Entries in food trucks (2)



March 6.  It was one of those lazy Sunday mornings with no plans, parties or obligations. While Dad went on a long, strenuous ride, we lounged around in our jammies.

9:09 am.

11:31 am.  On a whim, we decided to have lunch at a local farmer's market - one that we had heard great things about but had never been to. We were looking forward to discovering something new and soaking in some sun. Turns out they had a row of food trucks - our fave!

12:22 pm.  Ran into our good friends, the S-L family. After wandering around together, I came to the realization that the farmer's market did not garner as much kid approval as I had hoped - they were bored out of their minds. So you can imagine how excited they were when they discovered the play area.

Basically, we traded our excitement for corn-on-the-cob and cut fruit samples for their excitement for climbing fake rocks. Their boredom effortlessly became ours.

Oh well, at least they got some exercise and we saved some calories and cash. Are we the only ones who blow through money at farmer's markets?

All-in-all, it was a good morning. We went home and the kids had a restful and quiet afternoon.



foodie fest

Last weekend we attended a first annual gourmet food truck festival. Food truck as in roach coach. Isn't "gourmet food truck" an oxymoron? Boy, have times changed. I'm still in disbelief at how hot these vehicles are now. But, after watching half an episode of The Great Food Truck Race, and having never eaten at one of these Twitter-happy trucks, I was intrigued.

The event was held in a stadium parking lot. It was sold out and packed.

I'm sure if you owned one of the food trucks, you were in cash-only heaven. But if you were like us - hungry and hot, with hungry and hot children - then you may have had a miserable time waiting in lines that were longer than Disneyland on a Saturday. Most of the trucks ran out of food hours before closing. And the grub? Let's just say the hype was more exciting.

In all fairness, we did enjoy some good eats:

  • shave ice from GetShaved  (truly fantastic)
  • sweet potato fries with nutella and peanut butter from Fresh Fries LA  (sounds gross but really good)
  • beer battered avocado taco and watermelon cubes with mint and lime from Seabirds

I so wanted to try Coolhaus, Nom Nom, and Buttermilk but they had all sold out. Oh well, maybe next year.

Then again, maybe not.

Fortunately for us, the boys had the most fun. After Lao Lao spent over an hour waiting for the balloon man, they spent the rest of the time entertaining themselves.