Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Brings Ten New Trucks To The Metroplex

I love October, the changing of the weather, the fall festivals and all the fall food to experience. Since my last post about new trucks, DFW has or will add ten new food trucks to the streets and gives me ten more things to love. This is an interesting month, there are quite a few trucks that have popped-up, overnight and I don’t have a lot of background on them. This is actually good news for all of us, it means there will be a lot of blog posts reviewing the trucks in the coming months.

A Taste of Louisiana is a truck in Fort Worth that literally popped on to my radar today. A quick peek at Facebook indicates the truck rolled out in September and is set up at The Grotto Bar on weekends. The menu is traditional Cajun food, red beans and sausage, jambalaya, po-boys. You can follow A Taste of Louisiana on Facebook and Twitter. I will be hitting them as soon as I can, with hopes of Cajun food that tastes like what I was raised on.


Bombay Street Foods has hit the streets, bringing an Indian-Chinese fusion to the streets. This truck is owned by the same owners of Bombay Chopstix restaurant in Irving and Richardson. I’m constantly asked why there hasn’t been an Indian or Chinese food truck on the streets, so with this truck we get both. You can follow Bombay Street Foods on Facebook and Twitter to find out where they will be set up next.

Gator’s Outpost is a new Cajun truck, currently setting up on a regular basis at 380 Flea Market on Hwy 380 East of Denton. Their menu includes Beef Burgers, Hotdogs, Gator and Fries, Gator Sausage, Cajun Sausage and Turkey Legs and BBQ. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find out where they are next, including Dallas events.

Hook and Ladder is more an event truck than a daily serving truck that this blog focuses on, but it’s a fun concept and I wanted to bring it to your attention. The company has two trucks, both re-fitted fire engines. One serves beer and the other serves pizza. Honestly, beer and pizza from fire trucks! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter and let me know if you have run across them!
My Cupcake Garden is Dallas’ newest cupcake truck. They rolled out in mid-September and have been out and about, seemingly everywhere. You can follow this truck on Facebook and Twitter to find out their next location for their cupcakes.
The Pickled Carrot is Denton’s first permitted food truck. After having a stand at the Denton Community Market, the Picked Carrot has taken their bahn mis mobile, across Denton. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find their next location.


The Spanish Lunchbox is one of those trucks that I don’t know much about. I do know that it serves tapas and had a soft opening last month. The truck is owned by Si Tapas restaurant in Uptown Dallas. Their Facebook page indicates that the truck will have a unique menu but still true to the Spanish tapas style. You can follow the truck on Facebook and Twitter. This truck is high on my list to visit, so expect more information soon.

Yellow Belly Food Truck will roll out mid to end of the month. This truck, owned by a former chef at the Four Seasons Austin, will specialize in dishes with sauces made from yellow tomatoes. I’m looking forward to this truck’s debut in Dallas and seeing the creativity that comes through the truck window. You can follow Yellow Belly on Facebook and Twitter to find out when and where they will be.

Pompeii DFW Food Truck - Last month I wrote about the closing of Semplice Cibo Italiano. Many readers were sad to hear that Chef Audra would not be on the streets. Today the good news is that she will be back, this time in her own truck with a menu she created. The truck, called Pompeii DFW will be serving Italian food, with Audra’s personal style. I have talked to Audra at great length about this truck and I am excited to see all the things she has to offer. Follow Pompeii on Facebook and Twitter to find out the opening date, which will be towards the end of the month and where you can find the truck.

Lucky Ducky Dog is another truck that just hit my radar today. Their Facebook picture of the truck shows that they will be having "fun with meat" with gourmet sausages and hot dogs.  It seems the truck already has received its Dallas permit and is in the hiring stage, so it should be hitting the streets soon. You can follow along on Facebook and Twitter to find out when they open their doors. 

I look forward to visiting these trucks and tasting all of the flavors that they are sharing with the Metroplex!

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