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YimYam Thai Fusion Food Truck

YimYam Truck

I love to translate foreign words, especially foreign names, to see what they mean.  The website says YimYam translates “smile.”  Google a translation of YimYam from Thai to English and you find “[to be] sincere, honest, genuine.”  I can tell you that spot-on, first impressions are that this translation applies equally well to the owners, Kham Phommahaxay and Daniel Hwi, and to their food.  The menu is Thai inspired or, as the truck says, Thai Fusion.  They deliver on their desire to serve delicious Thai dishes that are unique but still familiar to the taste buds.

We caught up with Yim Yam Truck in Cleburne, TX with several other trucks serving up great food truck fare at The Support the Sound Food Truck Bash.  While the menu may vary seasonally, the menu today looked like this:

YimYam Thai Fusion Food Truck

In fairness, YIMYAM caught the short straw because their food would travel so we took home dinner.  Oh, we tasted it fresh and hot but trust me, this food travels home (even if it’s a few hours later) just fine!  First impressions are that the portions are generous while the ingredients are fresh, high quality and prepared by someone who knows what they’re doing.  And he does … The culinary genius behind YIMYAM is Kham, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, sometimes inspired by Daniel who brings a little of his Malaysian heritage.

It might not be true for everyone, but we split a Curry Porky and a pair of Fire Balls.  Add a serving of Thai Slaw and we were completely satisfied.

YimYam Thai Fusion Food Truck
Fireballs with dipping sauce and Thai Salad

The Fireball, a panko coated and deep fried rice ball, is crispy on the outside and moist inside, big as a handball (almost 2″ in diameter) and it delivers a progression of textures and flavors that’s sure to please.  For a fire-eater like me, the name Fireball is overstated but there’s definitely some ‘heat’ in these tasty morsels.  And while you might be able to stuff one in your mouth whole, DON”T!  Take more bites and spread out the enjoyment!!

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YIMYAM Fireball – crispy outside and moist inside with fabulous flavors throughout

YIMYAM offers the Beefy Brisket and the Nutty Chick but today’s choice was the Curry Porky.  It may not sound like fine dining but the Green Curry pork and Thai Slaw drizzled with a spicy mayo sauce served over perfectly steamed white rice would sell for way more served up on fancy white china.  Personally, I prefer to pay for the food; not the plate!

YimYam Thai Fusion Food Truck
Curry Porky

I’m looking forward to eating with Kham and Daniel again so I can  sample more of the menu.  First impressions are important and my first impression was a good one.  After a single visit, I have some new translations for YIMYAM:

YIMYAN means FRIENDLY, and Kham and Daniel are as friendly as you’ll find.

YIMYAM means YUM, at least that’s how I feel after my first experience with Thai Fusion the YIMYAM way.

And it may be taking some liberties, but I’m pretty sure you could also translate YIMYAM as Eat, Smile, Repeat … I did with each bite.

YimYam Thai Fusion Food Truck
Look for the Orange and Green YimYam truck at a location nearby (or far, it’s worth the drive) !

If you want to try YIMYAM, you can find them on Facebook and Twitter.  For more information, check out their website.

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Q UP Barbecue is Bringing the Best BBQ to Phoenix

BBQ Done With Style

When you think of barbeque, Phoenix is not the first city that comes to mind.  When Phoenicians think about what to have for lunch or dinner, barbeque is not the first thing that comes to mind.  Devin Clough is out to change that situation by bringing high quality BBQ to Phoenix … and serve it out of a gourmet food truck.  First impressions are important and based on my first impression, he’s well on the way.

Q UP offers Pulled Pork Tacos and a BBQ Sandwich but I went for the full Monty by ordering the 3-Meat Platter, Nachos and Breaded Mac-n- Cheese Bites.  Devin uses a Kansas City style of BBQ sauce but makes it his own with layers of flavors, sweets and heat.  If your BBQ preference runs to a thick, slightly sweet sauce with the heat coming on at the end, you’ll love this sauce.

 

The Nachos may be the absolute best nachos I’ve ever had!  The “truck-made” chips are crunchy and made from flour tortillas instead of corn.  They stay crunchy even after the pulled pork, BBQ sauce and other toppings are added.  The serving is HUGE (plan to share) and the chips were still crunchy when the leftovers made for an interesting breakfast the next day!  The pulled pork is melt in your mouth tender, seasoned to perfection and moist.  The BBQ sauce provides the sweetness complement to the savory pork while the tomato and green onion make it all pretty and colorful.

