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Food Truck “Court” Coming to Tower Grove South

Food Truck “Court” Coming to Tower Grove South

Sit Down Cafe Will Offer Food Truck Grub

St. Louis, MO/April 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – St. Louis diners are always looking for something new to eat, and someplace new to eat it.  We crave creative, quality, culinary adventures. So it was no surprise that local diners embraced the food truck scene.  Hey with world class chefs offering a huge variety of delicious choices curbside, what’s not to love?  The only thing that makes food trucks better is when you get to choose from several all in the same place.

That’s the root idea behind Steak Louie chef-owner Paul Listenberger’s plan for St. Louis’ first ever “food truck court.”  The idea is sort of like a mall food court—offering food from a variety of vendors, all in one location.  Listenberger told the Riverfront Times that location will be the former Annie Moon’s Bakery at 4001 Utah Street in the Tower Grove South neighborhood.  The location has a cozy indoor dining space, a large sidewalk seating area out front, and room for four food trucks to park in the back.

Initially, Listenberger plans to collaborate with some of the best food truck purveyors in the city, including chef Samantha Marshall’s Farmtruk, which offers farm-to-table fare focused in fresh, locally sourced and free range products.  Also in on the collaboration is St. Louis’ gourmet Greek food truck, Go Gyro Go.  And RFT is reporting they’ll be joined by Holy Crepe!, the mobile creperie in a retrofitted school bus.

Here’s how it will work: diners will place their orders at the counter inside the cafe.  They’ll be able to order from any or all of the participating food trucks.  They can then relax at a table inside or on the sidewalk patio outside, and wait for their food.  Food preparation will take place in the cafe’s kitchen as well as on the food trucks.  Once it’s up and running, this will be St. Louis’ first permanent indoor venue for food truck cuisine.

Listenberger says he hopes to have the food truck court open in May, once all of the city permits have been secured.  Initially the food truck court will be open on weekends, but Listenberger hopes to eventually invite enough other food area food trucks to join in that they’ll be able to be open daily.

Steak Louie
Owner: Chef Paul Listenberger
Food Truck Court
4001 Utah Street
Tower Grove South
St. Louis, MO 63116

Dinner at Bombay Food Junkies

Bombay Food Junkies

All-You-Can-Eat without the Buffet

St. Ann, MO/December 21, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) – The name Bombay Food Junkies has become familiar to St. Louis diners as the food truck offering Indian street food. When Sid and Krupa Panchal began their food truck business in 2013, it was the very first food truck in the St. Louis area offering Indian food.  Since then it’s become a popular stop at food truck-friendly festivals around town.  This time of year, it’s usually parked near BJC Hospital around lunchtime on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Fans of the food truck may be happy to learn that some of their favorite Indian food can be found in the Bombay Food Junkies “All You Can Eat Dinner” restaurant at 3580 Adie Road in St. Ann.

For most people, the words “all you can eat” conjure up images of buffets brimming with tasty, calorie-laden food behind a plastic sneeze guard.  It also conjures images of overindulgence and the heartburn that sometimes follows.  Bombay Food Junkies’ restaurant is different.  It’s all you can eat, but without the buffet line or the unhealthy side effects.  For the Panchal’s, the idea was to let people who’ve never had Indian street food sample the whole menu before committing to ordering something they’ve never heard of. Krupa Panchal says that like the food truck menu, Bombay’s dinner is exactly what street food is all about: sweet, spicy, savory and fresh.

The dinner at Bombay comes in three courses featuring multiple items in each—small portions of mouthwatering Bombay street food items like Bombay Chaats, Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Frankie wraps, Indo-Chinese dishes and much more.  Diners can try them all and then ask for more of the things they like best.  The meal begins with the soup of the day.  There are usually three chaat items on the menu. Chaats are authentic street eats that are usually eaten with hands.  The Samosas are a customer favorite.  They are golden fried pastries stuffed with potatoes, peas, and carrots and served with spicy, tangy chutneys.

The second course generally features an assortment of Indo-Chinese dishes like manchurian (a light, fluffy vegetable fritter), fried rice, and curried noodles.  That’s followed by a third course that generally feature items made with bread, which the Pancha’s bake fresh daily.  Some customer favorites include the vada pav (Bombay burger), pav bhaji (thick, vegetable curry or stew served with a soft roll), and their famous roti wraps (flatbread filled with savory stews or cheese).  The three-course meal is followed by a serving dessert.

They also have a special kids menu offering smaller portions, and all of their menu items can be made vegan.  Most dishes are also available with gluten-free alternatives.  Just ask before ordering. Bombay Food Junkies is also the only place in St. Louis where you can get a Sirabella cheesecake.  In keeping with the restaurant’s theme, it’s both vegetarian and delicious.  In fact, the New York style cheesecake is 100-percent vegan, dairy free and egg free.  Whole cheesecakes (feeds 12-14) can be ordered through the Bombay Food Junkies website ($34.99).  Arrangements can be made for pickup at the restaurant Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, or from the food truck.

