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Orange County boasts three new gourmet food trucks

Posted by Cyrus Farivar on January 11, 2010

The Orange County Register reports on the addition of a veritable trio of trucks that will add to the food scene on the other side of the orange curtain.

Taco Dawg sells both tacos and hot dogs (yes, they’re ecumenical like that) for just a few dollars — including the famed bacon-wrapped dog (pictured.)

The company’s site advertises: “[we serve] the traditional to Cuban from Texas to Korean we have a taste to satisfy every palate.”

There’s also the Greek truck, “Louks To Go.” What’s a louk? I didn’t know either. Apparently there’s a Greek sweet dessert snack called loukoumathes (λουκουμάδες) — a fried dough soaked in sugar syrup, honey or cinnamon. Louks exist in many forms in eastern Mediterranean cultures and are likely related to gulab jamun from the Indian subcontinent. Other menu items range from two bucks (regular fries) to a Hamilton and Jefferson ($12) for lamb chops with fries.

Rounding out the three is Piaggio on Wheels, which hawks its wares as an: “OC-based Argentine taco truck. Empanadas, skirt steak tacos, chimichurri, sausage and lomito sandwiches, dulce de leche. Chef Piaggio on board at your service!”

Today, they’re serving up: “Lunch Specials: EmpaDogs, grilled tilapia tacos over chimi rice, portabello mushroom quesadilla.”

If anyone tries any of these out, please do let me know!