OinknMoo BBQ is the very first BBQ food truck to hit the streets of Dallas and began serving traditional Texas-style BBQ to DFW today. First stop is lunch in Irving at the RAPP office building on 1660 Westridge Circle North followed by dinner service at the Camden Farmer’s Market.
Serving slow smoked meats such as brisket, pulled pork, pork spare ribs and sausages as well as delicious sides like hand cut French fries, fried okra, beans, coleslaw, bacon mac & cheese and hominy, just to name a few items. Sides will rotate appearances on the daily menu.
Yesterday we caught up with owner of OinknMoo BBQ, Dallas native David Hunt. “Growing up in Texas, it’s not hard to develop a love for barbeque. It’s also not hard to become an ‘expert’ in what is good barbeque and what isn’t. Texans develop a personal relationship with it. It’s our state food group.”
Hunt went on to explain that living in Texas we all now good BBQ but the trick was in finding it locally. He said that he heard great things about places such as Pecan Lodge and Lockhart but had not tried either local BBQ haunt. Instead he spent a lot of time dining on traditional Hill Country BBQ. He has always loved the BBQ and wanted to do something with it, but chose to work in healthcare for the past 15 years until finally making the decision to jump into the food truck business with both feet.
Hunt teamed up with US Food Trucks, a local company that hosts a commissary for trucks locally and walks new truck owners through the process of selecting a truck to customize, wrapping, licensing and all the necessary hoops that need to be shot through before opening day.
The sausages Hunt is using are made locally to his specifications which are kielbasa and jalapeno. He wanted to make them himself, and said he does a great job at sausage-making, but the city frowned on using these in a food truck. Instead he uses Hirsch’s Premier Meat Market in Plano.
The menu item that might make the biggest noise on the truck is the chicken fried brisket. Hunt will slice off brisket as he does for a sandwich, then rolls it in his own special batter to deep fry. This is served alongside his own special BBQ or lots of cream gravy for a unique flavor.
Look for the new truck at Camden Design Wednesday and Craft and Growler Friday night. OinknMoo BBQ will also be available for catering services including smoked meat breakfast tacos. Their scheduled appearances will be published on their website but make sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for the most updated scheduled events and happenings.