Visiting the Kogi BBQ Truck

In our weekly coverage of Long Beach’s weekly Lunch Truck It event, our very own Marc and Matt got a chance to try a truck they never had before — The Kogi BBQ Truck. The name Kogi has become quite synonymous with the gourmet food truck scene, so it’s only fitting we took some time to give all their great eats a try.

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Nutella and Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries, peanut butter, Nutella, and powdered sugar. That’s the kind of goodness you can expect from the Fresh Fries truck. The shot above comes from the LunchTruckIt event out in Long Beach, where the hottest trucks from LA and Orange County meet on a weekly basis so people in that respective design district get to enjoy some great eats.

Here’s a video of some folks enjoying the good eats from the Fresh Fries truck:


The Greasy Wiener Truck [ADVENTURE]

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Let the food truck coverage continue! Last week at Long Beach‘s running summer Lunch Truck It event the Greasy Wiener brought their New Jersey swagger to the streets of Southern California. Like the rabid food truck vultures that we are, we patrolled the event and managed to get a bit of quality wiener tasting in.

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Adventure: Grill ‘Em All Truck

It’s been over half a year since the Grill ‘Em All Truck was crowned the champion of Food Network’s debut season of The Great Food Truck Race. Ever since their appearance on the show, we were dying for a taste of their expansive burger menu.

Our luck was good last Wednesday, when the truck swung by the weekly Lunch Truck It event in Long Beach, CA. That was enough coaxing for us; we hopped in our cars and drove over. We got down on a variety of burgers, here’s a look:

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Visiting the Buttermilk Truck

With the presence of Long Beach‘s weekly Summer Lunch Truck It event, it’s been a wealth of opportunity for us to get to try all these food trucks we’ve only heard about through press releases, tweets and Facebook pictures. This past week, we had the opportunity to order up at The Buttermilk Truck.

The Buttermilk Truck’s initiative involves bringing homemade breakfast favorites to the streets at all times of the day, using their main ingredient: BUTTERMILK. All of truck’s assorted menu items are made from scratch and baked daily: buttermilk pancakes, waffles and donut batters are made from scratch and cooked to order.

Where good food exists, lines will exist:

Did we just read Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancake Bites? I think we did, and this is us happy:

The Red Velvet coma was nice, but Geoff’s eyes were caught by the Hawaiian Breakfast Sliders, a sandwich highlighted by Portuguese sausage, sauteed onions and Shayu scrambled eggs on Hawaiian Bread. It looks plain, but trust, it’s an amazing mouth sensation. Everything is moist, and it’ll fill you up. Here’s a look:

For more on the whereabouts of The Buttermilk Truck, hop on over to their website, fan ’em on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. For continued news, stay tuned to the Buttermilk Truck and Food Truck channels here on Foodbeast!


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This is the part of the week where my camera phone tells tales of its week when it’s not in my pocket:


Visiting the Vizzi Truck [ADVENTURE]

You’ll hear this for weeks, months and even years to come: Gourmet FOOD TRUCKS are a phenomenon to behold. In a time where folks thrive off of drive-thrus and value menus, there’s an entire culture of foodies who seem to be taking longer lunch breaks and breaking curfew to huddle in line at their favorite roaming food trucks, enjoying gourmet food out of vehicles normally assigned for low-quality fair.

With all that in mind, yesterday was the launch of the Lunch Truck It event, a weekly series based out of Long Beach, CA, and the turnout was stupendous. Crowds flocked to the The ZaSo Design District and lined up for a fleet of trucks congregating the tightly knit street.

For those that didn’t make it, here’s some coverage from the Vizzi Truck, a brainchild of Chef David Fuñe combining styles from California, Oregon and the Philippines. While the food was delicious and spoke for itself, one thing to note was the music, plasma TV screens and dark, club-like aesthetic of the truck.

Memorable in their dining experience was the inclusion of White Truffle Popcorn with every order we placed, including a Venison Burger and their Braised Wagyu Beef Sliders.

The truck’s Venison Burger (pictured above) is a true winner, highlighted by Maple-Dijon Sriracha Aioli, Charred Sweet Onion, Queso Panela and Bacon on a nicely cooked piece of Venison. Not to be forgotten are their exquisite Braised Wagyu Beef Sliders, a trio of mini sandwiches that are turned up with a maple-balsamic BBQ beef and Chimichurri-Crème:

Here’s some 1-day old nostalgia from the event:

For a full menu, truck locations, and more information, head on over to The Vizzi Truck‘s website, Facebook and Twitter. If you’re in the Long Beach area, head out to the weekly Lunch Truck It event for a convenient weekly meetup of a rotating list of gourmet food trucks!