 

The 3-meat plate is great for sampling or for the undecided.  Tender brisket, pulled pork and spicy sausage are provided in good-sized portions.  It’s hard to pick a favorite as each of them are good in their own way.  You know how I feel about the pulled pork (see nachos above!) but the brisket was just as tender and moist with that buttery flavor the comes from slowly breaking down the higher fat content in the brisket.  The sausage was good, but even before learning it is one of only two items not prepared by Devin, I recognized that it didn’t have the same ‘Devin touch’ of the other meats.

 

The plate comes with one side.  Darn!  More choices!  The Southwestern Tangy Slaw sounded really interesting but I picked the Mac-n-Cheese.  Your kids might like this Mac-n-Cheese but Uncle Devin’s Bacon-y Chees-y Mac is all grown up.  The penne pasta is a lighter in texture and larger sized than traditional elbow macaroni and the sauce spiced up and thinned down for a more complex, grown-up taste.  I was never a big Mac-n-Cheese fan but some of the offerings I’ve had on the various food trucks I’ve tried is outstanding and this one ranks with the best.

 

Devin is as good a salesman as he is a chef and before I got away, he convinced me to try the Breaded Deep-Fried Mac-n-Cheese Bites.  I know, I know …. You’re thinkin’ deep fried Mac-n-Cheese?  But these tasty little morsels were coated with the lightest breading seasoned with a little kick and lots of flavor.  The creamy, cheesy Mac-n-Cheese contrasted the breading perfectly for just the little bite you’re looking for to complement some of that melt in your mouth brisket or pork.

 

Q  UP Barbeque gets around but you’ll often find him hanging out with several other trucks at some of the developing hot spots for food truck gatherings in Phoenix and the surrounding ‘burbs.  You can find out where QUP is set up today by checking the Facebook page or following them on Twitter.

 

Service was fast and friendly with prices ranging from $2 – $12.  If you want Q UP all to yourself, you can get information about private catering on their Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Slider - Mix or Match, they're all a catch!

Easy Slider – Casual Elegance on a Bun

 

Settle in for a Easy Ride Through the Easy Slider Experience

Let’s get this out of the way.

  • Yes, there is some Easy Rider influence in naming the Easy Slider Food Truck.
  • No, neither Caroline or Miley actually ride a motorcycle.
  • Yes, you may have seen both of them at House of Blues where they met and worked together before launching Easy Slider.
  • No, they didn’t win the contest by Mobile Food News for Best Truck Graphics in the Country but they did represent Texas proudly (and all good Texans know they shoulda won!)

 

Caroline (left) and Miley (right) combined their past food experiences to create a simple menu that offers up some of the most unique sliders you’ll ever find.  The flavors are influenced by Caroline’s Texas roots and Miley’s infatuation with all things Southern. The big smiles come with every order!

 

The menu at Easy Slider is simple, offering a variety of sliders from plain to insane.  The sliders, a perfect size to eat with just one hand, feature regionally raised meats and local produce.  The menu is primarily beef but there’s an occasional pork, chicken or seafood options and a regular vegetarian choice in the Baby Bella.  Side dishes are limited to Zapp’s chips; truck-made slaws and sauces top the slider patties; and they support their friends at Rockstar Bakeshop by offering Whoopie Pies fashioned as “sweet sliders” for dessert.  Rockstar has even created exclusive flavors for Easy Rider.

 

I was raised on a Midwest meat & potatoes diet.  Vegetarian is not normally in my menu.  But I recently gave in and tried the Baby Bella.  The fat, firm grilled portobello mushroom won’t be mistaken for an angus burger but paired with a slice of tomato, pesto and mozzarella cheese, this is one good slider!  It’s all in the seasonings, the sauce and the perfect balance of flavors and textures.  And let’s add this to the food lexicon:

Real Men Eat Baby Bellas!

 

The French Revolution.  The correct Jeopardy answer is, “What Easy Slider features prosciutto, grilled onions, cheese and Dijon mustard.”  One bite and before you know what happened, you’re asking “Pardonnez-moi, c’est que je Poupon Grist Gout?”  Whaaatt?? You haven’t tried the French Revolution.  Of course it means “Pardon me, is that Grey Poupon I taste?”  This is not only a gourmet burger; it’s a French Gourmet Burger.  They’d love Easy Slider in France!!

