Gourmet Meals Rolling into DBHS

Vrinda Chauhan, Staff Writer

If you find yourself sitting at home Sunday afternoon, craving fresh waffles or mouth-watering lobsters, head on over to the food truck festival at Diamond Bar High School that will be occurring from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the school parking lot.

The festival, described as “a delicious way to support Diamond Bar High School,” will feature many well-known food trucks such as Waffles de Liege, The Slummin’ Gourmet, A Rockin’ Ice, and Cousins Maine Lobster, which all specialize in different cuisines.

“In the SoCal lifestyle, food trucks aren’t something you see on a daily basis, and it’s not something people rely on like they do in the east coast, so having that east coast food culture here is something different. Personally, I’ve been looking for food trucks for a while and having an opportunity like this provided for me is really wonderful,” USB IOC representative sophomore Kevin Lee said.

Waffles de Liege, a food truck specializing in Belgian Liege waffles, will be serving different varieties of the savory treat, with toppings of Nutella, Fosselman’s Ice Cream, fruits, and syrups.

The Slummin’ Gourmet, described as “the fancy without the shmancy,” will bring a different flavor to the table, with sizzling sliders, hot dogs, French fries, and other classic American food items. However, the food truck will also serve several non-traditional dishes, such as Thai-based tacos or lobster corndogs.

Additionally, Cousins Maine Lobster, soon to close down, will provide an assortment of lobster meats, ranging from lobster rolls and tacos to the unique lobster ice cream. The Food Truck event will be one of the Cousins Maine Lobster’s last events before it closes its business.

Another food truck at the event, Jogasaki, takes a fun twist on Asian culture by combining the flavor of sushi with the convenience and mobility of a burrito—the sushi burrito. The truck will also provide similar food combinations, including tuna nachos.

The event is set up and run by all the parent associations, called the Magnificent 7, in DBHS. These trucks will donate a percentage of their sales to the school. In addition, DBHS’ Drumline will be performing at the event, and the DBHS Robotics will be holding a car wash to raise funds.

The entrance fee is $2 for adults, $1 for students, and free for children of 5 years and younger.