| Tacos at Cha Cha Chow, our pick for the best food truck of 2013. | Jennifer Silverberg|
UPDATE: This post has been updated with a comment from Sauce.
Food Truck Fridays in Tower Grove have become a summer institution in St. Louis. What started in 2011 with just sixteen trucks and the help of Sauce Magazine has grown into an event that attracts thousands of people and delicious eats. More trucks are hitting the roads every year -- there are currently 40 registered with the city of St. Louis -- to match the demand.
See also: The Final Food Truck Friday of 2013
The St. Louis Food Truck Association is working to bring an alternate event to Food Truck Friday to downtown beginning this spring. We spoke to STLFTA president (and owner of Yo! Salsa food truck) John Lutgen about the ambitious plan and why it's needed.
"We're all independent business owners -- one day a month isn't enough to pay the bills," Lutgen says. "So we're looking at other avenues that we can export our business into rather than just setting up at Citygarden and selling lunch at Wells Fargo."More »