Random Roundup: Asado Argentino Food Truck & Asado at the Masters

Food trucks offering various cuisines from around the world appear to be popping up all over the place in the U.S. these days–some even fusing together the flavors of different cultures. If you live or work in or around Emeryville, California, there is now an asado argentino truck in your neck of the woods. After winning praise from friends for his backyard asado parties, Javier Sandes, originally from Argentina, decided to take his show on the road. Javier’s main specialties include slow-roasted free range chicken and grass-fed tri-tip (colita de cuadril) served up with some tangy chimichurri. You can compliment those meats with mashed sweet potatoes with spinach or empanadas stuffed with chicken or vegetables. Although he hopes to open a restaurant one day, for now you will just have to follow his Twitter or Facebook feed to learn where he decides to park his truck.

Website (under construction): Primo’s Parrilla
Twitter: @VamosPrimos
Facebook: Primo’s Parrilla

Golf Fan? As tradition goes, the previous year’s Masters winner is given the task of planning the menu for the current year’s Champions Dinner. This year, Angel Cabrera, the winner of last year’s Masters, is set to wow fellow diners with some good quality Argentinean asado fare. Last night in Houston after playing the Shell Houston Open, Cabrera and his Houston-based instructor treated guests at a charity dinner to a preview of the upcoming Masters five-course barbecue with delicious slow-roasted chorizo, blood sausage, short ribs, beef filets and mollejas (sweetbreads.)

Sources: Cabrera Previews Masters Champions Dinner, Defending champion Angel Cabrera wishing for Tiger’s return to Masters

On another note, a lot of things continue to pile on my plate this year. I feel like I’m at a one of those super buffet restaurants yet someone else is filling my plate and their selection is either delicious or absolutely horrible. Also, not much has gone on the grill lately since beef prices have gone through the roof but I’ll try to mix in some other recipes here in the future. In the meantime, I try to be as active as possible on Twitter so you can find me there if needed. Although let me warn you, I tend to tweet more about things that annoy me in life than asado but that’s how life is.

Twitter: @asadoargentina

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