Sunday, November 6, 2011

Food Truckin' Saturday - Rumor Has Been Confirmed

UPDATED:  The DFW Street Food Coalition has confirmed that there will be Food Trucking in the Dallas Arts District this Saturday night.Any or all of the trucks listed below may be in attendance.

I don't normally blog about speculative things but this tidbit is too juicy to not I posted last week, due to some logistical issues, the Sigel's Food Truck Festival set for November 12 had to be cancelled. I'm hearing but not able to confirm that since Gandolfo's New York Deli, Ssahm, The Butcher's Son #1, Nammi, Jackalope, Jack's Chowhound, 3 Men and a Taco and Rockstar Bakery don't have a scheduled stop on Saturday evening now there is a possibility that one or more of them might set up in the Dallas Arts District and do some Food Truckin'.  If they decide to set up, it will be from 4:00 on.

Again, this is a rumor and I do not have authority to speak for any of these trucks...follow them on Facebook or Twitter for all of their scheduled stops and also follow the DFW Street Food Coalition for more information on the DFW street food scene, in general.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cup-Cakin Machine Bringing the Cupcakes to You!

I love cupcakes! There's so many things to love about cupcakes and when a new flavor crosses my path I'm a happy girl. Last week, not only did a new flavor cross my path, a new cupcake truck crossed my path!

Cup-Cakin is one of the newest food truck to hit the streets of the Metroplex. Over the last several weeks, Ashley and her Cup-Cakin Machine have been out and about in Dallas and Arlington introducing themselves. Having already met Ashley, I was very happy to meet several of the cupcakes!

My first meeting with the Buttermilk Maple cupcake.  Wow! is pretty much the only way to describe a cupcake that is topped with real bacon!  The buttermilk cake was light and moist, the maple frosting was soft, lightly sweet and the bacon added the slight saltiness that made this cupcake one that I want to be part of my dream meal. 

Another favorite of Cup-Cakin's cakes was the Red Velvet.  It was classic red velvet cake and cream cheese icing. Yum!  Sadly, I didn't get a picture of this one. That's the problem with writing about cupcakes is that you get so excited about tasting it that pictures aren't the priority. But trust me, if you like Red Velvet, this is one of the best. 

I also had the Classic Vanilla and Classic Chocolate. I am a purist when it comes to chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and these hit the mark. Light cakes, creamy butter cream icing that is not too sweet but just sweet enough to know you are eating good stuff.

And finally, the Pumpkin Carrot Cake. What a special treat for a cool fall evening. The spice of the cake was perfect and the pumpkin added a rich flavor that made this cupcake something special. I love fall and this cake is one of the reasons why!

Outside of cupcakes, Ashley also makes standard size cakes. As a surprise for my birthday last month, my office commissioned Ashley to make me a German Chocolate Cake. I am a German Chocolate Cake snob and this cake was fabulous! The cake was moist, the frosting was spot on and the customized decoration was perfect. 

If you need cupcakes or cakes for any occasion, I recommend Cup-Cakin! You can find their menu here and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for information on where they will be stopping each week. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sigel's Winter Food Truck Festival Cancelled

Due to logistical issues the November 12 Food Truck Festival scheduled to be held at Sigel's Greenville Avenue has been cancelled. Sigel's regrets having to make this decision and will continue to host the trucks in their parking lots.
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