On Friday night, we met our son Fred at Abbott Kinney Boulevard's First Friday event.
On the first Friday of each month all of the stores stay open late. Folks shop, stop by their favorite watering holes and feast from trucks.
Gourmet food trucks are a craze in Los Angeles.
Entrepreneurial catering trucks use Twitter to let their fans know where they are parked and what they are serving at any given hour.
There are also several web sites such as Find LA Food Trucks dedicated to these sociable and budget-friendly mobile restaurants.
Operating a food truck is how young chefs get started in this city of high-priced real estate.
An enterprising girl scout troop set up a lemonade stand!
Trucks are a way trendy restaurants introduce their fare to Angelenos who normally wouldn't visit a fancy restaurant-- a good way to develop future customers.
So with Fred pointing out several of his favorite vendors, our group of friends and family spread out to purchase delicacies.
Then, we met back at Fred's blue bungalow which is around corner from where most of the trucks congregate.
Our potluck menu included several Asian staples. There were Chinese pork buns as appetizers.
We also sampled Vietnamese sandwiches (bahn mi) and my friend Joan treated us to two orders of a unique Korean concept (a bowl filled with a mass of delicious fries and topped with kimchee and pork belly or shreds of bbq beef .)
Fred and Jessica ordered a quesadilla and green corn tamale served in a paper cone from the Border Grill truck (an outpost of the restaurant owned by TV cooking gurus Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Two Hot Tamales.)
(tamale photo from the blog F For Food)
As for the trip to the emergency room, the potpourri of tastes was too much for Everett's system.