Ahh, September, when the weather starts to cool off and I actually want to be outside again. Its time to start hitting the food trucks again. While they all went through a lull, the slow-down of new trucks rolling out is hitting this month.
The Gastro Bomber is a Dallas-based truck in the final build stages, and should be rolling by the end of the month. The owner tells me they will be serving upscale pub grub, with a Texas twist. Sounds intriguing! You can follow The Gastro Bomber Twitter. Their website will be up soon.
With school back in session, we also have two universities that have joined the food truck craze with school-owned trucks. TCU and their food service vendor, Sodexo, have partnered with famed Fort Worth chef Tim Love to bring The Big Purple Truck to campus. The truck will operate 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in front of the library and on the west side of the stadium on TCU game days. It doesnt look like a menu has been released, but you can follow The Big Purple Truck on Facebook and Twitter to get more information.
University of Texas at Dallas is also adding a food truck. It serves sliders, Asian wraps, falafel and hummus cups, all very inexpensively priced. The truck operates from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-midnight Monday through Thursday. The truck's information, including locations, can be found at the schools website, or on Facebook and Twitter.
A bit of sad news to report this month, for business reasons, Semplice Cibo Italiano has shut their service window. But chef Audra Denny tells me that she plans to be back on the road, in her own truck near the end of September. I will let you know when she's rolling, and and how she is taking her menu in a new direction, while staying with the Italian concept.
This month, we can also expect to see Gandolfo's New York Deli will be bringing out a second truck, with a revamped menu. Ruthie's Creperie will join sister trucks, Ruthie's Grilled Cheese and Ruthie's Cheese Steak. Gypsy Scoops will be hitting the road, while Tutta's Pizza will be throwing their dough by mid-month.