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Hardwood District Block Party: Global Street Feast – Aug 24

15 Aug

The Block is hot! Block is hot… At least it will be come August 24th in the Harwood District! Step into this vibrant Uptown Dallas setting for the Street Block Party centered around food trucks and cross-cultural flair. Plenty of DFW food trucks will offer tasty bites among the district’s venues. As Summer 2013 wraps up, the Global Street Feast turns up with beats, bites and drinks! Saturday, August 24, between 12pm and 7pm this Internationally influenced area of the Big D will feature a host of attractions:

  • The world’s largest samurai collection (The Samurai Collection)
  • Live Music
  • Super-sized Yahtzee, Jenga & Chess games
  • Twister on the Grass
  • Specialty Drinks and the awesome Food Trucks listed below!


Your tastebuds will go haywire with so many flavorful foods to choose from and sample.

  • Bobaddiction – Taiwanese Boba tea
  • Gorgonzilla – European cheese
  • Little Greek Food Truck – Greek
  • Mr. Snowie – Snow cones (over 50 flavors)
  • Ssahm BBQ – Korean BBQ
  • Salsa Limon – Latin/Mexican
  • Taste of Cuba- Cuban

Global Street Feast is a DFW food truck event that you don’t want to miss. Just one week before Labor Day Weekend, this FREE block party is one of its kind for Dallas August events.

Event parking is available in the parking lot across from Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Lone Star Valet will help direct parking traffic and you can self-park in the Saint Ann Court building.


Harwood District Block Party – Harwood District | 2501 N. Harwood Street, Dallas

Ranger Ballpark in Arlington Food Truckin’ Fest 2013 – April 26 & 27

21 Apr

Tons of DFW food trucks can be found at the Ballpark in Arlington this Friday, April 26th! Support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the largest non-governmental funding source for cancer research as a portion of the proceeds will support their efforts, at the 2013 Food Truckin’ Fest. The two-day festival won’t just feature gourmet food truck foods, but also live music, live pregame and postgame broadcasts with FOX Southwest (Saturday during the Rangers-Twins game) and kids activities.


Participating Food Trucks: First Bite, Doughboy’s Pizza, Bombay Chopstix, Eat Jo Dawgs, Taste of Home, Oink N’ Moo, Yellow Belly, Nammi Truck, The Butcher’s Son and many more!


    Day Pass – $10
    Two-Day Pass – $12
    Kids 12 and Under – $5
    Kids Under 32 inches – FREE

Click here to pre-purchase tickets with parking included.
The Ballpark in Arlington Food Truck Fest will kick off Friday at 4:00pm! If you can’t make it on Friday, the festival continues on Saturday, April 27th with bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, local bands and live broadcasts of the Texas Rangers’ away game versus the Twins!

Learn more about the Relay for Life of Arlington here!

Friday, April 26 | 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Big D NYE 2013

26 Dec

Big D NYE 2013 Short Marketing Video from WFAA Creative on Vimeo.

Not only is Big D NYE the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Dallas but it’s FREE also! Everyone is welcome to Victory Park for an evening of live music, fireworks spectacular, DFW food trucks, a band competition and a grand countdown all to ring in 2013! Starting at 7:00pm on December 31st and ending at 1:00am on January 1st Big D NYE 2013 will take over Victory Park for another citywide extravaganza as we transition from 2012 into the year of 2013.

This year the Stream Energy Fireworks Spectacular will pop off from four different buildings to the soundtrack of music developed by DJ Ro Parrish. It’s one of the highlights of Big D NYE 2013 and new year’s period.

Photo by Color Me Happy Photography

Photo by Color Me Happy Photography

The band known as Breaking Southwest, originally from The Colony, who won the Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Big D NYE Competition will be performing live from the Chevy Music stage. Click here to learn more about Breaking Southwest and their Fast Track to Fame!

Click here to see some of the other groups and artists that will be performing!

Beverage tents can be found throughout the venue selling hot chocolate, soda, water, beer, mixed shots and champagne.

