How crasse of me.
Here it is a beautiful day in July already and I still have not made a peep or a tweet or an anything about Behind the Cart and I’m about to announce the next one.
Let me take a moment to do a very quick and dirty recap of the first Behind the Cart.
It was fantastical. The food. The chefs. The guests. The house. The ambiance. The talk. The sexy sommelier walking about. The special VIP guests aka my parents from NJ. All of it.
I have never owned a restaurant nor run one. I have been a server in one (Shout out to BIG FISH of Princeton, NJ!!! I loved that job the most for some reason. Something about the ocean and ups(w)elling). I was really into SIM games like Theme Hospital and Sim Hotel so micromanaging is my thang and with the combo some serious cooks lead by Chef Jordy it went off almost perfectly in my eyes. I leave the guests to break it down to the nitty gritties that I might do myself, if I were them.
Seeing a collection of faces that I know as friends, that I know from the streets, and that I had no idea how the hell they had found us was also entertaining to say the least. Everyone went from a rowdy fun loving and feasting crowd to a rapt group of interested individuals for the talk which was everything a restauranteur could want!
The great evening was followed up by a great review from the beautiful and entertaining Bold Italic who attended the dinner as well as my reporting friend Frank from Forkful of News.
I’m not sure what could have made that night much better. Maybe some live music and more art? Yea well check both of those off for the next one!
Not the next one I announced at the dinner that was supposed to be in Oakland. That one got put on hold for the Bull’s Eye Bold Rush Challenge that I was tossed (sauced?) into and ended up winning the GRAND PRIZE OF $20,000!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right, your Nationally winning grilled cheese guy turned Underground dining tourguide just added Boldest man in America to his title.
In lieu of this bold win the next Behind the Cart’s theme is…….
AMERICA: THE BOLD AND THE TASTY!
AUGUST 14TH, 2011. SECRET LOCATION (ALBANY)
TICKETS ON SALE HERE
The food is American as all hell. The location is probably the most American place in the East Bay. The chefs are American*. The music is some down home strings American stuff. It’s going to be a day to be proud that you are from America, the home of the boldest and the tastiest and the best damn food carts around!
Check back this Friday, July 22nd, for the complete menu, ticket info, and whatever else you might need and/or fancy.
Truly sorry for the delay in BTC’ing but I won’t let it happen again! Thank you for continuing to ask and be enthusiastic about this event!
*Not all the chefs are American.