Do you vend food for festivals? Do you know someone who does?
I keep waiting to see Beth in these forums! I was thinking of her as I typed this, and all the cool recipes and pictures in that cookbook.
This is too funny. I have been known to sell many-a-grilled cheese back in the day at shows. If I may be so bold as to shamelessly advertise, this summer me and my possy have decided to go with the veggie burittos or quesadillas at 10,000 Lakes Festival. If anyone's going to 10klf, look for the White VW Bus with Illinois plates and Dead stickers all over it. We'll be sellin some kind veggie burritos, and fatty brews. (all of which will be $3 ea.or 2 for $5) Mention this post, and I'll hook you up big. Peace- William-O
Nope, never sold food ever. _______________ insert obligatory signature here
I sold "Sunshine Stew", at Alpine Valley. in the '80's. It was a blend of every fruit my friend Amy and I could find, chopped into bite size peices, kept cold with freezer packs and ice, then sold by the cup, and after the fruit was gone we sold the juice. The sale went very well and it was healthy, fun and I met soooo many cool people! That is my business name now and it always brings back such awesome memories. _____________________________________ "I'll walk you in the morning sunshine"
Thanks for the link to Beth's cookbook! I keep trying to get her here, but she is SO BUSY!!! She still has a few on hand for sale, just FYI. Strange coincidence......I just saw one for sale on eBay a day or 2 ago.....they had my name spelled wrong so I emailed them and they corrected it!!! And she's pulling in the driveway........ jrr
mmm remember "The Burrito People" that was some good fresh food in the lot also, the guy who had the oven in his bus who made the french bread pizza. yummy "The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began.."
and the french bread pizza GODS!!! Oh yea..Im going to love this thread!!! L.L
was the produce
Beside veggie burritos, I used to love the PB and banana sandwiches folks would sell in the parking lots. A favorite moment though, was coming out after a show to be greeted by folks hawking t shirts, veggie burritos, cold beers, and the one my buddies and I still laugh about "meat on a stick!" Not kebabs, not skewered chicken or beef tips, but "meat on a stick!"
What is the recepie for veggie burritos? I want to make them at home!
I need to have a word with my resident preparer of veggie burritos and will PM you a recipe --totally kickass and guaranteed not to disappoint, and I'm sure others will have ideas of their own. Just give me a few hours and keep an eye on your inbox... As to tour food, some of my buddies had this whole veggie stirfry deal going --made an absolute fortune over the five days at Alpine in '88 and took the act down to St. Pete on fall tour, when I helped 'em out over in the camping area located in a residential area about a mile from the gig in those vacant lots with the alleys crisscrossing them. They had a magnificent setup --off the beaten path, they'd boil up mountains of white rice out back of the car and then fill a gigantic cooler with it and another with chopped veggies (carrots, cabbage, onions, bean sprouts, pea pods and mushrooms), take it over Shakedown way and wok it up on a Coleman grill. A dollar got you a snack-sized serving on a paper plate, and for two bucks you got a meal's worth. Quality eats, too --what a racket LOL!
I dunno-- I ate alot of food on the road and nothing was more sketchy than burritos (ok maybe meat on a stick, but i was vegetarian) I found burritos to be a real mystery meal kinda like buying a hotdog in philly off a street vendor. One time I actually got saurkraut in my burrito and from then on decided to stick with grilled cheese or tempeh burgers.
Can't forget the falafel.....
I have to say that I never indulged on the veggie burrittos, banana PBJs and other vendor foods. I was always a little leery of buying the vendor foods. Getting ill from some bad food was not something I wanted to risk at a dead show. I am sure most vendors had some tasty stuff.
I just recently purchased the cookbook, and love it. I remember getting to know the folks next to me in the parking lot and ended up helping them make veggie burritos for good part of the afternoon. After that ended up seeing them several shows later. Let the good times roll (no punn intended) More recently I prepared the Shakedown Szechuan Noodles for a birthday cookout, and everyone loved the dish. I look forward to many more cookouts, camp trips, etc. with this cookbook. If anyone cares to chime in, I am looking for help on page 107 of the cookbook. The Pear-Apple Chutney calls for "4 pears, peel and chopped", but the line is repeated. Is this a duplicate line, or should there be another fruit there? Thanks in advance for your help. Many thanks to Beth and Dead Heads that contributed recipes.
