Gourmet Food Trucks To Begin Making Weekly Appearances in Long Beach
2011-05-02 · By Editor
The wait is over! The gourmet food truck sensation that has swept Los Angeles and Orange Counties will come to Long Beach.
Beginning May 4, food trucks that were previously restricted in the City of Long Beach will come to Coronado Avenue at Anaheim Street every Wednesday for lunch.
“This is a first for Long Beach and I am proud to sponsor an event like this that promises to facilitate community and culture through food,” said Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell who represents the Fourth Council District of Long Beach.
The draw is Lunch Truck It, a weekly event that aims to bring Long Beach professionals, families, students, and local residents together for lunch every week. The businesses of the Zaferia-South (ZaSo) Design District that line Coronado Avenue, the East Anaheim Business Association (EASBA), and O’Donnell will host the event. These key stakeholders are hoping that such an eclectic and epicurean event will bring a new awareness to an often-overlooked area of Long Beach.
“We want to bring attention to ZaSo and what better way than to bring in the gourmet food trucks that have built huge followings in similar districts around LA,” said Carl Dene, Owner of Vision Design Studio and main proponent of Lunch Truck It.
There will be a variety of trucks in attendance every week, with L.A. favorites such as: The Vizzi Truck, Cool Haus, Global Soul, the Sweets Truck, Ahn Joo, Grill ‘Em All, Greasy Wiener, Mandoline Grill, Buttermilk, Great Balls on Tires, Crepe’n Around and more. To find out which trucks will be there each week, follow Lunch Truck It on Twitter, check out their fan page on Facebook, or visit the website: www.LunchTruckIt.com.
The first event will be Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11:30am at 1342 Coronado Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804. The members of Lunch Truck It invite any available members of the press to cover this first event. For any questions or comments, please contact Jaqueleen Larson, at 562.597.4000 x724 or info@LunchTruckIt.com.