By Miriam Weiner, U.S. News
The days of sit-down lunches appear numbered. Americans are succumbing to a more fast-paced life, and the only way for vendors to catch up is to put meals on wheels. From Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York to Los Angeles, the food-truck craze has swept our nation off its feet, with hundreds of roaming restaurants catering to the appetites of any given city…
Chef Shack in Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN
Named one of the Twin Cities’ best restaurants of 2011 by Mpls St. Paul Magazine, this food truck has taken Minneapolis – St. Paul by storm. Sure, the menu may appear a little random at first glance: Plates come loaded with everything from burgers and hot dogs to beef tongue tacos and curry dishes. (Yelp.com users strongly recommend the bacon beer brats, watermelon gazpacho, and Indian-spiced mini donuts.) One thing that unites Chef Shack’s offerings: All of the ingredients originate from local family farms and co-ops. Chef Shack operators Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson switch up the menu on a regular basis, tailoring it to the season’s prime ingredients. This means that your taste buds are guaranteed a flavorful punch no matter which dish you order.
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