Episode #2: On Assignment with Penny: Austin Food Trailers
Video completely shot on iPhone

Sometimes we don’t have to travel far to find inspiration. Meaningful stories and moments happen in our own backyard. The story we’re sharing you today is a perfect example of this. Last week we premiered the first episode of On Assignment with Penny, a video project we’re collaborating with our friend Penny De Los Santos.

This video series  we produced together is “On Assignment with Penny”, which is an intimate and personal view into Penny’s travels, but most importantly,  to celebrate her subjects and their powerful stories with you all. Our first episode last week was in Boston with Chef Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang, Flour Bakeries.

Today we’re proud to feature the Austin Food Trailer episode.  This food trailer story very personal reflection by Penny and her deep connection to Austin, which she calls home.

In this video, Penny led a group of friends on a fantastic bike taco crawl of Austin, where we ate our way through some of the best food trailers in the city. Making some fun cameo appearances are Gaby WhatsGabyCooking.com , Georgia GeorgiaPellegrini.com , Elise SimplyRecipes.com  and Kathleen KathleenFlinn.com . You can also watch how Penny approaches her iphone shots of the food trailers.

Hope you enjoy the videos as much as we all enjoy producing them!

The group riding by on their bikes past the famous Austin mural

Guide us! *** We’ll continue shooting more “On Assignment” videos in Los Angeles in August and in other parts of the country. Please share your ideas or suggestions to us on twitter or comments below. We’d love to explore any extraordinary people, locations and stories that have been personally inspired by or touched you in a special way.

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Penny : @Pennydelosantos (with one “s”)

Diane & Todd : @whiteonrice

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On Assignment with Penny Episodes:

  • Boston, MA : Chef Joanne Chang, Myers+Chang
  • Austin, TX : Austin Food Trailers