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Farmer's Market Cooking Leaps Aboard The Food Truck Movement

Today, L.A. Weekly introduces us to The Flatiron Truck. From the name to a logo of two cavorting cows, all appearances suggest it should be solely be serving steak. But Flatiron is a much more interesting creature than just a mere meat-hawker or taco twister, serving what it calls a "farm-to-street" menu. What's that?

The truck comes from Timothy Mark Abell, a chef who counts Water Grill, Wilshire, Hungry Cat, and Joe's on his resume and plans, like most of the spots he's worked for, to create specials around the ingredients he finds on trips to local farmers markets.

So far, the food sounds very enticing, with offerings like oxtail banh mi on challah french toast, wild boar bacon with duck eggs, and grilled chorizo with peas and carrots. Abell also offers menu mainstays like tuna collar on toast, a pork burger, donut holes with spiced creme fraiche, and of course, he does have a flatiron steak on-board with potato hash and Cabernet butter. But lest the chef appears to be straying too far off the path of food trucks before him, he is cooking an Irish burrito with corned beef hash and cabbage this Thursday. Hey, at least it's not another taco. Check out Flatiron's full, fixed menu and stay tuned to Twitter for the daily selections.

Flatiron Truck Brings "Farm-to-Street" Food to L.A. [Squid Ink/LAW]

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