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Small bites: Eating for a cause at gourmet food trucks and Charlie's

August 5, 2010 |  5:16 pm

Dog Cart for a cause. Stop by the food truck located outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Tuesday to grab barbecued beef bahn mis with house-pickled vegetables, jalapeño, cilantro and chili aioli, or crispy roast eggplant cake with marinated vegetables and aged provolone. Lunch  is $10 a plate and includes a drink. Your money goes to support senior citizens who are unable to prepare their own meals. Just think, an upscale roach coach that makes you feel good about what you're eating. 5900 Wilshire Blvd.; cartforacause.com

Chow down at Charlie’s. Support Bound Angels, a nonprofit organization that helps abused dogs, by eating at Charlie’s Malibu on Sunday. Enjoy this fundraiser party and silent auction with their appetizers and vegetarian tasting menu. Try a tomato tart, shaved-vegetable salad, herb-crusted legumes  and double Dutch chocolate tart. Tickets are $50 per person. 22821 Pacific Coast Hwy.; (310) 456-3231; charliesmalibu.com

Help fight hunger. Eat at Popcycletreats food truck between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and a percentage of your freezer pop purchases will go to MEND, a foundation that helps support those in poverty and hunger. The truck sells a variety of icy delights, including orange-blackberry, cucumber-lime, strawberry-lemon, vanilla-grapefruit and dark chocolate pudding. 3607 W. Sunset Blvd.; 6 p.m. at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.; mendpoverty.org

-- Amanda Gottesman

Photo credit: Dan Kitwood

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