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Meatless Monday: Farm to Falafel

Monday, September 10th, 2012

It’s like I died and went to heaven – or Lulu’s Local Eatery. You know, that food truck at Food Truck Fridays that has lines across the park? I was lucky enough to catch Lulu’s on a slower day at City Garden, but even if there was a line, the wait would have been worth it.

After hearing rave reviews about the truck with the rooftop garden, I couldn’t wait to try the Sweet Potato Falafel. The bright orange super food is mashed and combined with a heavy hand of spices, including cumin and garlic. After being lightly fried in all-natural peanut oil and laid in a warm, fluffy pita, this sweet falafel is painted with a thick, zesty tzatziki sauce that adds just the right amount of savory. Throw in the crunch of cool cucumbers and mild red onions, and you have one filling farm-to-truck meal that starts the week off right.

Not only can you feel good about what this meal does (or doesn’t do) to your waistline, you can also breathe a sigh of relief about its environmental impact. Owners Robert Tucker and Lauren Loomis use local ingredients when they can, supporting many local farmers and producers. They also use 100-percent compostable and biodegradable serving ware with their food. And a rooftop garden? That’s just the icing on the cake – er, truck.

I’ll certainly be following Lulu’s, so I can check out the truck’s other signature items. And, if it just so happens to park next to Sarah’s Cake Stop, there’s nothing better than a supremely succulent Triple Chocolate cupcake to ruin a healthy lunch.

Food Truck Fridays are back!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Food Truck Fridays are back! For those of you who haven’t been to this food-filled extravaganza, get ready to eat your heart out. Food Truck Friday is Sauce Magazine’s response to the ever-growing food truck trend that’s been plowing through the country over the last couple of years. While food trucks are relatively new to the local dining scene, more trucks take to the streets each month, tweeting out their locations so hungry diners can line up for a meal on the go. Just about anything is available curbside these days – from pizza and hotdogs to bulgogi bowls and sushi rolls. Food truck fare is portable, affordable and made fresh on the spot.

This marks the second year of Food Truck Fridays, which will kick off in May and will be held monthly throughout the summer and early fall. Last year, hundreds of St. Louisans filled Tower Grove Park at each event to get a taste of all their favorite food trucks in one place. Won’t you join them?

Click here to watch a short video revealing what Food Truck Friday is all about.

And see below for a list of which trucks you can expect to see this year, along with details on times and location for the upcoming season. See you in May!

WHAT: Food Truck Friday

WHEN: The second Friday of every month from May till October.

• May 11: 5 to 8 p.m.

• June 8: 5 to 8 p.m.

• July 13: 5 to 8 p.m.

• Aug. 10: 5 to 8 p.m.

• Sept. 14: 5 to 8 p.m.

• Oct. 12: 4 to 7 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:
Cha Cha Chow
Follow this truck @WheresChaCha

Falafelwich Wagon
Follow this truck @Falafelwich

Guerrilla Street Food
Follow this truck @GuerrillaStreet

Holy Crêpe
Follow this truck @HolyCrepeSTL

Hot Aztec
Follow this truck @HotAztec

Papa Tom’s Gateway Dog House
Follow this truck @GatewayDogHouse

Sarah’s Cake Stop
Follow this truck @SarahsCakeStop

Schlafly
Beer booth @Schlafly

Seoul Taco
Follow this truck @SeoulTaco

Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
Follow this truck @ShellsCoastal

Speedway Eatery
Follow this truck @SpeedwayEatery

The Sausage Syndicate
Follow this truck @SyndicateSTL

The Sweet Divine
Follow this truck @TheSweetDivine

2 Girls 4 Wheels
Follow this truck @2girls4wheels

Le Food Truck
Follow this truck @LeFoodTruck

Lulu’s Local Eatery
Follow this truck @LulusFoodTruck

Zia’s Italian Food Truck
Follow this truck @ZiasOnTheHill

Mark your calendar for the first Food Truck Friday, June 10!

Friday, May 27th, 2011

052711_mangiaThe food truck trend has hit St. Louis with a bang, with more trucks than ever now trolling the streets to serve up everything from pizza to tacos to cupcakes to hungry St. Louisans willing to track down their mobile meals on Facebook and Twitter. Now, for the very first time, you can put down your smart phones and detach from your computers: All your favorite food trucks will be in one place!

Introducing Food Truck Fridays, a free monthly Sauce event where local food trucks will gather for an evening of friends, fun and plenty of good food. The first Food Truck Friday will be held Friday, June 10, at Tower Grove Park, where your favorite mobile restaurants will be dishing out their fresh fare from 4 to 8 p.m. Haven’t tried the beef short rib tacos at Cha Cha Chow yet? It’s time to fix that. Want to satisfy that sweet tooth but can’t decide between Sarah’s Cakestop and The Sweet Divine? Now, you don’t have to. Not been able to track down the Pi or Holy Crêpe trucks yet? Here’s your chance.

That’s right, the finest food trucks on St. Louis’ streets, including Pi On the Spot, Cha Cha Chow, Fats Pierre, Mangia Mobile, The Sweet Divine, Sarah’s Cakestop, Holy Crêpe, Falafelwich Wagon and more will be there, excited to meet the friendly faces of their hungry customers. So whether you’re a regular at the windows of these creative culinarians or are simply wondering what this whole food truck trend is all about, grab a blanket and a chair and head on down to Tower Grove Park for a night of great food, good times and the friendliest darn truck drivers you’ll ever meet!

UPDATE: Shell’s Coastal Cuisine has signed on to join our very first Food Truck Friday event! Read about the brand new food truck here.

What: First Food Truck Friday

When: Friday, June 10, 4 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Entrance: free; cash only for food and beverages

Where: Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, along Southwest Drive (Get map here)

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 his also one way), heading west. This will eventually loop into Southwest Drive.

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