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bagdoodle Dec 27, 2009 01:23 PM

Other than the Kogi Truck, what are they? Where are they? what do they serve? are they any good? I'm particularly interested in fusion-type trucks, like Kogi, but would love to know about anything else that's special or good.

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  1. Jennalynn Dec 28, 2009 01:42 PM

    I live near Wilshire and the Tar Pits and there are always at least 3 trucks there most days.

    Ate at India Jones today. Decent Indian food. Had the Potato Paratha and the Channa Masala. $3.50 and $5.50. I thought they were a little pricey for what you got but the food was good and the raita very fresh.

    1. Das Ubergeek Dec 28, 2009 09:44 AM

      I tried the Argentine-Brazilian "Piaggio on Wheels" truck at the Bruery this weekend... I won't bother reposting (you can see the original post at http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforki...) but I thought it was decent. Need to try the specialities though.

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        coffeebrownies Dec 27, 2009 08:40 PM

        Come to Wilshire Blvd between LACMA and Hauser any weekday between noon and 2 or so and there are a dozen or so trucks, some fusion, some not, lined up on the curb on the south side of Wilshire--much to the annoyance of local restaurants. They seem to offer good prices and certainly they attract local crowds.

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          chuck Dec 27, 2009 05:31 PM

          I tried the Kogi truck shortly after the craze started. After waiting 45 minutes for my taco and burrito I was not impressed. It was ok but not worth the hype. I Liked the Border grill truck but tacos are $3 and you need 3 or 4 to be full and that is expensive. I can get good tacos elsewhere for $1.25 each. The burger that I had at the Green Truck was good but not real special. I enjoyed the BBQ beef sandwich from Barbie's Q and will go back when they are in my area. My favorite so far is the South Philly Truck. The steak is good and they bring in rolls from Philly. Findlafoodtrucks.com is the best way to follow them. The site posts the twitter pages from most of the LA trucks in one place.

          1. DrBruin Dec 27, 2009 05:14 PM

            http://theguide.latimes.com/Elina-Sha...

            Here's a recent list I found in the L.A. Times which lists many of the fancier food trucks.

            Of the multitude of fancier food trucks, I've only tried Kogi (which I liked their tacos but didn't think it was worth the hour long wait).

            To find most of these trucks, you'll need to find their website, Facebook, or link up via Twitter.

            1. wutzizname Dec 27, 2009 04:58 PM

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670272

              1. Jennalynn Dec 27, 2009 01:27 PM

                There are tons.

                Grilled Cheese trucks.
                Waffle trucks.
                Pastrami trucks.

                Go here: http://www.findlafoodtrucks.com/

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