Frugal Family: Gourmet Trucks and a Windfall

By Ann Gunvalsen Saks |

FOOD TRUCKS: Last Tuesday, I took the family out to the gourmet food trucks, and the fare was delicious. People meandered around the eight trucks searching for the best item of the night.  There were some very tough choices to make: Thai food, sliders, tacos, crepes, sushi, French baked goods or tapas.

We tried several things and loved everything. Our family of four ate crispy gnocchi; a buffalo chicken slider; a Vietnamese pork slider; a beef dip slider; a Thai lettuce wrap; an “ultimate taco”; french fries; a nutella, banana and strawberry crepe; two éclairs; and a banana split s’more. All for $28. I consider that a pretty good deal, considering the exceptional quality of the offerings. The vibe is great, too: kids, camp chairs, and gastric goodness abound.  Bring your empty stomachs to 11081 Winners Circle, Los Alamitos, 90720, on Tuesdays from 5 to 9 p.m.

EXTRA, EXTRA! I heard from a reliable source that Los Alamitos will make the food trucks a regular thing on at least one Thursday a month (with hopes of increasing it to a weekly event, according to city officials) from 5 to 9 p.m. in the U.S. Bank parking at 10942 Pine St., Los Alamitos, 90720 (Pine and Katella). The first night at this location is THIS THURSDAY! The lineup looks impressive: Cajun on Wheels, French Fries LA, the Flip Truck, Rancho A Go Go, Swinging Kitchen, Twist Burgers, Oh for Sweets Sake, and My Tornado Potato.