by Alex “Moose” Perez
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.
There were 40 food trucks and 1 popsicle cart that gathered from all areas of not only the DFW area but as far away as Midland, Texas. Vegans also had options as Vegan Noms from Dallas was in attendance. According to Alison, owner of Vegan Noms, her mission is to show others that there are other options when it comes to food. I was able to try a few of the food trucks, and here are my favorite picks and my favorite dish:The Great Australian Meat Pie Company (Dallas) – Steak N Whatever (their version of a Shepards Pie) Simply Dosa (Irving) – Chicken Tikka Wrap with Tandoori Spices Eat Jo Dawgs (Dallas) – Monte Cristo (deep fried hotdog with horseradish & rasberry sauce) Short Cakes (Granbury) – Margarita Cake Ball with Sea Salt Browns BBQ aka Get Around Brown (Midland) – BBQ Ribs (crust was to die for) Hip Pops (Grapevine) – Cucumber Jalapeno Lime Paleta (popsicle)
Among the food trucks of course was live music and other fun events. It was a great festival to be part of not only because of the countless food trucks there but because the festival helped create awareness and benefited Tarrant Area Food Bank. Look out for more great events at Globe Life Park.