 

No one is fessin’ up so I’m not sure if someone was hallucinating from sleep deprivation or they just accidentally dropped one of their caramels on the grill, but the result was an “Off the menu” item you usually have to request aptly named The Sugar Derby.  Sea Salt Caramel and grilled red onions top a 100% Texas Angus Beef Pattie resting between a toasted bun.  This one you just have to try to believe!

 

As I write this, is it Hatch Chile season.  Everybody knows that everything is better with Hatch Chiles.  This ooey-gooey mess of Roasted Hatch Chiles, Provolone Cheese and Red Pepper Mayo tops the Angus Beef burger.  You might want to have a supply of napkins when you order this one.  The flavors burst across your mouth and, if you’re not careful, the juice and toppings will run down your chin!  And trust me, you don’t want that to happen because you want every drop and morsel of The Green Chile Cheeseburger.

 

Until there were specials, The Black & Blue was my personal favorite.  The truck-made fresh blue cheese slaw makes this unique from the traditional presentation.  You’ll pick out the julienne carrots, the cabbage and a couple of other secret ingredients all mixed up in rich, creamy blue cheese that’s more like a sauce than the typical crumbles.  Wow, this is GREAT!

 

Your choice of two sliders is a meal when paired up with a bag of Zapp’s in the Easy Slider Basket.  Funny thing, I rarely hear anybody order two of the same.  It’s just too hard to resist the variety available!

 

Here’s a pair to share.  The Classic (behind) is just as advertised:  A savory, juicy beef pattie topped with melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion.  Simple, sumptuous and satisfying!  The Sweet & Low Down (front) takes the humble slider uptown.  I have no idea what they were thinking when they put strawberry jam on a burger but boy, am I glad they did.  Just enough jam for the surprising hint of sweetness combines with the distinctly different taste of the goat cheese, the crispy bacon and those savory juices from the beef pattie to keep your taste buds surprised as the flavors slide across your palate.

 

The Texas influence from Caroline shows up in The Roadside.  This little buckaroo comes with beef, bacon, cheddar, grilled jalapenos, fried onions and extra special truck-made BBQ sauce. Bursting with down-home goodness, this one is sure to make just about everyone smile!

 

Somebody must’ve been having a craving when they came up with The Nutty Pig.  Peanut Butter on a burger?  You bet!  I don’t know how they do it, but they always get just the perfect amount of the unique topping to make its presence known but never to overpower the rest of the slider.  Another beef slider, garnished with bacon, lettuce, tomato and grilled onion. Where does the “Pig” come from?  That, my friend, comes from you cuz you can’t eat just one!!

 

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve eaten my way through the entire menu and a couple that aren’t even on the menu (but us insiders know to ask and now you’re an insider!).  You’d best get to it and look Easy Slider up on Twitter or Facebook to find out where they’ll be today.  Good luck on catching up with me.  I intend to be back soon.

 

 

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Crazy Fish: a new fish in the Dallas Food Truck Pond:

Crazy Fish

 

I had the pleasure this weekend of running into Crazy Fish Food Truck, not once, but twice.

The truck is beautiful! Adorned with great graphics and color, how could anyone resist.

The force behind Crazy Fish is Tenielle Powers (on the left) and her little fish Cheryl  Reedy. Tenielle  has spent some serious time getting her truck up and going. The menu is marvelous. The food is great! Tenielle has put a lot of effort into finding the vendors with the freshest fish, and for Crazy Fish is must be wild, no farm raised fish here. Don’t worry if you are not a white rice fan, they offer brown rice or soy paper if you so choose.

Tenielle Powers (on the left) and her little fish Cheryl Reedy

Since my husband is not a fan of Sushi, I knew I was on my own. It is hot and I know it has to be consumed quickly I ordered just one roll. My first pick was a TNT roll. The TNT is rice, spicy tuna, cream cheese, jalapeno, cucumber, and syracha sauce. Mmmmmm, fresh, full of flavor, but not spicy hot.  Words cannot describe how great this tastes. I will be sure to have this one again.

TNT Roll

It looked so good, even my husband asked for a taste.

 

TNT Roll

 

He said that Tenielle might convince him to eat sushi, because “It tastes pretty good for sushi!”.  And it must have, because he asked for a taste of my second roll the next day!

 

My second roll was an Eye of the Tiger. Eye of the Tiger is rice, smoked salmon, cream cheese, green onions and red bell pepper. It was absolutely perfect. Once again super fresh ingredients.   You could taste each item in the roll, which is just how I like it. I shared one bite with my husband and he said it was good but not as good as the TNT. He really liked the hint of spicy to that one.

