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Food Truck Friday just got better!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

It’s that time again … the next Food Truck Friday of the season is this Friday! And in order to make this event the best yet, we have made a few exciting changes.

First, to make your commute from your car to the trucks both easier and faster, six shuttle cars will circle the park throughout the evening. Bathroom facilities have also been expanded, and there will be five recycling stations by St. Louis Earth Day scattered throughout the grounds. Y-98 will broadcast from the event again this month, and a live band will perform for the very first time. That means while you’re enjoying tacos and cupcakes and an ice-cold beer on a blanket, you’ll also be rocking out to the sounds of John Henry and The Engine.

Not sure what Food Truck Friday is? Click here to watch a short video of what this awesome event is all about.

WHAT: Food Truck Friday

WHEN: Friday, June 8 – 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: On the southwest side of Tower Grove Park

Parking: West End & Gurney Picnic Sites: Enter the Park via Kingshighway and follow Southwest Drive, heading east as it is a one-way street. The picnic sites will be on your left. From the Arsenal entrance at Center Cross Drive: Go around the roundabout and turn left on Northwest Drive (which is also one-way), heading west. This will eventually loop into Southwest Drive.

COST: Entrance is free; cash and credit card accepted for food and beverages

WHO’S COMING: And now, onto the food. Check out the list of trucks that will be lining up this Friday.

Holy Crepe
Follow this truck @HolyCrepeSTL

Le Food Truck
Follow this truck @LeFoodTruck

Sarah’s Cake Stop
Follow this truck @SarahsCakeStop

The Sweet Divine
Follow this truck @TheSweetDivine

Chop Shop
Follow this truck @ChopShopSTL

Papa Tom’s Fancy Franks
Follow this truck @PapaTomsFF

Falafelwich Wagon
Follow this truck @Falafelwich

Cha Cha Chow
Follow this truck @WheresChaCha

The Sausage Syndicate
Follow this truck @SyndicateSTL 

Lulu’s Local Eatery
Follow this truck @LulusFoodTruck

Guerilla Streetfood
Follow this truck @GuerillaStreet

Seoul Taco
Follow this truck @SeoulTaco

Follow this truck @ZiasOnTheHill

Hot Aztec
Follow this truck @HotAztec

2 Girls 4 Wheels
Follow this truck @2girls4wheels

Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
Follow this truck @ShellsCoastal

Go Gyro Go
Follow this truck @GoGyroGo

Feed Me
Follow this truck @feedmetruck

Three local food trucks in running for national title of “best food truck graphic design”

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

If you are a food truck fan, you can probably name your must-have-dish from your favorite truck in a moment’s notice. But taste buds aside, have you considered which truck looks the snazziest? National food truck resource Mobile Cuisine is holding a Best Food Truck Graphic Design Contest to determine which of the thousands of trucks rolling on our nation’s streets has the most stylish design. More than 2,500 trucks were nominated for the competition, but the list has been narrowed to 15 finalists. Among those to make the cut are three trucks from St. Louis: Completely Sauced, Chop Shop and Lulu’s Local Eatery.

“To have three trucks from St. Louis is pretty cool,” said Julie Komanetsky, co-owner of Completely Sauced, who notified The Scoop of the exciting news.

The winner of the contest will be chosen by a public vote. To place your vote for the best food truck graphics, go here. The poll ends on Friday, June 8.

The Scoop: Coming soon to a curb near you: grilled cheese and soup, Japanese fusion

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

102511_harrisThe folks behind Sarah’s Cake Stop had a meltdown: They went and bought another truck and are preparing to launch a second mobile food operation. The new truck – cleverly named Sarah’s Meltdown – will specialize in soups and gourmet grilled cheeses. According to Jeff Pupillo of Sarah’s Cake Stop, the truck will offer five varieties of grilled cheese sandwiches and a rotation of scratch-made soups just in time to warm up diners as chilly temps move in. While the truck will have a Twitter handle and Facebook page distinct from Sarah’s Cake Stop, hungry food-truck trackers will likely see the vehicles parked together, as Pupillo is hoping diners will eat lunch and dessert together. Look for the meltdown to happen in early January.

The Scoop also caught up today with Eliott Harris (pictured), the chef who left Miso on Meramec to launch a Japanese-themed food truck called Chop Shop. The launch menu will include starters like miso soup and seaweed salad, wok creations of fried rice and fried soba noodles, and a selection of sushi rolls. As Harris explained, Chop Shop will prepare two types of rolls: “One style is almost a burrito-sized roll. It’s not a cut roll you eat with chopsticks; it’s a sizeable, beefy roll you pick up and eat. We’ll serve it with wok-popped wasabi popcorn folded with butter. The other type is a deconstructed roll – more like a rice bowl – with rice, vegetables, fish of that day and a signature sauce.” For dessert, Harris will tempt diners with a tempura-fried Twinkie with yuzu curd, Serendipity ice cream and a touch of whipped cream. Look for Chop Shop to roll out this Thursday, likely hitting Purina for lunch.

As if Harris didn’t have enough on his plate right now, Chop Shop will also be hosting food-related events at brick-and-mortar locations. He will offer private dinners at the Koken Art Factory, housed in the same building as Chop Shop’s commissary kitchen at 2500 Ohio Ave., and he will be organizing an “indoor monster food event” at a 30,000-square-foot warehouse where the Chop Shop truck is parked. “We’ll have five to six trucks, a DJ, plenty of seating, a bar; it will be a huge event,” he explained. Harris is still working out the logistics for both events, but those interested can watch for updates on the Chop Shop Facebook page and Twitter feed at @ChopShopStl.

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