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Edible Weekend: 5 more food-filled events this weekend

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016



From food fights to festive events al fresco, here’s five more don’t-miss events in The Lou this weekend.


1. Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event 2016
Come learn about wellness, nutrition and meal planning for those with food allergies and celiac disease. May 21 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., expotickets.blogspot.com 

2. CHOMP Regional Food Truck Festival & Family Movie Night
Enjoy an all-day festival of food trucks, live music, arts vendors and a family movie screening of Minions. May 21 – noon to 11 p.m., foodtruckfrolic.com 

3. IndiHop 2016
Explore more than 50 beers from local breweries and bottle shops in The Grove and Cherokee Street neighborhoods. May 21 – 1 to 7 p.m., Facebook: IndiHop 

4. Corks from Many Countries: A Charity Tasting
Explore wine, beer and spirits from around the world and our own backyard to benefit Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program. May 21 – 2 to 6 p.m., corks.brownpapertickets.com 

5. Compton Heights – Compton Hill House Tour
Explore mansions owned by some of St. Louis’ best-known residents including the Magic Chef Mansion built by the inventor of the gas cook stove. May 21 and 22 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., comptonheights.org


Still hungry? Then sign up for Edible Weekend, our newly redesigned weekly newsletter, and get the weekend’s top four foodie events delivered directly to your inbox every Wednesday. Click here to sign up now!



Extra Sauce: Food Truck Friday Speed Pass Giveaway

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016



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!


Food Truck Friday kicks off the season at Tower Grove Park

Monday, May 12th, 2014


Food Truck Friday returns this Friday, May 9

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014



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: More trucks rolling out morning meals on wheels

Monday, October 21st, 2013

102113_vincentvandonut{Lemon iced buttermilk cake doughnut with crushed pistachio from Vincent Van Doughnut}


Lunch is usually the time when area food truck windows open, but a trio of trucks – one established, the other two coming soon – have us thinking about meals on wheels a lot earlier than noon.

For almost a year, husband-and-wife team Jack and Pat Williams have served Belgian waffles out of their truck, Walk Away Waffles (@WalkAwayWaffles) as early as 7 a.m. In addition to their variety of waffles flavors (like peach, blueberry, apple cinnamon and pumpkin, to name a few) each paired with a complementary dipping sauce (syrup, chocolate, apple butter, pumpkin butter and strawberry jam), customers can now add sausage and bacon their waffle’s batter. Additionally, the truck will now serve lunch on certain days, offering fruit waffles along with the newest option, chicken and waffles.

Expected to roll onto streets in mid-November is Vincent Van Doughnut  (@vinvandoughnut). The truck will offer a rotation of artisan doughnuts, traditional and creative. “You have to have some of the well-known classic ones and cater to the foodies with artisan creations,” said co-owner Brian Marsden, former co-owner of now defunct Mirasol, who has more than 20 years working in the restaurant industry. Among unique doughnuts, watch for infused gooey butter with a brown sugar cookie crumble and vanilla icing, Vahlrona chocolate and peanut butter stripes, lemon meringue, and lemon iced buttermilk cake doughnut with sprinkled with crushed pistachio (pictured).

Marsden explained that he originally planned to open Vincent Van Doughnut as a brick-and-mortar doughnut shop. The food truck craze prompted him to do a U-turn and make it a mobile operation. “There isn’t one in St. Louis. We want to corner the market on it,” he said. Marsden plans to tootle the streets of St. Louis city and county. He has the necessary permit for the latter and hopes to secure his license from St. Louis City this week. Marden said he expects the truck to make its debut at a launch party at newly opened Heavy Riff Brewing Co.

Finally, you’ll soon be able to get your caffeine jolt from new coffee truck The Gateway Grind (@GatewayGrind). Feast reports that the coffee truck, a venture by a Sweet Divine employee, will get rolling – and brewing with Goshen coffee – in November.

UPDATE: The Scoop failed to include Deli on a Roll (@DELIonaROLL), in business for more than a year, as one of the food trucks also offering breakfast items. Among morning-centric bites are: omelets, lox and bagels, buttermilk pancakes, vanilla-flavored challah French toast, corned beef hash and bagel sandwiches.


