Frankenfood Truck Offering Tweet to Eat in Wilshire Area

Cameras were rolling at the Frankenfood Truck in front of LACMA on Tuesday as the reality show gears up for airing June 22nd.
Cameras were rolling at the Frankenfood Truck in front of LACMA on Tuesday as the reality show gears up for airing June 22nd. Photo courtesy of Roaming Hunger.

Food has become just about as wacky as one can imagine – and Frankenfood – a new competition television series set to debut June 22nd is offering some pretty crazy concoctions at its Frankenfood Truck this week in our neighborhood.

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Chef Justin Campbell cooks up some crazy cuisine in the Frankenfood Truck.

On Tuesday the Frankenfood truck was parked in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for the lunch hour, serving up free small plates like “Guinness Chocolate Coated Pork Belly” (yes, pork belly coated in beer and chocolate, cayenne and paprika) or the “Espresso Crusted Chicken Taco” (burned tortilla with kimchi, marshmallow wasabi and of course some chicken.) The craze to combine familiar ingredients together in strange combos has been seen in food trucks across LA, but Frankenfood seems to be taking it to the next level.

In the upcoming Frankfood series, to air Sundays on Spike TV, chefs Josh Capon and Tony Luke Jr. will host a “competition to find America’s next great food creations that are either incredible…or inedible.” They’ll be looking cross-country for inventive amateur chefs who could win the $10,000 prize and create a menu item for a restaurant in their home town.

In the “Tweet to Eat” program rolled out by Roaming Hunger (for all things food truck) on our LA streets this week, the truck is offering two free sample dishes to anyone who shares a photo, captures a selfie, or tweets their experience at the Frankenfood Truck. The truck and the tweets are to build buzz for the Frankenfood series, and are being run simultaneously this week in cities across the U.S. including New York, Boston, Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and Washington DC.

Want to tantalize your taste buds with some Frankenfood concoctions? Head on over to area locations – and be ready to facebook or tweet your thoughts. An entirely new way to hold up the “Will Work for Food” sign.

Wednesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Silverback Records; 1013 North Orange Drive
Wednesday 5-7 p.m.: Y&G Showroom; 647 North Poinsettia Place
Thursday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Young ‘n Reckless 3349 South La Cienega Place
Friday 5-11 p.m.: The Brig 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice
We tried the Fruity Pebbles Chicken Tenders, and the Spam Sushi with Rice Crispy treat filling.
We tried the Fruity Pebbles Chicken Tenders, and the Spam Sushi with Rice Crispy treat filling. Oh my.
Some taping was done on Wilshire Blvd on Tuesday.
Some taping was done on Wilshire Blvd on Tuesday.
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