up).
If you want a more daily (and up to date) injection of interesting food porn snapshots, international shoutouts and iPhone photography. Then follow me on Instagram for more content: (@foodoofus).
Facebook is now more active and I’m beginning to catch up on my photo archives so feel free to peruse.
Lastly, for the usual random thoughts or comedic culinary dialogues, check out some recent interactions on Twitter.
FINALLY! THE Foodoofus Comeback and Back On The Grind Mode (2/13/12):
Wassup everyone (family, friends, followers, supporters and etc.),
I know, I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve updated this website, due to personal family matters, hospitalization and dealing with every other curveball in life. I’ve finally managed to catch up to where I left off. We will be having multiple blog postings this week and next week, especially with covering 2011′s unfinished Holiday Season (Christmas) Issue, Last Foodoofus Restaurant Issue of 2011, New Year’s 2012 Issue, Another Bay Area Chronicles Issue and of course The infamous Valentine’s Day madness issue which will all be releasing these next two weeks. So come one and all, hopefully I’ll have still have your attention to re-group, re-innovate and restore a lot of progress for this 2012. Fortune Favors The Flavor so Get Ready!
P.S. Mucho apologies to EatStreet (Food Network Canada), prior to my hospitalization it seems the update on WordPress had an error, and was not able to format properly on the NEWS Section to have the reminder for the Food Truck contest. Hopefully all the previous PR refs were enough to be maintained.
Foodoofus x Eat Street Promo (Food Network Canada;North America):
There’s a new contest on the horizon and it has to do with your favorite food trucks in both Canada and The United States. If you want your favorite food truck to win this is how it’s gonna go down!:
-Voting Officially begins at 1pm (PT)/ 4pm (ET)
-Fans can vote once per day
-Fans must register on the contest site (http://memelabs.com/eat-st/) in order to vote
-Voting ends January 31st., 2012
UPDATE (10:10am; 1/5/2012):
Currently Eat St.’s list of Food Trucks are of the following:
Alfresco Mobilista – South Carolina – @AlfMob
Aphrodisiac Ice Cream – Miami, FL – @aphorodisiacice
Blues City Biscuits - Portland, OR – @BCBiscuits
Bill’s Hotdogs – San Jose, CA – Bill’s Hotdogs Facebook
Bernie’s Burger Bus – Houston, TX- @BerniesBurgers
Chef Johnson’s Johnson – Westchester, NY – @johnsontruck
Chunk n Chip – all over California – @chunknchip
Colibri Cuisine – Austin, TX – @ColibriCuisine
Create Burger – El Paso, TX – @CreateGoEats
Dogellos – Austin, TX – @DOGellos
Go Fish Food Truck from Brother Trucker – Boston, MA – @BrotherTrucker
Dusty Buns Bistro – Central Valley, CA – @dustybunsbistro
Hail Caesar – Atlanta, GA – @CaesarTruck
Gorilla Cheese – Hamilton, ONT, Canada – @Gorilla_Cheese
Gourmet Rockstars -Palo Alto, CA – @GourmetRockstar
Guanaco – Vancouver, BC, Canada – @guanacotruck
Hello My Name is BBQ – Charleston, SC – @hellobbq
Westcott Country Kitchen – Didsbury, AB, Canada – Facebook Page
Ruthie’s Rolling Café – Dallas, TX – @Ruthiesrolling
Memphis Munchies – Memphis, TN – @Memphismunchies
Momogoose – Boston, MA – @Momogoose
Oz Patisserie – Albuquerque, NM – @ozpatisserie
Papas Tapas MIA – Miami, FL – @PapasTapasMIA
Fat Boys House of BBQ – Bethlehem, PA – @fbhouseofbbq
Messy Giuseppe – St. Paul, MN – @MessyGTruck
Red Jett Sweets – Fort Worth, TX – @redjettsweetsFW
Red Oven Pizza – Carlsbad, CA – @RedOvenPizza
Smitten Ice Cream – San Francisco, CA – @Smittenicecream
Soho Road – Vancouver, BC, Canada – @SohoRoad
Soho Taco – Orange Country, CA – @SOHOTACO
The Bacon Wagon – Dallas, Fort Worth, TX – @baconwagon
Wing Xpress – Houston, TX – @WingXpress
Bacon Bacon – San Francisco, CA – @baconbaconsf
Twirlees- Chatham, ON, Canada- @twirlees
Way South Philly – Austin, TX – @waysouthphilly
Streat Food – Ferndale, WA – @streatfood
Hot Diggity Dog – Erieau Beach, ON, Canada
The Cinnamon Snail – Hoboken, NJ – @veganlunchtruck
El Diablo Tacos – Brooklyn, NY – @eldiablotacos
Wandering Bean – Toronto, ON, Canada
Chef Shack – Mpls./St.Paul, MN – @chefshack1
Luncha Libre – Phoenix, AZ – @LunchaLibre
So-Cal Tacos – Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas – @socaltacos
Puerto Vallarta Amigos – Victoria, BC, Canada – @pvamigos
Mama Marci’s – Hoboken, New Jersey – @mammamarci
Sweiner’s Swiss style hot dogs – San Diego, CA - @sweinersswiss
