food truck friday fail

A few weeks ago, Sauce Magazine announced the first Food Truck Friday in St. Louis.  Food trucks are becoming extremely popular in the St. Louis area and this was a way to get a chance to try several food trucks all in one spot.

I have been looking forward to Food Truck Friday for weeks now.  Specifically, I was looking forward to trying one truck:  the Falafelwich Wagon.  I have been craving falafel like crazy lately and what better way than tasting one from a food truck!  It’s like a match made in heaven.

So, Matt + I, along with my wonderful brother + sister-in-law, headed out to Tower Grove Park to get some grub.  While I had my sights set on a Falafelwich, Matt was looking forward to trying some of the other trucks.


We set down our blanket and Matt went to get in line for the Cha Cha Chow truck since their line was getting pretty long, while I waited for my big bro to show up.  The crowds started getting larger and the lines got longer and longer.  I finally got in line just as Brian + Sara were getting to the park.  As soon as they turned to go get in line for the Pi Truck, I saw it drive away. 


Uh oh, this was not a good sign.  If Pi Truck was already sold out an hour and a half into the event, the others weren’t going to last too much longer.  My line kept creeping closer and closer to the truck, and when I was about 5 people away, I heard those dreaded words.  Sold. Out.

I was on the verge of tears as I walked over to see Matt had already placed his order and the Cha Cha Chow line was longer than ever.  I really wanted a falafel.  Nothing else was going to even come close to the delicious fried chickpea ball in my mouth.  But, there was nothing I could do about it.  Matt was going to have his food soon and this pregnant girl was going to go hungry if I didn’t pick a line to stand in.

Truck after truck began selling out of things and I could tell this just wasn’t going to be our night.  Instead, we decided to leave empty-handed (except for Matt’s two tacos) and head to my absolute favorite place.


You can never go wrong with pizza, especially Dewey’s.  Matt and I shared a half Billy Goat and half Green Lantern pizza minus the goat cheese (which was very noticeable – you really need that tangy sharp cheese to balance out the pizza).  Definitely made my night a little bit better.
But what really helped me get over my falafel-less night was hitting up FroYo for dessert.  Nothing cheers me up more than a delicious frozen dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth.


And I must say, Fruity Pebbles on ice cream is another favorite.  Oh so yummy!

So, although we failed with the food trucks, the night still turned out pretty well.  I will definitely be seeking out the Falafelwich Wagon as my craving for falafel is stronger than ever!

  • dang—we thought about going but had family in town and went to Sasha’s instead…bummer that it sold out, I had no idea it’d be so crazy! Hopefully they have another one soon, I want to go! Glad you still got Dewey’s and fro-yo, can’t go wrong with either 🙂
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    • Kristen

      Honestly, we didn’t think it would be either! Since it was from 4-8 we thought that by getting there at 5:30 we’d be fine. I think next time will be much better though since they’ll know what to expect a little more.

  • My goal when I go to froyo is to get the most chocolate I can. I never get fruit or the good things for you hah, it’s all about the peanut butter cups, chocolate chunks, m&ms and oreos. I LOVE dewey’s pizza. I never heard about it until I met my boyfriend who lives in Kirkwood and I absolutely fell in love with it!
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    • Kristen

      Fruit does not belong on ice cream/frozen custard/froyo! The only time I ever get fruit with it is if it’s cake batter at Fritz’s… it’s really good with strawberries!