'Mountain View' on Serious Eats

The Great American Food & Music Fest Is Today!

It's a beautiful day in Mountain View, California, where today at Shoreline Amphitheatre, the first-ever Great American Food & Music Fest will take off. Three generations of the Bracewell family drove their Southside Market smoker truck all the way from Elgin, "the Sausage Capitol of Texas." Half a ton of Barney Greengrass smoked salmon arrived from New York, and Gary Greengrass is slicing it up. Katz's Deli, Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings, Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks and Roast Pork, Pink's Hot Dogs—the list goes on and on. Plus appearances from Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, and a number of Bay Area chefs. The Chronicle called us "The United States of Yum"—and that's just about right. The Serious Eats team will be out... More

Food & Music Fest Bite Spotlight: The Bacon Chronicles

©iStockphoto.com/Juanmonino The Great American Food & Music Fest When: Saturday, June 13; doors open at noon Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA What: A celebration of great American food, chefs, musicians, and winemakers, hosted Bobby Flay and featuring some of the best regional food purveyors in one place Cost: Prices vary, $35 to $526. Use promo code "foodfest" to save $5 if you purchase tickets before 5/26/09. Bite Spotlights: Pink's Hot Dogs (LA), Tony Luke's Sandwiches (PHL) Tickets available here » I know commissioner Kuban has tried to put a lid on bacon posts on Serious Eats, but I know he'll make an exception for this bacon spotlight. Serious eaters attending the Great American Food & Music Fest in... More

Food & Music Fest Bite Spotlight: Tony Luke's

Editor's note: Earlier this month, we announced that Serious Eats would be cohosting the Great American Food & Music Fest. Each week until the event, we'll spotlight a different food purveyor that will be participating. Today we have ... Tony Luke's roast pork sandwich A Tony Luke's roast pork sandwich is, as Adam Kuban noted in a recent post, "pretty near perfect." And his cheesesteaks are damn fine as well. So when we were putting together our list of preferred sandwich purveyors for the Great American Food & Music Fest, Tony Luke's was at the top. The Great American Food & Music Fest When: Saturday, June 13; doors open at noon Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA What: A celebration... More

Food & Music Fest Bite Spotlight: Pink's Chili Dogs

Editor's note: Earlier this month, we announced that Serious Eats would be cohosting the Great American Food & Music Fest. Each week until the event, we'll spotlight a different food purveyor that will be participating. Today we have ... Pink's will be serving its famous chili dog at the Great American Food & Music Fest on June 13. Photograph from VirtualErn on Flickr When: Saturday, June 13; doors open at noon Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA What: A celebration of great American food, chefs, musicians, and winemakers, hosted Bobby Flay and featuring some of the best regional food purveyors in one place Cost: Prices vary, $35 to $526 Bite Spotlights: Tony Luke's (Philly) Tickets available here » When I... More

Harold's Ribs, Mountain View: Barbecue in a Car Wash Parking Lot

The Bay Area isn’t exactly known as a barbecue destination; we’re more of a sushi-and-arugula kind of place. But in their less cholesterol-conscious moments, Northern Californians do love their ribs—particularly from Palo Alto native Harold Willis, a lifelong barbecue master stationed outside Lozano Car Wash in Mountain View. Seven days a week, the 63-year-old Willis sets up shop in front of the highly-trafficked car wash on El Camino Real. He smokes the ribs in his truck around the corner before finishing them on the grill—cutting the soapy car wash air with a rich, meaty smell. While any customer can score half-racks ($11), full racks ($20) or drinks—and their dogs can snag a doggie treat from the bowl always kept... More

Bay Area Eats: Pho To Chau in Mountain View, California

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not what you would call “enamored” with Yelp. All too often I’ve looked up reviews for a joint, only to find that the rating it was communally granted was completely skewed by strange people. The kind of strange people who strangely decide to rate a pho place based on the bubble tea it serves. Seriously. Pho To Chau in Mountain View, California, is one such maligned joint. Perhaps I’m being too harsh on the strange people, and perhaps I have lower than average expectations of an eatery’s ambiance and service standards. But there aren’t many places to eat in Silicon Valley that aren’t spendy, so when I chance upon it, and... More

'The Chronicle' on Frankie, Johnny, and Luigi Too

Michael Bauer, food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, continues his Pizza Friday series on his blog Between Meals with a trip to Frankie, Johnny, and Luigi Too in Mountain View, California. The joint makes New York–style pizza: Bauer says: No crust outside of cardboard could hold the weight of the toppings applied; it's got a little crispness at the edges, but the hand-tossed dough bakes to a breadlike texture. With our waiters' help, we chose the Tina's Too Too Much, with too much salami, pepperoni, sausage, linguica, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. We also tried the New York Style:... More

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