This week I visit Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328), the badass Filipino food truck.
Guerrilla Street Food cuts an imposing figure as it rolls through the streets of St. Louis. No candy-colored graphics or cute cartoon logos for this food truck. The vehicle is painted black, and the logo resembles a military insignia: a gold star, at the center of which a knife and spatula are crossed like swords.
Guerrilla Street Food also stands apart from its fellow food trucks by virtue of its menu, both in concept and in execution. The fare is Filipino, a cuisine largely absent from St. Louis. The signature dish, the "Flying Pig," comes topped with an egg cooked for an hour in a sous-vide bath, a technique associated with fancy restaurants, not mobile vendors.
In other words, that Guerrilla Street Food is part of the ever-expanding fleet of St. Louis food trucks -- approaching 30, on the road or announced, as I write this; maybe more by the time you read it -- might be the least interesting fact about it.
Check back here tomorrow morning to read my review.