Eye of the Tiger
Eye of the Tiger

 

Now if you want sauce you can add it.  They have 6 different sauces, Tangy Ginger sauce, Zesty Orange Sesame, Sweet chilli shallot, Dark Ginger Sauce and Siriacha, Spicy Tuna mayo, Sesame mayo plus ginger to add to your rolls.

 

I have two rolls down, only 10 to go! I would never have expected to have sushi from a food truck. The experience was great and I can’t wait to try them all. Maybe by the end we will have a convert with my husband.

I had an organic experience at Crazy Fish, what can I say?

 

http://crazyfishusa.com/

Cost: $6.50 a roll or 2 for $10

The Toby Style Dog

Short Leash Hot Dogs: Sit … Stay

Sit … stay! may make you think of puppy training but this time Sit …stay! is a warm invitation from Brad & Kat Moore, owners and operators of Short Leash Hot Dogs, to join them on Friday nights at an inviting, comfortable location tucked away off the alley northwest of the intersection of Camelback and Central.  After being instrumental in starting the food truck phenomenon in Phoenix, they’re again leading the way by offering a consistent location every Friday night that makes them easy to find.

 

 

Trees along the western edge provide a shady place to sit until the sun goes down.

Sit …Stay! isn’t something normally associated with eating at a food truck.  But Brad & Kat have created a cozy, comfortable outdoor café on a vacant lot, complete with spool tables, patio chairs, and festive overhead lighting.

We’re claiming to be the official ‘came the farthest’ winners to experience Sit … Stay!  OK, we came to visit our daughter who turned us on to the opportunity but we did plan our schedule to make sure we arrived in time to experience Sit … Stay for ourselves.

Like most food trucks, the menu is limited but, come on, where else can you actually place your order by starting, “I’ll have one of everything!”  If there’s at least 3-5 in your group, you can do just that.  With only 5 items on the menu, and one of them designed like an appetizer sampler, it’s easy to make your selection.  The ‘theme’ changes each week but the offerings generally include a Nosh plate, a couple of entrée’s and a couple of designer dogs.  A variety of drinks including Mexican sodas, bottled water, Izze Sparkling drinks and even a Faygo ginger ale are available and the dessert changes every Friday night, too.

Our menu included a Nosh Plate of kettle chips served with a spicy Cream Cheese dip, fried pickles and assorted sausages. The sausage was great and the fried pickles light and yummy.

The Nosh Plate is the perfect starter for a group or lite snack if you're not that hungry.

 

My daughter ordered the Savory Waffles & Sausage that made her eyes roll on the first bite!

Savory Waffles and Sausage

 

The wife claimed the Flatbread Smash loaded with house made Fig Jam, Arugula, Italian Smoked Sausage and Brie Cheese between grilled flatbread and served with a salad.  It was, in her words, “a very unique dish that was very enjoyable.”

 

But I’d come for the signature hot dogs.  Tonight, I get the Igby Style (fresh coleslaw and crumbled blue cheese drizzled with a tangy BBQ sauce and the Toby Style (diced hot pickles, Fresno peppers and jalapenos blended in cream cheese and topped with Pepperoncinis and toasted pecans.  All of the hot dogs are served wrapped in a warm Indian Naan “bun”.  I have to admit, I wasn’t entirely truthful when I said we ordered one of everything since you can have your choice of “dog” from All Beef, Chicken, Spicy Beer Sausage, Bratwurst – even a vegan option.  And the kids aren’t left out.  Their less discerning palates can enjoy a top quality dog plain, or with your choice of ketchup or mustard.

The Iggy Dog
Toby Style Dog

 

We passed on the delicious looking cookies offered for dessert and opted for coffee from Dutch Brothers Coffee just down the alley at 4 West Campbell.  Okay, so they’re not a food truck but serving from a drive-up window only they definitely serve mobile food.  The crew there will fix you up with your choice from a variety of hot or iced coffees.

Short Leash Hot Dogs can be found in a variety of locations during the week but serving a pretty stable menu.  In contrast, you always know where to find them on Friday night from 6 PM – 8 PM but they mix up the menu every week.  Come on other nights and you’ll get options made from 24 different gourmet toppings like mango chutney, chipotle cream cheese, sautéed onions, fried pickles, and fresh cilantro.

Check out the weekly menu for Sit … Stay! on their Facebook page and make plans to visit them soon.  You can find them during the week by following them on Twitter.

