We’ve lost a couple of food trucks in Dallas. As Nancy wrote, Chef Adam west is parking his Unforsacon Bacon food truck to become Executive Chef at The Porch. The folks from the Spanish Lunch Box sent around email offering to sell the truck. I assume this means that they are closing.
This week, we get the Tuesday monthly event at The Village Apartments.
On Wednesday, the usual Sigel’s/Greenville gets an expanded lineup, adding OinknMoo and Rockn’Ricks. Rock and Roll Tacos, Bombay Street Food, Easy Slider, and Cajun Tailgators will be there as well.
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The big news this week is Dallas City Council‘s review of downtown vendor regulations, including mobile food trucks. Changes include expanded hours (good), more locations in the CBD (good), reduced fees (good), and a possible dress code (huh?!?). Carol made it to the City Council meeting and had this to report earlier today.
The City of Denton has likewise been moving forward in establishing a friendly environment for food trucks and trailers. Their councilman most active, Kevin Roden, has a May 16 meeting planned to start reviewing the effectiveness of recently passed laws.
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Look for pop up events this week at:
This week, we add What’s Cook-n Chef, a new food truck, serving primarily in the mid-cities and Fort Worth. What’s Cook-n Chef focuses on Latin-style food, with churrasco on sandwiches and taco.
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Many of the food trucks that participated in last weekend’s Texas Food Truckin’ Festival were quite pleased with the results. From the customer perspective, lines were long and several of the newer trucks under-estimated and ran out of food early.
Many of your local schools are adding in food trucks so that you have more of an option besides turkey legs and popcorn. Most of these are open but some are private.
Several trucks will be at the parking lot of Sprouts/Henderson on Thursday evening.
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This weekend will see the largest food truck events in DFW to date. With over 30 food trucks/trailers schedule so far, the Texas Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington this coming Friday and Saturday includes. Be prepared for a $10 adult and $5 child entry fee. Some of them will be there both days and some only partial.
Aunt Sweet Tooth’s Kitchen, Bombay Chopstix, Café Con Leche, Cravetopia Bakery, Doughboy’s Pizza Truck, Eat Jo Dawgs, Empanada Armada, First Bite Gourmet, Four Seasons, Gorgonzilla, Jolly Trolley Express, Lee Malone’s Sliders, Little Greek, Maui Wowi, My Cupcake Garden, Nammi, Oink and Moo, Rockn’ Rick’s, Salsa Limon, Short-N-Sweet, Simply Dosa, SweetieV’s, Taste of Home, The Bacon Lover’s Truck, The Big Purple Truck, The Butcher’s Son, The Guava Tree, The Lab of the Streets, Tin Star Taco Taxi, Tutta’s Pizza, What’s Cook-N Chef, and Yellow Belly.
If you are not one for long lines in huge parking lots, consider instead the numerous popup events:
Several of the Dallas-based food trucks will be at the George Bush library opening on Thursday.
On Saturday April 27, 2013 from 11a to 5p, there is a fundraiser at Preston Hollow Elementary 6423 Walnut Hill Lane. Food trucks include Nammi, Easy Slider, Enticed, Gandolfo’s, Eat Jo Dawgs, Pompeii, and other event-oriented trucks.
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I am happy to add a new feature to SideDish’s food truck/trailer schedule. Finally, each truck or trailer is a link to their Facebook page. In some cases, it is their web page when they don’t have a Facebook page.
The first popup event this week starts with Tuesday evening at The Village Apartments. Participating food trucks include Easy Slider, Cajun Tailgators, Nammi, Pompeii, Rock and Roll Tacos, and Rock’n'Ricks. The standard Sigels/Greenville events on Wednesday and Friday are next.
On Friday, several food trucks will be in Addison at the Vitruvian. These include Enticed, Little Greek, and Tutta’s Pizza (Tutta’s hopes that their fire-damaged truck is repaired and back in service).
Frisco Streats is back for the second year this coming Saturday. Participating food trucks include Cajun Tailgators, Gandolfo’s, Gastro Bomber, Jack’s ChowHound, Nammi, Pompeii, Ruthie’s Too, The Butcher’s Son, and Unforsacon Bacon.
