Yesterday was a good day. I got to do something that pushed me outside my comfort zone and there is nothing like moving forward with something that makes you nervous and then being on the other side of it and realizing you didn't totally blow it.
Without going into too much detail, I got a chance to talk about food, specifically L.A's ever expanding food truck scene. Anyone who knows me knows I love food and I love talking, so suffice it to say, it was fun and I'm glad I did it.
Another big bonus was that I got to try some food from the Vizzi Truck. Until yesterday, I'd never heard of Vizzi, but if I catch them in my neighborhood again, I'll totally hit them up. Vizzi's food is called "Coastal Infused Cuisine." After looking at the menu I'm still not totally sure what that means, but whatever it means, it adds up to tasty.
A lot of trucks are trying to do more than just serve up good food. Since they can't offer you the ambience of a traditional restaurant, they're opting for a "curbside experience." Vizzi's version of this starts with two flat screen tv's mounted on each end of the truck. Apparently when there are "important" sporting events happening, that's what they'll put up on the screens, otherwise you can enjoy the work of local videographers and short film makers while you gobble down your meal. I think that's pretty cool.
But back to the food.
Oh side bar, that's another great thing about yesterday, I learned something new, namely what the hell wagyu is. Basically it's a kind of cow in Japan, that has a genetic predisposition to making the kind of fat that's good for you. Their meat contains a high amount of those omeaga 3's and 6's you've heard about. Oh, and the taste does, not, suck. Bonus.
Seriously these were delicious. The meat melted in my mouth and I was kind of sad that I had to share one with my kid. Bad mommy. The one thing I wasn't totally sold on was the pop corn "side" it came with. In reality it was more like a bed of pop corn, which in and of itself makes me go...huh?
In all fairness I didn't eat it right away, so perhaps it's just one of those things that doesn't hold up well. In any case, it kept getting stuck in my slider, and the bit of chewiness in the midst of my wagyu bliss didn't work. Maybe next time I'll ask for it on the side. That's always a good option!
At the end of it all, I'm just saying that yesterday will definitely go down as a plain ol' good day.
Oh, and if you are in LA and you are into the food truck thing, I'd say give Vizzi a try.