Granada Hills Grubfest 06.21.2013

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It’s not often that I document my visit to the two blocks of food truck heaven that’s happening in Granada Hills every Friday night. I know I have been MIA from blogging and I thought why not make a comeback of sorts starting with a regular event such as this, right?  Here it goes…

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Something new that I haven’t seen the last time I was there was the signs. Finally this thing now has an official name.

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Cousins Maine Lobster Truck

We’ve never tried this truck before and since we (meaning my kids and myself) love seafood, it seems like a good choice to try out and we weren’t disappointed.

menu

Line was manageable but they kept it flowing with an efficiency of the armed forces. When paying with a card, you have your choice to add tip with a choice of 15%, 20%, custom or no tip. Their system does not look like that of the square reader but it sure is cool. Takes the guess work our of everything. Since they have more than one person working the griddle, we have our food in the pick up window within 2 minutes.

Connecticut Lobster Roll

The Connecticut Lobster Roll is Maine lobster, served warm with butter and lemon on a New England roll. You can easily tell the lobster was fresh, supple and juicy. Just has the right amount of lemon butter not drenched in it. There’s actually more lobster meat in relation to the roll.  Love it!

Maine Lobster Roll

The Maine Lobster Roll on the other hand is served chilled with a touch of mayo on a New England roll. I want to say this is my favorite but then I also like the warm version. So let’s just say I like them both. Again, just a touch of mayo so it did not overwhelm the lobster meat. Really, it boils down to preference whether you like your savory food warm or cold. Both are excellent choice.

New England Clam Chowder

We got a bowl of New England Clam Chowder to share. It was creamy and hearty. You can definitely chew on the clam meat in the soup amongst the potatoes. I’m not a potatoes kind of person so I left the potato eating to my kids but I enjoyed it very much.

Now, after trying out a new truck we were all ready for some comfort food. Meaning, the same two trucks we always end up with whenever we are there.

The Grilled Cheese Truck

At The Grilled Cheese Truck the kids got the Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt and the Brie Melt (on wheat).

Jogasaki Burrito

And for the adults, there’s the King Crab and Lobster Salad Sushi Burrito from Jogasaki Burrito.

And that wraps up our Friday night food crawl at the Granada Hills Grubfest. I’m actually quite excited to come back and have food from a never-before-tried food truck.

xo, Emilie

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Pogi Truck

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I was in Granada Hills one Wednesday in search for dinner. I looked around and none of the trucks really grabbed my attention. Nothing new and interesting.

And then across the street parked on a street off of Devonshire I saw the word “Pogi”. I crossed the street to get a better look and I’ll be…. It is Pogi Truck.

Pogi Truck menu

Pogi Truck menu

Their menu is quite refreshing. Almost all if not all of the Filipino GFTs in the LA area offers Filipino breakfast fare, the SILOGS, on their menu. Not in this truck.  I love the fact that Lettuce Wrap and Garlic Edamame are in the menu, however, they were not available that day. Looking forward to that one.

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specials

That day though they have a special, ADOBO PORK RIBS! Yum!

We gave our orders and went home.

Chicken Adobo Rice Bowl Combo w/ Lumpia

Chicken Adobo Rice Bowl Combo w/ Lumpia ($9)

Imagine the aroma that accompanied us on our way home? I was nearly delirious. A lot of Filipinos are very critical of Adobo. I would say most have extreme loyalty to a family member’s version. I have my loyalty as well but I’ve come to realize that it is one of those dishes that can be interpreted a thousand ways. Pogi Truck’s adobo is definitely tasty, not too oily and it is not vinegar-heavy. I like 🙂

Adobo Pork Ribs

Adobo Pork Ribs Combo (with Lumpia)

The Adobo Pork Ribs is a different story though. It was super tasty and I love it!

I also ordered Turon which is banana wrapped in egg wrapper and Pogi Truck’s version comes with sea salt caramel. Unfortunately, I was never able to take a picture before it was devoured. I have to say that the turon (banana egg roll) is good but what made it superb is the sea salt caramel. The sea salt flavor really comes through the caramel richness. I love!

I can’t wait to go back for the Lettuce Wrap and the Turon with Sea Salt Caramel.

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xo, Emilie
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Great Night at Granada Hills

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One particular GFT got me really interested so I headed out to Granada Hills and I’m greated by a mass of GFTs. Me and the kids ended up having a grand time sampling food.

Check out the photos below to check out which GFTs were at Granada Hills last night.

Bollywood Bites

Bollywood Bites

Street Kitchen

Street Kitchen

Philly Please

Philly Please

Tainamite

Tainamite

La Rue de Paris

La Rue de Paris

Bowers Gourmet Sausage

Bowers Gourmet Sausage

Fresh and Meaty Burgers

Fresh and Meaty Burgers

Gourmet Genie

Gourmet Genie

The Pokey Truck

The Pokey Truck

Kabob Express

Kabob Express

Caridad Cuisine

Caridad Cuisine

OG Tempura

OG Tempura

New York Galbi

New York Galbi

da Burger Boss

da Burger Boss

Breezy Freeze

Breezy Freeze

Sloppy Gourmet

Sloppy Gourmet

Bajamar Seafood

Bajamar Seafood

The Shawerma House

The Shawerma House

Pinoy Jeepney Food Truck

Pinoy Jeepney Food Truck

Chicago Meats LA

Chicago Meats LA

Papa Juan's

Papa Juan's

Aloha Fridays LA

Aloha Fridays LA

Grilled Cheese Patrol

Grilled Cheese Patrol

Kogi Truck

Kogi Truck

Now wasn’t that fun? Just the variety makes for such an interesting evening and we certainly had blast. Unfortunately, this spot has no official name nor twitter account where we can check out which trucks are coming out on which day (please let me know if I’m mistaken).

Happy Foodtrucking!!!

xo, Emilie
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where will you be this weekend?

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This weekend marks the official start of my kid’s winter break. Yay! It also marks the beginning of frantic completion of my endless gift list. Anyway, that doesn’t stop a foodtruck-loving mom that I am from well…foodtrucking 🙂 What better way than combine shopping and foodtrucks on Saturday (Dec 18th) and fun and foodtrucks on Sunday (Dec 19th).

 

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So, where will you be this weekend?

HAPPY FOODTRUCKING AND STAY SAFE!!!

Emilie

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