By Chris Rashidian | CoastReportOnline.com
With outlandish dishes featuring bacon from Bacon Mania, to ethnic fusion cuisine from Dogzilla’s hot dogs with Japanese flavors, consumers are left with a plethora of varying flavors to choose from the OC Food Truck Fair.
The fair located on the Orange County Fairgrounds is held every Thursday across the street from Orange Coast College at 11 a.m. and offers an assortment of quick and cheap meals.
“This is my first time, and I like it a lot because it has tons of variety, it tastes good, and is very affordable,” Annie Ventocilla, a litigation attorney who works nearby said.
What may have been commonly termed as a roach coach in the past has quickly evolved into a street-chic way of getting lunch in recent years.
One notable food truck on the scene was painted green with monster-like hot dogs reminiscent of the star character in the “Godzilla” movies belonging to Dogzilla owner, Martin Tse.
“What started off as a dare one year ago has ended up with this very successful food truck,” Tse, said. “Everything about this truck is inspired from my upbringing in East Bay and Japanese culture.”
Even though these venues do not have a permanent location, food trucks have been known to advertise their constantly changing locations through social networking sites, like Twitter and Facebook.
Food trucks have also been recently featured in news features such as ABC’s “Nightline News” and in television food competitions like Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”
“This is the cornucopia of foods, as well with being definitely a smorgasbord of awesomeness,” Jimmy Hernandez said. “I have been coming to food truck meet-ups for months, and my friends have been enamored by this concept.”
Both admission and parking are free, with food prices varying per truck at relatively cheap prices. Both consumers and truck operators recommend for you to bring cash.