San Elijo Foodie Fest Dec 3
One of my friends pointed this out to me and it looks fun.
Sorry for the "bad" link, but I haven't found an official website or anything with more details.
If you follow "San Elijo Hills" on facebook, there are more posts about what trucks are going to make it.
Maybe because I am (ahem) getting up there in years, but I just don't get the appeal of food trucks. I am usually busy at lunch or pack my own. At night, if I am out with my s.o., I do not she is going to want to park her ass on a street curb eating some food. I know San Elijo wants food trucks out for their event, because there is nothing else out there, and I guess it is really easy for them to set up. I have been to lots of charitable events that are food tastings. I know the restaurants are hoping that you will like the food they are presenting and try their place. If the food trucks aren't even in the area normally whats the deal.
The food trucks are selling restaurant quality food as opposed to the old "roach coach" types of trucks. They became popular mainly for 2 reasons:
1) After people finish clubbing, they are hungry and the restaurants are closed
2) People who want to go out for lunch at work, but they don't have the time to drive far away.
As for the trucks, some of the trucks are in the area normally, and for the other trucks going to these events generates much more profit than a normal day. I went to the Anaheim event in the summer and every truck had a huge line. A lot of them even completely sold out of food.