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Sampler Platter: Magnolia Bakery coming to LA, Top 10 food trucks, vegan cults & hip matzoh

August 14, 2009 |  5:11 am

Customers decide on what sweets to buy at Magnolia Bakery in New YorkToday's food news roundup features a rolling abattoir (who hasn't dreamed of that?), some amazing cakes and GQ's obviously inadequate list of the "top 10" food trucks in the United States.

-- Thinkbread attempts to cleverly rebrand matzoh for the off-season. Consumerist
-- GQ lists the Top 10 food trucks in America. L.A. has two. Hint: One beings with a K.
-- Slaughterhouse on wheels aids 'locavore' movement. Seattle Times
-- Brief Rundown of LA's first Korean BBQ festival & cookoff. SinoSoul
-- Brainwashing never tasted so delicious: Top 5 vegan cult restaurants. Powell's
-- It's no longer a rumor: Magnolia Bakery is coming to West 3rd St. Blackburn + Sweetzer
-- The winners of the amazing Threadcakes cake/t-shirt contest.

--Elina Shatkin

Photo: Customers decide on what sweets to buy at New York's Magnolia Bakery, which will soon open an outpost in Los Angeles.. Credit: Yanina Manolova / AP