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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After a Kid ‘n Play listening party at my uncle’s garage apartment, we discovered our appetites soon overpowered our dancing needs. The Yellow Belly food truck sat just down the street waiting to finish us off with some hearty food goodness. We ordered in the cold and waited inside an old phone booth for our food to get itself ready. When the Flying Swine (pork wings served on local greens tossed in their signature vinaigrette with blue cheese crumbles) came out, it screamed authenticity. The meat was tense at the bite, and then it fell tenderly and cleanly from the bone. It was a savory little basket, and the vinaigrette covered the local greens with ease and brightness.
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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Remember when Teresa Gubbins broke the story on CultureMap about Lower Greenville’s new food truck park? Chef Jason Boso of Twisted Root is in charge of turning the vacant lot sitting across the street from a future Trader Joe’s into a buzzing new hotspot for truck foods. Not only is he opening his own Philly cheesesteak restaurant inside the lot, but he also invited Aaron Barker and Sarah Miller of Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams to open a tiny, tiny little store right next to it.
Carnival Barker, a two-person operation that started almost exactly a year ago, sells its dreamy flavors (like Munchies, a peanut butter-based ice cream with chocolate-covered potato chips) inside stores like Bolsa Mercado for five to six dollars per pint. It’s finally getting its own space in Lower Greenville late May 2013. Halle-ice-cream-lujah! Barker says that the store will be similar to the way Amy’s Ice Cream on South Congress (in Austin) is run. ”I think we’re going to have a space there with a walk up, but you can’t sit inside and eat.”
(Unlike South Congress Amy’s, families will have a place to eat outside. Plenty of picnic tables inside the food truck park will be there for maximum ice cream enjoyment.)
I’m pretty excited. Barker and Miller are working on ice cream sandwiches as we speak. A nutella cookie filled with nutella ice cream is in the works, and it should be ready for post-winter feasting. Barker told me to “eat in moderation,” but there’s no way I’m listening. I have four pints of Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams sitting in my freezer, and I fully intend to finish them off by the end of this week.2 Comments »
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.
Many of the food trucks are still on vacation this week, but a few are poking their heads out. In particular, look for some great trucks at Big D NYE tonight (it might be a little late).
This week, we add Klyde Warren Park’s Relish Food Truck. Although they are semi-permanently at KWP, look for them to have a moving route soon.
The “Food Truck Experience” continues at Sigels/Greenville on Wednesday. Easy Slider, an original participant when it first cranked up, will be back.
A lunch time popup truck park will begin on January 2 and continue for 4 weeks at 12377 Merit Drive (between Forest Lane and 635). At least two trucks a day will be there. Trucks include Pompeii, Ssahm BBQ, Ruthie’s, Taste of Home, Cupcakin, The Stand, Gandolfos, Nammi, Gastro Bomber, Rock And Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, Rockstar Bakeshop, and Rock N Ricks.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Festivus.
Most food trucks and trailers are taking all week off. You’ll find some activity on Thursday, picking up through Saturday.
Coming up on New Year’s Eve in Victory Plaza, Look for Easy Slider, The Butcher’s Son, Ruthie’s, Nammi, Rock & Roll Tacos, and Rockstar Bakeshop.
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Quite a few of the food trucks are starting to take their winter holiday. They’ll use it as a time to add menu items, tweak the truck/trailer, and most importantly for these small businesses, spend time with family. Quite a few of the food trucks are also booked for private holiday parties.
This week, we are adding Unforsacon Bacon and Simply Dosa, an Indian point-of-view truck.
Update: The Village Apt. popup Tuesday event is cancelled through the Winter.
Popup events include Tuesday at the Village Apartments, Wednesday’s Food Truck experience at Sigel’s/Greenville, and a Wednesday night Christmas Concert at the Vitruvian in Addison.
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Events around food trucks and trailers are slowing down as the temperature drops. Hopefully, the food trucks have been storing their nuts, as they should expect their revenue to drop 50% to 75% with the colder temps.
The Wednesday and Friday pop-up events at Sigels/Greenville will continue to take place.
The Thursday Gourmet Eatz at Preston/Beltline is dead after complaints from nearby bricks’n'mortar operations.
Saturday evening, several trucks will be in Frisco for a “Christmas in the Square” event. Several food trucks will be at Addison’s Vitruvian Square.
One of Denton’s long time food trucks, The Angry Friar, reported on it’s Facebook page that it is shutting up operations.
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One of the biggest events to take place will be this coming Saturday, December 8, with Food Trucks for Tots in Deep Ellum. Almost every active Dallas-based food truck will be in attendance, as well as a few Ft. Worth trucks/trailers. The current list includes Belgium Waffle, Bento Box, Bombay Street Food, Cajun Tailgators, Cup Cakin’, Easy Slider, Eat Jo Dawgs, Enticed, Four Seasons, Gepetto’s Pizza, Guava Tree, Jacks Chowhound, Lab of the Streets, Lucky Ducky Dogs, Nammi, Pompeii, Rock And Roll Tacos, Rock N Ricks, Rockstar Bakeshop, Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese, Taste of Home, The Butchers Son, Three Lions, Tutta’s Pizza, and Yellow Belly. There is no admission fee, but the organizers ask that you bring unwrapped toys.
This Tuesday sees the return of the “Parking Lot” at Sprouts/Marsh Lane. Participating food trucks include Rock And Roll Tacos, Cajun Tailgators, Good Karma Kitchen, Rockstar Bakeshop, Three Lions, Pompeii, Tutta’s Pizza, and Ssahm.
