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PORCHETTA TRUCK ALERT

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sel Feb 26, 2013 02:06 PM

One of Chef Evan Funke's partners informed me that Wednesday, February 27 (tomorrow) will be the last day for porchetta from the truck. They MAY bring it back, probably with a smaller, more efficient and better looking truck but that remains to be decided at a later date.
My advice, if ya likes some porchetta at the bargain price of $6, find em tomorrow!

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    nosh Feb 26, 2013 04:10 PM

    I am free during lunch hours tomorrow, Wednesday. Where does the truck plan to be?

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      sel Feb 26, 2013 05:27 PM

      Sorry, not sure. I'm gonna check their Twitter feed tomorrow.

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      Dirtywextraolives Feb 26, 2013 06:09 PM

      What's his trucks name again??

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        sel Feb 26, 2013 09:21 PM

        The Porchetta Truck

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          Dirtywextraolives Feb 27, 2013 09:50 AM

          Wow, that was tough, lol! Thank you.

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            sel Feb 27, 2013 11:39 AM

            My pleasure!
            Hope you have a chance to enjoy!

      2. wienermobile Feb 26, 2013 07:36 PM

        Don't know where they'll be tomorrow but they were at Penn Ave in Santa Monica 12-2pm today (Tuesday Feb 26th).

        1. Discokill Feb 26, 2013 08:28 PM

          For what it's worth they told me Thursday was the last day.

          No name, it's a really basic truck with (If i remember correctly) a pig spray painted on it. Look for the one with no fancy wrap.

          Most lunches they are in Santa Monica where weinermobile mentions but check twitter to be sure.

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            nlk Feb 26, 2013 08:57 PM

            Can someone ask them if we should take this as an indicator that their new restaurant in the helms bakery area will be opening soon?

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              wienermobile Feb 26, 2013 09:00 PM

              Chef Evan Funke had said the truck was temporary until his restaurant Bucato in Culver City (in the old Beacon site at the Helms Bakery complex) was ready.

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                sel Feb 26, 2013 09:48 PM

                When I spoke with Chef Evan on the trucks first night out, he indicated, as you say, that "..the truck was temporary until his restaurant Bucato in Culver City (in the old Beacon site at the Helms Bakery complex) was ready."

                They seem to be considering a future resurrection, which I indicated in my original post, "They MAY bring it back, probably with a smaller, more efficient and better looking truck but that remains to be decided at a later date."

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                Bob Brooks Feb 27, 2013 01:18 PM

                Tomorrow, Thursday, is the truck's last day. However, they will only be doing their hamburger. Today is the last day for porchetta. They're stopping truck service in order to work on the restaurant, which is supposed to open at the end of March.

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                sel Feb 26, 2013 09:39 PM

                You are correct, Thursday will be the last day that the truck will be on the street (for the time being). But as I said in my original post, "..Wednesday, February 27 (tomorrow) will be the last day for porchetta..." and that is because they will NOT be selling porchetta on Thursday. They plan to offer the burger that the chef offered as a special at Rustic Canyon. Damn, now I'm gonna have to wait in an even longer line!

              4. PeterCC Feb 27, 2013 01:12 AM

                Had it a few weeks ago, not as earth-shattering as I had hoped (too high expectations?) but still very good. Was going to go today but didn't have time. Will definitely try to be there tomorrow for lunch. Impromptu CH meet-up?

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                  Johnny L Feb 27, 2013 02:29 AM

                  For $6 is was better than what I would have expected. It was no Lardo (portland) but it was good.

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                    PeterCC Feb 27, 2013 09:04 AM

                    That is very true, Johnny. I wasn't really thinking of the price-to-value ratio.

                2. PeterCC Feb 27, 2013 09:06 AM

                  The truck today will NOT be at 26th and Pennsylvania Ave (Food Truck Alley), but will be at Ocean Park and 31st at noon, per http://twitter.com/bucatola/. Should hopefully be somewhat better parking.

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                    Discokill Feb 27, 2013 10:26 AM

                    Parking can be tough there on the street - if you cant find anything on 31st, I'd recommend just pulling into the complex and getting validated at Coffee Bean

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                    jdwdeville Feb 27, 2013 07:30 PM

                    Sooooo... does this mean the long-delayed Bucato is in the final stages?

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                      PeterCC Feb 27, 2013 07:43 PM

                      Evan Funke said today approximately 4 weeks, though the porchetta sandwich probably won't be available for a while. He's going to put it on his lunch menu but they'll only have dinner service for the time being until they get into a good groove.

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