The Triangle’s (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) Food Trucks news related to business happenings, events, and other whatever food trucks, fans, and those interested want to know.
Hot off the Grill this Week
Recent news sizzling on hot asphalt and in conversations
Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo this Sunday (October 12th)
Keep your eyes on Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo‘s Twitter feed (@raleighfoodtruc) as October 12th is just around the corner.
All American Food Truck – Durham, NC Web Site
American Meltdown – Durham, NC Web Site
Amigosan – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Baguettaboutit – Durham, NC Web Site
Bam Pow Chow – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Bandito Burrito – Greensboro, NC Web Site
Bang Bang Banh Mi – Durham, NC Web Site
Barone Meatball – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Batonrouge Cuisine – Creedmoor, NC Web Site
Belgian Waffology – Durham, NC Web Site
Café Prost Wake Forest, NC Web Site
Captain Poncho’s – Durham, NC Web Site
Chai’s Global Street Food – Durham, NC Web Site
Chick n Que – Knightdale, NC Web Site
Chirba Chirba – Durham, NC Web Site
Cj’s Streetfood – Raleigh, NC Web Site
D’ Burritos – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Dank Burrito Truck – Morehead City, NC Web Site
Dump Pho King Truck – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Foster on the Fly – Durham, NC Web Site
Gussys Greek Food – Durham, NC Web Site
Halal Brothers Cary, NC Web Site
Hanu Food Truck – Durham, NC Web Site
Hibachi Xpress – Cary, NC Web Site
Ice Queen – Greensboro, NC Web Site
JAM Ice Cream – Rolesville, NC Web Site
King Creole – Burlington, NC Web Site
Kona Ice – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Konachameleon – Carrboro, NC Web Site
LoYo On The Go – Durham, NC Web Site
Mac-Ur-Roni Food Truck – Durham, NC Web Site
Mama Dukes – Durham, NC Web Site
NotJustIcing – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Olio & Aceto – Cary, NC Web Site
Onlyburger – Durham, NC Web Site
Parlezvous Crepe – Carrboro, NC Web Site
Philly’s cheesesteaks – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Pie Pushers – Durham, NC Web Site
Porchetta – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Red Eye Barbeque – Apex, NC Web Site
Red Hot and Blue – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Sarge’s Chef on Wheels Web Site
Sol Tacos – Cary, NC Web Site
Stoke and Smoke BBQ – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Stufft – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Sweet Traditions – Wake Forest, NC Web Site
Sympathy for the Deli – Durham, NC Web Site
Tarheel Creamery – Hillsborough, NC Web Site
Taqueria El Azteca – Greensboro, NC Web Site
The Catch – Wilmington, NC Web Site
The Humble Pig – Cary, NC Web Site
Urban Street Grill – Greensboro, NC Web Site
Valentino Food Truck – Raleigh, NC Web Site
Virgils Jamaica – Wake Forest, NC Web Site
Will and Pops – Durham, NC Web Site
Downtown Garner’s Trick or Eats
12 Trucks come together Sunday Night!
Sol Tacos, TJ’s Kitchen, Gussy’s, Hibachi Xpress, Dusty Donuts, JAM Ice Cream, Captain Ponchos, American Meltdown, CJ’s Street Food, Baguettaboutit, Barone Meatball and The Humble Pig
Double Barley and Deep River
Will all come together on Main Street near the Garner Lions Club (Main Street between Montague and Rand Mill Road). Parking is all over, but Main Street will be closed between Montague and Rand Mill.
The event will be from 12-4pm
Cock-a-Doodle Moo sets dates
So far I’ve seen October 13th (next Monday) at Raleigh Brewing and the following Tuesday, October 21st at Nickelpoint. Can’t miss this truck, it truly is a Big Red truck.
Still Sizzling News
Green Olive Deli selling their truck
See below for more details on buying the truck, but it pains me to report that a truck is coming off the roster. I certainly enjoyed a few of the sandwiches I’ve eaten from here.
