You may have noticed a recent trend of lunch trucks popping up all over the country. Fresno Catering Service found a good spot at courthouse park in downtown.
There's even a show about lunch trucks on the cooking channel called "Eat St." Lunch trucks are really a culture of it's own.
Mike Osegueda is an organizer of the inaugural Taco Truck Throwdown at Chukchansi Park. He says our authentic central valley taco trucks are the ones that started it all. "The taco truck culture is sort of like the ancient predecessors to that. Taco trucks have been doing this for decades."
Jesus Robles and his wife Debbie have made a living the last 15 years running "El Sonorense." You can find the truck at Princeton and Marks avenues, near Highway 99 and Clinton, usually from 11am to 2pm. "We have two different kinds of pork. We have al pastor and we have the carnitas."
Jesus got into the business because of his dad, who began running a taco truck in 1977. He says a longtime family recipe is what brings customers from all over town. Tops on the menu is the carne asada.
Enrique Deleon has been eating here for five years. "The best thing about this taco is the way they put everything together, just layered out, the avocado, you got your radish."
"Tacos Al Palmar" is confident about it's chances in the taco truck throwdown. "We have tortas, burritos, tacos, we have seafood, like ceviche."
It's run by Jesus and Saura Perez, and their daughter Leslie. They've found great success at the corner of Cedar and Butler. Leslie Perez says lunch trucks are perfect in a tight economy where everyone is always on the go. "I think they're practical. A lot of people, if they go to a restaurant, they're going to take a long time for the food, and I think it's faster."