Irvine: Chomp Chomp, Rolling Sushi Van

My sister Becky is helping me out by being my weekly guest blogger.  Due to my busy schedule, I’m not able to attend the Teller lot on Wednesdays and she volunteered to provide a weekly report. 

Today was a great showing for food trucks. Aside from the resident trucks, were guest trucks Chomp Chomp, Rolling Sushi Van, Rancho A Go Go and Bakery Truck. There was also a mysterious, nondescript bright pink truck that was circling for a parking space… but I didn’t have the time to venture to the other side to check it out.

I was happy to see Chomp Chomp today because they have not been back to the Teller Lot in a while. Apparently, the Teller Lot must be a popular gathering because I was told that there are only so many guest truck spots that the resident trucks can accept each Wednesday. Last time, they made an appearance, my husband was with me and he ordered their spicy crab burger. When I took a bite of his burger, I wanted my own and have been waiting for them to come back ever since. Today, I finally got to savor one all by myself!

The Rolling Sushi Van also makes infrequent appearences to the Teller Lot, and I really wanted their special chirashi bowl, but I knew it would be way too much food for lunch. It was a tough decision, but I decided to keep in the “spicy” theme and ordered their spicy tuna chips.

Spicy Tuna Chips from Rolling Sushi Van
Spicy Crab Burger from Chomp Chomp Truck

May 11: OC Weekly 1st Clustertruck at Fullerton Library

Announcing OC Weekly’s First-Ever (Mini) Lonchera Clustertruck!

Us Forkers are planning mucho food events for the rest of the year (food tours? Contests? Booze? You know it! Details to come…), and I’m glad we were able to confirm this one: our first-ever clustertruck, on May 11 at the Fullerton Public Library!

It’s a specifically themed one: Latino food. I’m teaching a class at Cal State Fullerton that involves having students take oral histories of the owners of Latino restaurants, from hole-in-the-walls to Mi Casa and others, and their final is to present some of them to the public, as part of my “Gustavo’s Awesome Lecture Series!” at the Fullerton Public Library. Since we were going to talk about food, us Forkers reasoned, why not–you know–invite some of our favorite Latino loncheras, luxe or not?

So we did. The lineup after the jump!

Four loncheras will join us–exxcuse the small number, as it’s the Fullerton Public Library and, you know, this is an academic event, so we have to have SOME scholastic propriety. But the lineup is well-known and well-covered by nosotros, and damn good.

Piaggio on Wheels (@piaggioonwheels) will sling their choripan and Argentine-style empanadas that night, while Barcelona on the Go (@brcelonaonthego) brings the Spanish food that stirred us to call them OC’s best luxe lonchera last year. Perhaps the most-famous food truck in OC right now, Dos Chinos (fresh off the pages of the New York Times) has agreed to bring in their SanTana-meets-Little Saigon fusion and HILARIOUS tweets.

And, in perhaps the biggest coup of all and making their first-ever non-SanTana appearance: Alebrije’s, the famed pink taco truck and home of the extraordinary taco acorazado that us Forkers write about every fourth post. These guys never leave their home base of the corner of Main and Cubbon streets–but they will for this event.

I’m going to try and get a fifth participant, but no guarantees…we need a Mexi dessert! Perhaps a paletero…anyhoo, our lonchera clustertruck will happen May 11, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6333. Admission is FREE, and portions of the sales each lonchera makes go to the Fullerton Public Library. See you there!

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Bomb-ass Barcelona on the Go sandwich…

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Piaggio on Wheels: One of the participants