Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mighty Month of May for Food Truck Events!

The Merry Month of May is going to be The Mighty Month of May when it comes to food truck events, especially large events like The Texas Food Truck Festival,  Truckstock The Movie and Food Trucks at Lone Star Park.

Every Tuesday in May you can have lunch with the Red Cross DFW and the food trucks. The trucks will rotate weekly and it is a convenient drive from most areas of Dallas.The address is 4800 Harry Hines, in Dallas. Check the schedule to find out when you favorite truck will be onsite.

Wednesdays are now Street Food Wednesdays, sponsored by the DFW Street Food Coalition.  Each week 4 or 5 trucks will set up at the Crate and Barrel at 3104 Knox Street in Dallas between 5 and 9 to bring you a tasty dinner and dessert. The May 9 line up includes, Gandolfo's, The Butcher's Son, Nammi, Easy Slider and Coolhaus

Wednesdays are also Food Truck Experience night at Sigels at 5757 Greenville Avenue from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The trucks rotate weekly and often there are beer and wine tastings inside the store. This is a location where many new trucks are making their debut, so visit and see who is new to the food truck scene. 

Thursdays the food trucks roll to Addison, for Thursday Night Bites at Vitruvian Park 3875 Ponte Ave.  Each week, there are 4 - 5 different trucks, bringing the entire family something delicious to eat.  This weekly event is leading up to the Addison Food Truck Festival on June 9, brought to you by U.S. Food Trucks. The space where the trucks are set up has a lot of green grass for playing or relaxing, so bring the family and friends and enjoy an evening outside. 

Thursday, May 3, is also "the Parking Lot", a once a month truck gathering at the Sunflower Market. Each month, a variety of trucks show up to serve Lower Greenville some of the best food in DFW. 

Saturday, May 5 is First Saturday in the Arts District. One of my favorite events in the Dallas Arts District, First Saturday, where many of the museums are free, with events planned for the kids. This month, City Street Grille, Cup Cakin’ Machine, Dos Paisanos, Four Seasons, Gandolfo’s, TX Delizioso will be serving, at 2121 Flora.  

It wasn't that long enough when there are only one or two trucks out on Mondays. Now we have seven or eight out on any given Monday. Monday May 7, is the first of two Mondays in May where there will be food truck events. The Monster Truck Rally is from 7 - 10 at the Double Wide Bar at 3510 Commerce St. Easy Slider, Rock &  Roll Taco, Three Lions, Little Vessel Grill, TX Delizioso and Enticed will be bringing the grub, the Double Wide will be serving the drinks and there will also be live music for your Monday night fun. 

May also brings DFW the largest truck event we have seen to date. Thirty trucks, including several from Austin will converge on Valley View Mall in Dallas for the Texas Food Truck Festal on Friday and Saturday, May 11 - 12. Saturday morning, there will be a 5K and a 1 mile family fun race around the Mall. There is an admission of $5 for a wristband, which is good for both days of the event. Children under 12 are free and 15% of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

Participating trucks include: Belgian Waffle Company from Austin,  Cajun TailgatorsChi'lantro from Austin, Coreanos from Austin and Houston, Crazy FishDough Boy Pizza,  Eat Jo DawgsFour Seasons, EnticedGandolfosJack's Chowhound, KC Cones from San Antonio, Little Vessel Grill Food TruckNammi Food Truck, R&R Chicken Wings from San Antonio, Rock and Roll TacosRockstar Bakeshop, Sabor Columbiano from San Antionio, Ssahm BBQThe Butchers SonThe Fat TruckThree LionsTin Star Taco TaxiTX DeliziosoWiener Man, and Yume Burger from Austin.

To sign up for the race or more information, visit the Festival website at

Thursday, May 17 is the Grand Opening of the Cowtown Chowdown. Fort Worth's second food truck park will be located at 1100 N. Main and will have up to twenty trucks serving serving days a week.  The confirmed trucks, as of today are: Auntie Am's Sweet Shop, The Bacon Wagon, The Butcher's Son, Chile Pepper Grill, Crazy Sisters, Dough Boys Pizza,  Eat Jo Dawgs, The Food Dude, Food Traveler Food Truck, Gandolfo's New York Deli, In A Pickle, Lee's Grilled Cheese, Potato Potahto, Sassy Hot Dogs, Taqueria Los Gueros, Yum Yum Food Truck and Zombie Food Truck. The grand opening celebration will continue through the weekend of May 18 - 20.

Saturday May 26 is Truckstock - The Movie! Coming soon to Sylvan Thirty, the movie event that will leave Dallas twisting and shouting among the food trucks...

Many were there for the first Truckstock and knew immediately that the next Truckstock had be bigger and better. Bigger will be the number of trucks, twenty-four this time; better will be the inclusion of the location transforming in to an outdoor movie theater at 7:00, courtesy of The Texas Theater, who will also be providing gourmet popcorn and alcohol beverages.

Food services starts at 3:00 from The Butcher's SonGandolfo's New York DeliCajun TailgatorsSo-Cal Tacos, Dos PaisanosNammiCoolhausCup-CakinEasy SliderRock'n Rick'sRollin DinerRockstar BakeshopThree Lions,  Eat Jo DawgsFour SeasonsRock and Roll TacosZombie's, The Blue Truck, Jack's ChowhoundGepetto's PizzaBacon WagonTin Star Taco Taxi, The Bomb Fried Pies, and The Weiner Man.  Beat Breakerzwill be spinning tunes and Durty Laundry will have their laundy clean and ready for you.

A Facebook events page has been set up to provide more information and specific details about this free event, brought to you by Sylvan Thirty, Durty Laundry, Beat Breakerz and Texas Theater.

Monday, May 28, celebrate Memorial Day with fifteen to twenty trucks and  the ponies at Lone Star Park, brought to you by the DFW Street Food Coalition. More details are coming about this event but mark your calendar and plan to be there!

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