Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vizzi Truck: A delicious truck with an odd name

@VizziTruck on Wilshire Blvd.

chimichurri chicken, broccoli and popcorn
The food truck craze shows no signs of abating -- I've been interviewed twice this week already by people working on TV shows and articles about food trucks, even though it seems like we'll never need another article about them. But some of the best-known trucks specialize in greasy late-night craving sort of food that frankly, most of us can't afford to eat too often. Since I rely on the rotating trucks of Wilshire Blvd. to mix up my office brown-bagging, I'm happy to find ones that actually serve vegetables. The Vizzi Truck's description is "coastal infused visionary cuisine." I have no idea what that means, but I really enjoyed my grilled Jidori chicken with a super-garlicky chimichurri sauce with caramelized broccoli. The Vizzi Truck's dishes come with a side of pimeno-spiced popcorn which is much more fun than say, tortilla chips. A work colleague reported that organic chickpea sliders were flavorful and garlicky, too. Other dishes include Wagyu beef on sliders or over broccoli and flatbreads with marinated chicken or shrimp and cheese. It's a little harder to describe than just fries, grilled cheese or Korean tacos, but trucks like the Vizzi Truck and Worldfare are trying to do something closer to restaurant food, with fresh, high quality ingredients -- and you don't even have to be hung over to appreciate them.


David said...

I must live in an alternate universe, although I reside in Century City.

I've not encountered one of these specialty food trucks, sans the ordinary Hispanic ones, which are normal and customary to L.A.

Where have I gone wrong? ;-)

SinoSoul said...

Glad the food is getting better, especially because the trend is finally smoldering.

How much was that plate of Jidori? Looks... pricey.

Houston Divorce Attorney said...

Looks like a great place to try. Thanks for introducing Vizzi Truck.