Friday Food Truck Feature
Admit it — sometimes you’re tempted to hit up a Twins game just for a ticket to the concession stands. It’s OK. We’ve all been there. Luckily, the Twins have been working on an idea to bring their incredible food offerings to you.
How does an aircraft mechanic for the military end up owning and operating a food truck? It’s simple — two loves, that of a woman and that of New Orleans Cajun cooking.
The only pair more complementary than The Moral Omnivore’s Beet Slider and Portobello Mushroom Fries is the duo that pioneered the ecological food business.
When it comes to culinary kitchens, you could say Christian Orosz has perfected the art of a mobile meal. From sharpening his skills in England, he went on to cook on the high seas from the kitchens of private yachts. Jumping ship (pun intended), Orosz is now the proud owner of not one but two food trucks in the Twin Cities.
Say hello to Hola Arepa — the bright, teal truck that’s fast become a favorite for many downtown lunch-goers. Serving the best in Latin cuisine and traditional arepas, this mobile kitchen has been a popular place since it opened last year.
When you eat at Scratch food truck, you’re enjoying the flavors of Geoff King’s heritage. From his mother’s kitchen and his grandmother’s recipes to his family’s dining room table, the food you order from this bright and cheery food truck are straight from the heart.
Chef Teddy, as he’s known, fled his war-torn country of Ethiopia as a young man, seeking refuge in Djibouti. In order to earn a living, he relied on the recipes and techniques instilled in him from watching his mother and began cooking in order to survive.
One of the best things about the recent influx of Twin Cities food trucks is that if you wait long enough, you’ll find a truck serving something from just about every part of the world. Answering our prayers for a taste of India, newcomer Hot Indian Foods has just hit the pavement.
Some say “life is a journey, not a destination” and in the case of a certain “racing” cafe, that’s never been more true. For the owners of Café Racer, this is the true American dream.
All that really needs to be said about this week’s food truck can be summed up in three glorious words: duck fat fries. Yes, beyond bringing the retro feel of a good ol’ fashioned drive-in to the streets of St. Paul, Neato’s Burgers has given us the precious gift of duck-fat frying, without the hefty price tag or the cross-country journey.
They may not be as ‘twisted’ in name as they used to be but one thing’s certainly for sure — this truck will put an end to your hunger.
I’ve never really thought of a falafel to be foxy, per se, but after tasting the goodies coming out of this green and yellow antique food truck — I’m having a change of heart.
For a business with “no moniker,” this St. Micheal, Minn. retailer sure has made a name for itself.
He may be wearing a different shirt and a new tie but there’s one thing that Nate Beck is never without — a friendly smile. Rain or shine, first-timers or loyal customers, Beck always serves up some of the finest hot dogs in Minnesota with a side of humility and charisma.
As one of the pioneers of Twin Cities street food, the owners of Chef Shack prove they’re not only getting better with time — they’re getting bigger.