photo from LAist.com
Some of the crappy chain places along Wilshire's Miracle Mile put up a big stink when the new wave of food trucks started parking around the 5700 to 5900 blocks. Toshi's, the bastard stepson of Samurai Sam's, was the most upset. Now Chowhound's Mr. Taster reports that both Toshi's and O to Go have closed up shop. I don't wish for anyone to lose their livelihood in this difficult economy, but he is dead right -- if these places had served anything remotely worth eating, I would have likely spent more than $5000 there over the course of working on Wilshire for more than 14 years.
Instead, I'm a dedicated brown bagger, happy to sporadically check out the Grilled Cheese Truck, Kogi or the Nomnom truck. I can't get too excited about a Coffee Bean possibly taking one of the spaces, either. Can we please get some better food along Wilshire? I did see a new sushi place going in the 5600 block, so maybe there will be more changes in the neighborhood.