Food trucks continue to get the welcome mat yanked from under their wheels. The latest incident occurred in La Cañada, where L.A. Sheriff’s deputies told Kogi to hightail it out of town. Hungry fans, including students from nearby Flintridge prep, lined up early in anticipation of Kogi’s first area appearance, which was concluded a half-hour early by Johnny Law’s intervention.
Were the cops attempting to keep local scholars from being perverted by the allure of street food? Was this the result of a power-trip by authorities jealous that they didn’t have the hottest vehicle of 2009 or make two million dollars? La Cañada Valley Sun reports that it was supposedly just over Kogi’s lack of a city permit. “Only [Judith’s Food] has one,” a local bureaucrat explains. Oh well, La Cañada, you might not get the food truck that reigned on everybody’s best-of lists last year, but at least you still have Judith’s to set a law-abiding example.
Kibosh Put On Kogi [La Cañada Valley Sun]