Friday, June 18, 2010

Moved!

This blog has migrated over to our new website, and thus a new blog service. PLEASE, go check out the new site, and subscribe to the new blog! All of this content has found its way over there.

Thanks!

DOUG

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The vanishing blog?

Dear friends:

I'm sorry that it has been so long since I've posted. We've been working on a new website- it's partially up now. I was told two weeks ago "don't post anything on the blog tonight, it's moving to a new server." Well, two weeks have passed and I'm still waiting for webmaster to work out all the kinks.

Please don't think I'm ignoring you. I've got TONS to share. As soon as the website is ready I'll start posting again. If it's not ready soon I'm going to shelve it and just go back to using this blog.

Thanks for your understanding.

DOUG

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ticket Winners

It has been a long and wonderful day. Here are the winners of our raffle benefitting True Colors Residence. With ticket sales, donations, and proceeds from today's sales, we raised $750. Thank you to everyone involved, including the shows who gave us tickets.

WINNERS- I'll be contacting you individually by Tuesday using the method (phone or email) that you provided when you signed up.

La Cage Aux Folles: Matt Everett
Chicago: Sergio Martinez
Fela: Nick LaPorte
Fela: John Janis
My Trip Down the Pink Carpet: Uri Rozenblatt
My Trip Down the Pink Carpet: Eric Lamp
The 39 Steps: Jay Katz
The 39 Steps: Michael Lee
West Side Story: Ronald Varga

Special super thanks to Daniel Miles for being our raffle-boss at the street fair, to Craig and Sarah for assisting, and to Urban Bear for letting us do the whole thing on your turf.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck announces our first fundraiser for True Colors Residence

Buy a raffle ticket, win a seat at a show, and support this important new residence for homeless LGBT youth. As our first official fundraiser for True Colors Residence we are proud to announce a raffle to win seats at fantastic Broadway shows.


We’ll be selling tickets all afternoon at our truck on Sunday, May 16 as we vend at the Urban Bear Street Fair. Winners will be notified by email or phone. You won’t need to be present to claim your prize.

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck will also be donating a percentage of our afternoon’s sales to True Colors. Every cone for the cause!

The following shows have donated seats:

La Cage Aux Folles (two tickets)
Chicago (two tickets)
Fela! (four tickets)
My Trip Down The Pink Carpet (four tickets)
The 39 Steps (four tickets)
West Side Story (two tickets- row E, orchestra center, June 17)
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Urban Bear Weekend’s Street Fair
Sunday, May 16 2010
2-7 Little West 12th Street btw. Washington St. & 10th Ave

About True Colors Residence
The True Colors Residence, a project of West End Intergenerational Residence and partners Cyndi Lauper and her manager Lisa Barbaris, is slated to open in Central Harlem in Spring 2011. True Colors will be the first permanent, supportive housing facility for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in New York State.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sprinkles = Love

A photo that I Tweeted last week ended up on Eater.com, Enjoy! This is what 7200 lbs of sprinkles looks like.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wrap it up. Lucky Rice.


It’s been a long, long week- with lots of hard work, a great deal of fun, but no time to write blog posts describing what we’ve been up to. Rather than sum the whole week up in one post, I’ll break it down by event.

On Friday May 1st I started the work day in my usual spot at Union Square. At 3pm Bryan joined me and we closed up shop to move over to an event in Brooklyn.

Lucky Rice Festival is a celebration of Asian food in NYC. On May 1st they held their first Night Market under the Manhattan Bridge arch. Night markets are a mainstay throughout Asia- there is a carnival atmosphere, almost- all of the amazing food you can manage, gaming, and fun. I’ve been to a few- in Osaka, in Taipei, in Seoul- so I was really looking forward to this event. The vendors were assembled by star chef David Chang thus we found ourselves serving along with places like Momofuku Milk Bar, Ma Peche, and Umi Nom. How flattering!

Bryan and I took the truck over and parked, and were joined by two friends who agreed to help out for the evening. Donny and Karyn (who also assisted at the Vendy Awards) were in charge of running samples into the hands of ticket buyers for the sold-out event.

Our understanding was that we’d be in a private area (which the arch was) but we naturally couldn’t be in there with our generator running. That meant we were in public and able to serve new friends in the area. Bryan and I were pleased that we could once again put our treats into the hands of Brooklynites- it had been too long.

A quick shout-out to the girls from My Brooklyn Kitchen. They made sure to run samples up to us (we were stuck in the truck) and my god, their food just rocked. It was also fun to see how happy they were to be there- no jaded attitudes there- and it was also kind of hilarious to witness them getting more and more tipsy during the event.

For a nice photo-review of the evening, I recommend this article from Metromix. In the opening photo you can see the front of our truck on the left. Also please take a minute to read Donny’s post about the evening. It’s fun for us to hear his point of view.


The photo used above was taken by Alexis Tirado and I scraped it from Martha Stewart's website.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Things that make you say "YUM"

This Sunday we'll be at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market 1st Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar. I swear to Godzilla that I posted something about this a few days ago, but the post seems to have been eradicated. Thanks, Blogger!


Anyhoo: besides the groovy food trucks in attendance a great reason to visit is that we are whipping up some specials with our friend Kim Ima and her rockin' Treats Truck. Here's an article in Time Out NY about the truck line up. Check out the super groovy illustration of BGICT. Time Out also ran a bit online about our team-up with Kim... the following image comes from there. Drooling yet?


Edited to add: I see where I did write about this below. I apologize for slandering Blogger, but that's what happens after a 15 hour workday- bear with me!
 
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