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The Rise of the Social Food Truck [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Rise of the Social Food Truck [INFOGRAPHIC]
If the average person was told five years ago that she could nab a delicious and buttery lobster roll from a truck without getting food poisoning, she may have scoffed. Nowadays, chefs across the world are delivering some of the most scrumptious, affordable and delightfully fun food straight to the sidewalks — and social streams. Although food trucks existed well before the early 2000s, many sources pinpoint 2008 as the unofficial onset of the food truck phenomenon. Since then, food truck entrepreneurs and chefs alike have used social media to familiarize the world with previously obscure flavors like grits or peppadew. We've put together another tasty little treat for you: a visualization of the social food truck journey. Infographic design by Lindsey McCormack Related:  Places/Restaurants/ClubsHumanitas

Concrete Blonde - Sydney It seems we really like the work of Sydney's Dreamtime Australia Design as this is the third time we featured their work. Dreamtime director Michael McCann and team are the designers of the Concrete Blonde restaurant recently launched in Potts Point at Kings Cross in Sydney. Earlier, we've covered their Victor Churchill butcher and the Sydney Seafood School. Concrete Blonde is a 100-seat restaurant presided over by chef Patrick Dang who has brought the many nuances of his international experience to the stylish tables of Concrete Blonde. We love the stunning fireplace, the retro comic-book mural and the clever metal "tin-can" wall slots for firewood. The strong focus on metal evokes thoughts of industrial kitchens and huge dining halls, yet the atmosphere manages also to exude inviting warmth. As it should be, the best feature of Concrete Blonde is the food. Being big fans of duck, we had high expectations and they were exceeded.

Street Eats Deluxe: The Big Food Truck Story | So how did the food truck fever start? Mobile restaurants have been hitting North American streets since the end of the 19th century, when “night lunch wagons“ catered to nighttime workers in New York and other cities. In the 20th century they were joined by mobile army canteens, jingling ice cream trucks, hot dog carts and taco trucks, which introduced Mexican street food culture to the US. Mobile food was generally considered cheap, unhealthy and blue collar. The image of the food truck changed when a few years ago, “Kogi BBQ To-Go“, a Korean taco truck, became a phenomenal success in Los Angeles. Eating on your feet suddenly became chic and trendy. Food trucks have become an integral part of many American and Canadian streets. Yet, the food truck craze in the US is beginning to wane.

Top 10 Most Iconic Actresses of Bollywood Bollywood wouldn’t have been where it is today if it wasn’t for our fabulous leading ladies. Since the beginning of Hindi cinema, our actresses have played a major role despite the male actors hogging the limelight. Here’s to 10 such iconic actresses of all time without whom this industry wouldn’t have completed 100 years in style! 10. This lady is often termed as the most beautiful woman on Earth, a fact I’d like to differ with, and there is no dearth of her ardent admirers. 9. She might not be the most beautiful actress around but she sure is one of the most talented ones. 8. Waheeda Rehman has to be one of the most graceful actresses ever. 7. Tragedy and Meena Kumari are synonymous. 6. Nothing spells mysterious as the name Rekha does. 5. If anybody ever wants to learn acting, the late Smita Patil is the one to be idolised. 4. Sridevi, or Bollywood's 'Chandni', was the supposed arch rival of Madhuri in the 90s and rightly so. 3. Nargis was the first lady of Indian cinema. 2. 1.

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics What Are Infographics? I found many definitions of what Infographics are as well as explanations of how they are useful in a variety of settings. Here are a couple of the definitions I liked followed by their sources: Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. And finally, my favorite, an Infographic that explains what is an Infographic: by Hot Butter Studio. These three examples do a nice job of defining what infographics are, but what is the value of an infographic in education? The Value of Visualization from Column Five on Vimeo . The Science Behind Infographics Now that we have a basic understanding of what infographics are, This refers to the part of the video where the narrator asks the viewer to count the number of 7s in the number set. Smiciklas also notes that “Robert Lane and Dr. Infographics and Education They allow students to comprehend, interpret, and analyze complex information in a quick and clear manner.

