The Patty Wagon: A Food Truck with a Conscience

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The Patty Wagon

BY KAREN YOUNG If you’re going to throw your hat (or perhaps bun) into the highly competitive world of the burger biz, you’d better have a unique concept to grab attention. One of the latest concepts  literally rolling  around  Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Street Eatz: Food trucks roll into Calabasas for one day only

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World Fare, the first "bustaurant".

BY KAREN YOUNG Some of my most exciting days in the San Fernando Valley is when I spot a food truck. And as some know, I have actually been known to follow them — literally (okay, so I have no life).  Most trucks seem to favor Downtown, Hollywood … [Read more...]

Think Ahead this Weekend: The Silver Lake Jubilee — Rockin' with food trucks, music, arts and more

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L.A.'s indie band, Foreign Born, is one of many performing in the two day festival.

BY KAREN YOUNG Get out of the 818 this weekend without going very far. The reason? The Silver Lake Jubilee — a rockin’ two day event featuring over  30 bands on three stages, 34 food trucks, gourmet food vendors from local restaurants, 60 … [Read more...]

All American Softy: Ice cream truck brings the party to you

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BY CAROLE ROSNER I have never seen adults so excited to order out of an ice cream truck as I did when the All American Softy “party truck” pulled into the parking lot at my husband’s office at a late night talk show. Music from Frank … [Read more...]

The Mandoline Grill Truck rolls in trendy Vietnamese cuisine with a healthy edge

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Banh Mi  ($6)  Photos: Courtesy Mandoline Grill

BY SUZY LI I have to admit I've gotten a little caught up in the whole gourmet food truck craze. Although the food is generally fantastic, I have been getting a bit turned off by the fact that I have to stand in line for 40 to 90 minutes and then … [Read more...]

The Get Shaved Truck: A frozen dessert wonderland on wheels

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Check out locations in the 818. Tonight, 4/20, in Tarzana. Tomorrow Granada HIlls.  Ohoto Courtesy:

BY KAREN YOUNG When I started telling friends about the Get Shaved Truck, they looked at me like I was nuts. Until I explained that the “shaved” meant “shaved ice” and not at all what they were thinking. Finding the Get Shaved truck … [Read more...]

Street Feast and Food Truck Fest at The Americana at Brand

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The Americana

BY KAREN YOUNG Head over to the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday, March 30 for a “Street Feast” at The Americana at The Brand in Glendale. Nine of the most popular food trucks will join stores and restaurants for this … [Read more...]

Kogi BBQ: The Food Truck that started the Revolution is in the 818

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The Kogi Truck is roaming the Valley. Find it on Twitter.

BY KAREN YOUNG My teenage son and I first found the Kogi BBQ truck via Twitter one late night almost a year ago parked outside the El Bar in Universal City. We waited over an hour in a line, so by the time we got to the front, we were starving and … [Read more...]

Food Truck love rolls into the 1st Annual LA Street Food Fest

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Sonja Rasula and Shawna Dawson.

BY KAREN YOUNG At certain times, especially when it involves food — is when you just have to make your way out of the 818. The occasion is the LA Street Food Fest tomorrow — Saturday, February 13 at the LA Studio Center in Downtown LA. Consider … [Read more...]

Say Cheese Please! The Grilled Cheese Truck rolls into the San Fernando Valley

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Grilled Cheese truck. Photo: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG I love cheese. No two ways about it. My basic philosophy is that life without cheese would be bad. Well, let’s just say that life without cheese and tomatoes would really bad. Perhaps it goes back to those childhood memories of … [Read more...]