You can get to Big D NYE by DART, TRE, Car or walk! (if you’re close enough)

DFW Food Trucks
Some of your favorite local gourmet food trucks at Big D NYE ’13 include:

  • The Butcher’s Son
  • Easy Slider
  • Gandolfo’s
  • NammiTruck
  • Rock and Roll Tacos
  • Rockstar Bakeshop
  • Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
  • Ssahm BBQ

You can start following @bigdnye from now on Twitter and when posting your pics from the event on Instagram or tweeting live about how much fun you’re having, use the hashtag #BigDNYE. If you share with us at @dfwhappenings1 we’ll retweet you too!

CHEERS TO 2013!!!

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

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

2011 Fort Worth Music Festival | 9th Annual Jazz By The Boulevard

25 Sep

For years it’s gone by “Jazz by the Boulevard”, but in its 9th year, the Fort Worth Music Festival takes on a new name that will include all genres of music and the ownership of its host city. The 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 30th and ends on Saturday, Oct. 1st. The name change came about in an effort to reflect Funky Town’s growth and evolving musical personality. There’s so much to jam into this two-day event! Local and national bands like the Meat Puppets, Kermit Ruffins, Dawes, the Orbans, and Telegraph Canyon will be performing at the music fest. See a complete list of this year’s festival artists here.

Sure, the main focus of the festival is music, but the food won’t be half bad either! What’s a Forth Worth festival without some delicious snacks anyways? The 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival will be featuring a host of unique local food vendors. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but in recent years DFW’s food truck industry is starting to take off. There may be only a few you can think of off the top of your head, but that will soon change as more food trucks roll into the metroplex. Dozens have popped up in Funky Town and you can catch them at the festival both days. Menu items will vary from veggie burgers and gourmet hot dogs to tangy desserts and sno cones. The following food vendors have been confirmed for our former “Jazz by the Boulevard” so far: Big Dawg’s in Cowtown, Salsa Limon, Snowie & The Yum Yum Food Truck.

Seryn is a 5-piece band from Denton

Dawes will be performing at FWMF

You’re still gonna need a ticket to get into this outdoor fall festival of concerts. The weather will be just right and hopefully so will your budget to spend only 10 bucks (at the gate) for general admission. Bringing kids under 12? If so, they’ll be getting in for Free! VIP tickets and general admission can be bought at frontgatetickets.com too. The VIP ticket basically guarantees you theatre style seating, a private cash bar, private air conditioned bathrooms, excellent sight lines and the open opportunity to chill out on comfortable outdoor lounge furniture in the shade, all with the wristband. A one-day VIP pass will cost $75 and the two-day passes are $100 ($150 for 2 people). For those of you who don’t need the upgrade feel free to carry your favorite lawn chairs or blankets. You can pay $5 if you pay in advance! Proceeds from the show will raise funds to restore and beautify Camp Bowie, which is the city’s oldest boulevard. The Historic Camp Bowie Initiatives is a non-profit group dedicated to revitalizing historic Camp Bowie Blvd. You can find out more at http://www.campbowiedistrict.com.

Lay your eyes upon some exquisite artwork at the festival Saturday & Sunday. Here’s a peek at the featured artists!

Kirk Whalum

Take a look at the After Hours schedule (and how you can get in) for the 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival. There are two stages you’ll hear all types of music coming from, and I’m excited about Kirk Whalum perform on at least one of them!

The Fort Worth Music Festival is presented by Comerica Bank. It’s fun for all ages, and scheduled at the perfect time of year for gorgeous Texas weather. Step into a regular park-like lawn transformed into a musical village made up of art-filled streets, mixed aroma of hot prepared-to-eat fare, experienced chefs ready to share cooking tips, quirky and stylish clothes and accessories, and of course non-stop music! The 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival begins at 4pm on Friday (Sept 30th) and 1pm on Saturday (Oct 1st). Say good bye to the Boulevard of Jazz and hello to a more matured block of diverse Forth Worth music.

FW Music Festival Location:
Will Rogers Memorial Center (the lawn)
3401 West Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth

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