What: The Shuka Burger: a ground beef and lamb patty topped with a fried egg, spicy Moroccan tomato sauce, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a sesame seed bun.
Where: The Middle Feast truck parked within spitting distance of LACMA’s City Lights.
When: Thursday during a rainy mid-day lunch where you get to observe scores of umbrella-less people figure out how to order from food trucks while taking on minimal water damage.
The Final Bite: Sure, I’ve probably watched/read the Hunger Games one too many times, but I like to think of L.A.’s winners of the Great Food Truck Race like district champions. You gotta pay tribute to them once in a while for bestowing your city with the highest honor that exists in in the mobile food-based non-scripted television game. There’s Seoul Sausage Co., Grill ‘Em All , and, most recently, Middle Feast, which happened to be parked outside my office one fine day. And their low-key fusion stylings are best represented in the Shuka Burger. Lamb and beef with all the trappings of spicy, eggy shakshuka—what’s not to love?