After School Special

A lot of what we are eating off of popular food trucks these days — grilled cheese sandwiches and brownies — is comfort food. Now After School Special has taken the concept to its natural conclusion and offers after-school treats like apple slices and sloppy joes. Friends James and James have been operating the truck from their home base in Burbank for about 7 months. As James 1 explains it, “We wanted to elevate home cooking, while making restaurant cooking more accessable.” He then made a hand gesture that showed the two things coming together and meeting in the middle.

They have an extremely eye-catching logo that is reminiscent of 1940s happy housewife advertising. James 2 explained that it was based on his mom, who had been a schoolteacher. We tried their mac and cheese, which was perfection, and a more grown-up chicken sandwich. We expect they will have a large following, as they appeal to actual kids as well as the biggest kids of all, late night drunk people.

 

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Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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