Need a Quick Bite? Check Out More "Meals on Wheels" Courtesy of LA Times Blogger!
Following up on the CitySearch editor,Mar Yvette suggestions from yesterday– as well as a much earlier post by moi on the same subject, the LA Times has Elina-Shatkin’s blog who has a huge list online of various tweetable treats on wheels. Shatkin talks about the phenom of mobile nouveau food and she put together a nifty list of resto’s and other indie food lines that are out there on the streets of So. Cal that you can follow on twitter.com and find a slew of good eats — IF you are timely in your tweets.
Here’s a portion of her list:
Baby’s Badass Burgers, which rolled out Monday, Aug. 10, features gourmet burgers like the Man Eater (-half-pound beef burger) and the Cougar (aged beef, St. Andre cheese and black truffles), all served by babes in cheek-hugging hot pants and skintight tank tops. Twitter: @BabysBBs url: http://www.babysbadassburgers.com/
Bool BBQ Truck
Born in Korea and raised in Sao Paolo and Los Angeles, owner Dan Kim dishes out Korean-Mexican barbecued tacos and Brazilian pastels. ($2 to $3) Twitter: @BoolBBQ
Border Grill Truck
Tacos, quesadillas, tamales, ceviche and churro bites from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. ($2 to $5) Twitter: @BorderGrill
Coolhaus ice cream truck — Dig this one!
Hand-packed ice cream sandwiches with clever, architecturally- inspired names like Frank Behry (sugar cookie and + strawberry ice cream) or Mies Vanilla Rohe (oatmeal cookie and + cinnamon ice cream) and in optional edible wrappers. ($3 to $3.50) Twitter: @coolhaus
The Gastro Bus
A retrofitted yellow schoolbus serves as rolling roadside bistro, dishing out sweet potato fries ($2.50); corn relish and bacon ($2.50); pulled pork, skirt steak and BLT sandwiches ($6 each); root beer floats ($4) and vanilla bean panna cotta with plum compote ($4).Twitter: none yet.. but here’s their Gastro Bus url
Let’s Be Frank Culver City
Located in the historical Helms Bakery Complex, you’ll find Let’s Be Frank’s distinctive red truck just across from the entrances to gastropub Father’s Office 2.0 and furniture store H.D. Buttercup, but this movable feast specializes in hot dogs. Twitter: @letsbefrank url: http://www.letsbefrankdogs.com/
Gourmet frozen treats delivered on a custom-built adult tricycle equipped with a freezer: house-made snow cones, Carmela’s gelato, Popshop’s vegan Popsicles, raw vegan cheesecake and more. (75 cents to $6). Twitter: @locali url: http://www.locali.com/
There’s a lot more on Elina’s list and some that haven’t opened yet (where does she get her 411? She certainly has great sources). However I would suggest you bookmark this page to stay up to date on what’s new and rolling on the mobile food front. There’s a good reason to be reading the LA Times!!
It’s an entirely new definition of fast food.