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The Scoop: Sarah’s Cake Shop to open cafe location in Eureka

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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Eureka is getting a sweet new addition this summer as Sarah’s Cake Shop plans to move into the old Central Hall banquet center at 127 S. Central Ave., as reported by Feast. In homage to its location, owner Jill Umbarger will call the eatery Sarah’s on Central, which is slated to open mid-July.

“I’ve lived in Eureka for 12 years, and I just love the community,” said Umbarger, who also owns the Sarah’s Cake Stop food truck.

Sarah’s on Central will feature the same baked goods as the flagship location in Chesterfield. However, the eatery will also serve light breakfast and lunch. Headlining the breakfast menu will be homemade biscuits and gravy, quiche and more. On Sundays, Umbarger plans to serve rotating breakfast casseroles. At lunch, expect to find paninis, soups and salads. Umbarger also hopes to offer after-school specials like grilled cheese for students in the area.

The new location will have a more rustic feel than the original space. Umbarger hopes to fit 40 seats into the 3,000-square-foot space, while eventually adding outdoor seating. Sarah’s on Central will be open Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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.

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!

The Scoop: The latest feed on St. Louis mobile cuisine

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The wheels are turning for Seoul Taco owners David Choi and Andy Heck. Their Korean fusion street food (That’s Seoul’s spicy pork in everything from gogi bowls to quesadillas to the right.) has become so popular that the business partners are looking to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “We’re running out of commissary space,” said Choi. “The demand for our food is strong.”

Choi told The Scoop that since he and Heck are looking for a space with an existing kitchen, they have been checking out the digs at now-shuttered restaurants. Among the prospective areas that may become the permanent home to Seoul Taco are: the Central West End, The Loop, downtown Clayton and downtown Kirkwood. Choi also noted that, once Seoul Taco opens a brick-and-mortar joint, the next goal will be to add a second truck to the fleet, with one truck servicing St. Louis city and the other strolling around the county.

In other food truck news, yet another mobile eatery is up and running. Burger INK. is serving up a selection of gourmet burgers as well as paninis and wraps. Burger INK., as reported by Ian Froeb of the Riverfront Times, is a project by chef-owner Josh Lemmon. For the moment, look for the burger truck to blaze a trail in St. Louis county. Follow the truck on Twitter or Facebook.

Finally, Sarah’s Cake Stop has been invited as a guest truck to participate in a food truck affair in Kansas City, Mo. On Friday, July 6, the St. Louis cupcake truck will hang with mobile cuisine brethren of K.C. at The Truck Stop, a monthly food truck event held in that city’s Crossroads section of town. Looking to take a trek down I-70 to check out K.C.’s mobile food scene and support this local cupcake shop on wheels? Find details about The Truck Stop on Facebook.

— Photo by Carmen Troesser

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

Zia’s
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

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

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.

Mark your calendar for the third Food Truck Friday, August 19!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

70611_FTFWe’re gearing up for our third Food Truck Friday, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’re familiar with Food Truck Friday, skip ahead to the section below where we reveal details on the time and location as well as the 17 trucks who have already signed on for this month’s event. For those of you who haven’t been able to make it out to Food Truck Friday just yet, let us give you some of the details behind this exciting event.

A trend that’s been lively on the coasts for a few years now, food trucks entered the dining scene here in St. Louis just a short time ago. Today, an ever-growing number of trucks and wagons take to the streets each day, tweeting out their locations so hungry diners can line up for a meal on the run. St. Louisans can now get just about anything they want from these mobile culinary mavens – from pizza to tacos, cupcakes to crêpes – at a price that’s easy on the pocketbook.

On June 10, nine of the area’s most popular food trucks gathered for Sauce Magazine’s first Food Truck Friday, an event we will be holding monthly throughout the summer and early fall. More than 800 people filled Tower Grove Park for the event, taking advantage of their first opportunity to get a taste of all their favorite food trucks in one place. On July 22, a whopping 15 food trucks filled Tower Grove Park for our second Food Truck Friday, feedings hundreds of hungry St. Louisans. (See photos from the second Food Truck Friday here.) And now, we’re doing it again.

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

The next Food Truck Friday will be on Friday, August 19 in Tower Grove Park from 5 to 8 p.m.

See below for details on which trucks are already slotted for the event, along with details on time and location. See you Friday!

WHAT: Food Truck Friday

WHEN: Friday, August 19, 5 to 8 p.m.

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.

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

WHO’S COMING?
Schlafly
Follow this truck: @Schlafly

Seoul Taco
Follow this truck: @SeoulTaco

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

Guerrilla Street Food
Follow this truck: @GuerrillaStreet

Southwest Diner
Follow this truck: @SouthwestDiner

Wanderlust
Follow this truck: @WanderlustPizza

The Sweet Divine
Follow this truck: @TheSweetDivine

Holy Crêpe
Follow this truck: @HolyCrepeSTL

Cha Cha Chow
Follow this truck: @WheresChaCha

Sarah’s Cake Stop
Follow this truck: @SarahsCakeStop

Falafelwich Wagon
Follow this truck: @Falafelwich

Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
Follow this truck: @ShellsCoastal

Street Life Mobile Food
Follow this truck: @StreetLifeFood

Mangia Mobile

Follow this truck: @MangiaMobile

Pi On the Spot
Follow this truck: @PiTruckSTL

Barnyard Kitcjen
Follow this truck: @bkitcjen

Speedway Eatery
Follow this truck: @SpeedwayEatery

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