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The Day After a Night of 1001 Tacos and the Revenge of Cupcake Camp Columbus

Posted by cmh gourmand on October 10, 2009

Eating tacos al fresco under a tent

Eating tacos al fresco under a tent

Neither rain, nor cold nor dark of night could stop a Night of 1001 Tacos. We had an interesting assortment of taco tourists from all age ranges that became aware of the event by a motley mix of media: Columbus Underground, Taco Trucks Columbus, an e-mail zipping around the workplace and Fox 28. The show did go on with $450 raised for the Mid Ohio Food Bank. We converted some more people to la vida taco while making new friends. The generosity of the Taco Truck owners as well as their hard work never ceases to impress me. As for the story, in a case of the student becoming the master, I defer to Taco Drew a co-conspirator on Taco Trucks Columbus.

End of the (wet) trail, Studio 35 11:06 pm

End of the (wet) trail, Studio 35 11:06 pm

And for the afternoon after a Night (and early morning) of 1001 Tacos. 1001 Cupcakes!!!!

I missed out on the first Cupcake Camp due to a wedding. This time I had the honor of being a judge which means eating a lot of cupcakes but more importantly, I was ensured to get in since the event sold out. Some cupcake craving citizens showed up hoping for a ticket had to hear – “No cupcakes for you today”. As for me, my challenge was to stop eating cupcakes after sampling eleven for the harvest category.

I am sure others will write about Revenge of Cupcake Camp Columbus and I know you will hear more since the wheels are already in motion for a third cupcake camp next year. These are the things that stuck a cord with me today. One hundred people showed up for the event and at least that many wanted to go (even though the event conflicted with Buckeye football..sarcasm ). After a long month of activities including Local Foods Week, Restaurant Week, North Market events, Experience Columbus Days and Taco Truck Nights people were ready to cook, judge and eat. I was surrounded by people that all came out for another call including: Mary Martineau (North Market), Jill Moorhead (Hills Market), Liz Lessner, Colleen from Slow Food, The Restaurant Widow, Amy from Amy D (I would buy lint from her), Jenni from Pattycake Bakery (I pretty much buy everything from her…except lint), Carmen Owens from Surly Girl Saloon, Jeni from Jeni’s Ice Cream, a host of volunteers and more. When it is time to step up to get things done, make things happen and clean up the results at the end of the show, these people do so time and time again.

Queens of Clintonville:  Olivera (Wholly Craft), Amy (Amy D) and Jenni (Pattycake)

Queens of Clintonville: Olivera (Wholly Craft), Amy (Amy D) and Jenni (Pattycake)

Carmen Owens, the not so surly owner of Surly Girl Saloon

Carmen Owens, the not so surly owner of Surly Girl Saloon

and the winners are....

and the winners are....

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Night of 1001 Tacos! Friday October 9th (and the Morning about the Night of 1001 Tacos)

Posted by cmh gourmand on October 7, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Taco Eaters and Lengua Lovers. Friday is the big one. A Night of 1001 Tacos. This is the event that the Taco Truck Triumvirate as well as Ray George from Columbus Rides (with some help from taco truck owners and Esteban Ortiz) have been working on. This is a tour of four Taco Trucks on the north side of Columbus ending at Studio 35 for a showing of the the Three Amigos. All proceeds go to the Mid Ohio Food Bank. We look forward to bikes, scooters, maybe a segway and cars to come along for the night. There will be discounted food at some trucks, freebies and a prize drawing. Everyone in the Night of 1000 Tacos had a good time and we expect the same for this round.

A Night of 1001 Tacos on Taco Trucks Columbus

Flyer for A Night of 1001 Tacos

If you can’t make the tour, you are welcome to join us for the movie at Studio 35 at 11:30 pm – your admission goes to the Mid Ohio Foodbank.

To spread the word to the masses we teamed up with Johnny DiLoretto from Fox 28 to share the gospel of the Taco Trucks of Columbus. The fun started at 6:15 am in a parking lot with two Taco Trucks – Taco Nazo and Don Pedro’s – and a lot of food. A few photos are below. More details of our time on TV will be in the Taco Trucks Columbus site next week.

6:20 AM, I love the smell of tacos in the morning

6:20 AM, I love the smell of tacos in the morning

On the Fox 28 Good Morning Show and later ABC Noon News

On the Fox 28 Good Morning Show and later ABC Noon News

Another Taco Nazo Cake...dedicated to Fox 28

Another Taco Nazo Cake...dedicated to Fox 28

The Crew from Don Pedros and Taco Nazo

The Crew from Don Pedro's and Taco Nazo

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