This really is a restaurant you can feel good about.  From the healthy, vegetarian fare, to the friendly hospitality of the owner, it’s a great dining adventure.  And both Bombay Food Junkies’ brick and mortar restaurant and their food truck are 4-star Green Dining Alliance certified, meaning they embrace enhanced sustainable practices.  At Bombay that means locally sourced ingredients and dinnerware that’s reusable, compostable, or recyclable.

Bombay Food Junkies restaurant is only open three days each week, offering their All You Can Eat Dinner on Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  They’ll be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but they’re open during their regular hours all of New Year’s’ weekend.  To find their food truck, check their website.
Contact Information

Bombay Food Junkies
Owners: Sid and Krupa Panchal
3580 Adie Road
St. Ann, MO 63074
Phone: (573) 578-6583


Picture courtesy of Discover Missouri  S&T


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Seoul Taco Food Truck

Seoul Taco hits the road with second food truck

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Seoul Taco Owner, Korean-American David Choi, doesn’t pretend to say he invented the idea of a Korean BBQ Taco, but he’s done a whole lot to make it exceptional! During travels to world class cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, he got his first taste and was hooked. So he came back to St. Louis, made some for his family and friends,…and the rest is history.

His motto, “We put the “Seoul” into every bite,” is the main reason he won’t compromise with flavor or the quality of his food. He’s been working hard at trying to brand these culinary flavors as part of the culture in this city. And beginning tomorrow, Choi is continuing on that mission by launching the popular Korean-Mexican chain’s second truck.

Besides the new red truck reaching more customers, Choi, also hopes to serve a good cause. He believes there are a number of area communities without nearby grocery store access, or without transportation that allows for access to fresh food.

To help spread the word, he is donating all sales made from that truck on Mondays to the St. Louis MetroMarket, a converted bus that delivers fresh produce to those in need in St. Louis City. He and MetroMarket Founder, Jeremy Gross, met through church, and have been partnering to raise awareness about the need for resources in under-served areas ever since. Expect the new Seoul Taco truck to operate daily.

Contact information:

Seoul Taco

6665 Delmar Blvd

 University City, MO 63130

Contributing Editor: Kara Savio

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Debut, BBQ ASAP @ Citibank


ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Debut: in recent weeks it was announced that Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar had acquired certain assets including the portable smoker, recipes and name from the award-winning BBQ ASAP.

After revising the menu and making the appropriate changes they are prepared to make their debut today, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Citibank, feeding the employees located at 1000 Technology Dr, O’Fallon, MO (1:30 pm to 5:00 pm), featuring the famous BBQ ASAP Pulled Port, Smoked Chicken and Candicci’s House Salad.  Additionally, they will be offering baked beans, coleslaw, soda and water.

About Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar has been serving Italian cuisines and providing catering services to the St. Louis, MO area for 35 years.  Manager of Candicci’s recently announced the acquisition of certain assets of BBQ ASAP, an award-winning BBQ competitor wining many prestigious awards over the past 10 years.  Future plans are to design a whole line of BBQ pizza’s combining the best Italian secrets with one of the best BBQ’s in the city.

Contact information about Candicci’s and/or catering:

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar & BBQ ASAP Catering

100 Holloway Rd

Ballwin, MO

Phone: (636) 220-8989

Email: candiccis@gmail.com

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ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – The Original St. Louis Food Truck Event will be held June 10, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Tower Grove Park featuring craft beer from 4 Hands, Urban Chestnut and wine from The Porch.  There will be more than 20 food trucks available for your dining experience.

This is the 6th Annual Food Truck Friday Event.  June 10th live music will be provided by Emily Wallace.

Additional dates will be as follows:

  • July 8, 2016 – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • August 12, 2016 – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • September 9, 2016 – 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • October 7, 2016 – 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Participating Food Trucks for 2016:

  • Angie Burger
  • Brazil Express
  • Bombay Food Junkies
  • Completely Sauced
  • Cha Cha Chow
  • Destination Desserts
  • Farmtruk
  • Fire & Ice Cream Truck
  • Frankly Sausages
  • Gioia’s Deli
  • Go Gyro Go
  • Guerrilla Street Food
  • K-Bop
  • Lulu’s Local Eatery
  • Mission Taco Truck
  • Pi on the Spot
  • Pyro Pizza
  • Revel Kitchen Food Truck
  • Russo’s Trucktoria
  • Sarah’s Cake Stop
  • Seoul Taco
  • Slice of the Hill
  • Smitty’s Snack Shack
  • Slide Piece by Tommy Lee
  • Smokin’ Monkey
  • Steak Louie
  • Lulu Dim Sum Truck
  • The Sweet Divine
  • Totally Toasted
  • Wayno’s
  • Zia’s Italian Food Truck

The video provided is intended solely for informational/educational rather than promotional purposes.

