Taco Truck Throwdown at #CADem2010

06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From Taco Truck Throwdown
Two weekends ago, the 2010 California Democrats State Convention took place in Los Angeles for a whopping three days of liberal elitist socialist propaganda, which included caucuses discussing issues relating to the environment, LGBT, women, education, disabilities, seniors, labor, rural planning, and the inclusion of all ethnic minorities.

Taking a break from the very important work of voting for party platforms, delegates and guests had the unique opportunity of feasting to the ever "only in LA" growing mobile food truck cuisine. Hosted by Assembly Speaker John Perez, who represents a large portion of Los Angeles and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, the "Taco Truck Showdown" held on Saturday afternoon at the rooftop of the Marriott parking lot at L.A. Live, welcomed an estimated 2,000 individuals.

Overheard from a white guy to another white guy from Studio City, "We're gonna keep it classic," as they ordered carne asada tacos from the El Principio lunch truck, one of three authentic Mexican trucks.

The Taco Truck Showdown, which featured twitter friendly mobile food trucks and live mixing by the very awesome hip hop radio station Power 106fm, was one of the "most fun" events of the entire weekend. Most popular amongst all the trucks was Mariscos Colima, which ran out of fried shrimp tacos within 30 minutes of the start of the event. Assemblymember and Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, Assemblymember Ted Lieu, State Senator Fran Pavley were amongst the many seen truck hopping and enjoying the festivities.