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Nom Nom Truck in NOLA this weekend: get your bahn mi on

Hungry Celeste May 14, 2010 03:17 PM

The L.A.-based bahn mi truck, aka the Nom Nom Truck, will be in NOLA this weekend only. Find it (and a Food Network TV crew) in the parking lot of Pinkberry on Magazine St from noon to 8 pm, Sat & Sun (across the street from Whole Foods). The Nom Nom Truck sells bahn mi, Vietnamese tacos, and a few other items.....as seen recently in Saveur and Travel & Leisure.

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    Hungry Celeste RE: Hungry Celeste May 15, 2010 04:40 AM

    Just got word of a schedule change: Nom Nom truck will be at Pinkberry today (Saturday) from 3-8 pm, outside the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen from 10 pm to 1 am, and back at Pinkberry on Sunday from 3-8 pm.

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      NYNO RE: Hungry Celeste May 15, 2010 09:13 AM

      I was going to head up there this afternoon. I'm glad I saw this first!

      I guess we'll check it out after the Irvin Mayfield show in Washington Sq. Park tonight.

      Thanks for the info.

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        Hungry Celeste RE: NYNO May 16, 2010 02:01 PM

        Another slight schedule change: today (Sunday), they'll arrive at Pinkberry at 6 pm.

    2. nomadchowwoman RE: Hungry Celeste May 16, 2010 05:34 PM

      Anybody find the elusive Nom Nom truck? Just got back from a third trip to Pinkberry lot in two days; no signs or sightings.

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        urbandog RE: nomadchowwoman May 16, 2010 06:38 PM

        No -- been there a few times tonight. Thought Hungry Celeste might know something. So disappointed, been thinking about it all day. If anyone hears anything let us know, I've got someone on Frenchmen St keeping an eye out.

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          nomadchowwoman RE: urbandog May 16, 2010 08:11 PM

          Also took a trip out to Frenchmen tonight, thinking maybe they opted for that as there didn't appear to be any place for the truck to park near Pinkberry, but nothing there either.

          [Something strange about these chow post times. They post as two hours earlier than they actually are. I posted my earlier post at 7:34 p.m., not 5:34. Between 7 and 7:15, we were at the Pinkberry lot.]

          1. re: nomadchowwoman
            Hungry Celeste RE: nomadchowwoman May 17, 2010 07:23 AM

            Sorry that you guys missed it...I think the weather played havoc with their schedule. Uptown street flooding didn't help, either. Here's a pic of the Vietnamese tacos, for those of you who missed it.

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              NYNO RE: Hungry Celeste May 17, 2010 12:45 PM

              The truck was outside of the Spotted Cat on Saturday. We were going to Frechman to listen to music anyway so I figured I would give it a shot.

              At 1045p I asked the girl in the truck what time they would be open until. She confirmed it would be 1a. At around 1215a I left the club to get some food but they were closing up and wouldnt serve me!

              How was it?

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                nomadchowwoman RE: NYNO May 17, 2010 01:12 PM

                Sounds like if you happen to be there when they happen to be there, and then IF they feel like serving you, you might get lucky.

                A little celebrity is a dangerous thing.

                (Serves me right for not remembering where my bahn mi is buttered--on Chef Menteur Hwy.)

                1. re: nomadchowwoman
                  Hungry Celeste RE: nomadchowwoman May 18, 2010 07:07 AM

                  In defense of the Nom, the whole purpose of the trip to NOLA was to shoot a TV show, not to do "regular" business.

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                    nomadchowwoman RE: Hungry Celeste May 19, 2010 08:58 PM

                    Guilty as charged: "regular" folk!

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                    midcity RE: nomadchowwoman May 18, 2010 08:16 PM

                    HA! That's true--Chef Menteur keeps me humble.

                  3. re: NYNO
                    sf_duke RE: NYNO May 17, 2010 01:25 PM

                    Visiting from San Francisco and found the Nom Nom truck on Frenchman Sat night. Unfortunately they closed up the truck early due to some schedule changes and I missed out on getting some food.

                    The ladies were supposed to be at Pinkberry Sunday during the day, but plans changed. Even the people at Pinkberry did not have any updates on when the truck would arrive. Finally was able to catch the truck late Sunday night before they had to leave town.

                    All I can say it was well worth the hunt to track down the truck. Had my sampling of various menu items. Not only is food one of the best, the ladies of the Nom Nom truck are wonderful people.

                    From one foodie to another, I hope they win the food truck competition. Good luck to the ladies and safe travels on your road trip.

            2. re: nomadchowwoman
              ajtp RE: nomadchowwoman Jun 16, 2010 01:14 PM

              i too looked for it both days with much anticipation. no sign of it. very disappointing. either stick to the schedule (assuming it was right) or don't advertise anything, but don't advertise you're going to be somewhere at a certain time and not show up.

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