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First Look: Essentially Fries Food Truck

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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Kick off the weekend with a basket of fries from one of the city’s newest food trucks, Essentially Fries. The truck debuts this Friday, Sept. 8, at Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park.

As The Scoop reported in May, Edibles & Essentials chef-owner Matt Borchardt announced plans to launch a food truck concept around his Southampton restaurant’s popular french fries. To maximize efficiency, Borchardt kept the menu narrow menu with one main dish and a variety of toppings.

“People constantly come up [at Edibles & Essentials] and say they’re the best freaking fries they’ve ever had,” Borchardt said. “Not a day goes by.”

Toppings range from Carolina pulled pork to fajita vegetables to white chicken chili. You can also order a classic basket, topped with just garlic and Grana Padano and served with a rich truffle aioli and a house-made smoked ketchup for dipping.

Edibles & Essentials chef Steven Teters, who has previously worked at Sidney Street Cafe, will man the truck. Borchardt and a few others will help out at big events and festivals.

“Our plan is to do primarily corporate events and obviously any festivals, Food Truck Friday-type events and community events we can,” Borchardt said. Customers can follow the truck on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updated locations.

 

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Editor’s note: Food Truck Friday is a Sauce Magazine event. 

Photos by Meera Nagarajan 

Heather Hughes is managing editor at Sauce Magazine. 

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Summer Internship Opportunity: Special Events Internship

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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Do you love the STL food scene? Can’t get enough Food Truck Friday? Be a part of bringing it all together as a Sauce Special Events Intern.

As a Special Events Intern, you will:

-Assist Sauce Events Coordinator in preparing for, setting up, operating and breaking down all Food Truck Friday events beginning May 12
-Assist in preparation and execution of the annual Saucy Soiree on June 4
-Learn how to plan and execute large-scale food-driven events
-Learn how to promote and market events on a variety of print and online platforms
-Other duties as assigned

The Special Events Intern must be:

-At least 18 years old with a reliable form of transportation
-Outgoing, reliable and flexible with experience working events
-Personable and professional on the phone, in written communication and in person
– Have a proven track record for taking initiative and working harmoniously on a team project
-Proficient in Microsoft Office
-Able to work outdoor events during St. Louis summers
-Comfortably lift up to 30 pounds
-Willing to occasionally get his or her hands dirty

This internship is unpaid; interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Special Events Coordinator Amy Hyde at ahyde@saucemagazine.com. Resumes must be submitted no later than Friday, April 1. No calls please.

 

Photo by Greg Rannells

Eat This: Walking Taco from Cha Cha Chow

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Food Truck Fridays aren’t complete without a Walking Taco from Cha Cha Chow. Moist chicken fried in a crunchy panko-cornflake breading arrives steaming hot, drizzled with a spicy chipotle aioli and finished with cool, crunchy red cabbage and jalapeno slaw, all wrapped in a flour tortilla and tucked in a cute, compostable bamboo cone. The Sauce team has a serious relationship with this hand-held treat, which is now a weekly special on Tuesdays at Cha Cha on Shaw, its new brick and mortar on The Hill.

 

-photo by Carmen Troesser

Extra Sauce: Food Truck Friday Speed Pass Giveaway

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Calling all food truck fanatics: Celebrate our best new food trucks and the start of Food Truck Friday season with a month of Sauce Speed Pass Giveaways!  Six Best New Food Trucks means six chances to win!

What’s a Speed Pass? These $10 tickets allow you to use an expedited line at one food truck during Food Truck Friday. We’re giving away 6 pairs of Speed Passes throughout May. Here’s how it works:

Staring May 4, we’ll announce the Best New Food Truck of the Day on Instagram and Twitter. Grab lunch from that truck, and while you’re there, look for the Food Truck Friday logo hidden nearby. (Hint: Check trees, benches, parking meters, etc.) Then follow these instructions:

1. Snap a photo of yourself with the logo and your meal from our Food Truck of the Day.

2. Post it to Instagram or Twitter and tag @SauceMag and #SauceFoodTruckFriday. We will reply to confirm your post.

3. Present the logo at the Sauce tent at Food Truck Friday to claim your Speed Passes.

Good luck!

 

Summer Internship Opportunity: Special Events Internship

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Do you love the STL food scene? Can’t get enough Food Truck Friday? Be a part of bringing it all together as a Sauce Special Events Intern.

As a Special Events Intern, you will:

-Assist Sauce Events Coordinator in preparing for, setting up, operating and breaking down all Food Truck Friday events beginning May 13
-Assist in preparation and execution of the annual Saucy Soiree on June 26
-Learn how to plan and execute large-scale food-driven events
-Learn how to promote and market events on a variety of print and online platforms
-Other duties as assigned

The Special Events Intern must be:

-At least 18 years old with a reliable form of transportation
-Outgoing, reliable and flexible with experience working events
-Personable and professional on the phone, in written communication and in person
– Have a proven track record for taking initiative and working harmoniously on a team project
-Proficient in Microsoft Office
-Able to work outdoor events during St. Louis summers
-Comfortably lift up to 30 pounds
-Willing to occasionally get his or her hands dirty

Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Special Events Coordinator Amy Hyde at ahyde@saucemagazine.com. Resumes must be submitted no later than Friday, April 17. No calls please.

