In the old joke: “How do you make a small fortune in the X industry? Start with a large one.” the ‘X’ is usually either “wine” or “car racing.” If the saying has any truth then Kevin Buckler has a problem. He has both a winery and a racing team. Fortunately, the results so far are positive. He is in town this weekend for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway where his team will be competing.
On Thursday night he showcased his other business, Adobe Road Winery of Sonoma Valley, California in a tasting at Fearing’s accompanied by a meal prepared by Dean Fearing, Eric Dreyer and Jill Bates. Buckler’s TRG Team driver, Andy Lally, was also at the meal (eating, but not drinking until Sunday night). I was fortunate to be a guest.
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Remember the hugely successful Summer Food Truck Festival, sponsored by Sigel’s? Well over 2,000 people in 108 degree sweltering heat? Everyone was excited to hear about a Winter Festival on November 12. According to Sigel’s Truck Master Jasper Russo, the first festival was so greatly successful that it drew the scrutiny of the city of Dallas for much larger event planning. Dallas wants Sigel’s to increase everything, from security manned by official Dallas police offers to Port-O-Pots to a standby EMS ambulance. If you were there sweltering in summer, you’ll recall none of that existed.
The festival was just too successful for the available parking lot space and Sigel’s had to take the tough decision to cancel. While there are going to be some unhappy food truck owners, we certainly understand the decision. In any case, there are de facto food truck festivals taking place almost every week in one location or the other and most often in the Arts District. Even last night, Cavalli Pizza, Nammi Truck, Bomb Fried Pies, Trailercakes, and Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe were at D Magazine’s FrontRow live event last night.
Russo told SideDish that Sigel’s will continue to support the Food Truck movement, and is adding new trucks to their rotation.8 Comments »
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This just in from Sigel’s:
Due to increased requirements from the City of Dallas we have made a decision to cancel the Winter Food Truck Festival on Nov. 12th. It will be rescheduled.
I’ve reached out to Sigel’s to get the skinny on what those increased requirements are. You’ll know as soon as we do…
UPDATE: See George’s post above for the full deets. Go, George!2 Comments »
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.13 Comments »