L.A.: Food Trucks Offer a Solution to Restaurant Closures at 7+Fig

MeSoHungry and the NomNom Truck were featured as part of DTLA Food Trucks on Tuesday afternoon. - photo by Lauren Mattia

MeSoHungry and the NomNom Truck were featured as part of DTLA Food Trucks on Tuesday afternoon. - photo by Lauren Mattia

By Lauren Mattia | BlogDownTown

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — DTLA Food Trucks, an initiative that launched on Monday providing 7th + Fig foodies with L.A.’s famous food truck grub, offers a solution to recent construction closures on the lower level dining area.

Representatives from Brookfield Properties reached out Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association in mid December to offer local patrons with lunch options after the closure of several of 7th + Fig’s restaurants.

While many of the restaurants on the lower level have closed due to construction for Downtown’s first Target, signs in 7th + Fig noted that full-service restaurants Adoro Mexican Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, and Morton’s the Steakhouse will remain open throughout construction, which is set for completion in Fall of 2012.

“We are taking a lot of direction from Brookfield,” said Matt Gellar, SoCal MFVA’s VP. “They wanted trucks that are really well-known, that look really good and fit really good into their plaza.”

“We are going to have different trucks every day at least for the first three weeks,” Gellar continued. He stressed that Brookfield wants to provide local patrons with the trucks that they want by providing customers with questionnaires. “They want a lot of interaction with the customers,” Geller said.

According to Geller, there will be two different trucks each day “at least for the first three weeks, so we can feel it out,” and interested vendors contact the MFVA for scheduling.

A third truck is also on the plaza that is not associated with the MFVA–George’s Greek Cafe. George’s closed as a part of 7th + Fig’s construction, but now has a truck that is parked on the plaza Monday through Friday.

Food trucks associated with the MFVA will park on the plaza on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 11am and 2pm. Follow DTLAFoodTrucks on Twitter to learn more about scheduling.