Tootie’s Bar crowd funding project
Carpe Durham tweeted Tootie’s in Durham is raising funds for a live music venue and bar in Durham. Check out some of their perks which extend out to Funnel Bakes and Urban Entrees. They are looking to raise $25,000 in over a month with this project.
KoKyu Chef honored
Edward Cumming, a KoKyu BBQ cook, is one of four chefs battling in New Orleans in the Ment’or Young Chef Competition. The cool part he is up against cook and chefs at ZZest Restaurant (Rochester, MN), Buchon Bistro Beverly Hills (Baldwin Park, CA), and Sunset Grille (Hilton Head Island, SC), which are all brick and mortar locations. The competition is being held at Emeril’s in New Orleans and other young chefs will compete in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles. So Edward could be one of four winners in this competition. Be sure to think of him on October 19th. More details about the competition and tickets, see the site.
Sōl Tapas estarán en el centro de Raleigh
Translation (I hope my years of Spanish doesn’t fail me), Sōl Tapas will be in Downtown Raleigh early 2015. That’s all fans got this weekend. Arguably, Sōl Tacos has been hugely popular and probably the hottest truck this year. No details on the location, but people are already lined up. One possible hint of what to expect: Chef Schaumann is doing a Pop-up Dinner at Deep River Brewing November 5th.
Deli-icious gets a “deli”
More details on Deli-icious was revealed at Double Barley’s Food Truck Rodeo. They were advertising the location is in Clayton. Still hungry for information, I found out it is really close to US 70 and near the Garner/Clayton boundary. Chef Suzie is very excited (and anxious) since the location will offer a strategic location for the catering side of their business. I’ve been told the next few weeks a larger reveal is happening. Deli-icious’ concept is a fresh concept. With their custom hashtag #getfreshwithus and slogan “vegetarians in disguise” they offer options that are healthier and cater to special diets.
Upcoming Rodeos: Raleigh, Garner, and Wake Forest
You’d be amazed how many people come up and ask me if I knew about the below rodeos… be the know-it-all in your group and study these dates below!
Also, as previously mentioned, Wake Forest will round-up trucks again on November 9th. The line-up has not been announced, but the location is the same spot at the Over The Falls Center on Elm and Brooks in Wake Forest. The date has been set for November 9th. Check out more details on their Facebook Page here.
Big Mike’s BBQ
The blog reported earlier in the summer that Big Mike’s BBQ left View Bar on Glenwood (which subsequently closed) and hinted on Twitter of a restaurant opening. I took down the update as I hadn’t heard anything. The buzz has came back and Big Mike’s BBQ recently dropped location details, but no opening date. The restaurant is near High House and Maynard, across from Kroger at 1222 NW Maynard Road. Excited to see the Piggy Mac and Redneck Nachos finding a permanent home soon. I’ve heard rumors that this location is going to be more than just BBQ!
Nickelpoint Brewery Now Open
Part of what is become a nice pocket of breweries (Big Boss, Sub Noir, and now Nickelpoint), Nickelpoint is looking to fill its taproom hours with food trucks. The brewery has a taproom with TV and outside seating area. Wednesdays are exciting, too, as they hold a corn hole tournament (and food truck AmigoSan and Bo’s Kitchen are on the schedule this month). Contact Greg at the brewery to get on their schedule (it looks like it is filling up).
…you want more?!
I overheard Neuse River Brewing is getting really close (on Pershing like Nickelpoint) and Blackjack Brewing Company (on Whitaker Mill near Sub Noir). It’s great to see a nice little district/pocket occurring there where people can hopefully walk to them.
World’s Largest Food Truck Festival III coming
Awhile back Generation Food Truck down in Tampa, Florida organized the largest food truck parade in March 2014. Looks like they want to organize another one this March 2015. The goal is to have over 200 food trucks at the State Fairgrounds outside of Tampa. If interested, email the organizer at Generationfoodtruck (at) gmail (dot) com.
For those that follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed I was on vacation. Of course, when you think very little is going on, something comes on the radar.
SoomSoomPita (@soomsoompita) announced they are putting on those finishing touches. No first event date yet announced.