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Almost all of the food trucks are looking for help. If you are in between jobs, looking for summer employment, or want to try working on a food truck before launching, this is a good time. Figure out which truck or trailer you want to work with and approach the owners.
Tutta’s Pizza tells SideDish that they expect to be back on the road on April 13. That’s pretty quick turnaround from their builder, Cruisin’ Kitchens, consider the damage.
Ruthie’s, Easy Slider, and Jack’s Chowhound will be at Hope Cottage at 4209 McKinney Ave. on Thursday from 11:30am to 2pm. A portion of revenue will go this terrific program.
The usual Wednesday and Friday events at Sigels/Greenville in the evening are continuing on.
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There are three events that I want to highlight this week. The Tuesday and Thursday events at Sprouts on Henderson (Thursday) and on Marsh Lane (Tuesdays) starts up again. I highlight these two events because of the outstanding lineup of food trucks. Tuesday’s lineup include Rock and Roll Tacos, Pompeii, The Mobile Stand, Cajun Tailgators, Lab of the Streets, The Guava Tree, Bombay, The Mobile Stand, and Rockstar Bakeshop. Thursday includes Rock and Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, Yellow Belly, Pompeii, Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese, Cajun Tailgators, and Rockstar Bakeshop.
On Saturday afternoon, the Stonewall Jackson Elementary School at 5828 Mockingbird Lanewill again be hosting an event to support the school’s garden program. The kids learn about life cycles and what plants need to grow. They each get to take care of their own plant, they learn how plants take in and use energy and learning about the insects and animals that live in the garden. Five dollar entry fee. Go. Support.
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I’m running short on time this week, so I’m just going to put the schedule out there.
The usual popup events are continuing. Be sure to vote for your favorite food truck.
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We have a new category in “Best of …”. Vote for your favorite food truck at Best of Big D: Food and Drink. The food trucks are the last of the many categories.
Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe is adding another grilled cheese truck to its fleet. Alas, it comes at the expense of Ruthie’s Cheesesteaks. The second grilled cheese truck will be tagged “Ruthies Too”. The Ruthies folks told us that they were turning down too many private party opportunities, so they had to make the change.
Several food trucks, including Lucky Ducky Dogs, Cup Cakin’ Machine, and Simply Dosa will be participating at Mayor Rawlings’ Rally Against Domestic Violence on Saturday late morning at City Hall. Go. Support.
Monday nights have a new event in North Dallas at the intersection of Coit Rd. and George Bush Tollway. This week’s food trucks include Rock and Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, the Mobile Stand, and Yellow Belly.
Wednesday and Friday evenings continue at Sigel’s/Greenville.
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Spring Break begets a bit of a slower week. The typical Sigels/Greenville Wednesday and Friday events are ongoing, as well as the “Lunch Box” series. Look for various food truck activity up and down Greenville Ave. this coming Saturday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
This week, we add Sassy Hot Dogs, mostly a Ft. Worth-located food trailer, to our schedule.
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The Wednesday and Friday popups continue at Sigel’s/Greenville.
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The weather is getting better, so we will start seeing neighborhood events as well as food truck popups to support various charitable events. This week, we start off with two great events, both this coming Saturday. First up is a school fundraiser at William Travis TAG Academy in the heart of Uptown. The event ($5 entry)will run from 11am to 4pm at 2001 McKinney and will include OinkNMoo BBQ and Gastro Bomber.
Update: Food trucks at the Travis event in Uptown now include: The Butcher’s Son, Lucky Ducky Dogs, The Gastro Bomber, The Mobile Stand, OinknMoo BBQ, and Cup-Cakin Machine.
Later in the day (4pm to 9pm), there will be an event in Carrollton called Food Truckin’ for a Cure. With a $5 entry fee also, this event includes Ruthies Grilled Cheese, Bombay Street Food, Cajun Tailgators, Rock & Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, Tin Star Taco Taxi, Pompeii, Wound Up Cafe’, My Cupcake Garden, and The Spanish Lunchbox.
Wednesday and Friday night at Sigels/Greenville continues.
