For me, the enjoyment of visiting Gourmet Food Trucks is finding the next great dish. It could be a sandwich, a creative taco, a slider that just wows me, or possibly something creative on a stick.
The weekly South Bay Din Din A Go Go event manages to keep it fresh by inviting brand new trucks. I’m fortunate that I don’t have to travel very far to satisfy my culinary obsession.
Recently, South Bay Din Din A Go Go debuted two new trucks: Firehouse Chefs Food Truck and Burgers Luchador. I arrived just as the event opened and was fortunate enough to spend some time with owner/chef Eddie Sell of the Firehouse Chefs Food Truck.
Eddie is very outgoing and personable. In his “day job”, he’s the Chief of a Long Beach Firehouse and by evening, he is a gourmet food truck operator and chef. I found out that he is more than qualified to run a truck as he has run a catering business for years. In talking with him, I learned that everything served from his truck is homemade with quality ingredients.
Glancing at the menu, I observed an ahi tuna salad, tater tots, and carne asada and couldn’t figure out the theme or vision. Eddie explains that their menu is fusion because firemen now have diverse backgrounds. He clarified this by saying that you can find Asian, Hispanic and women firefighters. Because of the diversity, the food in firehouses has also changed.
Their current signature is a carne asada slider. It is marinated for 12 hours in a citrus soy dressing. You can have that in a slider, “El Jardin Style”, where it includes grilled onions, mushrooms, a fried quail egg, surrounded by an artisan onion bun. Other meats available include chicken, ahi tuna or herb marinated portobello mushroom.
Finally, he expects to have desserts in the near future. A firehouse in Seattle creates their own handmade chocolates and Eddie plans to use their chocolates as a base for their dessert creations.
This Friday, March 27, they’ll be rolling into Lawndale DindinAGoGo from 6-9 PM at 15903 Prairie Ave., Lawndale CA.
Firehouse Chefs Food Truck