What a Global Food Crisis Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC] Oxfam is putting the world food crisis right under your mouse. The organization has just released an interactive map showing how countries the world over are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. The Food Price Pressure Points Map is more than just a global snap shot of the food crisis. As part of Oxfam's GROW campaign, the map helps illustrate which countries are at most risk and how users can help. There are four main sections to the interactive map. A world map displays countries that are highly vulnerable to price spikes. Food prices have been hitting record peaks since 2010. In Yemen, one-third of the population suffers from acute hunger. The map is banking that educating the general public will lead to action. What do you think? Image courtesy of Oxfam

Alice of Magic World – Tokyo Whimsical places exist all over the world. And We Heart is just the place to discover some of them. Check out this awesome new Tokyo restaurant designed by Fantastic Design Works Co. Alice of Magic World – the fourth in a series of eateries based on Lewis Carroll’s creation – is a decidedly trippy affair, complete with custom made heart shaped chandelier and table, playing card tables and its own forest. There’s even Cheshire Cat tail pizza slices on the menu. via We Heart Share this post

5 Innovative Food Truck Social Media Marketing Campaigns Fueled by demand for inexpensive, quick and delicious meals, gourmet food trucks have swept cities across the world, offering up specialties, such as grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, pickles, cupcakes and meatballs. The past few years have seen an onslaught of social media-savvy food trucks, empowering on-the-go customers to follow their favorite truck's whereabouts on Twitter or learn about nearby deals on Foursquare, among other advancements. Food trucks are becoming increasingly smart with their social media marketing, running campaigns to support particular efforts, deals or events. Here are five examples of innovative social media campaigns created by food trucks of all types. 1. DoubleTree CAREavan: Celebrating a Milestone DoubleTree by Hilton gives out approximately 60,000 chocolate chip cookies each day when guests check in, amounting to more than 21 million cookies annually. The campaign is driven by social media, including the following components: 2. 3. 4. 5.

mathbabe 9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Infographics Infographics are everywhere, and we can’t get enough of them! By presenting information in a compact and creative format, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. Important to marketers, submitting unique infographics to the web that have to do with your niche, is one of the best things you can do for online marketing! Below you will find a set of tools you can use to create your own infographics. Free tutorials on how to create awesome infographics (Vectortuts+) After making your first infographic please consider to submit it to The Infographics Archive, the digital library offering links to the worlds best Infographics on the web.

Infographic: A Cheat Sheet For Grilling Out It’s surprisingly easy to cook a single piece of meat perfectly every time. If you can’t eyeball it, you can simply use a thermometer. But what can get quite a bit more difficult is juggling a few different proteins--bone-in chicken breasts, brats, and burgers--on a jam-packed grill for a bunch of friends. Click to enlarge. Luckily, this infographic by Column Five Media makes grilling as easy as looking at infographics. But where it gets interesting is in the graphic’s simplicity of quick comparison. Now I know, you’re a big-time grill master. [Image: Joel Gustaffson/Shutterstock]

The Spare Room - Hollywood Bowling alleys are right up there with curling rinks on the list of the most unlikely milieus for anything chic. Yet, at The Spare Room, on the mezzanine level of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, both bowling and the bowling oxfords custom-designed for the newly opened lounge by George Esquivel are now decidedly in. Celebrities and notables are seen nightly at the venue, created by nightlife wizards Med Abrous and Marc Rose and cocktail king Aidan Demarest. The design, by the Los Angeles-based design firm Studio Collective, combines vintage, custom-tailored and new to conjure up an atmosphere of by-gone affluence. There is the gaming parlor vibe, with its two vintage bowling lanes and custom-made sets of dominoes.

Burger in Paris: Festival du Food Truck @Vélizy 2 C'est une bien belle semaine qui vient de s’achever, pleine de burgers ! Celle de la semaine dernière s'était très bien terminée aussi, avec le somptueux JD-Burger de nos amis d'Amercian Bistrot... Lundi matin en checkant Facebook, je vois "Festival du Food Truck", aucun des trucks n'avaient ventés leur participation à un tel évènement... Le jeudi : 2 Filles et un camion, Mum Dim Sum et Cantine California. Voilà pour le programme, place aux Burgers, chose pour laquelle je suis venu ! - Good'ys : Burger du jour, le Double Good'ys, rien de plus simple, double steak, double cheddar, rondelle de tomate & salade. - Camion qui fume : 1H30 d'attente pour le BBQ Burger (comme d'habitude!!) - Le Réfectoire : Le Riri Burger, pain brioché toasté, lard cuit au sirop d'érable, comté 18 mois d'affinage, plus fondu, tu meurs :) sauce "Tomato Réfectoire" genre de ketchup maison avec des feuilles de persil. Bref un événement fort sympathique à renouveler, profitez-en c'est jusqu'au 20 Juin !