Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spend Spring Break In the Arts District and Party on Friday Night

The Dallas Arts District is ending the Spring Break week by throwing their annual Spring Break Block Party and closing down Flora and Harwood Streets. Visit the District from 6p-midnight for free street music, food trucks, and more! Admission to the DMA will be 1/2 price, and the Nasher and Crow Collection will be free. Mark your calendars, it's an event not to be missed!

Also, document your Spring Break Block Party experience with goofy props in color, black and white or vintage sepia tone prints in FREE photo booth. The booth is inspired by the Crow Collection's new photography exhibition David Gibson: Toward Kasuga Shrine Along Pathways of Lanterns.

6:30: Japanese drumming by Dallas Kiyari Daiko.
8:30: singer and songwriter Rahim Quazi
10:00: classical and contemporary music, featuring Elaine Whitmire with Kevin Smith and Lauren Hall


Dinner: City Street Grill, Easy Slider Truck, Gandolfo’s New York Deli, Green House, Nammi, Rock and Roll Tacos, Ssahm BBQ, The Butcher’s Son, Tin Star Taco Taxi, TX Delizioso.

Dessert: Trailer Cakes, Enticed

Dinner trucks will be located along Harwood St. between Ross Ave. and Flora St. Dessert trucks will be at the intersection of Olive and Flora Streets.

Crow Collection:
Dallas Museum of Art:
Nasher Sculpture Center:
The museums are open until midnight.

Details on the entire week's activities:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Valley View Mall to Become Dallas' Pop Up Food Truck Park

This week, I heard that there is a third food truck park in the works in Fort Worth.  Yes, THIRD, when Dallas still doesn't have one. Yes, Dallas has the truck court in the Dallas Arts District but other than special events, it is not open on weekends or late evenings.  Sure, there's been talk and it looks like the Lower Greenville location is a go, with a fall 2012 opening but until then, it looks like its Fort Worth 3: Dallas 0.

Today, I found out that US Food Trucks is ready to do their part to bring some kind of park to Dallas, if only for a few weeks this spring.  Starting March 16 and going through mid-May, every Friday night and every Saturday for lunch and dinner, US Food Trucks will be hosting a pop up food truck park in the south parking lot of Valley View Mall. On these days, a limited number of trucks (5 - 10) will be able to set up and serve. My favorite aspect of the park is that the trucks will rotate weekly so we will not get bored with the same trucks week after week. This will also give us some opportunities to try trucks that aren't normally out in Dallas but  could participate in this set up, with a special event permit.

This pop up park will culminate with the TX Food Truck Festival on May 11 - 12.  The festival will include 30 of the best food trucks, from across Texas, live music, a children's area and vendors. I hope several Austin, San Antonio and Houston trucks can make it up here to participate! I guess I also need to start building up the endurance, the festival will also have a 5K race and 1 mile family fun run, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team In Training.   The truck list has not been finalized but with the possibility of trucks coming in from out of town, I think this will be the best line-up we have seen in DFW!

Thanks US Food Trucks for bringing this pop up park to Dallas!

TX Food Truck Festival - May 11 - 12


The TX Food Truck Festival

May 11 - 12, 2012

Valley View Mall South Parking Lot
Dallas, Texas

30 gourmet food trucks from across Texas
5k run and Family Fun Run
Live music
Children's area
Vendor booths
And much more

All benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training*

Brought to you by US Food Trucks &  
30 of the best food trucks in Texas

*Wristbands will be sold for admission and included with race registration fees.
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