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Food Truck Smackdown Dallas

16 Oct

The newest growing trend in DFW seems to be to sell your food hot from four wheels! More and more food trucks are popping up in the city! On October 21st, all of the local food trucks come together for the Food Truck SmackDown! The DFW food trucks and carts competition has numerous trucks vying for awards like Favorite Concept, Favorite Food and Overall Winner. Some of the participating businesses for the Inaugural Food Truck Smackdown include Gandolfo’s NY Deli, Gennarino’s, Enticed Shaved Ice, Jackalope Mobile Vegan Kitchen, Nammi Truck, So-Cal Tacos and Squeals on Wheels. That’s just who has been confirmed so far, but I’m sure more are registering as we speak! In fact, if you or a friend of yours owns a Food Truck or cart, you might consider looking into it.

Better have one of these! Dallas Mobile Food Permit

If any tickets happen to be left for the 2011 Food Truck Smackdown, they can be purchased here, while a limited amount will be available at the door. The main event will be from 7:30pm to 10:30pm on Friday, October 21st, while the Exclusive Preview starts one hour before (6:30pm). VIP Tickets give you access to the private happy hour at 6:30 with specialty drinks, 5 drink tickets, an eco-friendly swag bag from Yelp, a preview of the night’s events and all benefits included in the regular ticket. If you didn’t know what a regular $75 (non-refundable) ticket covers, that includes: sampling each food truck’s dishes, voting for the winners, 3 drink tickets and entertainment by The Duo of Domino Effect. (Yelpers get reg tix for $50) Valet parking is available for $5.

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The Food Truck Smackdown benefits the World Water Crisis. All proceeds will go to a comprehensive water project in Kicukiro, Rwanda. Ten for 10, sponsor of the Food Truck SmackDown in Dallas, is an all-volunteer 501©3 For Impact organization whose primary mission is to provide clean drinking water to people in Sub –Saharan Africa. Comprised of 3 local Dallas residents who share a passion for both food, non-profit work and fun, Ten for 10 raises awareness through direct donations, dinner parties, social events and other fundraisers to help combat the water crisis. Visit their website to learn more:

Feed the Food Trunk frenzy of DFW and support a great cause at the 2011 Food Truck SmackDown which will be taking place at Sunset Lounge on Ross! Gather ’round the ring for the battle of the Best Food Carts and feed your tastebuds with the most impressive meal on wheels!

Sunset Lounge
3030 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

West Plano Family-pa-looza Benefiting Minnie’s Food Pantry

16 Oct

October 30th brings a FREE event that will benefit Minnie’s Food Pantry and give the family something fun to do for about 3 hours. West Plano Family-pa-looza is like Double Dare meets Fall Festival. Enjoy bounce houses, obstacle courses, carnival games, interactive games, rock wall, slides, face painting, crafts vendors and other outdoor entertainment from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday, Oct. 30th. West Plano Family-pa-looza will take place in the fields located between Gulledge Elementary and Robinson Middle School. Click here to see the entire list of activities you can expect.

The event’s beneficiary, Minnie’s Food Pantry, is a nonprofit organization that provides free quality food to feed families in need. Minnie’s Food Pantry distributes protein sources like meat (frozen or canned) peanut butter, fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and non-perishable items to clients. Eligibility to receive food is determined by the federal income guidelines which base a person’s need on their income. Every two weeks Minnie’s Food Pantry provides a free supply of emergency groceries per household for residents who do not have enough food because of their lack of resources to purchase it. Five dollars and forty cents can feed a family of four for a week. Non-perishable food items will be accepted at Familypalooza but monetary donations can go even further. Support Minnie’s Food Pantry at West Plano Family-pa-looza (Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm) and ‘Just Feed One, while having some fun’!

*Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase soon. All proceeds from West Plano Family-pa-looza go to Minnie’s Food Pantry.

If you can’t make the festival,
you can still donate to Minnie’s Food Pantry online.

(Between Gulledge Elementary and Robinson Middle School)
6800 Preston Meadow Drive
Plano 75024

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