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DFW food truck events in April

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Posted 8:52am on Monday, Apr. 08, 2013

April continues a busy month of events for the DFW Food Trucks.

White Rock Local Market. On the first and third Saturday of April, food trucks will be at White Rock Local Market, 9150 Garland Road.

Thursday April 11 is another Food Truck Extravaganza benefiting Hope Cottage. Ruthie's, Tutta's Pizza, Easy Slider and Jack's Chowhound will be at 4209 McKinney Ave. in Dallas to help raise funds for Hope Cottage's Foster to Adopt Program.

Saturday April 13 is St. Thomas Aquinas' Spring Boutique and Food Festival. Bombay Chopstix, Empanada Armada & Bacon Lover’s Truck (BLT) will be serving 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 6255 Mockingbird in Dallas.

Tuesday, April 16 is Food Truck Day at the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth. A variety of trucks will be at the Museum from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Doughboys Pizza, Easy Slider, First Bite and Gypsy Scoops will be serving at 1720 Gendy Street in Fort Worth.

April 20 is the second annual Downtown Frisco StrEATS. With many improvident from last year, this free event will feature The Butcher's Son, Cajun Tailgators, Nammi, Rockstar Bakeshop, Eat Jo Dawgs, The Gastro Bomber, Good Karma Kitchen, Jack's Chowhound, Pompeii, Ssahm, Ruthie's Grilled Cheese and Spanish Lunchbox. 2-7 p.m. in Downtown Frisco. Also on April 20, starting at 6:30 at the Farmer's Branch Historical Park, food trucks will be serving at Date Night In The Park. The Guava Tree, Rock & Roll Taco, Easy Slider, Gepetto's Pizza, Yellow Belly and Cup-Cakin will be serving while the park hosts a concert and outdoor movie.

April 26-27 the Texas Food Truckin' Fest will be at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. An admission fee of $10 for one day or $12 for the weekend includes free bands, a kid's area, parking, broadcast of the Rangers game on the big screens, and a portion of proceeds donated to the American Cancer Relay For Life. Admission for kids 12 and under is $5 (free if they measure under 32 inches). The line-up has not been finalized but so far the planned roster includes Tin Star Taco Taxi, Eat Jo Dawgs, Pompeii DFW, Yellow Belly, Tutta's Pizza, First Bite, Taste of Home, Simply Dosa, Bombay Chopstix, Oink and Moo, The Butcher's Son, Cravetopia, Ballpark Express.

Many of the weekly events are slowly picking back up. For April, food trucks continue to be at Sigel's (5757 Greenville Ave., Dallas) on Wednesday and Friday nights. Along with the rotation of trucks each of these nights, Sigel's usually has some beverage tastings inside the store.

And as always, the Fort Worth parks are the place to be in Tarrant County.

Fort Worth Food 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.

Clearfork Park is open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Clearfork is right on the Trinity Trail, at 1541 Merrimac Circle in Fort Worth. You can find their schedule of trucks at www.clearforkfoodpark.com.

Early May has some exciting events worthy of mention early.

May 1 brings another food truck park to Fort Worth with the opening of the Food Truck Park at Thistle Hill. Trucks will be serving lunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each day at 1509 Pennsylvania Ave. in Fort Worth.

On May 4 the trucks will be in Weatherford for the second annual Food Truck Bash. Among the featured trucks: Fred's Wagon, Good Karma Kitchen, Cup-Cakin, Slush Works, Cajun Tailgators, Pompeii, Nammi, Gastro Bomber, 2 Outlaws and Fire Oak Grill. There will also be live music and more. 3-11 p.m., 225 E. Spring Street in Weatherford. Free.

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