by Ian Froeb
The food trucks arrived in St. Louis about a year ago -- a few at first, then a few more, and now a fleet, parking where they can and sometimes where they can't, selling salsiccia and falafel, tacos stuffed with pulled pork and tacos stuffed with bulgogi.
For a year I waited. Isn't the whole appeal of a food truck that it comes to you? I spend hours each day driving to and from restaurants, so I welcomed the change of pace -- or, rather, I would've welcomed the change of pace, but of course food trucks go where the people are many and the dining options are few or far or just plain played-out. Where I live fails the first condition, where I work the second.
Finally, succumbing to curiosity and hunger, I got in my car and headed where Twitter told me a certain food truck had parked. Which makes sense, really. Food trucks are a red-hot trend. If you live or work near one of their favorite spots, they're wonderfully convenient. For everyone else, though, are they worth seeking out on their own merits?