STL Now: Have Food, Will Travel
A local pizza hotspot rolls out a new concept.
While vendors serving an array of freshly prepared, pedestrian-friendly foods can easily be found on the streets of many metropolitan cities, the food truck trend had yet to make it to St. Louis—until recently. Chris Sommers, owner of St. Louis pizza hotspot Pi, has always been ahead of the curve with his cool, eco-friendly, neighborhood-focused restaurants. Now, he’s taking his latest on-trend concept to the streets. Enter: The Pi Pizza Truck, a mobile kitchen that serves freshly made Pi pizza at different sites around St. Louis, which are announced and promoted via Twitter.
Formerly a Texan taco truck, the Pi Truck underwent a renovation that included custom stainless steel work and a new, specialized oven before it hit the streets. Sommers and his team prep all the ingredients at their restaurants, but craft and cook all pizzas on site. The menu changes daily and features two, nine-inch deep-dish pies to choose from—one meat, one veggie—and are $12. Recent truck stops have included Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Wells Fargo Advisors and several locales Downtown, including the new Farmers Market. Sommers plans to eventually offer desserts. Log on to Twitter and follow @PiTruckSTL to track the truck’s every move and find out what flavors they’ll be dishing out next (restaurantpi.com).
The new traveling Pi Pizza Truck.
Photo credit: Photos by Carrie Iggulden