And while I was out, Triangle Explorer alerted me that Carpe Durham tweeted about Bull City Street Food (@bullcitystfood) being at the Green Room in Durham. The truck has had a couple events, but this is one of the first events they had in the Triangle.
Amigosan Food Truck
This Latin-Asian fusion truck has been hitting the asphalt tires screeching. Last week, they were a last minute surprise at Big Boss’ Run Club, spotted at Shop Local Raleigh’s Glenwood South Concert Series, and Railhawks games. If you haven’t seen them, follow the truck @AmigosanFood and check out their schedule at Amigosanfood.com.
Bam Pow Chow
Bam Pow Chow has been hitting the streets, too and making appearances in the Northwest Raleigh. They have been spotted at House of Hops, Lonerider, Gizmo Brewworks, and Person Street Bar. Their website has posted a few scheduled events bampowchow.com and you can also follow the truck @BamPowChow.
KocinA Food Truck
Hopefully you caught the recent post about them on Behind The Wheel. This truck focuses on South American tapas and cuisine. You can catch them on Twitter: @kocinafoodtruck
New Rest Stops
Where are trucks being spotted…
- House of Hops (6909 Glenwood Ave #100, Raleigh): This spot has been very hot with activity. Baguettaboutit. Kocina, Big John’s and Bam Pow Chow were all spotted here over the last two weeks. The craft beer shop is located near Glenwood and Millbrook/Duraleigh (behind the Walgreens), which means a nice Northwest Raleigh food truck spot.
- Person Street Bar (805 N Person St, Raleigh): I always like it when a bar/brewery and food truck can come together. Both can come in with their specialities and exceed on expectations on both ends. So far, Bam Pow Chow, Dump Pho King Truck, Hanu, Green Olive Deli Truck, Not Just Icing, and Will and Pops parked here.
- Beer Durham (404 Hunt Street, Durham): Again, beer and food trucks collaborating! This neighborhood bottle shop has 20 beers on tap where you can refill growlers and now enjoy food trucks. I spoke with Ashley at the location and they are excited to have trucks be there. The location is in a multi-story mixed building a block away from Durham Central Park. I’ve seen Bo’s Kitchen, Porchetta, Sol Tacos and The Wicked Biscuit here with Bam Pow Chow listed the upcoming week.
- Marathon Gas Station, Five Points (1641 Glenwood Ave) on Fridays from 5-10pm the as close to Philly as you can get Philly Cheesesteaks food truck will be parked here.
- Plantation Point Farmers Market: There is a new farmers market in North Raleigh, located at 6250 Plantation Center Dr (I-540 and Capital Blvd, next to BJ’s/Big Lots/Petco) that is food truck friendly. The organizers’ goal is to have two trucks, one entree and one dessert, and running the market year-round.
Recent Brick and Mortar by Food Trucks
5911 Poyner Village Pkwy #103(Raleigh)
Olio and Aceto Cafe
The cafe has issues new hours this past week. Monday through Friday you can eat there 10:30am to 8:00pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am to 2:00pm. Both Saturday and Sunday have brunch items and Tuesday’s Special revolves around tacos. The menu also will start to look like the season with more Fall like items.
400 S. Elliott Road (Chapel Hill). Note new Cafe Twitter handle: @OlioAcetoCafe.
400 Southtown Circle (Rolesville)
Last week, the blog announced two trucks getting store locations. Captain Poncho’s will open a location in Southern Village in Chapel Hill. Sweet Traditions (previously used “by LeAne” in their name) will open at Wake Forest Crossing with an address of 12516 Capital Blvd in Wake Forest. Sweet Traditions has been posting pictures on the renovations on their Facebook page.
This event has been around, but this year was my first time. For beer (and spirits as local TOPO Distillery was here this year) and food truck fans, this is a prime event. Two stages on both ends of Fayetteville Street with beer and food trucks filling the asphalt in between. The date set is April 25, 2015 and is from 2-10pm. I know a bit early, but you might want to circle it and tell your family this is a great weekend to visit.
Truck and Equipment For Sale
Green Olive Deli is selling their truck for 35K. If interested, contact Hugh at 919.815.8451 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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