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Gourmet Mag Names Top 8 LA Food Trucks... Not all are 'Trendy'

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Gourmet Magazine shares with their online readers today their pick for their 8 favorite food trucks in Los Angeles. Their list, however, is both a tip of the hat to the trend-setters who Twitter and truck, as well as a nod to the truly wireless old school trucks that have been around the block a few times in the past few decades. They split the honors right down the middle, though they say the list is "in no particular order." The top half lauds the trendy new-comers: KogiBBQ takes the lead, followed by Border Grill, Let's Be Frank, and Grillmasters. (Really? Grillmasters? Hmmm.) The bottom half is representative of "some always-reliable vendors, and a handful of esteemed taco trucks," namely El Pique, La Estrella, Le Tehuana, Gorditas Lupita.

Gourmet notes that lunchtime on mid-Wilshire is "like an international food bazaar—on wheels," but of the tech-savvy upstarts: "Rarely mentioned is the fact that what most have to offer falls somewhere between better-than-a-roach-coach-tuna-sandwich and still in the beta testing phase."