Tucson’s food truck scene is about to get a little national love.
Two of the city’s most intriguing vendors — Planet of the Crepes and Serial Grillers — will be featured on Cooking Channel’s “Eat St.,” a show that focuses on America’s growing obsession with food trucks.
The show filmed last week and one day this week in Phoenix and will spend Sunday and Monday filming in Tucson.
On Sunday, crews will set up at St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., to film Jessica Kraus making savory and sweet crepes from Planet of the Crepes. She is a regular at St. Philip’s weekly farmers markets and also sets up in Sierra Vista on Thursdays.
This is the first time Kraus will be featured on national TV so she wants to make a good impression. She’s inviting anyone who’s game to swing by the truck around 8:30 or 9 a.m. Sunday. She’s hoping to attract between 50 and 100 people, including kids dressed in capes as “creped crusaders.” She might even offer a sweet incentive (wink, wink) for those who get there early.
The show will include shots of her preparing food and folks eating it, as well as interviews with her and with customers.
“Eat St.” will spend the day with Serial Grillers owners brothers Travis and William Miller beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday. The show will film the pair at 7889 E. 22nd St., at North Pantano Road, where they had set up a food truck court over the summer. The city shot down their idea not long after they opened because they didn’t have the proper permits.
Travis Miller said “Eat St.” has requested that they make four sandwiches, all named after made-for-TV serial killers: the Gormogon and the Psycho cheesesteaks and the Chucky and Trinity Killer burgers. Serial Grillers will open for customers at noon and Miller, like Kraus, is hoping a lot of people will show up for the filming.
In addition to their 18-month-old food truck, the Millers spun off a pizzeria, Serial Grillers Pizza at 5737 E. Speedway on Sept. 9.