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Brief: Food trucks to roll onto campus for CSUN Dine

Neelofer Lodhy

March 19, 2014

Next month, four to five food trucks will park near Bayramian Lawn in one of two events called CSUN Dines. The first of the two events will take place on April 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the other on May 1 during the same time period. The event is meant to be a gathering for faculty, st...

Food trucks swapping wheels for doors

Jake Fredericks

March 5, 2014

The prospect of wheeling around town in a retrofitted Postal Service truck slinging tacos and cupcakes to the masses isn't as glamorous as depicted in reality shows, like "The Great Food Truck Race." Turning a profit in the food industry is a tough nut to crack, let alone for food trucks. Countless would-be...

March Food Truck Events

Jake Fredericks

March 4, 2014

Ditch the dinner table and try food from a truck at one of these upcoming events: Abbot Kinney First Fridays (AKFF) Friday, March 7 Location: Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice, CA Time: 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. Parking: Hourly/metered, arrive before 4 p.m. Amenities: Art, food, entertainment, music, bars, shopping On the first...

Meals on wheels, a cultural phenomenon

Jake Fredericks

March 2, 2014

In 2009, spiraling downward trends in the economy forced Los Angeles’ prospective restaurateurs to reconceptualize the meaning of “dining out.” Instead of restaurants as a destination, keen culinary artists flipped the food industry on its head by bringing food directly to the consumer. Decommission...

Flying Pig Food Truck serves a mediocre attempt at Asian Fusion at flying prices

People wait in line for the Flying Pig Food Truck on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Friday, September 2. Hansook Oh / Daily Sundial

Hansook Oh

September 14, 2011

I don’t understand the craze over most fusion-food trucks, part of the growing “roach-coach” takeover of Los Angeles. With long lines, less-than-exciting attempts at food fusion and deceptively high prices for snack-sized menu items, I’m skeptical of most. Pigs don’t fly, and the Flying Pig food truck is no ex...

Best of: specialty food trucks

Natalie Estrada

May 5, 2011

Grill ‘Em All Burger Truck Two words. The Behemoth. Grill ‘Em All Burger Truck’s monstrous burger, the Behemoth ($12), is a fan favorite which offers loads of flavor for those who dare to eat it. The Behemoth burger consists of a juicy 7-ounce piece of meat topped with bacon, beer-soak...

The Grilled Cheese Truck offers comfort food with a gourmet twist

Natalie Estrada

February 24, 2011

It’s lunchtime and you feel your stomach screaming for something to eat.  You need something quick and tasty.  As you walk out of your office, you spot a large, yellow vehicle parked in front of your building. No, it’s not a school bus; it’s The Grilled Cheese Truck. The Grilled Cheese Truck is one of the many specialty food trucks in Los Angeles. Loy...

Follow the food truck using social media

Jacob Nahin

March 16, 2010

Food served out of the back of a truck isn't new, but leave it to Los Angeles to make what would otherwise be called a "roach-coach" into something trendy. That said, there are a number of food trucks roaming the L.A. area that use Twitter to tell fan foodies where they are serving meals. If you're...

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