A few months ago, food trucks started lining the streets of an old-fashioned main street area of Granada Hills in the northwest section of the San Fernando Valley. Now, every Wednesday and Friday evening, a plethora of food trucks appear on the streets from around 5 pm until late evening.
But these food trucks aren’t the roach-coaches that we think of when we think “street vendor.” (Well, okay a couple of them are and serve authentic street tacos – yummy!) Most of them are gourmet food trucks catering to a particular genre of food. Take for instance The Streets of Thailand delivering Thai food, or Roll it Up serving sushi rolls, or Slap Yo Mama serving barbeque. Are you hungry now?
Last Wednesday was the first time I decided to head on over to the food truck extravaganza. I was craving street tacos. Many of the food trucks are truly gourmet; they’re covered in huge ads describing what they are known for, ie. burgers, Korean b-b-q, or cheese sandwiches. Instead of picking one of the fancier trucks, I chose the more roach-coach looking truck for my street taco craving. I wasn’t disappointed. Their steak tacos were pretty good, on a scale of 1-10 I’d give them an 8.
I’ve found a great alternative to my regular fast-food or quasi-fast food last minute meals, at least on Wednesdays and Fridays!
And now for some link love from around the blogosphere (how do you flippin’ spell that!?):
- Free Money Finance with Best Cash Back Credit Cards. A great overview of cash back credit cards.
- Financial Samurai with Finding Love Gets Harder as we Grow Older. I don’t have much of an opinion on this since I’m married, but 35 is not old, darn it!
- Invest it Wisely with A Journey to a Beautiful Land of Coffee and Contrasts. A beautiful description of Kevin’s trip to Africa (I’m jealous!)
- Money Cone with Market Meltdown: What Should You Do? I noticed that freak out isn’t an option. Note to self: should have read this article first!
- So Over Debt with Fighting the Urge to Spend. I don’t understand shopping urges very much (this is more of my husband’s weakness), but I understand will power. It takes a lot of it to reign in temptation.
- Everyday Tips and Thoughts with The ‘World’ Has Changed and It Isn’t Going Back. The goal here is diversify your income and skills. Nothing is forever.
- Sweating the Big Stuff with Budgeting Isn’t For Everyone: Is It for You? Yes, it is. 😉
- Retire by 40 with How to Deal with the Schizophrenic Stock Market. I noticed “pee your pants” wasn’t an option. I’m just as crazy as the market I think.
- Life and My Finances with We Bought Our First House! Congrats to Derek. I’m sort of jealous, but not jealous of all the scrapping he’s done to remove the old wallpaper. 😉