I think I speak for all of us here at D when I say that only good things will come from the addition of a food truck culture to Dallas’ streets. Case in point: today’s arrival of The Hot Box food truck in front of The Grape on Greenville Ave.
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I am not ashamed to say that I was not only the first — I mean the very first — person in line at 11:00, but also that I ordered one of almost everything on the menu. I staked an early claim on some achiote pork plantain nachos, chased them with an Uncle Jimmy’s pulled pork and sausage sandwich, and alternated both with sips of a salted-melon snow cone. Holy seasoned shenanigans, I was in heaven!
As the city is not yet keen on the food-truck-vending idea, Hot Box owners Lauren Jones and Stewart Jameson had to get creative. Good thing they have a friend and conspirator in Brian Luscher, owner of The Grape, who pitched a tent in front of his biz so that Jones and Jameson could cook up their specialties in close proximity to the truck without actually violating city code. The effort resulted in a swelling neighborhood turnout and exclamations of “Yum” and “Zowch” from Hot Box’s walk-up converts.
My professional assessment: Get off your couch right now and head down there before they close up shop at 2:00. Or, if you’re too slow, head to One Arts Plaza tomorrow to catch up with them at the Fall Block Party.