What about the Super yummy Falafel Sandwiches with Tahini, lettuce, tomato wraped in warm pita bread. I miss that dude! Man was that a munch after the shows! Haven't seen that since back in the day yo.
kind phatty all organic rancid meat - 2 4 $5
We ran outta t-shirts by the time we hit Foxboro in '87 so we decided to give fruit cups a try. We had a hotel room full of scraps, seeds, and peels, and sold out so fast the next day, we kept on with em for the next few shows. I had to head back home before the WV show, but my friends still laugh 'bout seeing a pick ur own bluberry stand, and spending the day picking em to the point of being late : ) The cups never suffered though! so I give you my eyes, and all of their lies please help them to learn as well as to see capture a glance and make it a dance of looking at you looking at me.......
my friend Julie would set up her pad thai stand next to my wares, she made veggie noodles, a heaping plate for $3. Her wok was huge! Always a line... Ami
Theguy who led the Falafal Mafia was Falafal Bill. He was a guyof I would guess Lebanese descent that while not a deadhead was a major part of the lot scene. Alot of folks criticized him for being on tour but not a head. But let me tell you, he fed alot of heads for free, put alot of heads to work and was a real brother. He even bailed some other heads out at points. I actually miracled him once at a Jerry show in Hampton 91. (there was no one else to give the ticket to..) he at that point had been on tour for years but ad never been into a show...and I convinced himto give it a try. He went in for the first set and had a great time, of course he had to leave early and get back to work.I have heard that he runs a falafal stand on Venice Beach now but have not confirmed it myself. He was a true Road Dog. Does God look down on the boys in the barroom Mainly forsaken but surely not judged? Jacks, kings, and aces, their faces in wine Do Lord deliver our kind
I really did enjoy those for years and years.We used to vend kind beers with ketamine Craig Greg. also loved the PBJ's, The KVB's, and the stir fries. Oh, loved those french bread pizzas too. Duggles
Hi, I first visited this forum last week just to see what it's about. Food, duh. Anyway, marye's first post directed me to the Kind Veggie Burrito Cookbook so I went to that website. The cookbook still exists (I'm getting two, one for me and one as a gift), and Beth (the author) asked about how I was referred to her site - she's interested because all her advertising is "word of mouth". I blamed it all on marye and izzie, of course, and I invited her to dead.net to shill her cookbooks for Christmas gifts. There you go, a little dead.networking has occurred. It felt fabulous, you should try it yourself. www.kindveggieburritos.com. Enjoy!
It would be great to see Beth around these parts.
Ill have to make tat sometime!
and I absolutley loooove peanut butter and banana sanchiches, I put peanut butter on one side, cut up a banana on the other, put homey or maple syrup on the banana and then grill it,, BOMB!!!!
I recommend to the attention of Oakland chocolate lovers the wares of barloventochocolates.com. I am currently torn between the various dark chocolate creams and the more exotic variants like Meyer Lemon Zest and Mayan Hot Chocolate. Besides, the dude's a Deadhead.
Mayan hot chocolate, yum. Chase it with some primo coffee and you've got all my basic food groups covered. Don't let yourself get torn, marye, grab a handful of each! Say, jrbassman: doesn't Homey get pissed when you stick him on a banana and throw him on the grill? ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
How about the Veggie Spaghetti and Hot Soup! River gonna take me Sing me sweet and sleepy Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back back home It's a far gone lullaby sung many years ago Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home
Hi there-my friend and i sold beadwork on our first east coast tour, we quickly learned that it was easier and faster to sell good clean food.We started with veggie burritos, then branched out into making Thai Peanut Veggie Rolls, and even made banana, pb and raisin wraps. We liked to sell out before the show because it was SO hard at times to remember what was in the burritos after the show. If you know what i mean. We loved it b/c it put us in touch with a lot of nice people, and so many memorable moments. Selling food also allowed me to tour for years and see hundreds of shows (330- i think)
A guy said this when he called in to Tales From The Golden Road a while back. They seemed to recognize him. Is that the guy? On another note, my son is a great cook and we have talked about the food scam opportunity. Is there any bureaucratic hassle like health inspectors, licenses, or crackdowns on the alcohol (my wife makes a better hippy than me because I am so indoctrinated on rules and obeying signs and she says "why can't we just do what we want?")? I imagine the official venders inside the festivals have something.
