If you hang out in downtown St. Louis, or around Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis, or Tilles Park in Ladue, chances are you've seen one of those mobile food vendors. Until recently, a certain truck purveying the popular pizza, Pi, could be found at various locations around town. Pi officials recently decided to pull from regular rotation their pizza pushers in the St. Louis and Washington, D.C., areas. But many others remain, offering fast food with a twist to folks on the run. Some have been around for years, while others are rockin' as the new kids on the block.
The Beacon is looking for people who like to get their grub from these canteens on wheels. Please respond to the questions below to share what you know about food trucks.
How familiar are you with food trucks in the St. Louis area ? (Check all that apply.)
If you selected "other," please explain.
If you have ever purchased from a food truck, which one do you prefer? Where to you find it? What do you like about it?
If you deliberately avoid food trucks, why? What, if anything, do you dislike about them?
If you've ever visited "Food Truck Night" at places such as Tower Grove or Tilles parks, please tell us about your experience? What do you like most about these events? What do you like least?
How, if at all, have food trucks changed your eating habits? Have food trucks replaced traditional restaurants for your fast food options?
What else should we know, or what else would you like to know about food trucks? If you know of someone else we should contact, please tell us who, and give us a way to reach them (telephone number or email address).
If you have one, please share a photo of yourself, or one of your favorite food truck. (No larger than 2 MB please.)
Please give us some details about this photo: names, date, location, and the story behind it.
May we publish your insights (and any uploaded files) and attribute them to you? A reporter, editor or producer will contact you to confirm. (Your comments may be edited for length or clarity.)
Are you willing to talk more about this with a reporter?
So that we may understand a little more about your perspective, please answer the following questions. All responses are voluntary.
In what year were you born?
How old are you today?
What do you do for work/what is your occupation? If you're retired, what was your former occupation?
For whom do you work (who is your employer)? If you are a student, what school do you attend?
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