 

BUT DO REMEMBER SIT & STAY ONLY HAPPENS ON FRIDAY NIGHTS!!!

Architecturally inspired?  I just know it tasted great!

Coolhaus Gets a Warm Welcome to DFW

Conceived and created by Natasha Case and Freya Esteller, a couple of creative and ambitious Los Angeles entreprenuers, Coolhaus was born in Los Angeles in 2009.  The idea of an ice cream sandwich with an edible wrapper was introduced at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.  Since launching in LA, they’ve expanded to New York, Miami and Austin.  How cool is it that Texas gets another Coolhaus truck in Dallas Fort Worth!  Coolhaus DFW made their local debut Saturday at StrEATs Frisco and a warm welcome it was!

Just opened and Cool Haus has long lines already.

 

Food trucks are always best enjoyed when you go as a group, whether friends or family, and share.  When I looked at the menu, only a sampling of all the flavors that have been created so far, I was really sorry I was here alone.  We’re not talking about ice cream sandwiches you had growing up or the sugary treats that come off the ice cream trucks in your neighborhood.  These are artisanal, hand crafted ice cream in a unique variety of flavors most of us would never consider sandwiched between your choice from a huge selection of cookies.   You can have a basic vanilla on a chocloate chip cookie ‘Sammich” if you’re not daring enough, but why go with the mundane when you have selections like:

  • Coconut Almond Cookie with Date Rum Pecan Ice Cream
  • Ginger Molasses Cookie with Mango Saffron Sorbet
  • Potato Chip & Butterscotch Cookie with Makers Mark Sponsored Ice Cream
  • Red Velvet Cookie with Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Smore’s Cookie with Dirty Mint
  • Vegan Chocolate Truffle Banana Cookie with Bananas Foster

One word of warning:  Don’t go with any preconceived ideas.  The availability varies based on the day and location, generally offering 7-10 ice cream choices and 5-7 cookies.  You’re bound to find something interesting because you select the cookie, you select the ice cream and they put it together and wrap it up in the edible wrapper (which is cooler than it sounds, because while you can eat it, you probably won’t want to).  A choice of interesting cookies including vegan options, standard and unusual ice cream creations or sorbets – Coolhaus has you covered.

It was a tough choice but I settled on a basic Chocolate Chip cookie with Chocolate Chipotle ice cream.  Not the most daring selection but you gotta start somewhere!  It reminded me of the Chocolate Jalapeno gelato I sometimes find at Paciugo’s.  Next time I get more exotic …

Chocolate Chip Cookie with Chocoloate Chipotle Ice Cream - Sweet with Zing!

 

One of the volunteers for the event was kind enough to let me take a picture of the Coconut Almond Cookie and Date Rum Pecan Ice Cream.

Cool Haus Almond Coconut Cookie with Date Rum Pecan Ice Cream

These are a great way to top off a meal or an awesome snack by itself.  The sandwiches aren’t so big they fill you up but they’re not so small they leave you hungry — it’s just your mouth that wants more!  At $5.50 a pop, they’re a ‘special treat’ best reserved to celebrate … but let’s not talk about how much “celebrating” I’ll probably do in the coming months.  C’mon, it’s my duty to go out and try some of the strange and exotic flavors they offer and report back to you!

If you are interesting in learning more about the creation of Coolhaus and the ladies behind it, check out this interview done by laist.  It provides more insight into how Natasha Case and Freya Esteller link architecture and food, not only in Coolhaus but their ideas for future projects.
Oh and that killer photo on our banner is the most awesome ice cream. It is Brown Butter with Carmelized Bacon! the Brown Butter has a delicate flavor and then you get that little  “POP” when you hit a piece of carmelized bacon….mmmm.

 

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Tin Star Taco Taxi Review

Tin Star Taco Taxi

 

The feature truck from Addison’s Thursday Night Bites this week is the Tin Star Taco Taxi.  A relative newcomer to the recent food truck scene in DFW, Tin Star rolled out from the brick and mortar Tin Star Taco Bar in Downtown Dallas.  Carrying on the vision of delivering great food at a good price – quickly – in a uniquely different approach that keeps the experience fresh, the Taco Taxi brings the food to the people.

 

 

 

You can’t claim to be the home of Notoriously Addictive Gourmet Tacos without making Tacos the premier item on the menu.  Tin Star doesn’t let you down, offering soft tacos in 2 versions of beef, 3 versions of chicken and pork and fish tacos grilled or deep fried.

