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The First Annual DFW Trucks for Tots | DFW Food Trucks Christmas Benefit in Deep Ellum

1 Dec

On December 8th, 25 DFW Food Trucks will gather together in Deep Ellum for the first ever DFW Trucks for Tots Benefit Event. This massive toy drive for Dallas Fort Worth’s Toys for Tots will take place at the corner of Gaston Avenue and Elm Street in Deep Ellum between 11:00am and 7:00pm. Toy donations will be received on site by 20 U.S. Marines as live music plays in the background and kids enjoy bounce houses. Also more than 50 vendors will be at Trucks for Tots offering holiday shopping and crafts!tosy4tots

Trucks for Tots donators and attendees will enjoy live performances by the Lincoln High School Tiger Marching Band, whose students will actively be collecting new unwrapped toys for kids in need along with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy.

During the months of October, November and December the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program carries out their mission to collect new toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to children who are less fortunate throughout the community. You can help be a part of doing something grand for a child during the holidays!

Photo from Pegasus News (pegasus.com)

Photo from Pegasus News (pegasus.com)

Choose from any of the confirmed DFW food trucks parked at the 2012 Trucks For Tots event: Easy Slider, Gepetto’s Pizza, Three Lions, The Gastro Bomber, Rock & Roll Tacos, Ssahm BBQ, Rockstar Bakeshop and many more. DFW Trucks For Tots in Deep Ellum is also brought to you by the DFW Food Truck Group, Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, DART and other local sponsors. Remember, you can take the DART and get off at the Deep Ellum station right across the street from the Trucks for Tots location! See you Saturday, 12/8! You bring the toys and we’ll bring the food trucks!


Location: 2505 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

The Parking Lot Dallas Food Trucks | Sprouts on Henderson – Sept 13th

27 Aug

Pull up to the bumpers of 10 delicious DFW food trucks parked at Sprouts in Dallas off Henderson and find yourself in a food truck frenzy! Between 6pm and 9pm take your pick from a variety of mobile menus! The Parking Lot is the spot to find your favorite food trucks in DFW like:

The Bomb Fried Pies
• The Butcher’s Son
• Cajun Tailgators
• Free Wheel’N
• The Lab
• Rock and Roll Tacos
• SsahmBBQ
• Slush Works
• Sweet V’s

Summer is ending, but it’s not quite State Fair season just yet, so come out for a cool breezy evening filled with delicious food and in the parking lot of one of the coolest markets in town – Sprouts. Get your healthy groceries and a special dinner treat compliments of some of the finest food trucks this side of town. Choose from Korean BBQ, to crunchy tacos, zesty Cajun, hearty sandwiches, sweet cupcakes and refreshing drinks to wash it all down. There’s so much to choose from!

Rock and Roll Tacos!!

    Where: SPROUTS – 1800 Henderson Avenue, Dallas

    When: September 13th, 6pm – 9pm

    Why: Because Dallas Food Trucks Rock!

Find a spot at The Parking Lot of Sprouts Thursday, September 13th for a food truck party under the stars. Make mid-September even easier to remember with this early fall food truck evening rendezvous. Secure your spot in Lower Greenville at The Parking Lot!

Midtown Food Truck Fest at Valley View Mall

16 Jul

Every third weekend of the month join Dallas food truck favorites at Valley View Center of Dallas Midtown for the Midtown Food Truck Fest! Foodies can enjoy their food inside Valley View and not have to bake under the Texas sun. This monthly food truck festival offers a range of food items from hot dogs and tacos to ice cream and cupcakes. Get a variety of flavors all in one central location when attending the Midtown Food Truck Fest which lasts three straight days every month – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

One of the main goals of the Midtown Food Truck Festival is for Valley View Mall at Midtown to select the best North Texas food trucks (by the end of the summer) to be test kitchens inside the mall’s food court.

DFW Food trucks will be parked at Preston Road on these dates!

* July 20-22 *
* August 17-19 *
* September 21-23 *
* October 19-21 *
* November 16-18 *
* December 21-23 *

While at Midtown Food Truck Fest check out the JACK FM Test Kitchen where culinary entrepreneurs are provided with state of the art kitchen space inside

Food Truck Treats at Valley View Center Food Court

Valley View’s food court to perfect their dishes and create mind-blowing menu selections before they start their own food truck business. The test kitchen will rotate every month as mall-goers get the chance to taste these exclusive samplings before they even hit the streets! JACK FM Test kitchens are located on the lower level of the mall right next to Colters and Subway. Support your future truckies!

*Gallery at Midtown ArtsFest also takes place every 3rd Saturday during the Midtown Food Truck Fest. Find out more about ArtsFest here.

Midtown Food Truck Fest has partnered with Dress For Success Dallas so mobile munchers can help give back. Dress For Success Dallas is a not-for-profit org that supports low-income women with programs that enable them to acquire jobs, retain their positions and succeed in the workplace. Through social and economic development Dress For Success encourages women to be self sufficient through career development. Monetary as well as clothing donations will be accepted at the food truck festivals. North Texas can also become involved by training to be a personal shopper for Dress For Success clients, hosting a professional women’s group meeting once a month or joining the board. Click here for more info!

Midtown Food Truck Festival Hours

Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Monthly Midtown Food Truck Fest = Happy Endings

Valley View Center Ground Floor (Inside)
Beneath the JCPenney Parking Garage (Outside)
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75240

Cedars Food Park Dallas Grand Opening – July 2012

15 Jul

The Cedars Food Park, Dallas’ first ever Food Truck park, will be officially opening at Dallas Heritage Village on July 28, 2012! The FREE Grand Opening Bash is Saturday from 5-10pm, where over 15 of the city’s best food trucks will switch gears for a few hours to serve you, your family and friends some of the tastiest eats! Pretty soon the DHV and Old City Park will also be THE Food Truck Park of Dallas!

1515 S. Harwood, Dallas 75215
Old City Park / Downtown Dallas

Official Website:

Cedars Food Park Trucks:

Cajun Tailgators
Crazy Fish
Cup Cakin’
Dos Paisanos
Easy Slider
Enticed Shaved Ice
Four Seasons
Free Wheelin’ Café
Good Karma Kitchen
Greenhouse Truck
Jack’s Chowhound
Rock and Roll Tacos
Rockin’ Ricks
Rockstar Bakeshop
Ruthie’s Rolling Café
SciFood Truck
Ssahm BBQ
The Belgian Waffle Company
The Bomb Fried Pies
The Butcher’s Son
Three Lion’s
Tin Star Taco Taxi

Pets are welcome to the Cedars Food Park Grand Opening, and you can bring them back for more outdoor food and fun all year round!

Credit cards welcome by all DFW food trucks! Plenty of parking space right in Dallas’ historic DHV grounds, filled with giant oak trees and a background of downtown views.

Cedars Food Park Hours:

11:00am – 2:00pm

5:00pm – 10:00pm


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: http://www.tenfor10.org.

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

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