Wednesday is the Food Truck Experience at Sigel’s/Greenville with Rock And Roll Tacos, Three Lions, Ssahm BBQ, Cajun Tailgators, Pompeii, and BombayStreet Food.
Gourmet Eatz is happening on Thursday evening at the CVS at Preston/Belt Line. Food trucks there include Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese, Bombay ChopStix, PompeiiDFW, and My Cupcake Garden.
On the same Thursday evening, Spruts Henderson will be hosting another “Parking Lot”.
In other news, Trailercakes has their Knox Ave.-area bricks’n'mortar location fully open now. Their Airstream trailer, “Bubbles“, will still be out and about.
The Drifting Bistro, a favorite in Ft. Worth, has closed operations as owner/operator Russ Davis had other restaurant opportunities.
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We still have a relatively slow week with food truck events. We have the usual Wednesday and Friday pop-up events at Sigel’s/Greenville, as well as the Wednesday Crate & Barrel/Knox Ave. pop-up.
On Thursday, in North Dallas, we have Gourmet Eatz at 15105 Preston at Belt Line. The truck line-up includes Eat Jo Dawgs, Tutta’s Pizza, Bombay ChopStix, and My Cupcake Garden.
On Friday, from about 4:30pm to 8:30pm, several of the best food trucks will be celebrating the holiday season in Colleyville at Holly Colley Holiday at Main St. at Colleyville Blvd.
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Ruthie’s continues to grow, adding their Ruthie’s Creperie to the fold. The crepe truck will feature both sweet and savory crepes. For now, they are only doing private parties, but will roll out to public events in December.
Easy Slider continues to grow, adding a second truck. The second truck will be used primarily for private events, so that the original truck can continue to work public events.
Trailercakes’ new bricks’n'mortar was outed by a SideDisher. Owner Heather Zidell tells us that they are trying to get all of the permits completed, so that they can open by November 26.
Pompeii begins rolling in Dallas this week. This new truck is operated by Audra Denny, who was formerly a partner in Semplice Cibo Italiano (SCI). I spent a few minutes with Audra last Wednesday at the weekly Create & Barrel pop-up, where she was scoping her new competition. Audra’s passion for great food is apparent. This is a truck that I look forward to having on the streets.
This week, we add FW’s World Tour Food Truck, bringing flavors from around the world in panini form.
This will be a slower week for most food truck/trailers. Nammi, Coolhaus, and Enticed are taking the week off.
The primary event for the week is another Lake Highland Eats event on Saturday.
Continuing pop-up food truck parks at Sigel’s/Greenville on Wednesday and Friday. Crate and Barrel on Knox/Henderson will host a pop-up on Wednesday as well.
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Two distinctively different food truck/trailers in Fort Worth shut down . Zombie’s vegan food truck announced late last week that they would stop serving, and now news that The Wienerman is moving on.
However, this week, we are adding a Dallas-based food truck to our schedule: Lucky Ducky Dogs. They started rolling a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure about their tag line: “Fun With Meat,” but we’ll find out as soon as possible.
Yellow Belly is new to the Dallas market as well. Yellow Belly is focusing their point-of-view around the yellow tomato. It seems a bit odd, but the menu looks attractive, so we’ll see if they can deliver.
Since it is getting colder, we are seeing a slowdown in events. Sigel’s on Greenville still has their Wednesday and Friday night events. There is a new popup event at the CVS at Preston/Beltline on Thursdays. They call it Gourmet Eatz. This week will feature Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, Taco Party, Sweetie Vs and My Cupcake Garden.
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market will be open this Saturday, with Bombay Street Food and Eat Jo Dawgs.
Here is your schedule for the week. Always remember to check Facebook and Twitter before venturing out.
The new Monday Night Foodball location didn’t work out so well, so the event is cancelled until next Spring.
On Tuesday, the Sprouts North location at Forest and Marsh gets its own “Parking Lot” event. Running from 6pm to 9pm, the event includes The Gastro Bomber, Bombay Street Food, Rock’n'Roll Tacos, Cajun Tailgators, Easy Slider, Rockstar Bakeshop, and Ssahm Korean BBQ.
Wednesday brings us the continuing “Food Truck Experience” at Sigels/Greenville with a relatively new line-up, including Rock’n'Roll Tacos, Jack’s Chowhound, Crazy Fish, Lab of the Streets, Trailercakes, and Ssahm Korean BBQ.
Several trucks, including both Ruthies, Gandolfos, and The Butcher’s Son will be at the Walgreens at 18207 Midway Road.
Several of the Dallas food trucks will be prepping and heading down to San Antonio to participate with other food trucks in a fund raising event: Conquering Chiari.
On Saturday and Sunday, look for lots of food trucks at the White Rock Lake Tunes and trucks Festival.
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The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas will have their primary fundraiser at Victory Plaza this Sunday, November 4, starting at 11AM. The DSG wants everyone to come join in the festivities, including lots of activities for kids. The actual walk is a 1K tour around the AAC at 1PM.
The food trucks included are some of Dallas’ best and easily in my Top 10. Participating trucks include Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese, Nammi, Good Karma Kitchen, Easy Slider, The Butcher’s Son, and Gandolfo’s NY Deli. Dessert trucks include Trailercakes and Enticed Shaved Ice.