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Old 01-05-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I like food trucks, and LA has lots of great ones, but there are just as many "fly-by-night" ones that are just trying to make a buck jumping on a trend. And as good as the food trucks are here in LA, the brick and mortar restaurants are so much better. Plus many of them have great histories dating back to the early days of Los Angeles, so you can get a feel of classic Los Angeles while you enjoy your delicious meal.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: EST
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You should see the food trucks that keep popping up on the most busy streets in Downtown Pasadena these days. It's hugely popular, esp. now that the up-and-coming or young but already established semi-celeb chefs are putting out their food trucks and advertising it all over, especially on twitter (@lafoodtrucks or even here, which lists most of the twitter food truck accounts). The most recent one that had lines around the block in Pasadena, next to the Playhouse, was the food truck for that young, French chef (Ludo) with the really bad temper.

I dunno, it's a fad, but been going on a while. I'm not a huge fan of it for all the reasons the rest of you have mentioned, but these trucks make upscale cuisine/chefs more accessible to the general public who wouldn't necessarily be able to go/afford to eat at the super-posh restaurants.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Rip off trucks.

They cater to the younger people who have not really developed their taste in food and who are not adventurous/mature enough to eat inside nice restaurants.

Just because the food (at a high price) is served from a cartoonly truck, it doesn't mean it's good.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Rip off trucks.

They cater to the younger people who have not really developed their taste in food and who are not adventurous/mature enough to eat inside nice restaurants.

Just because the food (at a high price) is served from a cartoonly truck, it doesn't mean it's good.
True.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: In bed with Madonna
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I will never eat at one of those food trucks but i dont see a problem with them.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: EST
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I will never eat at one of those food trucks but i dont see a problem with them.
Just out of curiosity, why not? I haven't either, but wondering why others wouldn't.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Just because the food (at a high price) is served from a cartoonly truck, it doesn't mean it's good.
Unless the food actually is good.
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