The Lobsta Truck, one of the few places in L.A. to get real East Coast-style lobster roll sandwiches, is rolling out starting Dec. 3 in Venice, but we got a preview of the lobster rolls and chowder at the soft opening last night in Pasadena. Owner Justin Li ships in both the lobster and the special split-top rolls from the East Coast. Lobster chunks were big and fresh in both the plain roll with melted butter and the traditional one with mayo, but the mayo one gave the lobster much more flavor. Lobster rolls are $11 -- a bit of an indulgence compared to tacos, but not outrageous given the quality of the lobster. You'll probably want a cup of clam chowder ($3.50) or a homemade Whoopie Pie ($4) to round out the meal. There's also crab rolls for $9, Cape Cod chips and fresh squeezed lemonade. Whoopie Pies, also a Northeast specialty, are from L.A.'s own Baking Whoopie. My friend Matt, a Rhode Island native, pronounced the lobster rolls authentic tasting, though he'd really like it if they would add fried clam cakes to the menu. With trucks like the Lobsta Truck and the LudoTruck, food trucks are evolving away from food for drunk people and into full-fledged meals -- as long as you don't mind curbside seating.