As we approach the holidays, major food truck events are slowing down; standing locations like Thursday Night at Vitruvian Park have closed and more people are having trucks out for private parties. (Schedule the trucks now for your private parties in November and December; many trucks are booking up quickly.) The theme this month is the opening of food truck parks, two to be exact, one in Dallas and one in Fort Worth.
On Friday, November 2, Dallas' newest truck park opened, along with US Food Truck's Commissary. The park, called MockAR (pronounced Mocker) is a play on the words Mockingbird and Ambassador Row, where the park is located. Several of the trucks that plan to use US Food Trucks as a Commissary have been doing lunch service at this location for a couple of weeks and the location is expected to develop easily, as new trucks sign on with the Commissary.
At the end of November, Clearfork Food Truck Park (which was called Colonial Food Truck park during the planning stages), will open in Fort Worth. The park is located at 1541 Merrimac Circle. Several established Fort Worth Trucks, including Gepetto's and Fred's Wagon, plan to be regular occupants at Clearfork. I will have more on this park later in the week. Tuesday, November 6 starts the Tasty Tuesday at Sprouts, 11722 Marsh Lane in Dallas. This event will be the first Tuesday of every month, and will feature eight trucks each month.
Wednesday November 7, its Brown Bags at The Opera, where the Dallas Opera performs noontime recitals outside the Winspear Opera House. Folks can grab a food truck bite and hear an opera star. Please remember there is some one-hour, free parking along Flora. Day time $5 to park at the Winspear Red Lexus garage.
Friday, November 9, Hope Cottage Adoption Agency will once again host a Food Truck Extravaganza at their office at 4209 McKinney Ave. in Dallas. Easy Slider, The Belgian Waffle Co, Jack's ChowHound, and Three Lions will be on site serving their food and raising money for this great non-profit.
November 10-11 is a big weekend for DFW trucks, as they head to San Antonio to "Conquer Chiari. The event will be held at the Boardwalk on Bulverde, and will help food truck fan Michelle Malpica raise funds to bring awareness for and treatment of the disease Chiari, a malformation of the brain, which has drastically affected her life, as well as the lives of others.
On November 10-11, trucks head to White Rock Lake to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the White Rock Lake Festival. This year's the event is "Tunes and Trucks," and will feature 10 trucks and two days of music. More details available on the Festival's website.
Saturday, November 24, the food trucks will be in Lake Highlands from noon to 5 p.m. for a fall festival. Fifteen to 20 trucks are expected to be serving, along with Durty Laundry and their music truck. More details will be forthcoming with this event.
And, the standing weekly events continue.
Every Monday is Monday Night Foodball at Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture, at 7879 Spring Valley in North Dallas. Each week 8-10 trucks will serving. In past weeks, Sunnyland has offered free cheese and crackers, had KLUV radio station on site playing music and offering discounts on outdoor furniture.
Wednesday nights, several locations host food trucks:
Street Food Wednesday is at the Crate & Barrel at 3104 Knox St., Dallas, with four or five trucks each week.
The Food Truck Experience is every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Sigels at 5757 Greenville Ave in Dallas. Each week, Jacks ChowHound, Ssham BBQ, Rock And Roll Tacos, The Belgian Waffle and Crazy Fish will be serving from 6 to 9 p.m.
Food trucks are also in Lake Highlands every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., at the Eco-Op Office, 10137A Shoreline Dr. This event is sponsored by U.S. Food Trucks, which will post the lineup of trucks each week.
Camden Design District also hosts trucks on Wednesday nights at 15510 Oak Lawn in Dallas. This event is also hosted by U.S. Food trucks.
From 5-8 on Thursday, food trucks are at Camden Farmers Market, at 2250 Marilla. This event is sponsored by U.S. Food Trucks.
On Fridays, Cedars Food Truck Park brings you Alfresco Fridays with live music, a local brewery and a weekly rotation of food trucks. Bring the family and enjoy the evening. The list of food trucks each week can be found at http://www.cedarsfoodpark.com/.
Every Friday Night is the Payday Block Party at Sigel's at 5757 Greenville Ave. in Dallas. Tutta's Pizza, The Gastro Bomber, Taco Party and My Cupcake Garden will all be servin,g and Sigel's will be available if you want to pair your food with beer or wine.
And as always, Fort Worth Food Truck Park is open on Wednesday nights for dinner, and Thursdays through Sundays for lunch and dinner, at 2509 Weisenberger Dr. in Fort Worth.. You can find their schedule of trucks at www.fwfoodpark.com.
Cowtown Chow Down is open on Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner at 1100 North Main in Fort Worth. You can find their schedule of trucks at www.cowtownfoodpark.com.