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Where to Lunch Before Hitting Up the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Grape Nuts Topped Ice Cream from Big Gay Ice Cream
Photo courtesy of Blondie & Brownie

You may or may not have heard that one of New York’s more famous food trucks is paying a visit to L.A. next week, and you’d be forgiven for shrugging your shoulders and wondering whether or not you should care. After all the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck admits to serving just “plain old soft serve” that happens to be topped with fancy pants toppings (like olive oil and sriracha.) When they first launched in NYC, I didn’t initially buy into the hype… that is, until I tried their “Salty Pimp”, a chocolate dipped sea salt sprinkled cone with dulce de leche piped into the vanilla soft serve. One bite and I realized why these guys are a favorite of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern and pretty much all of New York. And next week we get a chance to check it out, presumably as they test the waters for a possible west coast branch of Big Gay Ice Cream. Should you go check out the BGICT? Definitely.

Want to hit them up during your lunch break?  We’ve posted their schedule after the jump, along with some lunch suggestions within walking distance of each spot…

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A Frame Now Open For Weekend Lunch; Chego Truck in the Works?!

A-Frame’s new lunchtime burger ($11)

Ever since Day 1 I’ve been begging Kogi offshoot Chego to open for lunch.  Their rice bowls and low price point are tailor made for Midtown Lunch, plus I live in Culver City.  What I didn’t realize is, as perfect as Chego lunch would be it’s next to impossible for them to serve lunch because they use the Chego kitchen to do prep for the Kogi trucks.  (Makes sense.)  But there is a glimmer of hope for Chego-loving lunchers.  According to this post on the Kogi blog they are *considering* a Chego lunch truck. It sounds like it’s faaaaaaar from a done deal, but we’re glad they’re at least trying

In more immediate west-side Kogi/Chego related lunch news, A-Frame soft-opened for lunch over the weekend.  The small lunch menu has some new stuff (including blueberry pancakes and a cobb salad that even I could love) plus  some dinner items (beer can chicken)  and modified dinner items (like their double cheeseburger, which has an egg on top during lunch.)  Sadly it’s not really possible to get out of there for under $10, and they’re only open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, so for Midtown Lunch’ing purposes we’ll just have to hold out for the Chego truck!