OB Seafood Truck brings oceanic offerings to the street
by Mariko Lamb
Jul 11, 2012 | 7506 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Angie and John Patnode, left, recently opened “Pearl” with partner chef Bryan Hickey, right, to bring a little taste of the Pacific Northwest to Ocean Beach. Courtesy photo
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Seattle transplants John and Angie Patnode are exposing Ocean Beach to a little taste of the Pacific Northwest with the recent opening their Ocean Beach Seafood Truck — the first food truck of its kind in the beach community.

John is a 20-year veteran in the seafood industry, having worked at the famed Pike Place Market in Seattle and Fishworks in London.

“We love our fresh seafood, so we wanted to bring everything about the experience to the folks in our new neighborhood,” said Angie. “We saw a gap and a huge opportunity in the community to serve fresh, affordable seafood. To our surprise, much of this area’s seafood is delivered frozen from out-of-state — and for a pretty penny. That model just doesn’t make sense to us. Our locals deserve fresh, delicious fare, and that’s what we deliver.”

The duo — along with partner chef Bryan Hickey — believe in the power of simple recipes to highlight the freshness of the fish, and are eager to share their expertise in the realm of seafood by offering guests the freshest catches at affordable prices.

“We want our customers to see, feel, smell and experience what they are eating,” said Angie. “We are also enjoying the opportunity to educate customers on seafood, whether that be from food we’ve prepared for them or fresh fillets they can take home and cook themselves.”

The Ocean Beach Seafood Truck, dubbed ‘Pearl’ is typically located at its home base on Bacon Street near Newport Avenue. For more information, visit www.obseafoodtruck.com.
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July 12, 2012
I've eaten from this truck several times already and I'm hooked....line and sinker! Supa dupa fresh tasting seafood and at really great prices. For a nice hunk of grilled Yellowtail with mango salsa, slaw and a corn cobette...only $8.50! You'll pay twice that much at Pt. Loma Seafoods or Mitch's Seafood. I love how nothing is fried. I had my first raw oyster there last night ($1 a shuck!) for the first time in many years and it was so fresh, you could taste the ocean in it! Love having our own gourmet food truck in OB!