Those of us who have visited states such as Texas or California know the joy and wonder that is a taco truck. To the uninitiated, these are nomadic vehicles that roam around selling delicious Mexican food -- such as tacos. (Other members of the same portable-food family include the falafel truck, a Korean BBQ taco truck
and a cupcake van.)
Today, I was slightly perturbed (but also intrigued) to find out that the Taco Bell Truck
is taking up residency in St. Louis for All-Star week. The premise is simple, as its Twitter bio says: "We drive around the country, handing out free Taco Bell tacos to people. What's not to like?" Well, there's the grossness factor of its food, mainly (and I speak of this as someone who devoured many, many tacos when my metabolism was a lot higher -- i.e., high school, when there was nothing to do after 9 p.m. besides hit the Border).
But the 'Bell did link to our reporting of the celebrity line-up at the softball game
it's sponsoring this Sunday, so we'll cut 'em some slack. And propose
something light: If you spot the Taco Bell Truck around town, feel free
to snap a photo and email
us. (I'll handle this while Ian is on vacation.) Bonus points if you happen to catch the truck on Cherokee Street.
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Hipster points/more bonus points you catch the truck at a combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut
. You can follow the truck's progress via Twitter