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meatball & burrata sandwich

meatball & burrata sandwich

porchetta sandwich

porchetta sandwich

Cart for a Cause is a food truck slash non-profit program benefitting St Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles. Once a month, the truck comes to Helms Bakery near my work and I can spend $10 to get “get a meal prepared by a top celebrity chef with 100% of proceeds going back to help feed homebound senior citizens.”

This month I got to eat a meatball and burrata sandwich made by Chef Tony DiSalvo and Chris Crary from Viceroy Santa Monica. My buddy had a porchetta sandwich. We meant to do halfsies, but both of our sandwiches were too good to switch up. We could barely stop eating just to take the picture. Can’t wait for next month!

Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

The other day, I came across the Coolhaus Ice Cream truck outside of Heath Ceramics during Heath’s Studio Sale. What a confluence of goodness.

From the Coolhaus website:

A Coolhaus is many things. It is an architecturally inspired ice cream sandwich. TheCoolhaus consists of all-natural handmade ice creams of classic and seasonal varieties or custom-made to suit your needs, packed between two cookies of your choice. TheCoolhaus is set in your hands in an edible wrapper custom-printed upon with edible ink to commemorate a place, person or event.

A Coolhaus is also an ice cream sandwich truck; a converted postal van with chrome rims (or Rem’s), a pink top, and a fold-down bar and table. The Coolhaus truck is happily driven by architects, designers, developers, artists, bakers, actors, writers, musicians and people from other walks of life.

A Coolhaus is also a thinker, a thinker about reclaiming public and urban space for eating and gathering, when and where it is least expected, or when it is invited to share its decadent treats with interested eaters. A Coolhaus is an innovator about how to reinvent or redesign food with epicurian sensibility but also with a search for sustainability and minimal waste. A Coolhaus is passionate about food, where it comes from, how it is made, and how it is given to the eater. A Coolhaus has a curiosity for the day-to-day gastro-experience and a devotion to the public for social merriment.

ice cream sandwichI ordered chocolate chip cookies with Red Velvet ice cream and got six pasta bowls at Heath Ceramics.

coolhaus menu

Coolhaus menu

Kogi BBQ tacos at Alibi Room

Kogi BBQ tacos at Alibi Room

Two of my dad’s least favorite foods are Korean and Mexican. When I told him about the Kogi BBQ tacos at Alibi Room, he said hrmmm. I say mmmmm.

Sorry for the bad pic. See better Kogi BBQ taco pics at Flickr.