 

Tonight we hit the trifecta with a Number 1 Grilled Steak taco, a Carnitas taco and a Grilled Fish taco.  There are no sides involved – just hot, moist, succulent tacos.

I found the grilled steak to be juicy and nearly melt in your mouth good but not what I was expecting from Grilled Steak.  The avocado, grilled onions and jack cheese were fresh and flavorful.

 

The Carnitas was tender and flavorful.  Simple, garnished with red onions and cilantro and a squeeze of lime.  It must have been good.  It disappeared before I got a bite!

 

First, the disclaimer.  I’m not a huge fish taco fan, but I keep trying them, hoping to be amazed.  My experience is that most are breaded and fried, then turn soggy in the taco.  Soooo, I went with the Grilled Fish.  The chipotle sauce had good spice but I found the slaw to be over used and over-powering, leaving the tortilla soggy.  Sorry, but this wasn’t the amazing fish taco I’m searching for … It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great.  Different strokes for different folks so you may get one with better balance on the ingredients that makes you happy.

 

I’m okay with the concept that fresh, high quality costs more resulting in higher costs.  I found the $3 per taco pretty steep for what I got (higher than prices on the website) and I’ve found tacos I prefer locally for less money.

I had a chance to sample the Street Nachos.  Available with Grilled Steak, Chicken or Seasoned Ground Beef, queso and jalapenos they are the quintessential Tex-Mex snack and these looked up to the challenge.  These are made with the Grilled Steak, the same buttery melt-in-your mouth meat on the tacos so how can they be anything less than great!

 

The competition between taco trucks is stiff and while I wasn’t blown away, I think Tin Star will remain a player.  Besides, keep in mind they’ve only been in business a couple of months and practice makes perfect.

And hey guys!  I don’t care if you need to raise prices to make a profit and stay in business …  but get the website updated so you don’t set expectations.  Clearly there were a bunch of people who didn’t mind paying $3 for a taco and $5 for Street Nachos but they’re just not as happy doing it when the website quotes lower prices.

Thursday Night Bites at Vitruvian Park

Addison’s Thursday Night Bites Leaves a Good Taste

It’s Thursday and I’ve been stuck in a business meetings all week.  Meal after meal of blasé buffet meals.  I need some comfortable food that pleases the palate and soothes the soul.  Wait … it’s Thursday!  I’m going to Addison’s Thursday Night Bites.

There are the signs pointing the way to Food Truck Event off Vitruvian Way and Spring Valley Road, leading through new construction, and opening into a beautiful open area with large grassy areas and ample free parking.  I get out of the car.  Music calls across the lawn and draws my attention to the trucks parked on the Ponte Avenue Bridge over a lovely little creek.  Below the bridge and along the creek is a trail perfect for walking off dinner.  This is one of the nicest locations I’ve visited that supports our local trucks.

 

Looking up the slope I see Bubbles, the stainless steel Airstream that is TrailerCakes home away from home.  If you like cupcakes, be daring and go for dessert first.  You may want to stop there first, even if you wait to eat them.  I checked about 6:45 PM and they were down to White on White and PB&J.

 

As we get closer, we find four additional trucks parked bumper-to-bumper on the bridge:  The Butcher’s Son, Tailgaters, Ssahm BBQ and Tin Star Taco Taxi.  And … anchoring the far end, there’s beer and wine in case your drink preference leans toward an adult beverage with your meal.

 

We arrived about 5:45 PM and the crowd was beginning to grow.  There are tables and chairs, trash cans aplenty, and lots of room on the bridge railing or lawn for overflow.

Thursday Night Bites in Addison is one of the newest recurring food truck events to hit the exploding DFW food truck scene.  Each Thursday from 5PM – 9PM, 4-6 food trucks are invited to the pop-up park adjacent to the Savoye Apartments, with a changing line-up each week.  The inaugural event last week featured some of the favorite trucks in the DFW area and the follow up last night included equally great offerings.

The sponsorship by the Savoye Apartments and U.S. Food Trucks, and support from the city of Addison, shows in the attention to detail and planning.  This a great way to enjoy the food trucks or to test the food truck experience.

Want to know who will be there next week?  Follow US Food Trucks on Facebook or Twitter to get each weeks truck line up.  And stay in touch.  There’s a big Food Truck Festival scheduled on June 9, 2012.  Mark your calendars now and I’ll see you there!