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Fourth annual SF Indie Film Festival takes place this October from the 17th through the 21st at various locations in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The line-up for this year’s festival has something for everyone.  Here’s just a taste of what’s offered:

Little Ones

We are especially looking forward to Call Me Kuchu:

Call Me Kuchu

For tickets and detailed schedule along with film and event descriptions, see the Santa Fe IFF website.  See you there!

Last month, Film and Food were honored to help in the friendly judging at the A-City Summer Jam. Jojo, of Jojo’s Salsa Machine and Duke City Food Trucks, organized a fiesta truck pod at the far end of the event space at Balloon Fiesta Park.

A-City Summer Jam 2012

 

We had a chance to chat with Jojo as he was preparing for customers. Did you know he buys all the meats for his dishes at a local butcher? Good to know for you slow-fooding locavores.  Also, stay tuned for a new menu set to roll out soon!  But don’t worry. All your old favorites are still around.

Jojo from Jojo’s Salsa Machine

Fresh tomatoes ready for slicing

Want fries with that?

Ready to make your burgers!

 

We joined Alejo from Party NM as we waited for each food truck to bring us what they considered their best offering of the day. First, we had some authentic Mexican tacos from Sanchez Tacos.  Made with tender carne asada and topped with cilantro, onions, lime, and your choice of homemade green or red chili, these tacos quickly scored high points with the judges. Each of the Sanchez Tacos food trucks make their chili fresh daily.

Traditional Mexican tacos from Sanchez Tacos

Extreme close-up

Carlos Sanchez has four food trucks at various locations around ABQ. You can find Carlos himself in front of Fair & Square Market at the corner of Rhode Island and Central.

One of the Sanchez Tacos food trucks

A working family

Earlier, while getting the lay of the land, Film and Food ran across Shay Patchell, of The Chopping Block.

The Chopping Block

 

Shay Patchell delivers his beer-battered asparagus

We were eyeing the fried asparagus so that was the dish he prepared for the panel.  Fresh asparagus spears in a light beer batter flavored with red chile and topped with sea salt, lemons, and fresh parsley. Delicious!

Delicious!

Check out this burrito from the Pink Ladies! They make their own pink tortillas and stuff them with carne asada, green and red chile, lettuce, cheese, rice, beans, and chopped onions.  These things are enormous and quite filling. The Pink Ladies know how to do it right!

Thank YOU, Pink Ladies!

pink burrito

Look for the Pink Ladies

 

Pizza 9 was there too so we decided to try their deep-dish pizzas to take advantage of the opportunity. The thick crust was not doughy as expected but buttery and crunchy. Here’s a picture of their sausage Chicago-style pizza:

Pizza 9

Look for Pizza 9 in various locations around ABQ

 

And the winner of the food truck pod fiesta was Joanie & Art’s Smoke Style BBQ.

Smoke Style BBQ at its best.

Art gave us chicken, ribs, sweet and saucy sausage and “that there stuff” which was a mix of beans, potatoes, BBQ sauce, and green onion.  The meat had a wonderful smoky flavor which wasn’t overpowering but instead balanced.

BBQ!

that there stuff

Art with his winner’s cap from Film & Food

smoky BBQ

Find Art’s blue truck and get some BBQ!

 

Film & Food had a blast and now have some new favorites around town.  Maybe we’ll see you at one of these local food trucks for dinner!

 

 

 

Yesterday, we were asked by Duke City Food Trucks, a coalition of local mobile cuisine trucks, to help judge the food truck fiesta at the A-City Summer Jam.  Jojo, of Jojo’s Salsa Machine, heads this coalition which in reality operates as more of a family.  Seriously, these are a good group of people.

 

The ever-cheerful and friendly Jojo

 

Organized by Zia Kings Entertainment, the Summer Jam featured bully cars, hip hop artists both local and international, and a carnival along with several food trucks in the Duke City Food Trucks group.

Film & Food were there along with Party NM to help judge the trucks in a friendly competition.  We enjoyed every single offering and it was quite difficult for us all to choose just one. But in the end, that honor went to Joanie and Art’s Famous Smoked Style Bar-B-Que.  In the upcoming posts, we’ll be reviewing each, showing you samples of each truck’s menu, and most importantly, telling you where you can find their trucks around ABQ.

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