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Food Trucks in St. Louis


ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – The food truck industry is booming across the nation.  St. Louis is no different.  Food trucks are a great strategy for chef’s to reduce operating cost and provide their popular cuisines to a target audience.  Large companies have provided cafeterias in the past to help provide an easy lunch experience for their employees.

Some of the local independent food truck owners in the St. Louis area have formed the St. Louis Food Truck Association.  Their motive for creating the association is to focus on quality/innovative hospitality, high quality food/cuisines and community development.

The association offers a great opportunity for food truck owners to discuss the growing food truck industry and their respective challenges including best practices.

Members of the St. Louis Food Truck Association are:

  • 2 Girls 4 Wheels – American – Burgers – Deli
  • Andrew’s Bayou Ribs – American – Cajun/Creole – Southern – BBQ
  • Angie Burger – American – Burger – Sandwiches
  • Bombay Food Junkies – Indian – International – Ice Cream/Gelato
  • Brazil Express – Brazilian – Burritos – Tacos
  • Cha Cha Chow – Latin – Mexican – Burgers – Tacos
  • Cheese Shack – American – Deli – Sandwiches
  • Completely Sauced – American – Cajun/Creole – Southern – Sandwiches
  • Curbside Cookery – American – Mexican – Burgers – Sandwiches
  • Destination Desserts – American – Dessert
  • Doughboy’s Wood Fire Pizza – American – Italian – Pizza
  • Frankly Sausages – American – Sandwiches
  • Fugeddaboudit – Italian
  • Geoia’s Deli – Italian – Deli – Sandwiches
  • Go Gyro Go – Greek
  • Harvest Xpress Food Truck – American – International – BBQ – Bistro – Burgers – Deli – Sandwiches
  • Holy Crepe! – American – International – Crepes – Dessert
  • Juicemasters Fresh Juice & Smoothie Bar – American – Dessert
  • K-Bop Korean BBQ and Bowls – Asian
  • Kona Ice – Dessert – Ice Cream/Gelato
  • Le Camion Bistro – American
  • Locoz Tacoz – Mexican – Burritos – Tacos
  • Mission Taco Truck – Latin – Mexican – Tacos
  • MK’s Rolls & Wraps – Asian
  • My Big Fat Greek Truck – Greek
  • Pnoy Kings – Asian – International – Burritos – Dessert – Tacos
  • Pyro Pizza – American – Italian – Pizza – Salads
  • Russo’s Trucktoria – Italian – Dessert
  • Sarah’s Cake Shop – American – Dessert
  • Sia’s Italian Ice – Italian – Dessert – Ice Cream/Gelato
  • Slice of the Hill – American – Italian – Pizza – Salads
  • Slide Piece by Tommy Lee – American – Bistro – Burgers – Sandwiches
  • Smoke n Motion– American – Southern
  • Steak Louie – American – Sandwiches
  • Steamroller – American – Deli – Sandwiches
  • StLouisianaQ Food Truck & Catering – American – Cajun/Creole – Southern – BBQ – Dessert – Sandwiches
  • Taste-D-Burger – American – Burgers – Sandwiches
  • The Meltdown – American – Deli – Sandwiches
  • The Southerner – American – Southern – BBQ – Burgers
  • Vincent Van Doughnut – Dessert
  • Walk Away Waffles – International – Dessert
  • Wayno’s – Mobile International Cuisine – International
  • Wing Nut – American
  • Yo! Salsa – Latin – Mexican – Burritos – Tacos
  • Zia’s “On The Hill” – Italain

Their website offers dates of events and a list of their members.  If you want to contact them email them at info@stlfta.com.


Amigos Cantina


KIRKWOOD, MO – (STLRestaurant.News) – Amigos Cantina, in Kirkwood launched its food truck on Thursday, May 5th, 2016.  Amigos was looking for a second location, but someone mentioned doing a Food Truck. It makes a lot of sense for Amigos, since they have a very good following.  This allows them to take their market to a different consumer that has not had the luxury of visiting the brick and mortar store in Kirkwood, MO.

They decided on the name “Amigos on Wheels“.  They will be serving at special events and will eventually expand to regular lunch service around the St. Louis metro area.

Their menu will include portabello, chipotle chicken, pork, steak and fish tacos and their popular nachos.  They will server up a variety of smoothies, including flavors such as mango, strawberry, limeade and also offer many specialty choices.

For more information contact:

Amigos Cantina

120 W. Jefferson Avenue

Kirkwood, MO 63122

Amigos Cantina hours are:

Monday – Thursday :: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Kitchen open till 9:00pm
Bar open till 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday :: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Kitchen open till 10:00pm
Bar open till 11:00pm

Sunday :: 11:30am to 8:00pm