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Hungry? NOLA Food Truck Is Driving To Dallas

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To celebrate National Tourism Week, the good people of New Orleans will be trucking it up to Dallas for a visit. The colorful and sought after “Follow Your NOLA” food truck will visit Austin, Dallas, and Houston after stopping first this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Those who visit will be treated to cooking demonstrations and food samples by Restaurant Borgne Chef Brian Landry (John Besh restaurant), authentic cultural experiences like a jazz trumpeter or a Mardi Gras Indian, gifts, giveaways, and a chance to win hotel and meals when you drive to New Orleans.    Continue reading

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Meet The Latest Dallas BBQ Food Truck, Not Just Q

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I sat down recently with Eric Hansen and Robert Carter who together just started a new food truck business called Not Just Q. Curious name, but certainly we could assume they are doing BBQ and plenty more. These are both interesting fellows, with different backgrounds and personalities that seem to make it work.

Eric Hansen is classically trained at Cordon Bleu and hails from the Kansas City area. Eric has worked at restaurants and been in the business since he was 11 years old.  Being from Kansas City that means pork shoulders, ribs and plenty of sauce to soak up the meat. Robert Carter has a background in psychology and worked with children. It was after many sleepless nights that he abandoned his life’s work for the restaurant industry. He lists a series of high profile BBQ legends including Big Al’s, Eddie Deen and most recently Mike Anderson.    Continue reading

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Moose Report: 2nd Annual Spring Texas Food Truckin’ Fest

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When you think of baseball and Food Trucks, somehow it just sounds good together.  This past weekend that’s exactly what took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington – The 2nd Annual Spring Texas Food Truckin’ Fest.  The event was benefiting Tarrant Area Food Bank and was sponsored by Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Upon my arrival on Friday, I was taken back by the amount of food trucks that were already present.     Continue reading

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A Short Trip To Spain With Si Tapas

by Steven Doyle

We love our tapas, and probably a bit disappointed that the term is becoming a bit diluted with the use for anything small. Small plates does not equal tapas. Tapas are these marvelous plated dishes from Spain and basically snacks and appetizers. Since dinner can be served as late as midnight in this country, you might find yourself bar hopping and sampling a few items from probably a dozen different tapas the bar has on hand that evening.

Most likely you will be served several styles of olives, breads, a bit of slow cooked beef, battered squid, sausages or a tortilla de patatas . Actually the more you drink the better the tapas become.    Continue reading

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Texas Burrito Company Hits The Streets Of Dallas

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by Steven Doyle

I want to like food trucks. We have a small handful of very good trucks, but for the most part Dallas is bereft of the really good stuff. I would love to see some incredible ethnic trucks like the ones found across the country. I enjoyed East Side King in Austin run by Paul Qui that jams out fried potato noodles with pork and kimchi stew, mapo tofu chili, a pork melt and a pork chop sandwich. Dallas does have good trucks but would love to see more ethnicity to help stand out in a sea of burgers and pizza.     Continue reading

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We Love The Truck Yard For So Many Reasons

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The Truck Yard is an overwhelming smash success you go by mere body count each night, including those precarious evenings when most stay huddled at home watching television, or manicuring their cats. Last evening we checked out the food truck park located on the sizzling hot Lowest Greenville Avenue area directly south of Trader Joes on Sears Street. The recent flack that Dallas Morning News critic shoveled at the venue made us even more excited to sit and sip, since we seem to have polar opposite ideas on what is fun to do and chew in Dallas.

The ice cream vendor Carnival Barker was easily found directly at the front facing Trader Joes just under the giant neon ice cream cone. Plenty of guests were able to locate and devour the house-made ice cream as when we visited about 7pm last night the owner was fresh out of product. Aaron Barker stated that he has been upping the amount of ice cream he makes each day and is now looking for more equipment to keep up with demand. He did have a handful of frozen bananas for sale, and we all know that there is always money in the banana stand.  We have tasted the Barker ice cream on numerous occasions and love the stuff. Plenty of fun, inventive flavors when they are in stock. Continue reading

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