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Gourmet Food Truck – Slap Yo Mama

March 15th, 2011 1 comment


Catfish Po’Boy with spicy slaw. Takes me back to when I was in New Orleans. Great soul food. Great people too. Be sure to check out the Slap Yo Mama truck next time they are in your neighborhood.



Gourmet Food Trucks – Get Your Lard On

December 8th, 2010 No comments

The GetYourLardOn truck stopped near Pierce college for lunch today. Ordered a BLT (Bacon-lettuce-tomato) sandwich. The bacon was the highlight. Thick cut and a nice smokey flavor. They had some seats setup on the sidewalk next to the truck so you could sit down while you wait for your order. That was a nice touch. Also the people were very friendly and helpful. Hope they come out to the west San Fernando Valley again soon.

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Whollyrollers does it again!

November 13th, 2010 No comments

This is the second Food Truck Festival that Whollyrollers has put on. This time my wife went with me. We had a mini burger, sweet potato fries with humus, pulled pork sliders, ice cream sandwich made with brown butter and bacon ice cream and a hot chocolate. Again easy parking, short lines and a lot of trucks to choose from. What more could you want from a event like this?

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Whollyroller’s Food Truck Fest – Oct 22, 23 and 24th

October 23rd, 2010 No comments


Headed out to the Wholly Rollers Food Truck fest in Sherman Oaks today. It was in a parking lot across the street from Sherman Oaks hospital. I rolled into their parking lot at found a space immediately about 10 feet away from the food trucks. They had all the food trucks arranged around the perimeter of the lot and the middle was filled with tables to sit and eat at. I also noticed that the lines for the trucks were very short. Most did not have more than two or three people in line. Usually at a event like this the lines are around the block. Now the hard part. What truck to have dinner at? This was a tough decision because there were so many good choices. Two gentlemen that seemed related to the event stop to talk to me. They commented on my neon HiViz motorcycle jacket and then tried to help me decide what truck to visit for dinner.  I ended up choosing the Tam Truck for Vietnamese food. I ordered up their special for the day which was a sandwich stuffed with Vietnamese goodness. It had marinaded meat and fresh cucumber, carrot and cilantro and a interesting  spicy Vietnamese mayonnaise. It was very tasty. This was the best experience I have had at a food truck fest bar none. Hope they have many more in the future. You can follow the @whollyrollers on twitter.

Gourmet Food Trucks – Yalla Falafel Truck

October 16th, 2010 No comments


Today’s lunch was at the Yalla Truck at the Canoga Park Farmers market. I ordered the “Yalla” which is a pita stuffed with falafel and veggies. The young lady taking orders was outside the truck instead of inside. I think that is a nice touch. Its more welcoming to talk to a person on your level instead of shouting your order into a “Order here” window. The food was very authentic which was also nice. I always thought stuffing your food in a tortilla and calling it “fusion” is not to creative like some trucks do. For authentic Israeli street food this is it.

Gourmet Food Trucks – Mambo Juice Truck

October 16th, 2010 No comments


While at the Canoga Park Farmers market on Owensmouth and Sherman way I met up with the Mambo Juice Truck. My wife and I ordered a tropical smoothie that was made with chunks of pineapple, pineapple sherbet, bannana and mango. They split it into two cups so my wife and I could share it. We both commented on how light and refreshing it was. It was not heavy or too sweet like many smoothies are. They had a large flat screen TV mounted on the truck. Playing on it were a Hispanic music videos including a latin Elvis impersonator.

Gourmet Food Trucks – The Manilla Machine

October 2nd, 2010 No comments

Met up with the the Manila Machine truck at the Canoga Park farmers market today. Ordered the chicken adobo plate. It came with a bone in chicken thigh and rice. The chicken was well seasoned and falling off the bone tender. This truck is very true to their Filipino cuisine. Not like some other “fusion” trucks that make taco’s and burritos with it. That was a nice change. Hope to see them in the west San Fernando Valley again soon.

Gourmet Food Trucks – Smokin’ Willie’s BBQ Truck

September 20th, 2010 No comments

Met up with the¬† Smokin’ Willie’s BBQ Truck at Scotland Yard pub in Canoga Park, CA. Ordered their Pulled pork sandwich. Its pulled pork smothered in BBQ sauce on a hoagie roll topped with cole slaw. It was a great sandwich. Since I am a BBQ nerd I have to critique this one. There was no smoke flavor. I was expecting some considering this truck’s name.


Gourmet Food Trucks – Flying Pig Truck

September 15th, 2010 No comments

Headed over to the Flying Pig Truck today for lunch. The weather was great so I decided to take my motorcycle. Reminicient of the Alton Brown show “Feasting on Asphalt” except with food trucks. As luck would have it there was no line. Somthing you don’t see too often at a gourmet food truck in Los Angeles. I asked the man for their three best tacos. He ordered me duck, spicy pork and carne asada. They were all delicious but the duck and spicy pork were my favorites. Hope to see them again in the west San Fernando Valley.


Tomatoes are comming soon!

August 27th, 2010 No comments


Planted tomatoes several months ago. Can not wait until they ripen.