Just before Thanksgiving on a chilly friday in Encino, The Green Garmento united two of Los Angeles' biggest scenes: food trucks and green living. With the help of some of the best trucks LA has to offer, hundreds of people came out to the grandiose Hilltop Cleaners on Ventura Boulevard to fight the cold with some warm comfort food and check out two businesses that have been working hard to make dry cleaning more eco-friendly.

We were joined by The Sweets Truck, a wonderful mobile dessert station that served up piping hot coffee and cocoa, as well as some of the biggest red velvet cupcakes you've ever seen!

Alongside them was The FrySmith, a popular food truck that not only turns french fries into extravagant gourmet meals, but keeps it green by reusing their fry oil to run the truck's engine! They also go they extra mile by using sustainably farmed and humanely raised ingredients.

Last, but definitely not least, was Barbie's-Q, a finger-licking barbeque truck that was such a hit with our attendees that it sold out of all it's food before the event was even over! Encino's hungry citizens came running down the street to follow the delicious barbeque scent traveling along Ventura Blvd.

After folks chowed down on their street food, they were not only able to check out The Green Garmento for themselves, but also see what kind of things Hilltop Cleaners are doing to make dry cleaning a more environmental and friendly affair. Throughout the event they gave out 50 Green Garmentos to people bringing in their laundry, 20 of which were brand new customers that day!

If you missed our first food truck event, don't fret! It was such a success that we are in the first stages of planning a second one for early 2011. Until then, you can find all of the trucks on Twitter. And as always, you can follow us over on Facebook. Just leave a comment on our wall and get a FREE bag! (shipping not included.)

And for our Christmas shoppers, check out our special Holiday 2-fer! This holiday season, you can HO HO HOld The Plastic with this lovely pre-packaged gift that includes festive Red & Green 48" bags tied with a fancy ribbon and reusable luggage tag!

Happy Holidays, everyone!