Hey now, y'all! Yup, I guess it's about time I checked in here! (Woo-hoo!! Mail order today!) Thanks for your kind words about my cookbook and for keeping it going..It really is a labor of love. I got the idea for writing it back in early 1991 when, in between tours, I started jonesing, not only for the music, but for some of the really good parking lot food you could sometimes find. Yes, there could be some sketchy stuff, but when it was good, it was sublime! The truth was, I never could get my stir-fry exactly right, and oh, those burritos! So I started talking to Deadheads in the lot, handed out flyers, emailed on the Internet, and got recipes and suggestions from Heads everywhere that I could find them. And so, on Spring Tour of 1995, my cookbook was born! With over 120 pages of recipes, I use it all the time in my kitchen. Veggie burritos, main dishes, munchies, soups, salads, and even a little Meat As Well! Like it was noted before, all proceeds go to Rex and SEVA. Nowadays, with costs going up, it's not as much as it was, but every bit counts. By the way, I never realized that typo on the Pear Chutney recipe... that line is repeated, I believe, and nothing was left out.. sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know. I can't believe I never noticed it.. shows you where I am, when I'm cooking! ;-) Anyway, just stopping by to say hey, and I hope to see you down the road! Have yourself a kind and beautiful day! - Beth =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Beth Livingston Author of Kind Veggie Burritos: The Cookbook Recipes for Deadheads, all proceeds go to Rex & SEVA http://www.kindveggieburritos.com email@example.com "Without love in the dream, it'll never come true."
He collects cookbooks, and this one is unique enough to stand out.Cheers, MarkintheDark ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
mainly sold t-shirts "fuckengruven, Here comes sunshine, Ripple, Humboldt 420...just to name a few of my origonals... But i use to mix in fries and beer to help keep things interesting..
peace through musicWe made food on tour from 1984-1990s. We started out with cookies and brownies and then we got a silver bus that we bought in Oregon for $1,000, all fixed up like a camper! It had a great kitchen stove. We started making organic whole wheat pizza and organic spaghetti at the Henry Kaiser and everything was $1.00 a slice or plate. Pregnant women and kids ate free. We'd cook all day and go into the shows and come out and cook again til the wee hours. Sometimes, like at Stanford University we'd cook breakfast, organic pancakes with real maple syrup. Why all this healthy food? We were not doing it just for the money, we wanted to provide a service of food that made everyone feel good. I remember up in Maine making lobster pizza at the Oxford Speedway. Really delicious! And then there was that special mushroom pizza, not available to pregnant women or kids!!! Philly and Chicago were the biggest pizza cities for us.
Just Keeping the music alive Was cleaning out a few boxes, when I found a neat lil book. Recipes and Stories from Fans on the Road. " Cooking with the Dead". Book is written by Elizabeth Zipern.. Some neat stories and recipies. If there is anyone out there who was quoted and put their recipe in the book, I will send you my copy of this book. This way you can share your life on tour with your friends and relatives. Also might be a hoot if you have the book to take on tour this year. Remember to share what you have. Peace to all...
What DIDN'T we sell!?!
We did part of a tour with an oldschooler named Spaghetti Freddie...of course...his specialty was......spaghetti. Well....we were at a show down at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia, I think it was 93'. Well Freddy was ACTUALLY known for the "spices" he used in his sauce. So, one night...he made a sauce that was EXTRA special. And it so happens that Po-po was on the prowl and trying to bust anyone for anything, and they decided to mess with Freddie a little bit and scare him...but...being Freddie...he was to suave to get his goat taken....and he actually got the two cops to have a nice....free....plate of his special spaghetti. Obviously...we never saw those two boys in blue again...but I'll bet they pulled some extra duty at the dead show that night! La la la!
Makes you wonder how many boys in blue are deadheads? Phatmoye
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ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHINGA ABOUT THEM THEY OPENED FOR THE DEAD A LONG TIME AGO....ALSO DO YOU REGRESS ON DRUGS?
What the heck...how many leeches do we get in a week?_____________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
this particular one has been at it off and on since we launched. It's almost nostalgic to see him. Not so nostalgic, however, that his posts and account are not being nuked as they so richly deserve. Onward...
I miss the Burrito Bus. really helped me get it together on those crazy lot nights when I did not have tickets for the show but was a part of the circus
If anyone in the Southwest is doing the festivals this year vending the kind munchies and needs an extra pair of hands, I'm available.My KVB skills are second to none.
After finding the sacrament in the parklng lot before the show, and dancing joyously through an entire show, I always wanted a kind veggie burrito after the show. Some friends never really understood my almost OCD need for an after show burrito, others became similarly fetishized. The variety of burritos was astounding, the quality all over the map, but if I heard the words "Kind Veggie Burrito" spoken or saw them written on a sign then, in what became a ritual part of the entire show experience, I would shortly after be munching energy replacing veggies wrapped in tortilla. Thank to all the purveyors of all the delicious foods I enjoyed over many years and many shows many years ago.
Dead shows are where I began a life long romance with rooster hot sauce.
thanks for share with us