Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Valentine's Day Food Truck Guide

Top: Cupcakin Machine via Facebook
Bottom: Red Jett Sweets via Kolorato
Listen up Lovebirds! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it's time to start putting some thought into what you'll be giving your sweetie pie. If a heart shaped Russell Stover box isn't going to impress your lady or man-friend, then look no further than your favorite mobile sweet shops. The gals at Trailercakes, Red Jett Sweets, Cupcakin Machine and Rockstar Bakeshop have been elbow deep in the flour sack just to help you pull off the perfect Valentine. Read on to find all the special flavors offered by the sweetest Food Trucks in town and be sure and place your order early! 
Red Jett Sweets:
-Strawberry Champagne Cupcake filled with Dark Chocolate Ganache
-Vanilla Echo with Pink Vanilla Buttercream
-Chocolate with Pink Vanilla Buttercream
-Red Jett Velvet
-Red Hot Velvet
-Chocolate Cherry Cake
(not officially named yet!)
Rockstar Bakeshop:
-Heart-shaped mini Whoopie Pies
-"Heartbreaker": Chocolate-covered Strawberry Whoopie Pie
Cupcakin Machine:
-Cupcake Bouquets: Customer's choice of cupcake flavor decorated with Buttercream Roses and "planted" in a pot or vase (similar to cakeball-style) Available in dozen or 1/2 dozen

Monday, January 16, 2012

Food Trucks Ring in the Chinese New Year with The Crow Collection of Asian Art

Graphic courtesy of
Bid adieu to the Year of the Rabbit and usher in the Year of the Dragon this Friday with a celebration to Ring in the Chinese New Year at the Dallas Arts District. The Crow Collection of Asian Art has put together a fete full of arts and crafts like decorating traditional Red Envelopes, and making Illuminated Lanterns and Dancing Dragon Puppets. Kids can have their faces painted like a dragon and enjoy the music of Chinese Harps along with a Kung Fu Showcase and a Luminous Dragon Dance Parade. Food Trucks will line up along Flora Street during the festival. The official event site lists Nammi Truck, Ssahm BBQ, Greenhouse Truck and Easy Slider Truck but we've heard that City Street Grille, Cup Cakin Machine and Ruthie's Rolling Cafe are joining the celebration. The festival time is 6pm-11pm; click here to see a full list of scheduled activities.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Easy Slider Hits the Park Cities in January

For all you folks living and working in the Park Cities, you have a gem of a lunch spot every Thursday in the month of January. Easy Slider Truck is setting up shop outside of Preston Commons near the corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road. I had the chance to stop in here last week and I can attest that this is some of the best food I have had off of a truck. They have unique slider combinations like the "Sweet & Low Down" (beef, bacon, goat cheese & strawberry jam) and the "7-Layer" (beef, black bean dip, salsa, guac, fritos and cheddar). When you pile on the ingredients, often times the burger gets lost-but not in Easy Slider's case. Every component has a purpose and at the end of the day, you can still taste the actual beef. Easy Slider also carries whoopie pies from Rockstar Bakeshop and has an exclusive "Banana Pancakes" flavor; think banana cream sandwiched between spongy cake and rolled in Nilla wafers. I urge you to drop whatever lunch plans you have and go see the gals at Easy Slider; you will not be disappointed!

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Wiener Man Goes to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

This weekend kicks off one of the most historical sporting events in Texas with the return of the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Since 1896, Ft. Worth has hosted the legendary event that has evolved into 3 weeks of Live Music, Exhibitions and many Charitable and Multicultural Activities for people of all ages. For the first year, The Wiener Man Food Truck is setting up adjacent to Rodeo grounds to serve the thousands of daily visitors. The Wiener Man sells much more than the classic hot dog, which owner Bryce Tomberlin tells me that almost nobody orders. Gourmet dogs include the "Slaw Dog," an 1/8 lb. All-Beef dog topped with Vinegar based Slaw and a strip of griddled Bacon with signature Spicy Mayo and the Vegetarian "Porta Dog;" Portabella strips, sauteed Spinach, fresh made Pico and Spicy Mayo. Daily service will be at the corner of University and Lancaster at the Goodwill Donation Center beginning at 4pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends.  As a nod to Goodwill for being a great host, The Wiener Man is implementing a "Match Tips Program" where every dollar put in the tip jar means one dollar donated to Goodwill...and it's all in the good name of Wiener Fans!

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo:
January 13th-February 4th, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Easy Slider Truck & Bacon Wagon Team Up for Brewery Tour

This has got to be the most unique Food Truck event of the year. As the flyer says, pay $30 to load onto a double-decker bus for a round-trip Brewery Tour departing from Deep Ellum Brewing Company and making a stop at World of Beer in Arlington with eats from Easy Slider Truck and The Bacon Wagon. We also hear that The Bacon Wagon is making a special Deep Ellum IPA Bacon Chili just for the event. You can purchase tickets Here and your thirty bucks will get you some some cool shwag to remember your day in the event that you don't remember your day. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Local Food Trucks Battle for National TV Segment on Eat St.

For weeks now, several area Food Trucks have been hard at work perfecting their video submissions to the Cooking Channel's Eat St. Video Contest. From January 5th thru the 31st, fans all over the nation will be able to vote for their favorite video to win the ultimate prize: a chance to be featured on a nationally televised segment of Eat St. Videos were submitted by So-Cal Tacos, Nammi Truck, Red Jett Sweets, Ruthie's Rolling Cafe and The Bacon Wagon. Winning a segment on Eat St. would bring well-deserved national attention to the burgeoning Dallas/Ft. Worth Food Truck scene, so follow the link and make your picks!