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Twelve new DFW food trucks Roll in December

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Posted 11:16am on Friday, Jan. 04, 2013

DFW gained 11 food trucks and one new beverage vehicle in late November though the end of December. Also in December, Clearfork Food Park opened in Fort Worth, which will add to the ease in finding a location to park in that city.

First Bite Gourmet: One of the trucks that I am most interested in learning more about is First Bite. This truck was born out of desire to feed those who are not able to afford eating at a food truck, with the equivalent of the "first bite" of each meal being donated to feed the homeless. You can follow First Bite on Facebook and Twitter to find out where it is serving each day, in both Dallas and Fort Worth. I've had half of one of First Bite's carne asada sandwiches and can tell you that it is very good!

Horns N Snouts is a barbecue trailer that I learned about when they worked an event in December. I am not sure if Horns N Snouts intends to only work special events or if they plan to have service in Fort Worth. You can follow Horns N Snouts on Twitter to get their latest locations.

Ketzler's Schnitzel Shack: One of the things that I think the DFW food truck scene is lacking is a larger variety of region-specific and ethnic cruise. With Ketzler's Schnitzel Shack, the scene gets better by adding German food to the streets. The truck is operated by German immigrants, and their website indicates that they serve food from the North-Westfahlen region of Germany. With authentic schnitzel and other German delicacies, I expect this truck to be very popular. You can follow the truck on Facebook and Twitter to get its schedule, which is primarily in Fort Worth.

Pompeii DFW: After a stint on the now closed SCI truck, Chef Audra is bringing Italian food back to the streets on the Pompeii DFW truck. With a menu that changes regularly, Audra is serving fresh pasta, arancini, Italian sandwiches and caprese salad in both Dallas and Fort Worth. Follow Pompeii on Facebook and Twitter for locations and daily menu items.

Ruthie's Creperie: Ruthie's third concept has rolled out and is taking customers to the streets of Paris. This truck serves both sweet and savory crepes. I was able to try the Nutella crepe and the words "c'est magnifique" come to mind. Follow Ruthie's on a Facebook and Twitter to know where all three of their concepts (grilled cheese, cheesesteak and creperie) are rolling.

Wound Up! Cafe It's not a truck and it's not food per se, but Wound Up!Cafe has my attention. As I mentioned in November, this Piaggio Ape vehicle is ready to serve hot drinks. Follow Wound Up! on Facebook and Twitter to find out where it will be serving next.

Unforsacon Bacon: 2012 was the year of bacon, and DFW added a new bacon truck when Chef Adam West, formerly the Executive Chef at Hotel ZaZa in Houston, came back to Dallas to open a food truck. With a menu of bacon sandwiches, tacos and other bacon-based items, this truck is sure to be a winner. The truck operates primarily in Garland; follow it on Facebook and Twitter for exact locations.

Gina's Organic Kitchen: Along with opening an organic commissary kitchen, Chef Gina Paterno Villalobos has opened an event truck, Gina's "Health Rescue Unit." The Health Rescue Unit is a restyled former SWAT ambulance. The Rescue Unit offers nutrient-dense food and healthy desserts. You can follow Gina's Organic Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter to find out which events it will be rescuing with healthy food.

Simply Dosa: DFWs newest Indian food truck, from Bombay Chopstix's owner, Simply Dosa is a 100 percent Indian truck with vegan and vegeterian items. The truck serves dosa, which the truck owner describes as "like a crepe," originating in Southern India. The truck has been serving in both Fort Worth and Dallas and uses the same Facebook and Twitter pages as its sister truck, Bombay Street Food.

The Mobile Stand: The Stand Restaurant on Dallas' McKinney Avenue is closed, but the concept now lives as a food truck. Bringing "fair food" to the streets of Dallas, this truck offers burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. I don't know if the menu on the truck is the same menu that was in the restaurant, but this looks like a fun truck. You can follow the Mobile Stand on Facebook and Twitter to find their fair food.

The Snackin' Wagin' : The SMU campus has a dedicated food truck now with The Snackin' Wagin'. This truck opened right as finals were beginning, and I don't have a lot of information on it yet. Hopefully as students start heading back to class for the spring semester, I will be able to get more information about their menu. You can follow the Snackin' Wagin' on Twitter.

Epic Cones: After success with a brick-and-mortar restaurant, Epic Cones is bringing its pizza cones to the streets. Using a mini-size vehicle, the company is doing some test runs now but should have their dough made cones with pizza or burger fillings out and about soon. You can follow Epic Cones on Facebook and Twitter to find out when and where the cones will be sold.

Luckily for all of these trucks, the Clearfork Food Park opened in December in Fort Worth. This park is a nice addition to the Fort Worth truck scene. It is open seven days a week and has plenty of parking and seating, including a heated pavilion. Clearfork is on both Facebook and Twitter.

I have been able to eat at several of these trucks and I'm excited about having them on the streets in 2013!

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