The Scoop: Athlete Eats to become Revel Kitchen

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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{Athlete Eats owner Simon Lusky}

 

The food, juices and smoothies will remain the same, but Athlete Eats will soon be renamed Revel Kitchen.

“You don’t have to be an athlete to eat at Athlete Eats,” said owner Simon Lusky. “With the rebranding, we can keep expanding our reach, showing people that healthy food can taste good.”

As The Scoop reported in October 2014, Lusky announced plans to expand his business operations by adding a second location and a food truck this year. The transition from Athlete Eats to Revel Kitchen is expected to be complete by the end of the summer. Starting with the Revel Kitchen Food Truck, which will debut at Sauce Food Truck Friday on May 8 in Tower Grove Park, the rebranding will extend to the soon-to-open Brentwood location and a grand reopening of the Cherokee Street location this summer. Changes will include a new, more colorful look, revamped website and social media accounts.

The menu will continue to focus on the same seasonal, healthy, acclaimed fare with two additional menu items coming to the food truck, including a cold soba noodle salad with fresh veggies tossed in a house-made peanut sauce.

Lusky is working to expand the prepared-meal portion of the business that includes eyeing a space for a commissary kitchen off Interstate 70. With extra space and additional vehicles, he said the next move is to deliver nationwide.

Editor’s Note: This post originally called reported the food truck name as Rebel Eats Food Truck. It has been updated to correct the error. 

-photo by Ashley Gieseking

 

Summer Internship Opportunity: Special Events Intern

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Do you love the STL food scene? Can’t get enough Food Truck Friday? Be a part of bringing it all together as a Sauce Special Events Intern.

As a Special Events Intern, you will:

-Assist Sauce Events Coordinator in preparing for, setting up, operating and breaking down all Food Truck Friday events beginning May 8.
-Assist in preparation and execution of the annual Saucy Soiree on June 28.
-Learn how to plan and execute large-scale food-driven events
-Learn how to promote and market events on a variety of print and online platforms
-Other duties as assigned

The Special Events Intern must be:

-At least 18 years old with a reliable form of transportation
-Outgoing, reliable and flexible with experience working events
-Personable and professional on the phone, in written communication and in person
– Have a proven track record for taking initiative and working harmoniously on a team project
-Proficient in Microsoft Office
-Able to work outdoor events during St. Louis summers
-Comfortably lift up to 30 pounds
-Willing to occasionally get his or her hands dirty

Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Special Events Coordinator Rebecca Ryan at rryan@saucemagazine.com. Resumes must be submitted no later than Friday, April 17.

This internship is unpaid. No calls please.

Food Truck Friday kicks off the season at Tower Grove Park

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Food Truck Friday returns this Friday, May 9

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

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Get ready to eat your heart out, St. Louis! Food Truck Friday returns this Friday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m., and you and everyone you know are invited to the party.

More than 20 of the best area food trucks kick off this season at our favorite stomping ground, Tower Grove Park. And we’re expanding Food Truck Friday with new offerings like more beverage options (There’s wine!), fabulous live entertainment and local charity contributions.

Also new this year: the Sauce Speed Pass, so the hungry Truckie in a hurry can get a jump on the ordering line. Here’s how the Speed Pass works:

Visit the Sauce tent. Sauce Speed Passes are available for purchase at the Sauce tent. One Speed Pass costs $10, or you can buy three Speed Passes for $25.
• Get in the fast lane. Sauce Speed Passes allow customers to use a separate, expedited Speed Pass line at each truck.
Hand it over. The truck you choose will tear off the perforated section of the Sauce Speed Pass when you order up to $25 of food and beverage. (One Speed Pass can be used at only one truck. You cannot divide $25 in purchases among trucks.)
Don’t get greedy. Only one Speed Pass can be used per person, per transaction. So no, you cannot use three Speed Passes during one order.
Use them! Each Speed Pass is valid only for that day’s Food Truck Friday. They are not transferable to future Food Truck Fridays. Speed Passes are valid rain or shine and no refunds will be issued for unused passes.

We’ve got tons of great food and entertainment in store this season, and we need some loyal Truckies to assist. We’re putting out the call for Food Truck Friday volunteers to donate some time during one of three shifts: 3 to 5 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Interested in lending a hand during one of your favorite St. Louis events (and getting a few extra surprises as a thank you for your efforts)? Email events coordinator Rebecca Ryan at rryan@saucemagazine.com.

Bring your lawn chairs, dogs, picnic blankets and kids, and dress in your Food Truck Friday best. Wait, you don’t have Food Truck Friday gear? The team at STL Style has you covered with new T-shirt designs.

Hungry yet? Share your excitement (and what you’re eating!) on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #FoodTruckFriday. See you, Friday, St. Louis!

 

 

The Scoop: Russo’s Catering rolls out food truck

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Russo’s Catering has joined the fleet of local food trucks. Its mobile eatery, Russo’s Trucktoria, hit the pavement in late March.

The Italian-centric menu for the truck includes offerings such as a chop salad, linguine Bolognese, grilled lemon-herb chicken spiedini, jumbo ravioli and sandwiches like Italian beef and a chicken BLT.

The truck rolls onto the street three to four times a week, according to Trucktoria manager Jeff Robinson. Besides offering lunch to curbside diners, Russo’s Trucktoria will make an appearance at community events, including Food Truck Friday. Follow the truck on Twitter @russoscatering.

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