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Guerrilla Street Food

A tough 2019 led Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty to close the Tower Grove East and Maryland Heights locations of Guerrilla Street Food and, as of this writing, to look for another restaurant to take over the lease of the Delmar Loop location. Crespo and Hardesty plan to continue with Guerrilla Street Food's new Webster Groves location and the counter inside 2nd Shift Brewing's tasting room on the Hill; they hope to maintain the Delmar location as long as they can and return the food truck to service in the spring. Guerrilla Street Food disappearing altogether would be a tremendous blow to St. Louis' dining scene, not least for the loss of its delicious Filipino and Filipino-inspired cuisine. But Crespo and Hardesty's project has also been key in showing how a food truck and a fast-casual restaurant can help shape a decade of dining — and in proving that a casual format doesn't limit the quality and inventiveness of a restaurant's food.

Hours: Delmar: Lunch and dinner Wednesday-Sunday (closed Monday-Tuesday); 2nd Shift Brewing: Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday); Webster Groves: Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday (closed Sunday-Monday); check social media for truck availability

Last year's ranking: No. 25

Opened: 2011

Many St. Louis-area restaurants are closed or limiting their dining options during the coronavirus pandemic.