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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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Gioia's Deli Gets in the Food Truck Game

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The hot salami at Gioia's Deli. | Ian Froeb

Food trucks really are the trend that never ends. Yesterday we reported that Rise Coffee House is adding a mobile coffee truck to its brick-and-mortar operation, though usually it goes the other way around. Alex Donley, co-owner Gioia's Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue; 314-776-9410), used to think the same thing until his business coach suggested a truck in lieu of a second location.

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

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The truck's last stop was Oklahoma City. | Beach Cruiser

California may be hundreds of miles away, but St. Louis is getting a little taste of Venice Beach this weekend, thanks to Beach Cruiser food truck. The three friends behind the wheel are driving cross-country as part of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race.

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Rise Coffee to Hit the Streets with a Food Truck This Fall

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A latte at Rise Coffee. | Mabel Suen

Usually a food truck is a stepping stone to a stationary restaurant, but for Rise Coffee (4180 Manchester Avenue; 314-769-9535), it seems to be the other way around. The Grove coffeehouse is set to debut St. Louis' first coffee truck this fall.

See also: First Look: Rise Coffee House Perks Up the Grove

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The Best Food Porn of Food Truck Friday

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Chop Shop STL. | Steve Truesdell

The 2014 season of Food Truck Friday kicked off last weekend on May 9 at Tower Grove Park. Some two dozen of St. Louis' best food trucks were on hand to feed the masses while the Brothers Lazaroff provided live music. The event, hosted by Sauce Magazine, will take place once every month until October. The next Food Truck Friday will be Friday, June 13, at 4 p.m.

Gut Check had a photographer on the scene and here is a round-up of the tastiest looking morsels he captured at the kick-off of yet another great food truck-fed summer.

See also: [UPDATED] St. Louis Food Truck Association Plans Food Truck Friday-Type Event for Downtown

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