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New DFW food trucks rolling in October

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Posted 3:46pm on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

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 10 new food trucks to the streets, which gives me 10 more things to love. This is an interesting month; quite a few trucks have popped-up overnight.

A Taste of Louisiana is a truck in Fort Worth that popped on to my radar just this week. 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 from the 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 another 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, hot dogs, gator and fries, gator sausage, Cajun sausage, 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, 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. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Pickled Carrot is Denton’s first permitted food truck. After having a stand at the Denton Community Market, the Pickled Carrot has taken their bahn mi mobile, across Denton. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter .

I don't know many details yet about The Spanish Lunchbox, but it does serve 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 by either mid-month or the end of the month. Owned by a former chef at the Four Seasons Austin, Yellow Belly 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. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Last month I wrote about the closing of Semplice Cibo Italiano. Many readers were sad to hear that Chef Audra Denny 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, accented 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 toward the end of the month.

Lucky Ducky Dog is another truck that just hit my radar this week. Their Facebook photo 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.

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