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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