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thefood truck craze

the_cub Apr 15, 2012 11:41 PM

I've eaten from a lot of food trucks but now it seems like there exploding all over the place. Fort Worth now has food truck corral, I figured I would start a thread to help everyone knows which to enjoy and which to avoid! Please name location and cost average in your review!

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    battman1_2000 RE: the_cub Apr 16, 2012 05:38 AM

    I just saw that Keller is going to open a lot up in July....should prove interesting....

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      head RE: battman1_2000 Apr 16, 2012 06:46 AM

      Addison is doing a meet up every Thursday night thru May I believe at Vetruivan Park.

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        BellaDonna RE: head Apr 16, 2012 02:33 PM

        The Food Truck Park in Ft. Worth sucks...foodwise. There is a truck that does grilled cheese that is good but that's pretty much it. The fish taco truck is bland.

        The food truck that I am most impressed with in this area is Gennarino's. They are two (or three) Italian brothers running a friggitoria. They have arancini balls (fried risotto balls). And their sauce is very tasty.

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          foiegras RE: BellaDonna Apr 16, 2012 03:06 PM

          That is certainly a sweeping statement ... one I completely disagree with.

          I've been to the Fort Worth Food Park several times, and everything I've had has been good.

          The cupcake truck's (Red Jett I believe it's called) cupcakes are excellent--some of the best I've had, perfectly moist. You'd think anyone specializing in cupcakes would have good ones, but I already know that's not the case.

          Salsa Limon ("Mexican Grade Mexican") has great tacos--I've had 3 different kinds I believe--barbacoa, pastor, and El Capitan.

          Butcher's Son has really interesting sliders--the one I had was braised beef + mac n cheese, but my coworker really liked his with chicken-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy. They have two trucks and will be participating in the Valley View food truck festival that's coming up.

          Fred's truck is often there.

          So far over several visits I haven't had anything bad.

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            BellaDonna RE: foiegras Apr 17, 2012 05:33 AM

            Salsa Limon is not in the Fort Worth Food truck park and they do have tasty food. Maybe I've just had food from a few bad trucks then...

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              foiegras RE: BellaDonna Apr 17, 2012 12:20 PM

              Salsa Limon is a regular participant ... you can see some of the regulars here: http://www.fwfoodpark.com/trucks.php

              I've also seen them on University across from Fuzzy's.

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      down73 RE: the_cub Apr 17, 2012 11:02 PM

      Ive tried a few of the food trucks. Gennarino's is my favorite. I don't know if they have ventured to Ft Worth or not. You can look them up on facebook for the menu. They have "small bites" that are almost baseball sized that include fried spaghetti, fried fettucine alfredo, and fried risotto. They are great, but I prefer their sandwiches. Their sunday gravy sandwich is like a gourmet meatball sub, and their porchetta is pretty aweome, too. Judging by the amount of times I see them ordered, people seem to love their nutella zepolle, but I dont have a sweet tooth at all so its not my thing.

      Nammi truck has the best bahn mi that I have had in the dfw area. Its only 6 bucks and its big. My personal favorite is the bbq pork bahn mi.You can't go wrong buying a bahn mi from those guys.

      I tried Ssahm BBQ once. People swear by their kimchi fries. I got them and they were pretty good, but to me they are no better than the ones at LA Burger that is right up the street. If it wasnt for that, I would hit Ssahm up again.

      The last one that I have tried is SoCal Tacos. The dudes there were super friendly and helpful and they have great tacos. My only complaint is that their tacos are anywhere from 4 to 6 dollars a piece. And they are the same size as the tacos that you can get at a million taquerias in DFW for a buck to a buck and a half. They taste better than most, and the ingredients taste fresher than any taqueria that I have visited, but I don't know if they taste so much better that is justifies 5 bucks for one small taco. Actually, maybe they do but I am used to getting full from a meal of tacos for 4 or 5 bucks as opposed to spending 4 per when I can easily eat 3 or 4 of them in one sitting. 12 bucks is too much for a plate of 3 tacos for this guy.

      Hope this helps.

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        BellaDonna RE: down73 Apr 21, 2012 02:53 PM

        I stand corrected. Salsa Limon is now a participant at the Fort Worth Food Truck park. I went there yesterday for lunch. I think the stand on Berry Street across from Fuzzy's tastes better though.

        I also tried Ssahm Korean BBQ. I had the beef (kalbi) tacos and kim chee fries. Both were tasty. The guys are awesome too. They seemed to be the most excited about being there.

        Also there was Jake's Burgers there yesterday. They are serve sliders (burgers in the restaurant in Dallas) that were pretty tasty also.

        Overall, since my last visit to the Fort Worth Food Truck Park, there has been significant improvement.

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        _iAKT RE: the_cub Sep 26, 2012 05:41 PM

        Anyone tried Crazy Fish?

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          alliegator RE: _iAKT Oct 11, 2012 07:59 AM

          Haven't tried it yet, but I did eat at Bento Box, a newer truck that's been hanging around. they have a good selection of rolls, but I got miso soup and gyoza. I have to say it's one of the best bowls of miso soup that I've had!
          Ssahm is next on my hit list. And if you're in the mood for pizza, Gepetto's pizza truck makes a really nice and hearty pie. Real friendly guy that runs that place, seems to genuinely care about people enjoying his food. He's not always at the Food Truck Park, but is good about updating his schedule.

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