Monday, October 24, 2011

Food Trucks to Invade Aurora in the Dallas Arts District

Photo courtesy of
This Friday, Aurora, a cultural event like no other will be taking place in the 19 Blocks that make up the Dallas Arts District. Having never been to anything quite like this, I'm relying on the description provided by the event's website: "...buildings will become projection screens; streets and courtyards will morph into art galleries; and steel, glass, and concrete will pulse and reverberate..." There will be installations of sound, light and performance from dozens of  American artists and the best part, it's all free and open to the public. With all of this stimulation, count on a hefty number of Food Trucks to be there to feed the hungry masses! The following trucks will be on hand from 7 to midnight with food for purchase: The Bomb Fried Pies, The Butcher’s Son, Enticed Shaved Ice, Gandolfo’s NY Deli, Greenhouse Truck, Jack’s Chowhound, Nammitruck, Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, Ssahm Korean BBQ, Trailercakes, and Yum Yum Truck. To see a full line-up of the artists showing at Aurora check out their website at and do your mind a favor and go pencil in a little culture this weekend! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Celebrate with the SPCA at Saturday's "Howloween" Party

The SPCA of Texas is celebrating the opening of the new Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center with a big bash this Saturday with plenty of Food Trucks on hand. The whole family is invited to go check out the Howloween party and enjoy Fall activities like bobbing for apples, a scavenger hunt, face painting and a bounce house. To feed the hungry partygoers, Gennarino's, Gandolfo's NY Deli, Enticed Shaved IceTrailercakes and Jack's Chowhound will have food for purchase. The event itself is free to the public and you may just find a furry companion to take home with you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Let the Good Times Roll with Cajun Tailgators!

Photo courtesy of Vegan Soapbox
Yesterday I received an e-mail from Ann Keady of Cajun Tailgators that was practically infectious about her love for Cajun food and her hopes to bring it to the Big D. As a student at LSU, Ann fell hard and fast both for the Cajun cuisine at football tailgates as well as her husband. Together they're working on Dallas' first Food Truck that represents the authentic taste of Louisiana with plans to be rolling in February, just in time for Mardi Gras season. While the menu is a work in progress, you may see items such as Gumbos, Po-Boys, Meat Pies, Crawfish Pies, Red Beans & Rice, Etouffee, Fried Boudin Balls, Beignets and King Cake. As long as permitting goes as planned, they'll be running in Dallas for weekly scheduling mixed with special events catering. Make sure to tell Ann what you want to see on the menu and as they say on the Bayou, "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roule" or Let the Good Times Roll!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dallas' First Gourmet Whoopie Pie Truck?

Photos from Rockstar Bakeshop facebook
Rockstar Bakeshop is working in reverse order of many start-up Food Trucks; they already have an established operation selling their unique Whoopie Pies across Dallas. With pie flavors ranging from Butterscotch Ganache sandwiched between Chocolate Cake to the Tiramisu filled with Espresso Mascarpone Cream, Rockstar is already two steps ahead of most mobile vendors. But owner Kristin Leonard and her husband see huge potential in taking their pies to the people, via a food truck. They'd like to be hitting the streets by Valentine's Day of 2012 and they're going to need your support to get there. While they currently have no truck of their own, they will be partnering with other Dallas food trucks to sell their pies. This coming Wednesday Ruthie's Rolling Cafe will be selling Rockstar's Whoopie Pies out of their truck at City Hall's Living Plaza. Look for them to team up with other trucks in the future as well as selling their pies at local markets and events. Check often with us to find out who they're partnering with so you can get in on the goodness! If you simply can't wait to try them, take advantage of the Daily Candy deal where you can get a dozen (or two) of their Halloween pies at a third off the price.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ft. Worth's Keep on Truckin' Fest

Photos from The Wiener Man's Facebook
This Saturday marks the first ever "Keep on Truckin' Fest," the brainchild of Fort Worth's The Wiener Man whose franks were named Best in Fort Worth by the FW Weekly. He's bringing together several of Ft. Worth's finest rolling establishments along with live music from  Brandon Thomas, Antonio WIcker, The Wicked Messenger and Dirty Pool. Festival is held behing Poag Mahone's Pub from 6-10 and is totally free and open to the public. Other trucks joining him include Red Jett Sweets, Crazy Sisters, Salsa Limon and Tacoheads and best of all, he's even promising a bounce house. Just make sure to do your bouncing before you feast on food truck fare. For more info see

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Food Truck Fiesta at the Santa Fe 5K

Non-profit organization Friends of the Santa Fe Trail is hosting a 5K race Thursday at Lindsley Park and this will be an event you won't want to miss! Even if exercise isn't exactly your thing, there are 6 good reasons why you should be at the race: Greenhouse Truck, Jack's Chowhound, 3 Men and a Taco, Enticed Ice, Gennarino's and Ruthie's Rolling Cafe. Actually make that 8 reasons: booze and music will be there too. The food trucks will be rolling out to celebrate the newest Dallas trail system that begins at White Rock Lake and meanders through the edge of Deep Ellum and Fair Park. So get on out there and support the racers or better yet, sign up yourself! (Registration is open through race day)

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Elusive Drifting Bistro

A new truck surfaced on Twitter a couple weeks ago and although it isn't much, I'll tell you what I do know. Due to contractual agreements with their current employer, the owner of The Drifting Bistro must remain completely anonymous at this time. He or she is currently the executive sous chef at a Ft. Worth restaurant with over a decade of restaurant experience and has decided that it's time to get their own thing going. As far as the menu, they describe their approach as a combination of "well known street food classics with a southern and global 'bistro' flare." However vague they have to be at this time, they are steadily posting scrumptious food pics to their Twitter account; but you'll have to wait til January to see which of those makes the final dozen items on their menu. In the meantime, we'll keep drooling over their photos and let you guys know more as it unfolds!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

South African Cuisine, Deep in the Heart of Texas

I'd like to think of myself as an adventurous eater, but admittedly I have little to no experience when it comes to South African cuisine. Lucky for me, there is someone making it a little easier for all of us in DFW to expand our culinary finesse. Acacia Cafe founder Joshua Wrinkle may live in Ft. Worth, but his heart lies in Africa's southernmost country. His love for such a diverse, vibrant nation has inspired him to open the first Food Truck of it's kind in North Texas, aiming to hit the streets in about 6 weeks. Acacia Cafe is a fusion of Afrikaner, Cape Malay, Indian and English cuisines, along with hearty Xhosa and Zulu fare. Dishes will range from a "Boerewors," a traditional spicy sausage in a bun with grilled onions and sweet chutney to savory pies, curries and hand-cut chips. You can first expect to see the truck rolling in Fort Worth but he eventually wants to share his love for the Rainbow Nation with all of North Texas. His only request? Keep an open mind and you just might find yourself in love at first bite.
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