By Thomas Bunn
This past Friday, the City of Inglewood, in collaboration with KJLH Radio, launched its annual 4th Friday Food Truck Festival on Market Street. To call it a hit, is an understatement.
Some of the best tasting mobile cuisine in Southern California came to Inglewood, as did residents and guests, to sample the great variety of dishes, and socialize with friends and loved ones. Music blared and the streets buzzed in laughter and chatter. It was amazing to see the community come alive for something we usually only see in surrounding cities.
I had the opportunity to speak with some of the vendors, Simone from Sista Soul said, “This is our third time being here to participate in the 4th Friday event, and we plan to be here every year.”
The Rollin’ Lobster truck experienced a line around the corner for a large part of the event. Owner, Pete said, “We fly our lobster from Maine every day, it’s never frozen. I get up at 5 in the morning every day and tell our distributor how many pounds of lobster we need for the day. It’s on a boat, then a plane, and to me around 10 o’clock, so it’s as fresh as I can get it.”
The Rollin’ Lobster wasn’t the only truck to have some truly long lines. Vendors like B&R Burgers, Ragin’ Cajun, and Sweet E’s did really well also. On the strip as well, was Currywurst, India Jones, and even a soft served ice cream truck.
Our city was alive and full Friday night. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you may want to make sure you come out to the City’s next 4th Friday Food Truck Festival on September 26 from 4-9pm. See you there.