Going to Market at the Great Park, Irvine

I’ve been trying to think of things I like about California, but the list isn’t very long. One item on that list that I’m not sure about is the local farmer’s market and anyone who’s been to a market in Europe probably knows why. But what’s great (and its a little bit hard for me to say that about anything in in southern California) about the markets here in Orange County are, well, the oranges.

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You don’t see that in Berlin.

The Great Park market isn’t out usual, but we gave it a try for the food trucks. Jon is oddly fond of them.

This is his favorite.

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As the name implies, Barcelona on the Go serves spanish food. Jon usually goes with the paella – its good and I don’t just mean good for something that was cooked in the back of a truck. Its really good. They haven’t been serving it at the farmer’s market, though, so Jon has been going with the sirloin with chimichurri. As I hinted at before, I am not as in love with the orange county food truck scene, but I gave this one a go.

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Meh. The pizza oven inside the van is impressive. but I didn’t love the pizza. It looks pretty, though.

See?

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The garlic knots were the real breakout star. Yum.

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Every last one was gone and thanks to the parsley aka “yucky green things” I didn’t even have to share with S.

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Don’t worry about her, though. She eats blood oranges by the dozen.

 

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