Teriyaki Donuts

Devoted to photos of teriyaki donut shops, taco trucks and any other commercial enterprise or cultural phenomenon that represents a clash of two (or more) cultures or is just darned interesting to see. Have a photo or comment you think is relevant? Send it to inkyhack at gmail.com

Friday, July 05, 2013

St Louis Fair 2013-33


St Louis Fair 2013-33
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Everytime I read the ingredients for "loaded fries," I get chest pains.

St Louis Fair 2013-35


St Louis Fair 2013-35
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

The perfect meal - turkey leg, pulled pork, "curly" potato chips and lemonade.

St Louis Fair 2013-34


St Louis Fair 2013-34
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

I just wanted to say "brats."

St Louis Fair 2013-37


St Louis Fair 2013-37
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

I have one question - which is healthier, the 1/4 pound hot dog or the 1/2 pound Italian sausage?

St Louis Fair 2013-38


St Louis Fair 2013-38
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

The 'Merican taste bud. While most of these folks in MIssouri scream about "immigrants" and share Facebook posts calling for "English to be America's official language," they have no problems buying corn dogs, crab rangoons and burritos from food booths.Oh, the irony.

St Louis Fair 2013-40


St Louis Fair 2013-40
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Steak and cheese. Feel the heart attack! That should be their motto.

St Louis Fair 2013-41


St Louis Fair 2013-41
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

St. Louis is as close to the "center of America" you can get. It's physically near the center of the contiguous 48 states and reflects both the collusion of north and south culture, as well as east vs. west. One popular style of food here is cajun, as Louisiana fare does well. There probably are more cajun restaurants in St. Louis than Chinese.

St Louis Fair 2013-42


St Louis Fair 2013-42
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

This was a first for me - a Kurdish food booth at a fair. This was taken at the Fair St. Louis 2013. The folks running this booth were very proud of being there, as they took a ton of photos of their operation. Obviously, much of the food wasn't "Kurdish" as Gyro's are Greek, Falafel's are Jewish and/or Palestinian, Hummas is seen as Morrocan, and snow cones are clearly American, but still, it was different.

St Louis Fair 2013-48


St Louis Fair 2013-48
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Yes, this could be argued as a cheap shot, or a brilliant artistic photo that should be hung in a museum. Here, an oversized American flag is bordered by two greasy, fast-food booths at the Fair St. Louis.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Art and Air 2013-10


Art and Air 2013-10
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

This is a photo of a food truck at the Art and Air Festival in Webster Groves, Missouri, on the grounds of Webster University. The 10th anniversary, this is considered to be one of the best art festivals in the midwest.

This truck was one of several food trucks at the festival, and I snapped this photo to show how serious the food truck culture in St. Louis. About once a month, there is a food truck gathering in Forest Park (St. Louis' version of Central Park on NY) where folks actually fight for picnic space and bring out chandeliers and fine dinery. I haven't been yet, but have heard many, many descriptions of it. So this truck sold high-end Latino food.

So here's my mia-culpa - right next to it was a food truck that sold high-end Italian food. I photographed it but was with a co-worker who had no patience for my photography thing, so I just quickly snapped it. It wasn't until I downloaded form the camera that I saw that the photos were all slightly out of focus because I most likely shot them while walking.

I ask for your forgiveness and will try and capture the truck the next time I see it, which I hope will be soon.

Monday, May 27, 2013

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-17


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-17
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

So this restaurant is about 20 minutes from my new St. Louis home. My daughter and I went and ate there, as we had heard it was one of the best BBQ places in the region. Its reputation certainly holds up after our meal there. Without a doubt, I had one of the most succulent rib sandwiches there, with great side dishes such as baked beans, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. The restaurant itself is really just a hole-in-the-wall located well outside of the main city, but during our 20 minutes there (we were doing take-out), at least 20 other people came in for food. In fact, their reputation is so well known, that they frequently run out of certain meats during the day because they can't keep up with demand. Well worth a visit if you are ever in town.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-8


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-8
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Not sure who Lou is.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-9


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-9
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

This town takes its barbecue seriously.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-10


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-10
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

A pig's worst nightmare.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-11


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-11
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

If these folks aren't South Park fans, I'll be really disappointed.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-12


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-12
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Four smokin' butts.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-13


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-13
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Read the sign. 'Nuff said.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-14


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-14
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

For those of you who are wondering why I moved to St. Louis, here is just one bit of evidence: they have Jack Daniel booths at their festivals. I have clearly found home.

St Louis Blues Festival 2013-16


St Louis Blues Festival 2013-16
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

This food truck at the Blues Festival had its entire menu painted on its body. The name of the business was "The Oil Experts," and the fact that they served deep-fried pickles left no doubts about what they did to everything else.

Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-7


Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-7
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Cinnamon Roasted Nuts and nachos! Breakfast of champions!

Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-8


Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-8
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Best looking ice cream truck, ever!

Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-17


Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-17
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

When I saw this booth, the only thing going through my head was Homer Simpson's voice saying "Hmmm, bacon (followed by a drooling noise)"

Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-19


Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-19
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Can it technically still be called a Philly Steak Sandwich if you aren't in Philly? And do they really go well with Polish sausage and nachos?

Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-46


Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-46
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

St. Louis food booth - Shish Kabob, egg rolls and chicken strips.

Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-47


Caravan of Gypsies Opera Sale-47
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Yes, I have moved to St. Louis, and I am surprised how much of a foodie town this is. Going to have to get much more active on this blog now.

So here's a stand that sells Jambalaya, Parmesan french fries and so much more. This was at the annual St. Louis Opera fund-raiser "Caravan of Gypsies Flea Market."

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Chilli Cheese Dogs


2012-11-02 chilli
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

I prefer my hot dogs warm, by the way.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Chilli Cheese Dogs


2012-11-02 chilli
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Personally, I prefer my hot dogs on the warm side.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Stockton Soul Food Festival


Stockton Soul Food Festival
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday afternoon alone (as usual)


Sunday afternoon alone (as usual)
Originally uploaded by Inkyhack

Sunday afternoon alone (as usual)

www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing photos in a set called Teriyaki Donuts. Make your own badge here.