The food trucks are starting to come out again after the Holiday period, but there is still little popup event activity. The standard weekly “Food Truck Experience” at Sigel’s Greenville on Wednesday evening continues. The Lunchbox is an everyday, 4-week, lunchtime event called “The Lunch Box” at 12377 Merit Drive (somewhat near Medical City).
We’ve learned that Potato-Potahto turned in its keys to United Catering, where it leased the food truck from.
And we’ve learned that Carol loves Taco Party. Taco Trail loves them too. Sadly, Taco Party doesn’t participate in our weekly schedule, so you’ll need to check out their Facebook or Twitter pages to find them.
Here is your schedule for the week. With the cold and impending rainy weather, be sure to check each truck’s Twitter or Facebook page before going out.
Okay, friends. Two important things:
1. Alan C. Lowe, director of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, is presenting his mission and plans for the biblioteca at Highland Park Cafeteria. He’ll have tips on how the public can get involved and give a preview of the opening events for the library. This, libraryophiles, should be reason enough to attend this free event on Sunday, January 13, at 5 p.m.
2. But, wait! All attendees of this event will also receive a free chicken pot pie (one of W’s favorite food), and a limited number of Bush Library memorabilia will be given away to attendees. This is one heckuva free dinner and show.
Darn you, TacoTrail, for introducing me to these terribly addicting potato tacos. They’re all I can think about. My 2013 wish is for the Taco Party food truck to make it into the Arts District rotation. Please make this happen, Arts District people. Really, it’s for the good of downtown.
Potato tacos are commonly found in some Mexican households when, at the end of the month, they don’t have enough money to buy meat. Families make potato tacos instead. They’re simple and easy to make, but the Taco Party truck does it splendidly. These potato tacos are made from thin corn tortillas filled with potato puree, and topped with Mexican cole slaw, sour cream, and mild salsa verde on top. Each order comes with two potato tacos that are pretty filling from the starchiness, but one order isn’t even close to enough. Order two. You’ll be a better person for it.
Read what TacoTrail has to say about the Taco Party truck here.1 Comment »
The World Atlas of Beer author Stephen Beaumont traveled more than 70,000 miles by air in 2012, and what did he find? That one of his two beery favorite places in the whole wide world is the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. The other is Bir & Fud in Rome, Italy. On his blog, Beaumont sings Meddlesome Moth a love song:
“I travelled a lot last year, covering around 70,000 miles by air and plenty more on the ground. Along the way, I visited a lot of beer places and enjoyed a lot of good times with good people.
Such plenitude makes choosing a favourite, or even five favourites, a difficult task, but in the end I arrived at two beery destinations that stood out for me. They are, in some ways, very similar enterprises, and in others quite different. But they share in their hearts a commitment to great food and excellent beer.
They are: The Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, United States, and Bir & Fud in Rome, Italy.
The Moth was the first I visited in 2012, so it shall be the first discussed here. Offspring of the beer bar chain, Flying Saucer, itself with 15 (about to be 16) locations mostly in the southern U.S., the Moth is a creature of a decidedly different sort, with a more formal but still casual aesthetic, a fine list of beer offerings on tap and in the bottle, and a creative menu that veers from basic sandwiches in the afternoon to steak frites and other brasserie favourites at night, each listed with a recommended beer pairing.
Other places do the same, of course, and some execute it with equal or even greater success. But the Moth does it in Dallas, not exactly a long-standing craft beer Mecca, and does it with grace, style – quirky though it may be – and taste. In three meals enjoyed thus far, I’ve yet to sample anything I would consider even mediocre, much less sub-par, and the beer list is always as carefully selected and stylistically diverse as its Texas location allows it to be. Kudos to Moth navigator Keith Schlabs, Chef David McMillan and the whole Dallas crew on a job very well done.”