Happy belated Anniversary to our DFW Food Truck schedule! Yes, it has been over one year. We published our first schedule on August 01, 2011 with Gandolfo’s, Nammi, City Street Grille, Jack’s Chowhound, and Ssahm. It was all manually entered, but with just a few trucks, it was manageable. Today, we follow the ongoing activities of well over 100 food trucks and trailers in Dallas and Ft. Worth. 35 of these participate in our scheduling. If there is a truck/trailer that you need represented here, tell ‘em.
This week, I am introducing a small new improvement. Whenever there are multiple food trucks at one location for dinner events, I’ll try to group them together in the spreadsheet. For example, for Friday dinner, it’s easy to see all of the Cedars Food Truck Park attendees.
New participating food trucks this week include Ruthie’s Cheesesteaks and Steve-O’s Tamales in Fort Worth. Owner/operator of Steve-O’s is Steve Bowen, who is serving smoked brisket, pork tacos, nachos, and of course, tamales.
There are several smaller events going on this week, in addition to the usual Wednesday at Sigel’s/Greenville, Wednesday at Crate & Barrel on Knox Ave., and Thursday in Addison. Jack’s Chowhound and Easy Slider will be together at The Gingerman on Thursday evening. Cedar’s Food Truck Park is in full operation Thursday and Friday nights. Several of the food trucks, including Good Karma and Enticed, will be in Fort Worth on Saturday to support the Better Block project. Several food trucks will be at SMU for their upcoming foodball game.
There will be several food trucks in Dallas on Saturday afternoon, September 8 to support the Dallas Stair Climb at Renaissance Tower. Quoting their “About” page:
Fulfilling a promise to “NEVER FORGET” their brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty, firefighters from Texas and beyond converge upon a downtown Dallas skyscraper, don forty to sixty pounds of protective gear and climb 110 stories into the sky.
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This morning at 9 a.m., the eight finalists in the 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards gathered at The Dock Restaurant in Fair Park for a little fried food showdown. Within an hour of tasting all the entries, the three judges (Rep. Eric Johnson, Andrea Rega, and Donovan Lewis) announced at the Eighth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards that Abel Gonzales, creator of the deep fried jambalaya, was taking home the trophy for “Best Taste.” Butch Benavides also won “Most Creative” for his sweet bacon cinnamon roll dipped in pancake batter and topped with fried bacon crumbles.
Gonzales, whose win today is his fifth at the Big Tex Choice Awards, says winning this year still “means a lot.”
“A friend of mine gave me the idea. His name is Matthew and he was just determined that I should bring this out here,” says Gonzales, who came up with a deep fried pineapple upside down cake last year. “I’m very excited to make my first real food and not a dessert.”
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