Labor Day is the kick off to signal the end of summer, the beginning of school, and the start of the LA County Fair. I went last weekend for one main reason: to visit the food trucks. I know most people go to get the deep fried butter, the chocolate covered bacon or the ginormous turkey legs… but I go to check out the parade of products and the food trucks.
After wandering up and down the air condition buildings, checking out the gadgets and cookwares, I made my way to the ferris wheel and found a medley of food trucks. The location of the trucks was a little hard to find, but it was located near the Flower and Garden pavilion. Fortunately they were located in the shade, which I hope made cooking on the trucks a little bearable in the 92 degree heat (and it was only 11:30 am).
There were 3 LA County Trucks: Meet n Potatoes, Ste 106 Cupcakery (winners of 2010 & 2012 Food Networks Cupcake Wars), and Paradise Cookies. Representing Orange County: Piaggio on Wheels, Crepes Bonaparte (from the Great Food Truck Race, season 1), and Calbi BBQ.
The food trucks are at the LA County Fair only on weekends (Friday to Sunday), and the trucks vary each day. Most of the food trucks did not raise their prices so this is really a “fair” deal to feed your family.
The LA County Fair is located at Fairplex at 1101 West McKinley Avenue in Pomona, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Discount tickets available at Ralphs and promotions are posted on their web site. Hours vary, depending on the day.
|Owner, Coli Piaggio (left) greeting hungry Fair fans|
|Porker Sandwich (without the bleu cheese) is a bargain at $8|
|2 Chicken Empanadas with chimichurri sauce|