Apr 5, 2012

April 21: 5428 Strand, Hawthorne

To celebrate the grand opening of The Row at 360 South Bay by William Lyon Homes, we will be hosting five of LA’s hottest food trucks, plus live entertainment.

While noshing on tasty treats, you can tour some amazing model homes and see what the 360 community is all about.  Plus, the first few hundred people to register for the event online can get “buzz bucks,” which are redeemable for a free menu item and beverage from the truck of their choice.


What: Get a buzz buck for a free menu item and beverage while supplies last by registering at www.therow360.com.

Make sure to arrive at the event early to get your truck choice-- there are limited buzz bucks per truck.

Even if you are unable to register before the buzz bucks are all claimed, the event is open to all (bring some cash as many of the trucks don’t take cards).

Where: 5428 Strand, Hawthorne, CA 90250
When: Saturday, April 21 from 12-4 p.m

La Habra: Piaggio on Wheels

Argentine steak taco (left)
Pulled pork taco

April 5: GFTS return to Anaheim Farmer's Market on Thursdays

On Thursday April 5th, Home Skillet Food Truck (@HomeSkilletTrk) will be kick starting the return of the food trucks back to the Anaheim Farmer's Market from 3 pm to 6 pm.

The Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market is an outdoor street fair that takes place every Thursday from noon-7pm. Every week (until May 30) a truck will be rotating at the Anaheim Farmer's Market, so check the web site at http://downtownanaheim.blogspot.com/ for updates and food truck scheduled times.

Scheduled trucks at Anaheim's Farmers Market:
  • April 12th, @SweetLousBBQ ,
  • April 19, @CalbiBBQ 12 noon to 3 pm.
  • April 26 @ThePitStopGrill 12 noon to 7 pm.
  • May 3, @CrepesBonaparte 12 noon to 3 pm,
  • May 10th & 17th, @CalbiBBQ 12 noon to 3 pm,
  • May 24th & 31st: @CrepesBonaparte 12 noon to 3 pm.

Apr 2, 2012

Irvine: Taco Maria

My sister Becky is my guest blogger, offering her report on food trucks from the Teller & Michelson lunch lot in Irvine, CA


The aracherra (beef) taco

mole de pollo (chicken) taco

I don’t normally get very excited about tacos. Don’t get me wrong, I do like tacos, but I can’t say my heart would race upon thinking of eating one. That is, until I had a Taco Maria taco.

The aracherra taco included generous cubes of grilled marinated hangar steak with caramelized onion, bacon and charred shishito pepper on top. Before you even take a bite, you had to stop and admire it like a work of art.  The hangar steak was so tender and juicy, it took no effort at all to eat. The shishito peppers brought just the right amount of spiciness. I have no idea what went in to creating such an addicting sauce. Whatever it was, I wanted more.

In addition, I ordered the mole de pollo taco, a chicken thigh taco stewed with chocolate, chile and figs and topped with toasted almonds, a little cheese and onions. I normally pass on chicken tacos (pork and beef always take preference), but this one certainly held my attention. I liked how the toasted almonds brought a little crunch factor to each bite.

Similar to the arancherra taco, the mole de pollo taco also had so many interesting flavors with each bite. There was a sweetness to the sauce from the chocolate that was just enough to detect, but not too much to think it should be a dessert. The chicken was moist and tender, making it way too easy to eat. Before I knew it, my food was gone. I wanted more.