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Food & Drink

Fork in the Road

food trucks!
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Good thing the chase always leaves you hungry for more.

Buttermilk Truck
Breakfast for dinner, lunch, and breakfast, too.
Order Up: Breakfast sammies, Hawaiian bread French toast sticks, and Buttermilk Brick (hash browns, eggs, biscuit and chorizo gravy). ’Tis almost the season for eggnog cake donuts.
When & Where: Miracle Mile & Grand Ave. weekdays. Anywhere goes Fri. & Sat. Come and get it at twitter.com/buttermilktruck.

Asian Soul Kitchen
East meets South making a comfort foodie mobile home out West.
Order Up: Lollipop Chicken (fried drummets with sweet and spicy tamarind glaze topped with sesame seeds) and Southern-style collard greens with smoked turkey.
When & Where: Hitting the streets Dec. 1 (though Nov. 27 & 28 might see some early action). Make it a hot pursuit at twitter.com/itsbentobaby.

Dogtown Dogs
All-beef snap dogs and toasty grilled buns, you dig?
Order Up: California Dog (basil aioli, tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and fried onions); Trailer Trash (chili, cheese sauce, and crumbled Fritos). Dessert Dog (Twinkie and a deep fryer) is a possible addition.
When & Where: The original Dogtown, Downtown, and everywhere in between. Trail at twitter.com/dogtowndog.

Little Spoon Desserts
Dessert’s first with these sweet treats roaming the streets.
Order Up: Chocolate eclairs, cheesecakes, seasonal brittle, and cookie bark. Put your name on the list for neon-colored lollipops, chocolate-dipped popcorn, and bacony delights on the way.
When & Where: Keep a lookout at offices, farmers markets, and street fests. Chase at twitter.com/weliketospoon.

Flying Pig
Trucking test run for a French-Asian restaurant opening next year.
Order Up: Pork belly buns with sweet pickled onions, cucumber, and house-made Death sauce or tamarind duck confit taco with pickled beets, orange, daikon, and almonds.
When & Where: From the west (Venice) to the far east (Pasadena). Track at twitter.com/flyingpigtruck.

Mattie’s Southern Kitchen
Bet your fried pickles on these down-home delicacies.
Order Up: Fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, Hoppin’ John, and shrimp and grits if you’re obliged. Keep an eye out for crawfish etouffee, shrimp and collard stuffing, and a winter squash casserole.
When & Where: Think Downtown (though a regular route’s in the works). Mosey on over at twitter.com/mattieskitchen.

The Sweets Truck
A highly caffeinated bakeshop on wheels.
Order up: Frosted-to-order cookie sandwiches, Beauty Pageant brownies, Madame Chocolat confections, and pots of French press or Chemex coffee, along with a full espresso bar.
When & Where: UCLA, Toyota Center in Torrence, Hollywood Production Center on Gower. Get a sugar high at twitter.com/thesweetstruck.


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