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Recession Obsession: @theGastrobus

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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over El Pollo "Loco," and Mobile Japanese Burgers. Today we obsess...

I was recently a guest on The Pretty Good Podcast, and like many of my conversations, the topic turned to food, then, almost immediately, to food trucks. One host wondered, were all of 2009’s food trucks some sort of hip fusion of cultures? The answer is no, and the answer is The Gastrobus.

As its name suggests, The Gastrobus is like a mobile gastropub (minus the booze,) or, as its Twitter bio suggests, a “Roadside Bistro.” They’re serving up smart food that’s not so far out in Hipsterville that Los Angeles’ cooler population will soon tire of, and bash it. The Gastrobus makes good, wholesome, clean food, that tastes wonderful. We've seen some of it before on LAist.

This tasty grub, like many of the day’s nu-food trucks, doesn’t cost that much. You can thank low overhead and gas prices which are no longer setting records. That’s why The Gastrobus is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.