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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Review Preview: Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Cha Cha Chow, serving up tacos last winter - ALISSA NELSON
  • Alissa Nelson
  • Cha Cha Chow, serving up tacos last winter
A few weeks ago, I gassed up the car, made sure my mobile Twitter app was up-to-date and finally began my pursuit of St. Louis' influx of food trucks. A sneak peek of the first review, of Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat, is after the jump.

The food trucks arrived in St. Louis about a year ago -- a few at first, then a few more, and now a fleet, parking where they can and sometimes where they can't, selling salsiccia and falafel, tacos stuffed with pulled pork and tacos stuffed with bulgogi.

For a year I waited. Isn't the whole appeal of a food truck that it comes to you? I spend hours each day driving to and from restaurants, so I welcomed the change of pace -- or, rather, I would've welcomed the change of pace, but of course food trucks go where the people are many and the dining options are few or far or just plain played-out. Where I live fails the first condition, where I work the second.

Finally, succumbing to curiosity and hunger, I got in my car and headed where Twitter told me a certain food truck had parked. Which makes sense, really. Food trucks are a red-hot trend. If you live or work near one of their favorite spots, they're wonderfully convenient. For everyone else, though, are they worth seeking out on their own merits?

Visit the RFT restaurant page late this afternoon or check back here tomorrow morning to read my review.

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