As the weather warms up, and the sun stays out late, we are ready for fun local family friendly events. Look no further, Food Truck Friday’s are back! From April to September on the last Friday of the month, both Strey Cellars and Magnavino Cellars team up to bring you this exclusive experience in Ventura County! We host a live band each month in our barrel room, and park a local food truck outside, our tasting room is open, of course, providing the trifecta: food, entertainment and wine! Gone are the days when you could only find your favorite food truck parked outside of a brewery! We don’t just choose any food truck, we invite the best of the best, because we love food ALMOST as much as we love wine.
Each month has it’s own flavor, starting next week on Friday, April 26th with Baby’s Badass Burgers, which is owned by female entrepreneurs who just so happen to be foodies! In their search for the perfect cheeseburger, it became clear that they had to create it themselves. These gourmet burgers are not only award winning, but are paired with creative names, and served by an attractive friendly staff. To accompany this fun food truck, is a band that hardly needs an introduction, Hot Roux! If you have not heard Hot Roux, you won’t want to miss them! They are Ventura locals who play fun Louisiana blues and swampy rock n’ roll.
Cousin’s Maine Lobster food truck will be pulling up on May 31st, bringing us traditional New England style lobster rolls, tacos and tots! Founded by two cousins who had been reminiscing on their childhood traditions of being bibbed, elbows deep in hot lobster, they birthed the idea to launch a food truck with quality and affordable lobster, which is farmed sustainably. You may have seen them on the TV series, Shark Tank? Speaking of reminiscing, this evening will be a blast from the past, introducing the band, 80’s Invasion! Throwing back to the days when MTV played music videos, and the hair was big!
There’s nothing like comfort food on a summer evening, on June 28th be ready to eat all of your favorites from one of our favorites, SoCal Comfort! Think burgers, grilled cheese, hot dogs, coleslaw and their famous elote tots… my mouth is watering. This locally owned food truck is not only known for the delicious food, but also for their tireless charity and non-profit work. They just may be as much of a draw as our featured band, Road Brothers! Road Brothers are a blues and rock band from Oxnard, we always have a blast dancing and singing along, and I know you will too!
Our next food truck has a claim to fame, Shrimp Vs Chef and was recently featured on Food Network’s Food Truck Nation. I watched the episode and even though I am a vegetarian, I seriously questioned my lifestyle choices when the host, Brad Miller described each moment of tasting the Baja Shrimp Tacos. Beer batter tempura shrimp, cayenne aoli, toasted sesame seeds… I’ll have to live vicariously through you all on July 26th. Luckily, I will be able to thoroughly enjoy The Renegades 805 all night! They are a local dance band from Ventura with a truly talented vocalist and a three-piece horn section. The Renegades know how to have fun and get you on your feet!
Our summer would not be complete without the infamous Middle Feast food truck on August 30th! Middle Feast was the season five winner of The Great Food Truck Race! Complete with build your own bowls, felafel, gyro, tacos and salads, there is a gormet option for anyone. This is Middle Eastern food with an Asian and Mexican twist, with ever evolving flavors. We will also be graced by Craic Haus, which is a fun “shamrockabilly” high energy band from Claremont, California.
As summer comes to a close, we end the season appropriately with Cowboy John’s Smokin’ BBQ as our last hurrah on September 27th. This family owned, competition grade food truck is not kidding when they claim to be the best. Cowboy John’s has won countless awards and has earned this title. In fact, last year we teamed up with them and they made a barbecue sauce with one of our wines, and won a gold metal at the Ventura County Fair. So the answer is YES, wine pairs with barbecue! To our delight, The Renegades 805 will be back by popular demand, you’re welcome!
I am getting so pumped for summer, and can’t wait to hang out with you all during Food Truck Fridays, listening to music, and enjoying delicious food and let’s not forget, drinking award winning wine!