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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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!