There are seven new trucks that have either just hit the streets or are planning to open in the next few weeks.
On Black Friday, Rollin’ Diner & Grill hit the streets of Fort Worth. Rollin’ Diner & Grill’s menu looks to be very filling foods with Rib Eye steak sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteak, Chicken Cheesesteak, Veggie Cheesesteak, Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, Breakfast Tacos, Biscuits & Gravy and Grandma’s Grits. I must add that I am especially excited that the Cheesesteaks will be served in hot dog buns to make eating them easier! Generally, Rollin’ Diner & Grill will be found at 12209 South Freeway in Forth Worth but you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter to confirm before you head over.
Good Karma Kitchen had a soft opening in mid-November, created some Thanksgiving catering dishes and now Megan Topham and Christina MacMicken are ready for Good Karma Kitchen’s Grand Opening at the Fort Worth Food Truck Park on December 2. This gluten-free truck will have both vegetarian and vegan items including sushi, flatbreads, soups and desserts. I’ve tried the sushi, lemon bars and macaroons and I can confirm that this is fabulous food! Good Karma will be a permanent truck at the Fort Worth Food Park but follow them on Facebook and Twitter because they do plan to venture to other areas on days the park is closed. They will also be posting their weekly specials.
Easy Slider will be bringing Dallas a slider truck in early December when Caroline Perini and Miley Holmes roll out. These ladies are looking to bring you the "Perfect Bite", the kind of food that you want to eat with your hands in a communal setting- where you can let your guard down, share your food and talk with your mouth full. With flavors influenced by Caroline's Texas roots and Miley's obsession with all things Southern, Easy Slider offers a variety of sliders, many featuring regionally-raised meats and locally-sourced produce. Follow Easy Slider on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest info on their grand opening and find out where Miley and Caroline will be serving. I hear they will even have pimento cheese sliders!
After 8 months of planning, Eliud Castro is ready to bring his Dough Boy Pizza Truck to the streets of Fort Worth the week of December 5. In addition to traditional pizza with the standard toppings, Dough Boy will have some extra toppings, dessert pizzas and weekly specials. Follow Dough Boy on Facebook and Twitter to find out where to find them and their pizza.
The streets of Dallas will be rocking and rolling on Friday evening when Rock and Roll Tacos has their grand opening. The truck will feature street tacos with your choice of fajita meat, carnitas, chicken or fish. Rock and Roll Tacos will also be serving tortas, tostadas, chiliquilas, Pozole and a specialty of tabitas (Mexican short ribs) If all of this sounds as delicious to you as it does to me, you need to follow Rock and Roll on Twitter and Facebook to find out where they will be rolling!
In mid to late December Fort Worth will have a vegan truck that will bring you food that promises to bring you taste buds back from the dead. Zombie’s Food Truck will be offering up vegan sandwiches, wraps and chili for the winter as well as specialty items that they feel like making up on any particular day. Follow the Zombie on Facebook and Twitter to find out when the dead will be waking and rolling.
At the end of December, Russ Davis, former sous chef at Brownstone will have a “soft opening” of his Fort Worth based truck, the Drifting Bistro. This gourmet kitchen on wheels will be bringing “a playful twist” on comfort foods. The menu is still in the final planning stages but Russ has told me that he will always have two vegetarian items and a protein of the day. He will eventually be adding a pasta item of the day as well. Follow Drifting Bistro on Facebook and Twitter to get all the details about opening day and also see some awesome pictures of Russ’s menu planning and day to day cooking.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also tell you about a couple of trailers in Fort Worth, who are not new to the streets but are new to my coverage.
I Scream 4 Cupcakes operates out of a vintage airstream trailer set up on 8th and Rosedale in Fort Worth. They advertise that their cupcakes are Jumbo size and come in a variety of flavors. I’m anxious to try the lemon curd flavor! You can follow I Scream 4 Cupcakes on Facebook and Twitter to find out their operating hours and daily flavors.
Chile Pepper Grill has been on the streets of North Fort Worth for approximately 9 months but just hit my radar last week. I exchanged an email with owner Manuel Gonzalez, who tells me their style is Mexico street tacos and they serve several different types of meat and cooking styles. Chile Pepper Grill is most well known for their salsa, which includes a medium spicy green salsa and a red cream salsa with a hot, earthy taste. Chile Pepper Grill is open from 5 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at 3606 Main Street in Fort Worth. You can get more information about them on their website or Facebook.