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Apr 6, 2010 04:59 AM

Food Truck Extravaganza Starting Up Near LAX

Channel 7 local newscasters just did a piece on the new Food Truck Court that is starting up as of today between 11 AM and 3 PM on a vacant parking lot located at 5985 W Century Blvd. (just east of Sepulveda Blvd) which is between Avion Blvd. on the west side and Airport Blvd. on the east side. Looks like it will be on the N side of Century according to Google mapping.

KABC said there will be 9 different types of food trucks today, and that this is going to be a weekly event (but didn't list the days or hours that are planned in this report) so maybe more types of trucks will end up coming if this thing works well.

Daily Breeze has a longer, more informative piece about it here:

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  1. Here is the website with location info and the calendar.


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    1. re: Dommy

      Thanks for adding that link, Dommy. I always figure I just didn't see some other post about the very same thing (but too much food information is better than too little). I guess this could / should be added to that post seeking good food in the area of 405 and Slauson Ave. in the greater Culver City environs (Okay - I linked it to that thread).

      Also, it is a good thing I have DirecTV with a DVR so I could pause and then rewind, then watch again, then rewind, etc. this mornings newscast or my information would have been a LOT more garbled than it came out! ;-D>

    2. there is a truck called The Greasy Weiner? seriously? that name is a huge turn off, and i love greasy food.

      i would have to hear AMAZING things about it in order to try it.

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      1. re: Jelly71

        lol...well, grease has its place and a good wiener is hard to bea...err - never mind! ;-D>

        1. re: Servorg

          LOL!! We keep a good tabs on the Truck Scene (We actually enjoy them a lot) and are so dispointed we are on vacation that week so we won't be the first to do a GW report... LOL!!


        2. re: Jelly71

          My only problem with it is they misspelled "Wiener"!

          This thread is a Sign from Heaven or something: on the second Tuesday of most months there's a lunch meeting at the Proud Bird, which is not very good but at least it's expensive... anyway, I have to go for business reasons, but sometimes if the program's a bore I show up, shmooze a bit and then head to Pann's. Soooo... what if there were some interesting grub not quite so far away? Like, ummm (looking at this month's calendar), GREASY WEINER (sic)! Or some BBQ, or crepes...

          Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
          6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

          Proud Bird
          11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

          1. re: Jelly71

            Laffing here. The greezy weiner is a turn off? *chuckle*

            I for one would be curious to see what a Greasy Wiener menu item might look like.

            The pics looked ok to me.


          2. So, are you going to reschedule your morning ride tomorrow so you can give us a report, and why haven't you checked it today?

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            1. re: ChinoWayne

              Can't reschedule the ride...need to have those trucks there by 3:30 AM at the very latest! I want to try it out, but the schedule is too tight. Maybe if things go well they will expand the hours or add some days (Saturday or Sunday would be nice). Let's see how the houndish reports are when they come "rolling" in...

            2. Just returned from the lot and it got quite the reception!! \


              Despite the crowds, things ran rather smoothly though.... the wait for food wasn't terrible...

              Also, there is parking, but with such a crowd, it was rather full of cars, but the structure next to it wasn't terrible, we paid about $3 for the half hour we were there...

              We opted for the World Fare Truck. And liked the Veggie Chili and super crisp fries. We were not that impressed with the bread they used in their cups and their Chicken Curry (Not nuanced). I liked the Mac N Cheese Balls, but P. found them too truffly and I also enjoyed their Beet and Burruta Salad. A Good buy for the amount of beets and burrata (Although I would tell them no salt next time)


              We also got the Italian with Brocolli Rabe from So. Phily Experience. But like others have noticed, they messed up our order and forgot the Wiz. Grr! So although the Sandwiches here are still darn good, check your order folks. :P


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              1. re: Dommy

                Thanks, Dommy. Where did you go to consume your lunch? Do they have any tables set up or are folks just walking and eating or going back to their cars and eating or taking it home?

                Finally, what time did you get there?

                1. re: Servorg

                  I got there dead at Noon, the trucks were all fired up and delivering food...

                  There were tables and even a nice little band playing music! :) Plus, there was nice little patch of grass for eating picnic style... And the world fare truck is actually a double decker bus, so they have a seating area on top (That is where I took my picture of the crowd) Although they probably won't be there each time.

                  In reality, due to P.'s work schedule, we had to rush back to his office and eat our lunch there (That is why the salad looks a little travel worn). But it would have nice to soak up some sun and autmosphere there another time. This was very well done and I think almost everyone was having a good experience.... (And I say almost because there was this woman who demanded her money back from World Fare because her burger was medium well (just a whisper of pink) and she freaked out that it was raw. They gave her her money back no problem but she left in a huff...)


                  1. re: Servorg

                    There were tables and they were mostly full but we didn't hang around since I had to get back to work.

                2. It's about time for an event like this near the South Bay. It's on my calendar for next week ...

                  If anyone attends, please post about PARKING also. Street parking is expensive and virtually non-existant on weekdays.

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                  1. re: DiveFan

                    Dommy did mention parking and said they parked in the adjacent structure for $3 for the 30 minutes they were there.

                    1. re: DiveFan

                      DOH! Looks like several of us were composing and posting at about the same time.

                      OT, but when did the server change time zones? It's 2:54pm for me ...

                      1. re: DiveFan

                        Yeah, there is a parking structure right next to the lot (The one for 24 hour fitness) . There is also a long stretch of 2 hour street parking on 98th street (Also where the enterence to the parking structure is) So while the parking situation is not ideal, there is parking options...