A new month brings us 12 new trucks to talk about, including five that hit the streets in July that I did not know about at the beginning of July.
In the Already Rolling category
Phatsos Cheesesteaks is an Austin-based truck that has opened a second truck in Fort Worth, parked at the Cowtown Chow Down. This truck is serving up traditional Philly style cheesesteaks and also has some unique concepts to take your sandwich to a new level -- pepperoni cheesesteak, anyone? Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
Waynes Flame finally brings Fort Worth a BBQ food truck. Stationed at Cowtown Chow Down, this menu has it all: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, with plenty of traditional sides. I love good barbecue, and cannot wait to try this truck! Follow them on Facebook.
Fajita Xpresso rolled out in mid-July, primarily serving the North Fort Worth and Keller areas. Their menu includes both traditional fajitas as well as fajita salads and fajita sandwiches. You can find Fajita Xpresso on Facebook and Twitter.
Kona Ice of North Irving/Farmer's Branch/Addison rolled out in early July, serving tropical shaved ice. This sounds like the perfect truck for these incredibly hot summer days. If you are in the areas where they are serving, follow on Facebook to get their exact location and hours of operation.
In the "Rolling Out a New Truck" category:
Ruthies Rolling Café is rolling out its second truck in the middle of August, and its third truck at the end of August. Neither will be another grilled cheese truck, but will be two entirely new concepts, Philly cheesesteaks and a creperie. Owner Ashlee Kleinert tells me the truck chefs have been busy putting the finishing touches on the menu, which will have something for every cheesesteak lover; and Ruthie's recently posed the question on Facebook: sweet or savory crepes? These two trucks are going to be fun additions to the Dallas food truck scene. Follow Ruthie's Rolling Cafe on Facebook and Twitter to be among the first to know when the cheesesteak and the creperie trucks rolls out.
In the Brand-New-to-the-Street category:
I do not know understand why anyone would open a food truck in August in DFW. For me, its too hot to be inside a metal box, but if you are going to open one, it is a fabulous time of year to open an ice cream truck. This is exactly what Gypsy Scoops is doing, starting this month. I have been told and Gypsy Scoop's website confirms that with this truck customers will be allowed on the truck in order to choose their flavors, making the truck a mobile ice cream parlor. You can follow Gypsy Scoops on Facebook and Twitter to find out where and when the parlor will be rolling.
Mediterranean Chunky Monkey is a unique truck that has found what I believe to be a perfect location. This Mediterranean truck will be serving pita sandwiches including gyros and shawarma, Greek salads, burgers and truck-made waffles with sweet toppings. The truck will be mostly stationary, parked on the TCU campus in "The Greek." I have been emailing with the owners of this truck for several months and they have really done their research on the best menu and truck operations and I am very excited to finally get to try them. You can follow the Mediterranean Chunky Monkey on Facebook and Twitter to get more information about them and their menu, which is not like anything we have seen from a truck so far.
Another truck I am excited about is Tutta's Pizza. When I asked the truck owners to describe themselves, their response was "Tutta's is a combination of great pizza, the love of music and the arts, as well as a desire to bring love and joy to everyone around them. What separates us from the crowd is our creativity in our approach to food. We slow smoke our own meats, make our own pizza and barbecue sauce, as well as fresh dough daily! There are even rumors of sandwiches and fresh 'truck'-made desserts around the corner!" This sounds like a fun truck, and the menu has something for everyone ... brisket pizza, chicken and bacon pizza, and "Plain Jayne" pizza. Look for this truck to roll out at the end of the month. Specifics about the menu and the roll-out date can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
If you are a regular DFW Food Truck Foodie reader, you know my love for sushi. I love it more than any other food. hich is why I am extremely excited that Fort Worth is getting a sushi truck from The Bento Box. The Bento Box describes itself as "Contemporary, refined, Japanese food for everyone. We utilize the freshest local ingredients with truly sustainable seafood in order to create a culinary experience that is both satisfying and fun". They had me at freshest local ingredients. This truck rolled out on Aug. 8, and I cannot wait to try it. To learn more about the truck, including the charity collection they are doing with The Humane Society, follow them on a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bento-Box/225586127556054">Facebook and Twitter.
Sweetie V's is a Caribbean/Southern cuisine that expects to be out on the streets of Dallas in late August. I look forward to trying this truck and seeing what food of the islands they bring to Dallas. You can follow Sweetie V's on Facebook and Twitter and find out when they plan to roll and the specifics of their menu.