|St. Paul's original food truck court|
The sun is shining, birds are singing and stomachs are rumbling like truck generator mimics. It's time to take lunch outside and get back in touch with the curb-side dining culture. St. Paul kicks off the season in fine form with not just one, but two food truck courts.See also:
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The first begins May 15th at 11 a.m. across Kellogg from the St. Paul courthouse. The lineup features Vellee Deli serving Asian fusion goodies like a currito a Thai curry burrito and outrageously yummy banh mi; Simply Steve's serves sliders, sandwiches and more; Fork in the Road serve their slow-roasted pork gooey grilled cheese; Gastrotruck combines fine-dining to paper boat vessels (and has some of the best vegetarian/vegan burgers you could ever want); and the final spot will be held by rib-masters 128 Cafe. They will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
|Neato's burger and fries|
Thursday there is another crew of trucks serving lunch just down Kellogg and Robert Street by a grassy stretch with a view of the river. This food truck court even has live music, provided by The Herringbone Badgers who play Irish and Scottish folk music. Trucks serving food include A Cupcake Social that proves the cupcake trend need not be a passing fad; Cafe Racer, a relatively new truck who serve takes on Colombian classics - their pork plate is not to be missed; Home Street Home truck that makes wholesome, made from scratch dishes to love, and Neato's Burgers, home of the drive-in style burger and the duck fat fries that make us swoon. These guys will also provide picnic blankets, so that diners can enjoy the park setting.
|Orange flecked and dreamy cupcake from A Cupcake Social|