Food truck food court every Wednesday in St. Paul
|Jill Wilson of the 128 Cafe|
Wilson helped put together the gathering of food trucks, lead by her restaurant's 128 Cafe truck, helmed by chef Ian Pierce with help from the city of Saint Paul. Last week their truck was joined by the award-winning Chef Shack, the newbies Gastrotruck run by chef Stephen Trojan, Simply Steve's, and big, orange beauty the Fork in the Road.
|Beef Skewers from the 128 Cafe truck|
Gastrotruck was flinging sliders of all sorts, including a grass-fed beef short rib dusted in coffee and braised in Surly bender on a French Meadow bun, which it eventually ran out of.
The 128 Cafe ran out of its soy-marinated, tender beef skewers served with a bright, gingery slaw, zippy sweet pickled carrots over Basmati rice, before the glorious rib supply was finally exhausted.
The Fork in the Road truck was the only one not to run out of its main entree offering, a tender-as-a-mother's-love pulled pork. It did, however run out of chips, offering guests 50 cents off their order, or a stick pretzel drizzled in salty caramel before being dunked in ebony-hued chocolate. If given the choice, take the pretzel.
When asked how they managed to keep up with the overwhelming demand, Kari Offerdahl replied, "We just brought way, way more than we ever thought we'd need." When asked what she will do differently this week, she said they'd probably switch up the menu a bit to possibly include their molten meatball sliders. Just don't forget those pretzels.
The only change we can expect from last week to this is that Simply Steve's will be replaced by the Magic Bus hot dogs. The St. Paul food truck food court is every Wednesday this summer, serving food from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Kellogg and Wabasha in downtown St. Paul.
|See you all back here next week|