49er Kitchen – El Paso, TX
Eat Jo Dawgs – Dallas, FW, TX – @eatjodawgs
Guapos Tacos – Philadelphia – @guapostacos
Mad dog Underground Cafe – Texas
Nammi Truck – Dallas, FW, TX – @nammitruck
Crepe Nation, LLC – San Antonio, TX – @crepenationllc
Rickshaw Stop – San Antonio, TX – @rickshawstopsa
Foodoofus x Gamestop x TapaBoyLA = Bits and Bites #3: Modern Warfare 3:Midnight Release Event! (11/7-11/8/11) starting @ 9:00pm
Although it’s pretty recent like I’ve mentioned in the last post, third time is a charm. Coincidentally, none other than the highly acclaimed Call of Duty franchise is releasing the third game in the trilogy of this popular First Person Shooter (FPS) series entitled: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
UPDATE: We even got one of the OGs in the Filipino food truck game to definitely drop some bomb Manila flavors in the building. TapaBoyLA, so get that appetite going and support them to the fullest that way we can continue this event series.
MAJOR UPDATE EDIT: 11/7/11 (2:40pm PST):
We are changing the eligibility, for this contest due to our current circumstances with this event. So not only are we raffling off one copy…but THREE BRAND NEW COPIES (for your choice of console of course). So in order to increase your chances to win (by having additional raffle tickets in the pot) we strongly urge you to support and purchase food from TapaBoyLA. Especially for giving us the opportunity of bringing The Food Truck to you guys (the attendees, supporters and gamers) for this midnight release.
GameStop Cerritos Towne Center:
17550 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Foodoofus UPDATES! (10/27/11):
Well, we’ve got plenty to update with you. First, I would like to apologize to those who have been avidly following our weekly postings. To make up for it, this week’s a different story. Already in the works, just keep those eyes peeled for it.
Second, we just upgraded our mobile game and now I’m on Instagram so follow me @syclick71 for some Instagram fun and bonus images on the go.
Third over the next couple of days there will be an overhaul of bonus images on our Facebook Fan Page so definitely check that out when you have the time. If there’s anything you like to see or share, feel free to comment, tweet or email us and if we pick your spot perhaps, you can join us for a future issue.
Saving the best for last, autumn is in the air and as winter is just around the corner, this means cold weather and seasons greetings for a short trek to NorCal. Stay tuned to possibly some special issues, we’ll be doing in the coming weeks.
Foodoofus x Gamestop = Bits and Bites #2: Battlefield Midnight Release Event! (10/24-10/25/11)
We’re at it again collaborating with our local Gamestop, we’ll be giving you the edge in joining the frey for Battlefield 3, which is going to be released exactly one week from now. Another special treat for those attending this event of Bits and Bites is an actual Battlefield Prize Pack. Want to win it? Here’s how*:
1) Subscribe to Foodoofus.com (click on the subscribe button and provide your first and last name)
2) Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook
3) Find me (Foodoofus) and Chris (our Asian Rocker/Skater/Barista/Marketing Extraordinaire) and let us know you did. Then we’ll have our personal raffle, come midnight and announce the winners morning of the 25th.
*If you’re already subscribed and are already following our Social Media Outlets you are automatically entered (you’ll have more chances to win if you did all three). All you need to do is show up and complete step 3 and join in on the festivities.
That’s it and you’ll be eligible for our prize pack. So swing by to the Bits and Bites event (10/24/11) starting at 9pm. Food Truck participation will be announced soon.
GameStop Cerritos Towne Center:
17550 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
NYC Trip Closure and Double Issue For This Week (10/10/11):
It’s been quite a week touring around the big apple, so many things I’ve seen, tasted and done. Now it’s time for it all to come to a close and return to the Left Coast, as the Doorman in this apartment complex has told me. Within these next upcoming days check out our Facebook, Twitter and of course this page for the bounty of places, content and destinations I’ve uncovered on my first and hopefully many more treks along this part of the East Coast.
