Food Truck Safari, evening @lomoarigato @VCHOSTRUCK @maccheesetruck @SeabirdsTruck @ShortstopBBQ @Slapyomamatruck @MandolineGrill @Takoyakitanota

October 28, 2011

“What do you want for dinner?” I hate this conversation opener.
If I haven’t already planned, shopped, found inspiration, or, let’s say, I had a long day, being the dinner project manager is not something I want to be. Why not try casual dining for a change? Drive-by Dining?

Thanks to food truck events or chuck wagon circles, I don’t have to AND as a bonus, I can meet some great people trying to make a living in a more mobile community like Southern California.

Okay, I don’t want to drive far, I don’t want to limit my choices, where can we go? Narbonne High School?

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“Bringing the best food trucks to the best cities every week.” DinDinAGoGo (DDAGG)
@SouthBayDDaGG is my favorite but they cover lots of areas in So Cal.
Every Thursday night @ #NarbonneHighSchool 24300 Western Ave Harbor City 90710 5:30 – 9:30 any questions call 310-940-0073. You don’t need to bring a chair as there are tables, chairs, and free parking. Dogs may be restricted (we didn’t see any). People of all ages are there, eating, tasting, talking, sharing. Credit cards, cash.

And we saw:

My neighbor totally rawks! “Creator of DinDin-a-GoGo & Proudly Reppin’ the SouthBay and LA with J-style Peruvian yumz since 09. Thanks for the L.O.V.E.!!” She is the best!

Got pupusas? “Vchos is Los Angeles’ first gourmet Pupusa truck, serving up FRESH traditional Central American food with a modern twist. Vchos is slang for young people.” DO NOT miss the empanadas!

“The Macaroni and Cheese Factory food truck is coming soon to a location near you with specialized menu items.” Very popular, sells out fast. Pretty close to the perfect comfort food.

“We’re an Organic Vegan Food Truck from Orange County using local produce and top quality, organic ingredients. Gluten-free & Raw Options!” (Don’t be scared off by healthier food choices! You might surprise yourself with some amazing discoveries.)

**Note: Vegan Halloween Party this Saturday at Verdugo Bar! check it out… (non-vegans are welcome!!)

“Soul Food so good it makes you wanna Slap Yo Mama! Fried Chicken, Greens, Mac N Cheese, Gumbo, Lobster Po’Boy, Frog Legs &more!”

“Let Mambo Juice add some flavor to your day!” Juices, fruit, lemonade, shaved ice. Sweet treats.

@SlapFishTruck featuring Chef Gruel
“A modern seafood shack on wheels. Stop by and stuff some fresh in your face.” Delish! Very impressed with owner Jethro Naude’s cyber savvy – the business cards have a QR code for easy access to their website. Very cool!

B Sweet Catering’s new dessert truck! Serving freshly baked cupcakes, pies, cookies, breads, and other sweets.
plus @105ChuckWagon

“We’re a couple of friends who love eating big. We have a 3lb challenge burger for the brave come out & hang with us.”

“King Kone is a mobile ice parlor providing treats out of a sweet butter yellow truck!! mmmmm”

“Traditional and vegan-friendly Gourmet Vietnamese food truck serving the streets of Los Angeles!”

“Takoyaki Truck in LA/OC. Real osaka style takoyaki is served at my trailer. Puffy and melty inside must make you happy! Enjoy Tanota’s takoyki!!” This specialty open-air mobile grill might not have a high a profile as a truck or a big menu but the fish balls are delicious, with shrimp or octopus.

“We are young people with a passion and appreciation for food done right. It’s our mission to bring you delicious dirty BBQ.”

“Specializing in Baja style fish @ shrimp tacos, deepfried shrimp quesadillas, shrimp taquitos, fish & shrimp ceviche. Come have A Taste Of Baja!”
Facebook: papajuansfishtacos
“Cheesy Chaz and the Cheesecake Cuties are bringing their Cheeseballs to LA…”

Not present but talked about:

“Crisp. Refreshing. California Beach Cuisine. The concept is simple, make great healthy food and have it readily available. ”

Note: @YukonFoodFest
We are bringing you the best in gourmet food trucks Friday, Nov 18 as part of a fundraiser for Yukon Elementary 17815 Yukon Avenue Torrance, CA 90504-3927
will be every 3rd week of the month. Supported by and for Yukon Elementary and Torrance Unified School District.


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