A few weekends back, the husband and I spent the whole weekend holed up at home, watching TV in our PJs and going out only to forage for food. Yes, we all have those weekends and it’s perfectly acceptable (In fact, it was perfect according to R but that’s so not happening honey because your wife is an obsessive lean mean weekend planning machine!).
The first food truck I heard about and tried was the Kogi BBQ truck in Los Angeles. Then all of a sudden, there seemed to be a sudden mushrooming of these fun, innovative and marketing savvy food trucks doling out deliciousness day after day, all over Los Angeles! During the fateful weekend, we tried out Eat Fry Smith and The Grilled Cheese Truck… and we got lucky because the Eat Fry Smith Truck was right across the street from Scoops (head there for the best gelato in town!) and the Scoops bake sale for the great American bake sale! Score!!!
I just want you to know that I did attempt to work out after that weekend… but I have a feeling I need to tie myself to a treadmill with no ‘stop’ button on it to make up for all the damage done! :P
First let’s visit the The Grilled Cheese Truck… the line was long but entertaining with a mixed crowd that makes for interesting people watching while you wait for your food! (I know there seems to be a pattern appearing with me and grilled cheese joints but we’ll just ignore that!) I had the Cheesy Mac Melt that is mac n cheese on French bread with sharp cheddar… And the verdict: Loved the idea but it was too much of cheese goodness for one soul (yes, I know that sounds impossible)…maybe something to add more flavor or add contrast would’ve been great. Nonetheless it was perfectly made and quite tasty! The husband had a customized classic melt and we both shared a cup of the mandatory but very tasty tomato soup and some tater tots (I know I know…but how can I say no to fried potatoes?!). May I tell you that my husband loved his sandwich and probably dreamt about it that night! :P
Apart from their usual menu, they also carry daily specials so don’t forget to check that out when you hit the truck. You can literally build your own sandwich with unique additions like avocado, marshmallows, nutella and BBQ smoked pork. I loved the cheery yellow exterior of the truck that you cannot miss! :D The truck moves around different locations all over LA, so you can catch them at a convenient location by keeping track of them on their website.
Here are some pictures just for you….
Next up we have the Eat Fry Smith truck known for their famous kimchi fries… Do I already have you craving some? The concept behind the truck is your choice of fries with an array of innovative toppings like chicken stewed in a tomatillo sauce or pork belly with kimchi. The truck also offers vegetarian/ vegan options along with some interesting craft sodas like sarsaparilla and China Soda (I have to try this out next time!). I had the sweet potato fries with the vegetarian chili while the hubster had the regular sweet po fries (sweet potato fries with the chicken in tomatillo sauce). I was barely able to make a dent in my fries, (so forget finishing them!) and maybe next time, I would get the regular fries instead of the sweet potato fries.
R loved his sweet po fires but also felt he would’ve liked regular fries instead of the sweet potato fries. He’s already decided that the next time round, he’s going straight for the Kimchi fries! Again, you can catch the truck at various locations all over LA by checking their website for their latest location. Let me add that these are definitely occasional indulgences… it took me three days to get through that single portion of fries!
My favorite part of the weekend was the bake sale at Scoops…. Oh sweet heaven! There were such gorgeous treats ranging from world peace cookies to Magnolia Banana Pudding to Fleur de Sel Caramels to home made jams and sauces. I picked up some Loquat Jam that was so charmingly packed and some other treats. Among them was one of the best strawberry cupcakes I’ve ever had in my life…. Even better than the nutella cupcake (I don’t know how that happened but it did!). It was a perfect balance of sweetness and strawberry goodness with the perfect crumb on the cake. The sale featured treats from Daisy Mae and Crust among others. I wish I’d tried out some of the macarons that were on offer… well hopefully there is a next time!
The To-Die-For Strawberry Cupcake
The Nutella Cupcake
The Cutest Little Sticky Bun!