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FNO update: Beverly Hills sweetens the deal with gourmet food trucks

August 24, 2010 |  7:00 am


The streets of Beverly Hills may not be paved in precious metals, but for at least one night they will be lined with a mother lode of gustatory gold, when the Los Angeles area's famed food trucks park along Rodeo Drive en masse for that city's Fashion's Night Out event on Sept. 10.

Among the expected purveyors of wheel food from 6 to 10 p.m. that night are the Border Grill Truck (tacos, quesadillas, ceviche and the like), Frysmith (hand-cut, high-end French fries topped with things like kimchi and Kurobuta pork belly), the Gastrobus, SprinklesMobile (cupcakes carted around in a Mercedes van kitted out by West Coast Customs) and the Grilled Cheese Truck (gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches).  There's even a charitable "Cart for a Cause" that will, appropriately enough, raise money for Meals on Wheels, by vending vittles created by some of the city's top chefs.

But our favorite has got to be the ice cream sandwich truck -- partly because earlier this summer we discovered the two-fisted portable desserts from this vehicle: slabs of ice cream sandwiched between cookies and swaddled in an edible wrapper (which is a good thing since we launched into our chocolate chip cookie and brown butter with candied bacon concoction with such zeal, half the paper was gone before we'd even read that the paper was edible).

But it's also partly because the architecturally themed food truck -- called Coolhaus -- is setting up near the Prada store at 343 N. Rodeo Drive that was designed by famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

We don't think there's been a good fashion-food truck punning in ages -- at least since the last Fashion's Night Out.

That's when we found Band of Outsiders selling its neckwear from a Thai/tie truck outside Opening Ceremony in New York City.

-- Adam Tschorn

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Photo: A 2009 file photo of the Coolhaus ice cream sandwich truck, one of the handful of gourmet food trucks trekking to Rodeo Drive for Fashion's Night Out. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times.