The Lunchbox series continues:
This week, we are adding First Bite Gourmet to our schedule. First Bite gives a “first bite” portion of the cost of every meal to feed the homeless. According to one of the owners, Marie Jackson, First Bite brings an “eclectic fusion of flavors, beginning with our marinated and rubbed carne asada(grilled meat). Everything from grilled sourdough sandwhiches, to double meat burgers, and street tacos”.
Ssahm BBQ turned in one of their leased trucks, so they are down to one.
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This week, we add the OinkNMoo BBQ Food Truck to our schedule. Amazingly, it’s Dallas’ first BBQ truck, not including the competitive trucks and trailers or weekend special events rigs.
The usual Wednesday and Friday Sigel’s/Greenville evening popup food truck events are happening, as well as the Lunch Box events that we reported last week.
Many of the food trucks are reporting that they are getting booked up for private events through the coming Spring. So if you are planning a block private, birthday party, or something similar, better stop procrastinating.
Dallas is getting it’s first Greek food truck. Owner/operator Cody Freeman was formerly part of the Ruthie’s empire, but is now on his own with a franchise license for “Little Greek”. Here is Little Greek Food Truck‘s Facebook page.
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The “DFW Food Group” (a group of food truck owners) is expanding their Lunch Box concept beyond the first Merit Drive location. The idea is to bring food trucks to office areas as alternatives to your office cafeteria or schlepping your lunch box to work. The original Lunch Box at 12377 Merit Drive is continuing with different sets of food trucks Monday through Friday. Another Lunch Box is at 8585 Stemmons Freeway on Tuesday/Thursday. And a 3rd Lunch Box at 15950 Dallas Parkway, Mondays through Friday.
Update: The 15950 Dallas Parkway “Lunch Box” location is delayed a couple of weeks. In the meantime the trucks will be at 19111 Dallas Parkway.
The Food Truck Experience on Wednesdays at Sigels/Greenville continues. This popup is settling in nicely. Friday at Sigels/Greenville is likewise a good set of food trucks.
SoCal Tacos has stopped running their food truck completely, and is changing their strategy in order to identify and open bricks’n'mortar locations. Scott Wooley is hoping to open well over a dozen in the DFW area over the next couple of years.
Jack’s ChowHound is updating their menu. The menu update includes a “hoss burger” and fries topped with cheddar cheese, Jalapeños, onions, pulled pork, bacon, eggs and BBQ sauce.
Easy Slider is adding pie bites from Pie Flutin’ Pastries. These are a must-have after a couple of sliders.
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The day to day weather is still somewhat questionable, so the food trucks are still slow and some are still hibernating. The two best events in Dallas are both at Sigel’s/Greenville on Wednesday and Friday evening. This coming Friday and Saturday, you can find a pop-up event in conjunction with the Fashion Industry Gallery Finale Market at 1807 Ross Ave in Dallas. Cajun Tailgators, Easy Slider and Rockstar Bakeshop will be there Friday. Tutta’s Pizza and Bombay Chopstix will be there Saturday.
Enticed told us that they are starting to book events, so perhaps this is a more reliable indicator of Spring than Punxatawney Phil.
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With the upcoming menacing weather, the food trucks schedules continue to remain light. Many of the food trucks have cut back on their schedules by 50% or more. Some are taking their vacations during this slow period.
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Although we’ve had a couple of nice days, this winter weather is still keeping many of the food trucks and trailers moving slowly. SoCal Tacos and Enticed remain in winter hibernation. Good Karma has planted themselves at Clear Fork Truck Park in Fort Worth through March.
Ruthie’s Creperie is finally coming out in public more often, so we are adding them to our schedule. They’ll be out a few times this week.
Dallas’ first BBQ food truck is finally here. OinknMoo has a food truck built by Cruisin’ Kitchens. I think every truck that I’ve seen in Dallas built by Cruisin’ Kitchens has been successful, so at least OinknMoo is starting off in the right way.
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The food truck schedule remains slow as the cold weather drags on. Since many of the food trucks see a drop in revenue exceeding 80%, there is not much incentive to be out. Still, this week we have:
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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.