SUPER STREAT WITH WHEELS N MEALS
We've got a lot of love for the Bay Area; in fact, we try to make the one-hour flight or six-hour drive from L.A. at least a few times a year so we can check out the Norcal car scene—a scene filled with many great builds and a hungry appetite for weekend activities.
Knowing this, we put our powers together with Cary Inayoshi to resurrect his semi-retired, but far from forgotten, series of car meets called Wheels N Meals.
“I used to be a food truck owner and started Wheels N Meals as a place for me and my food truck friends to sell more food,” Cary explained. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we market it toward the automotive community?’” Sure enough, combining a free car meet with bomb ass food from local trucks was huge a hit. Wheels N Meals lasted from ’10 until ’14, then took a back seat when Cary sold his food truck and focused on other projects like his annual Shukai car show. After a four-year hiatus, it was finally time to relaunch the food ’n’ car meet concept in the form of Super STREAT. Cary secured one of the main parking lots of Eastridge Center in Eastern San Jose, and the turnout couldn’t have been any better!
The main parking lot was full 30 minutes prior to the meet even starting, and the diversity of cars surprised us—from Huracans and R8s to Civics and 240s. There was even a good amount of motorcycle and domestic guys thrown into the mix. As far as food goes, we curated the event, so there was a good variety: Tastee Bytes is an American fusion truck, Takoz Mod Mex offered Mexican food, and Seoul of Taipei brought an Asian fusion spin. The food trucks all sold out an hour before the event finished—a sheer sign that there was a whole lotta folks who came out, much more than we expected.
We’re hoping to make Super STREAT a regular thing, so remember to follow the @wheelsnmeals Instagram for updates. Stay tuned for our next event, and don’t forget to come early and come hungry!