Gourmet Food Trucks: Please Come Back! – Calabasas Residents Want More
Gourmet Food Trucks: Please Come Back!
Do you think mobile eateries like Grill ‘Em All, The Munchie Machine and The Grilled Cheese Truck should make more pit stops in Calabasas?The food truck phenomenon is the bane of many bricks and restaurants, and the delight of bored, cash-strapped people who love to eat out, but can’t afford a proper sit down meal.
Many of the trucks have tip jars, but no one gives you the stink eye or does the math making sure you left percent of the check in the communal jar.
Even the Food Network has a reality TV show that celebrates the best of the foodie trucks with Los Angeles’ own Grill ‘Em All, which won the first season. This season sees local trucks Crepes Bonaparte, Nana Queens, Nom Nom Truck and Ragin’ Cajun competing in daunting challenges.
When Calabasas hosted seven trucks this summer, courtesy of the Calabasas Commons, the entire town and many others from neighboring cities showed up and waited for hours in the unrelenting sun like they were giving away free money in lines for items like grilled cheeses, blazing hot shrimp tacos and pizza slices.
What does this tell us?
Calabasas residents have discretionary income and will use it to avoid getting on a freeway, especially if you tart up the local dining-out offerings with exotic tasty new treats.
Check out this article on the food truck phenomenon and Calabasas. It appears that Calabasas residents will come out in droves for the food trucks. I for one used to live in Santa Monica and am linked to many of the trucks through Facebook and Twitter and am a bit jealous when I see them setting up somewhere in LA (i.e. too far away for me to get to)