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Stand-Out Food for Stand-Up Customers: The Border Grill Truck

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The lines were long--but moving--this weekend in the mobile food court section of the Abbot Kinney Festival. Posted along one branch of the annual street fair and community gathering were several of the city's trendiest restaurants, all on four wheels, among them The NomNom Truck, Get Shaved, and Coolhaus. In line to get some grub at the Border Grill truck, however, a friend leaned over to me and asked: "So, is it that all these trucks are started up and run by really young people just getting into the business?"

I pointed at the truck directly in front of us. This truck may be staffed with energetic young people, I explained, but the duo behind the Border Grill truck has been in the business of food together for almost thirty years.

Granted, the Border Grill truck is in its infancy--a veritable spec of existence in comparison with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's legacy of Los Angeles eateries, including the stalwart and popular Border Grill in Santa Monica and Ciudad in Downtown. But while mobile food--in its current Twittering, trend-setting form--is new territory, the Border Grill team brings their expertise to the table...along with their amazing assortment of hand-held Mexican and Latin American fare.