First Look: Guerrilla Street Food's Brick-and-Mortar

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Photos by Johnny Fugitt
The "Flying Pig."

St. Louis needs no introduction to Guerrilla Street Food. The food truck has served tasty Filipino-inspired creations around town since 2011. We've called it the best food truck in St. Louis, it has been featured on the Food Network, and it's got a following most brick-and-mortar restaurants would kill for.

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#UberIceCream Comes to Town, but It's Not What You Think

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When we first heard that #UberIceCream was coming to St. Louis today, our Gut Check response was that this was yet another shot fired in the St. Louis Uber War of 2015.

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STL Food Trucks App Will Help You With Your Food Truck Obsession

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The STL Food Trucks app. | Google Play Store

Food-truck season is just around the corner. One of the best things about food trucks is also the worst: They're mobile. This is no problem if you're at, say, Food Truck Friday or Citygarden on a Friday afternoon. Almost any other time, it can be hard to track your favorite food on-the-go. Show Me Food Trucks follows the restaurants on Twitter and analyzes location data, but it is difficult to use on your phone. Enter STL Food Trucks.

See also: The Best Food Porn of Food Truck Friday

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Guerrilla Street Food Snags a Storefront on South Grand

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Chicken Adobo with soy sauce and vinegar braised chicken thighs served over steamed jasmine rice with green onions. | Jennifer Silverberg

Guerrilla Street Food (@guerillastreet; 314-529-1328) has been raising funds for a bricks-and-mortar location for its hit food truck since 2013. It's finally becoming a reality. Chef Brian Hardesty and his team have signed a lease for Guerrilla at 3024 South Grand Boulevard.

See also: Guerrilla Street Food Truck Raising Funds for Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant

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Vincent Van Doughnut Gets a Storefront in Clayton

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Clyde! | Jon Gitchoff

Mobile doughnut artisans Vincent Van Doughnut (@vinvandoughnut) are finally putting down some roots. The elusive, square-shaped doughnuts are available all over St. Louis from the 1960s van-cum-food-truck named Clyde, but now you'll be able to get your hands on them without being in the right place at the right time.

See also: Vincent Van Doughnut Scores Wholesale Deal with Straub's

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TGI Fridays Food Truck Coming to St. Louis, Food Trucks Officially Over

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We love a good food truck, but TGI Fridays? | Steve Truesdell

We've said it before and we'll say it again -- food trucks are the trend that just won't quit. It seems every time we turn around there is a new one, or an established restaurant is taking its food to the streets. But surely this is the trend jumping the shark. TGI Fridays apparently has a food truck that is driving across the country, and it will be in St. Louis today, June 27 and tomorrow, June 28.

See also: The Best Food Porn of Food Truck Friday

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Finger Foodies to Debut at Ferguson's Food Truck Monday

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Finger Foodies. | Esther Kim

It really is food truck season -- we've got another one. The newest truck is Finger Foodies (@FingerFoodiesMO), helmed by Army veteran Esther Kim. She's all set to debut her Asian fusion dishes at Food Truck Monday on June 16 at Ferguson's Citywalk.

See also: Graze Food Truck Brings International Street Food to St. Louis via Memphis

Most of Kim's family has worked in the restaurant business, so she swore she'd do something else. "I guess it's just naturally in my genes," she tells Gut Check.

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Graze Food Truck Brings International Street Food to St. Louis via Memphis

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Graze food truck. | Amelia Timms

Two St. Louis natives are returning home after 22 years traveling for the military, and they're bringing a food truck with them. Graze food truck began in Memphis after Amelia Timms was looking for a restaurant job. She and her husband moved from California, where she attended culinary school. They both grew up in St. Louis and are finally coming home.

See also: "Food Truck Sundays" Coming to Shaw Park in Clayton

"After 22 years of being gone, honestly there's no place like home," Timms tells Gut Check. "We'll hopefully anchor down and enjoy Missouri again. Once you go away, you kind of forget how beautiful it is."

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"Food Truck Sundays" Coming to Shaw Park in Clayton

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The Holy Crepe food truck will be there. | Jon Gitchoff

The city of Clayton and the St. Louis Food Truck Association have teamed up for yet another delicious food-truck event, this time on Sundays. On the second Sunday of the month in June, July and August, head to Shaw Park (South Brentwood and Forsyth boulevards, Clayton; 314-746-0426) for a mobile meal and live music.

"[Food trucks] seem to be the thing as far as the popular event people are hosting these days," says Janet Eiserle LeMay, the City of Clayton event specialist. "So we're just trying to find an opportunity to bring something like that to Clayton. We feel we want to not only bring people into the community, but we'd like to showcase Shaw Park as well."

See also: The Best Food Porn of Food Truck Friday

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Where to Find the Great Food Truck Race Trucks This Weekend

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Gretta, Nicole and Shane from Beach Cruiser. | Courtesy Beach Cruiser

As we reported earlier this week, the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race is headed to St. Louis this weekend. Four trucks form all over the country will be slinging food for our beautiful Memorial Day weekend. The thing about food trucks, though, is they move -- so we've got you covered.

See also: Beach Cruiser Bringing California Cuisine to St. Louis This Weekend Only

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