So I tweeted out a couple pictures of my prototype food truck table (above) and I got a bunch of responses, retweets and favourites, which was nice. Every thing is salvaged. Every piece of wood tells a story. We are testing the table and benches in front of the Coast Lunchbox food truck at BETA at Dockside Green. You can find owner/chef Josh Wilhelm there most days through the week (that's him in the window working on my Thai Salad, which was awesome!). The strangest / coolest 'favourite' was by a restaurant in California: Buri Tara Thai on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, CA. That's strange. Maybe they picked up on me thanking Josh for the Thai Salad. What's cool is that the restaurant is a ten minute drive from this:
Recognize it? I sure as hell do. Daniel LaRusso lived there. So did Mr. Miyagi. Yep, that's the apartment in Reseda, California that was used for the filming of The Karate Kid. The original Karate Kid. I spent several summers cooking in fishing resorts on the BC Coast. The first year was 110 straight days on the MV Marabell, a converted WWII minesweeper that was the sister ship to Jaques Cousteau's Calypso. We had three VHS tapes to watch for the whole summer. Top Gun, The Karate Kid, and three quarters of The Never Ending Story (seriously). You can do the math on the date by 'VHS' and the movie selection. I pretty much know every line and scene in Top Gun and The Karate Kid. Hated the other one. I figure the favourite by Buri Tara is as close as I am getting to Reseda any time soon. Does that get me a couple degrees closer to the Karate Kid?