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Aug 7, 2010 07:55 AM

Great Plains Food Trucks?

Looking for local advice. We'll be traveling from Western NC to Glacier NP in a couple of weeks, passing through Southern Missouri, East and Northern Kansas, Western Nebraska and the Dakotas, and Southern Montana. Have any interesting food trucks popped up in these areas? Failing that, Plan B is of course interesting regular places to eat. We're willing to re-route for anything worthwhile.

All ideas appreciated.

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  1. I suggest you mention what interstates you will be on, and then people can pinpoint restaurants for you.

    I live in St. Louis. Food Trucks are a new idea here...

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    1. re: Doug

      Thanks Doug. I understand your point, but we are planning to stay off the interstates as much as possible, in an attempt to generally see the country not other vehicles. We are pulling a trailer, so will be traveling slow and, as mentioned in the OP, are flexible on routing, so if anyone has any recommendations we can alter our route. The idea is to see and do things as we go along.

      Food trucks (of the "foodie" type) are pretty new everywhere, although of course plain jane food trucks selling boiled hot dogs etc. at construction sites and so on have been around for a long time--obviously we are interested in the former not the latter, if any exist. We realize that cafe's and dives are far far more numerous and those are certainly fine too. Let's just say we're looking for Diners, Drive-ins and Dive type places, but especially interesting food trucks if any exist.

      Our tentative plan for our transit of the Great Plains is to spend nights in or around Springfield MO, Manhattan and Oberlin KS, Scotts Bluff NE, and Hot Springs SD. Not exactly urban hot spots of course, but still hoping to find interesting eats along the way. We can certainly detour to go through a larger city if it's worthwhile.

      Great Plains Cafe
      408 Willard Ave, Genoa, NE 68640

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