Kogi Food Trucks put a twist on CSUN dining
The Kogi Food Truck parked in front of the Sierra Tower Thursday evening to provide creative combinations such as kimchi quesadillas, Pacman burgers, calamari tacos, sriracha bars, and more for a dining experience for students between classes.
The Kogi Food Trucks are a part of CSUN Dines, which used to take place once a month, but now takes place every two months depending on availability, said Ashley Zullo, Associated Students Productions member and CSUN Public Relations major.
“It’s like waiting to go on a ride or something like that; once you get to the actual thing, it’s worth the wait, said History major Travis Russell as he waited in the long line of students.
Russell said he sees people from all over campus waiting to get food from the Kogi Food Trucks whenever they are at CSUN.
“You get to see a lot of people wanting to try out something that’s really good,” Russell said.
Russell is a returning customer of the Kogi Food Trucks and has been satisfied with their food and service since the first time he tried it, three years ago.
Sociology major Zayra Bravo said she has been to the Kogi Food Trucks at CSUN more than once and finds out when they will be on campus through Instagram.
“It brings people together and lets you see people you haven’t seen in a while,” Bravo said. She said she keeps coming back to the Kogi Food Trucks because it’s a fun experience eating with friends, it’s convenient between classes, and she loves the rib tacos.
Zullo, along with other members from the Associated Students, gave out free red bulls to the students in line for the truck and answered questions about the menu.
“It’s just a different twist, that’s why it’s so popular,” Zullo said.
The Associated Students Productions, coordinator of Big Show and other events at CSUN, is a nonprofit organization that puts on events to benefit students, Zullo said.
“We’re giving students a fun and refreshing way to get dinner,” Zullo said.
The Kogi Food Truck had foods like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, burgers, and hot dogs with choices of spicy pork, chicken, chili, tofu, short rib, and kimchi. Zullo explained the purpose of Kogi Food Trucks at CSUN is to give students a reason to get together and eat with friends in a place with a different ambiance.
The Kogi Food Trucks will be back during the summer for CSUN’s “Movie Fest” and are usually located on the Bayramian Lawn. There will be multiple trucks as well as stringed lights around the area to create a mood students will enjoy, Zullo said.
“It’s somewhere you can hangout with your friends that’s not always in the library or halls. It’s something different,” Zullo said.