This week, Allyson Mace is obsessed with…

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

{The ginger sake martini at Mai Lee combines three of my favorite things: ginger, green tea vodka and sake. I usually don’t drink martinis with dinner, but this smooth cocktail pairs surprisingly well with the food at Mai Lee and, um, goes down nicely!}


{Food truck food that’s super healthy for you, and it tastes good? When faced with so many food options in my position, it is refreshing to find something as tasty and simple as the sweet potato falafel at Lulu’s.}


{Fish tacos have become my new obsession. I have tasted a lot of them around town, but this crispy morsel featuring grilled or fried tilapia and newly added to the Atomic Cowboy menu is quickly becoming my go-to taco!}


The Scoop: La Tejana Taqueria revs it up with a food truck

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


La Tejana Taqueria owner Tyler Garcia is not going to waiting for you to visit his brick-and-mortar Mexican restaurant at 3149 N. Lindbergh Blvd., in North County. He’s bringing the taquería to you. Garcia recently bought the now-defunct Papa Tom’s food truck. He gave it a Tejana makeover and sent the Mexican food-mobile onto the streets last Saturday.

The truck offers an abbreviated menu of that available at the restaurant. Burritos, tortas and tacos – including fried tacos – comprise the primary offerings. Garcia noted that he hopes to add combination plates in the future. La Tejana Taqueria also offers a rotation of house-made drinks. Look for agua fresca in flavors like watermelon, mango, strawberry and exotic mamey, as well as horchata.

The truck will be roaming in St. Louis city and county. You can track it on Twitter or keep up with its whereabouts on Facebook.



The Scoop: Baked & Loaded coming soon to a curbside near you

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

As the food truck season switches into high gear, a new food truck is getting ready to join the mobile cuisine scene. Baked & Loaded will specialize in baked potato wraps.

The food truck is a venture by chef Lori Megdall, who holds degrees in hospitality management and dietetics and has worked in the food industry for more than 30 years. Her baked potato wraps are made with shredded potatoes and her own seasoning blend. “My inspiration came from latkes, and wanting to make a healthier version,” explained Megdall. “I bake the wraps until they are crisp-tender, then load them up with combinations of slow-roasted prime meats, hormone-free chicken, fresh seafood, veggies and herbs, cheeses, spreads and sauces.” Megdall stated that she plans to source as much locally grown and organic ingredients as possible.

The inaugural Baked & Loaded menu will feature five different baked potato wraps: Devonshire (featuring slow-roasted shredded chicken breast with Provel and Swiss cheeses); Red Hot Bird (spicy, slow-roasted chicken breast); Primal (herbed beef and white cheddar); 66 (honey-baked ham with cheese, pickles and tomato); and VeeGee (a vegetarian option that holds roasted mushrooms, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, rosemary, shallots, Provel and a spread of sun-dried tomatoes and olives).

Look for the Baked & Loaded truck – it is a refurbished mini school bus outfitted with a surf theme – to begin roaming the streets of St. Louis in about two weeks. To keep track of its whereabouts, follow Baked & Loaded on Twitter @bakedloaded.

The Scoop: A new food truck braves the heat

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

If you haven’t checked out Food Truck Row at 13th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets yet, put on your sunscreen and head on over. Mayor Slay’s office and the St. Louis Food Truck Association have been discussing a designated food truck area for more than six months now. And according to Jeff Pupillo, a board member of the association and co-owner of Sarah’s Cake Stop and Sarah’s Meltdown, so far, so good (despite the heat). “We think it’s going to be a good spot and prove to be successful,” Pupillo told The Scoop. He added, however, that there are some responsibilities the food truck owners must prove to be conscientious of before similar hubs are added to the city. “We as food trucks are in charge of having trash receptacles and doing clean up,” he said. “Right now, it’s still a trial.”

Need an excuse to check out Food Truck Row today? Hurry over to Curbside Cookery. After a soft opening yesterday, the new-to-the-streets truck is ready for its closeup. After you wish the truck’s crew luck on their grand opening, grab your burrito or grilled sandwich and head indoors. It’s a hot one!

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

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