Showing posts from September 9, 2010

Gourmet Genie

Like Mediterranean food? Definitely hit up the Gourmet Genie Truck at this Saturday's Granada Hills Food Truck Fest. Your Next Bite says: I was pleasantly surprised by the Gourmet Genie, not just for the healthy Mediterranean food they serve, but for the enormous portions and great value that comes along with the magic food truck ride. For $14.50 I split Jasmine's Feast Entree, a hefty Chicken Kabob Pita Wrap & Dessert, and left feeling full with leftovers to boot. The Jasmine's Feast ($8) definitely is! The 2 Falafel Patties are crunchy on the outside, yet still buttery moist on the inside, and have a thick creamy, slightly bitter citrus sauce that I can't quite put my lamp-rubbing finger on. The Grape Leaves have a bit of crunch on the outside, are stuffed with Lemony Rice, and are oh-so-good. The dollop of Olive Oil and Paprika on the Hummus make it extra dip-worthy. The Baba Ghanoush is kind of unexpected with a thick yogurt, even cream cheese tast

Del's Lemonade: Stop At The Sign Of The Lemon

Apparently, Del's Lemonade, a participant in this Saturday's Food Truck Fest and Movie Night, has a cult-like following -- this is a regional treat from Rhode Island that Californians need to be instructed on. Asserts one aggressive Yelp reviewer: There is nothing else like a Del's. Lemon ice? I'll slap you! Lemonade? I question your parentage! Del's is in a class of its own. It's frozen lemon bliss is what it is. How they manage the perfect ratio of lemony goodness to ice to sweetness is a question best left to NASA...or the Rand Corporation. They manage to avoid the trend of being sickly sweet or face-twistingly tart....and what you get is fresh, frozen, with bits of lemon. I want one right now. Granada Hills Movie Night And Food Truck Fest is this Saturday, Sept. 11 at Granada Hills Recreation Center, 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Admission is free. Food Trucks start serving at 6pm, a screening of The Incredibles begins at dusk.