Memphis, TN: “Fuel Cafe Food Truck”

Hundreds of people fill Court Square in Downtown Memphis as Kristen Johnson busily serves from the Fuel Cafe truck, one of nine vendors at Tuesday's Food Truck Fare. A few hours later, the City Council passed an ordinance easing restrictions on mobile vendors. Photo by Mike Brown

by Stacey Greenberg | WMCTv.com

Hundreds of people fill Court Square in Downtown Memphis as Kristen Johnson busily serves from the Fuel Cafe truck, one of nine vendors at Tuesday's Food Truck Fare. A few hours later, the City Council passed an ordinance easing restrictions on mobile vendors. Photo by Mike Brown

A few weeks ago at the Food Truck Fare downtown, the Fuel truck was by far the most popular. A lot of people associate tacos with food trucks, so I think Fuel deciding to offer vegan and bison tacos was a smart move. I waited about 30 minutes, but eventually gave up on securing any tacos on my 1 hour lunch break. I follow Fuel on Facebook and when I saw that they were adding the tacos to their menu for Cinco de Mayo, I called Warren and insisted we go for dinner.

I really love the Fuel space. It actually used to be a gas station, but most of us remember it as a restaurant–namely Petra or Hattley’s Garage. The inside is a little small, but the patio is nice and airy. Unfortunately the monkeys (Satchel, 9, and Jiro, 7) thought it was too cold to sit outside.

We picked a nice table in the kitchen side of the restaurant and immediately became the center of our waiter’s attention. He first asked what we’d like to drink and Jiro asked for a Juarito, which he associates with tacos. When the waiter said they didn’t have any, Jiro tried to order a Coke. They didn’t have any of that either. (YES!) Then Jiro tried a different approach. “What drinks do you have?” The awesome waiter then invited Jiro to go with him to the cooler/refrigerator behind the kitchen counter to inspect the drinks. Of course, Satchel followed along. They soon returned with all natural sodas–orange for Jiro and black cherry for Satchel.

Is there any other restaurant in Memphis that doesn’t sell Coke and Pepsi products? Seriously, this is huge.

I’d been to Fuel a couple of times when they first opened, and I knew that they were Project Green Fork certified, but somewhere along the way I missed the memo that they serve all all-natural products. Yep, even the ketchup.

Click here to read the full review from Dining With Monkeys.

http://midtown.wmctv.com/news/restaurants/dining-monkeys-fuel-cafe/53504