3 Men and a Taco had one of the craziest logos and flashiest truck wraps. Alas, the food and marketing was all over the map. Sounds like a taco truck, right?!? Not so. It was more food from South Africa, but delivered via the more familiar tortilla.
But now ownership has changed somewhat, leaving brothers Scott and Cameron Bonfield, two expats from the UK. They are changing up the menu and reinventing themselves as “Three Lions,” serving English-inspired fare from the Homeland. According to Scott, they want to bring new life to food from the UK and have the loftiest of goals of changing opinions about food from England.2 Comments »
Mark Bittman, the New York Times Magazine lead food writer, NYT’s Opinion columnist, blogger, and book author will speak at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas on May 10. His topic, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, will be the focus of the Rabbi David Lefkowitz Memorial Lecture at 7:30PM in the Olan Sanctuary. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture which is free and open to the public.
Bittman will talk about he lost 35 pounds, solved health problems, and reduced his personal impact on the environment. The lecture is FREE and their will be a book signing opportunity after the event. To RSVP for Mark Bittman’s appearance at Temple Emanu-El, contact Nancy Rivin at 214-706-0000, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nammi’s little cute mascot is growing up. He started out as a cute little cartoon character on the first truck. But BIG NEWS FLASH: There is now Nammi truck #2, and the little boy is prominently featured. Nammi’s cutest food truck couple, Teena Nguyen and Garry Torres, has asked Sidedish nation to finally give the little guy a name.
Let’s step back a few months to May 2011, when the Nammi truck first appeared at a Deep Ellum event. It took Teena and Gary about a month or so to get their “truck legs,” but after that, they found their niche and have become one of the top food trucks in Dallas. Certainly, 16 hour days of hard, hard work contributed to their success.
Nammi’s signature menu item is the banh mi. They’ve got rice bowl and slider versions; however, it’s best if you just get the banh mi. As warmer weather arrives, pair it with Nammi’s sweet mint/basil lemonade. I’ve tried all of the different varieties, but I keep coming back to the BBQ pork banh mi.
Jump to name the “kid,” as well as more pictures and a great introductory video to Teena and Gary and their Nammi Vietnamese food truck.20 Comments »
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.24 Comments »