This week’s featured food truck comes to you from the deep south.
After 20 years in the South Bay, Stephen Domingue took his Ragin’ Cajun menu to the streets. Between his appearance on The Food Network and his awards at the 2012 Palm Springs Food Truck Festival, we talked to Stephen to find out about his award winning food.
– RH: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you inside a food truck?
Stephen: A few weeks ago, a guy walked up to my truck during lunch and asked me to guest star in an upcoming show called Ragin’ Cajuns. He gave me a rundown of the show’s back story, and I told the guy it was the worst concept I’d heard of, and I didn’t want to associate myself with such crap—totally ripped into him. Shortly after, he told me that he was the show’s producer!!
– RH: What is your favorite “food trade” with another truck?
Stephen: Kim from the MeSoHungry truck hooks up some great sliders!
– RH: What part of food trucking did you think would be popular that ended up not being so?
Stephen: Nothing. In fact, I completely underestimated Los Angeles’ dedication to the trucks.
– RH: Where is the street food culture heading?
Stephen: Let me tell you, Greg, I’d choose running a food truck over a brick-and-mortar any day of the week—there’s no 10-year minimum lease, no greedy landlords to deal with—the freedom is great, which is why the public enjoys them. But, many of the mediocre trucks will reach a plateau and begin to fall out, while the great trucks stick around.
– RH: What on your menu MUST I try?
Stephen: The Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy w/ a cup of bisque is definitely our most popular.
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The Ragin’ Cajun is hosting the First Annual Mardi Gras Party at Santa Anita Park on Sunday! Head out for a taste of LA’s finest truck.