Food trucks roll into Del Mar, Solana Beach for regular events

By Claire Harlin

On Oct. 17, both Del Mar and Solana Beach experienced an invasion of food trucks — and they might be here to stay.

Marcko Pavlinovic’s Cooking Channel-featured truck, Mangia Mangia, comes to Del Mar on Wednesdays.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot at 1601 Coast Blvd., beach-goers in Del Mar came off the sand to find six food trucks cooking up crepes, Italian food, hot dogs and more parked and ready to serve. Some walked over for a meal, while others came to address their curiosity about the new Del Mar sight. Organized by Curbside Bites, a company that puts on similar food truck gatherings all around Southern California, the posse of trucks will roll in every Wednesday and stay until 8:30 p.m. — however, specific regulations are pending at City Hall (see story on page 1).

Meanwhile, on South Cedros in Solana Beach, Don Wilson, Daniel Powell and the business owners of the Village at Cedros (at 346 S. Cedros at the corner of Rosa Street) had the same idea. Three gourmet food trucks posted up in the parking lot surrounded by Lockwood Table, Re Gallery, Studio Penny Lane, Polo Bay Interiors and others, and well over 200 people came through to eat and listen to live music.

“We’re trying to make a nice family night for Solana Beach and surrounding communities,” said Wilson, of Studio Penny Lane. “Solana Beach needs to gather together and make something for the community. We’re divided by the tracks and the 101 so we’re trying make a space where everyone can eat, listen to music and hang out.”

This was the first event of its kind in Solana Beach, and Wilson said he hopes to have many more.

Marko Pavlinovic, owner of Mangia Mangia, an Italian food truck that will be frequenting Del Mar, said it was the group’s second week in the area.

“We basically create food courts with food trucks,” said Pavlinovic, whose specialties are lobster ravioli and pizza burgers. “I figure if I go out on my own I may get Italian food, but if you go out with a friend, then you both have choices here.”

Rich Huarte of New York on Rye, a food truck that will also be in Del Mar, said he frequents many spots around San Diego, but this is his first oceanfront location.

“We get here just in time to watch the sun set over the Pacific,” said Huarte, who specializes in corned beef burritos and Reuben sandwiches. “I’ve been here 18 months from New York City, and there’s no delicatessen that’s got a view like that.”

Related posts:

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  2. ‘Food Truck Night’ to be held Oct. 17 on Cedros
  3. Del Mar to consider temporary moratorium on food trucks
  4. Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol steps up parking, food offerings for 2012 festival
  5. Solana Beach Movement Studio combines free marathon of events with food drive

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