Foodoofus Road To NYC Series Mini-Contest (9/26/11):
This week, we’ll have one more double issue in store. Checking out pizza, hot dogs and maybe one more place (if we can fit it into our schedule). Just in time for my first ever trip to the other Food Filled Coast and Destination (New York City). If you have any suggestions of Underrated Pizza and Hot Dog spots within LA County or Orange County, list them in our comment sections on this News page, Twitter or Facebook. If we pick yours, you might get a nice surprise. The deadline for this contest will end, this Wednesday 9/28 at 6pm.
Foodoofus x GameStop x Truck Norris; Gears of War 3: Midnight Release Event! (Bits and Bites Debut) (9/19/11)
Do you guys love video games?
Especially Third Person Shooters on the X-Box?
What about some midnight snack munching?
Come hang out with us along with the rest of the people excited for the Gears of War 3 Midnight release @
GameStop Cerritos Towne Center:
17550 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Starts at 9:30pm – Midnight. First new Follower (on Twitter, Facebook and Subscribes to the website) and takes a picture with the Foodoofus staff (WinChris and I) gets a special prize. See you there!
Announcing The OC Foodie Fest 2011 Ticket Giveaway Winners and More! (8/24/11)
Here was our first ever live podcast.
After getting our mini raffle on:
The winners of our first ever OCFoodieFest x Foodoofus Giveaway are:
FAUSTO CARRERA AND GINGER SOTO, CONGRATULATIONS!
We will be emailing you tonight, for details as to picking up your prizes. Thanks to all the participants, subscribers and we hope you continue supporting us. There will be contests, food tours and more to look forward to in the future. I’ll be signing off and working on this friday’s edition of Foodoofus. Have a great evening everyone!
OC Foodie Fest 2011 Contest Giveaway! (8/22/11)
Finally after some talks and follow ups thanks to the staff of OCFoodieFest 2011, we finally got the green light for our first ever Foodoofus x OCFoodieFest contest giveaway! We will be providing early entry tickets to the premises (10am instead of the 12pm, public opening). So you get a chance to be first in line for the following featurese of this year’s festival:
- Access to 150 gourmet food trucks and restaurants, including several celebrity chefs and food trucks that are featured on The Food Network
- Entertainment from Local Orange County Bands and DJ Performances
- Local Shopping and Art Vendors
- Kid’s Entertainment Area
- Car Show
- Bud Light Beer and Wine Garden
- Angels Skill Camp
- Eating Contests and Prizes
For a chance to win, please do the following: Subscribe on the home page (and submit your first and last name) to our email. If you’re having difficulty subscribing as alternative, please read and comment on any of the weekly establishment entries. The winners of this contest will be provided on Wednesday. Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you all there!
OC Foodie Fest 2011 News (8/10/11):
Compared to the debut year of OC Foodie Fest, they have made some big changes while working hard to make this year’s event even bigger and more successful. With over 150 restaurants/ gourmet food trucks (tripling last year’s number) catering to all of your foodie needs, giving you more of a reason to come out.
Although it was unfortunate I did not attend last year’s festivities. I am appreciative of helping cover the PR for this year along with many others. If you haven’t already checked out what’s in store click here to get more details and stay tuned to the blog for many more surprises to come.
Foodoofus Blog Updates 8/11/11:
Wassup everyone, to get you all up to date. We’re in phase 2 of development and I’ve been experimenting the customization options of the website, as well as reconstruction of our CSS. As usual, please excuse our dust with the constant changes on the blog. While our regular scheduled Foodoofus Friday postings will remain constant during this time.
Next up, if you haven’t already checked it out: My Original Dim Sum Tour, will be coming to a close this Saturday. Thanks to all who RSVP’d and joined us for the last three events it was pleasure joining you all for Dim Sum. However Orange County folks, will be in a treat for the new format I will be providing in the near future.
Secondly, we will be having a policy section developed, due to recent actions of those taking the “troll route” (various forms of harassment/defamation without justification and (with/without) internet anonymity). Therefore, future events will be posted on a special private invite only list. To get onto this list, subscribe or post your email (providing legal first and last name) in the comment’s section for consideration. More updates to be provided.
If you haven’t already done so, subscribe and comment on the blog and all the other social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Tumblr). Thanks and have a great week!