December 2 Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas and Fort Worth

This coming Saturday, December 7, from 11am to 5pm, some of the best of Dallas and Fort Worth’s food trucks will participate in Trucks for Tots, an event to provide less fortunate children with toys for Christmas.  This event will be at The Shops at Park Lane, located at 8080 Park Lane in Dallas. Other activities going on include pictures with Santa, live music, and the US Marines on hand to collect toys.

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November 25 Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Food Truck Highlight of the Week: Cajun Tailgators Owners/operators/husband-and-wife team Ann Keady and Jason Key met in college at LSU, tailgated to all of the football games, graduated, and continue their passion for all things Louisiana and LSU. Cajun Tailgators started rolling in February 2012 just after the initial wave of Dallas food trucks started.  Cajun’s […]

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November 18 Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Food Truck Highlight of the Week: The Butcher’s Son The Butcher’s Son rolled into town in October 2011, the product of Two Trucks, LLC, created by Dain Pool and Jon Wagner.   Both founders have restaurant experience in their blood with Dain the son of the founder of Pool’s Restaurant Group in Atlanta and Jon the […]

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November 11 Food Truck News and Schedule for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Food Truck Highlight of the Week: Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese started out as a side project of In Any Event, an event planning company run by Ashlee Kleinert.  Food trucks were growing in Los Angeles and Austin and it seemed like a great complement to the existing business.  Ashlee named the business for […]

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November 4 Food Truck News and Schedule for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Food Truck Highlight of the Week: Gandolfo’s NY Deli Original franchisee/operator Randy Wolken brought a mobile Gandolfo’s to Dallas in May 2011 under then franchise system creator/consulter Dain Pool.  Wolken was so excited that he was sending pictures along his route as he drove his newly refurbished food truck from Miami to Dallas.  As he […]

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October 28 Food Truck News and Schedule for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Truck of the Week: Jack’s Chowhound After spending time in Los Angeles, owner/operator Jack Mooney came back to Texas in 2011 and started working through the then-onerous regulations to start his food truck: Jack’s Chowhound.  Jack started rolling in June 2011, right with the first wave of Dallas-based food trucks.  Jack can usually be found […]

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October 21 Food Truck News and Schedule for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Highlight Food Trailer of the Week: Trailercakes Trailercakes is owned by co-founders Heather Zidell and Leora Lesh.  They bought a misfit Airstream off of Ebay in mid-2010 that was sitting in the middle of a field in Ohio and named it “Bubbles”.  They had it shipped via a flatbed back to Dallas where their builder […]

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Dallas Restaurants: What Do We Need? Ctd.

Last night, our food truck reporter, and all-around good guy, George Lewis sent me a link to a story I posted in October 2009. I posed the question:  The inside-the-loop-outside-the-loop foodie argument drives me nuts. There is great food all over this area if you are willing to drive. But if you had one restaurant wish, what […]

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Cajun Tailgators Food Truck is Opening a Restaurant in Downtown Plano

Downtown Plano is blowing up. It’s the hottest place to be, which is why Cajun Tailgators (a food truck you can find on George’s schedule every week) is settling down into its first brick ‘n’ mortar space at 1112 E. 15th Street. Opening next month, Cajun Tailgators (the restaurant) will, according to the sign, “let […]

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October 14 Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Highlight Truck of the Week: Enticed Shaved Ice Enticed was Dallas’ first upscale dessert truck and first started rolling in October 2010 for private events and started serving publicly in June 2011.  Most of the initial food trucks started in that same mid-2011 time frame.  I first wrote about Enticed way back in August 2011 […]

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October 7 Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Highlight Truck of the Week: Nammi Vietnamese Food Truck   Teena Nguyen and Gary Torres, two previous architects, first rolled Nammi in May 2011 at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with the goal to introduce the Vietnamese banh mi to a much larger Dallas audience.  Even though we have seen almost 160 total food trucks/trailers […]

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Rain Couldn’t Can Canned, Dentonites Declare

The Canned Festival on Saturday was a bit of an adventure, but what else can be expected of the wonderful little town to the north? Over the past year and a half, Denton has seen a lot of expansion in the downtown area, specifically on Hickory Street, where places like Oak Street Drafthouse and East […]

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A Response to Leslie Brenner’s Post About the Truck Yard

Three days ago, the Dallas Morning News’ Leslie Brenner put up a blog post that dissed the new Truck Yard in many ways. She’s taken a beating in the comments, so I thought I would provide a little clarity and review where she got it right, where she might have been a little less than […]

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Beecon, Our Food Truck Finder Map, is Shutting Down

We are sad to tell you that Beecon, the service that provided the interactive food truck finder, is going to shut down. This is the last active week. Martin Nguyen from the San Francisco area developed the software behind Beecon, with local support by Vince Nguyen and Nicole Webber. SideDish established a relationship with Beecon over […]

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September 30 Food Truck News and Schedule for Dallas and Ft. Worth

Since it is Tuesday, and not Monday, obviously, I’m running very late with the schedule. Look for Tasty Tuesday at Sprouts on Marsh on Tuesday evening.  On Wednesday, we have our usual Sigel’s/Greenville event. Beginning on Friday, but mostly Saturday, Hillcrest High School is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and will have multiple food trucks out, […]

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