October 13th: Triangle Food Truck News

Each Monday I recap food truck news as it relates to the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).  Bringing news that impacts food truck owners, fans, or those curious.

Downtown Garner’s Trick or Eats

12 Trucks come together in two weeks!

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

2 Breweries

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 out this week


I missed them at Wake Forest’s  Farmers Market, but it looks like tonight there at Raleigh Brewing (see menu above) and the following Tuesday, October 21st at Nickelpoint. Can’t miss this truck, it truly is a Big Red truck.

Olio and Aceto carries Moon Flour Bakery products

Moon Flour Bakery is a local gluten-free bakery that will provide bread and lemon bars for the cafe and truck.  If you are looking for gluten-free items, add Olio and Aceto to the list.

Fairview Garden Center’s 40th Annivesary

40 year fairviewFairview Garden Center celebrates 40 years with a tailgate party with CJ’s Street Food, Big Mike’s BBQ, and Bombshell Beer. Check out an earlier post on information about the event.

Trucks Opening Locations

Sol Tacos (with a  Sol Tapas concept) – estimated early 2015, Downtown Raleigh

Deli-icious: no date set, but expected soon in Clayton.

Captain Ponchos: location in Southern Village, Chapel Hill.  Have not heard of a date.

Big Mike’s BBQ: 1222 NW Maynard Road (High House and Maynard / across from Kroger) in Cary.  Expected this month.

Recently Opened

Iced Cupcakes: 5911 Poyner Village Pkwy #103, Raleigh

Olio and Aceto Cafe: 400 S. Elliot Road, Chapel Hill

Sarge’s: 400 Southtown Circle, Rolesville


Wake Forest Rodeo

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.

Tootie’s Bar crowd funding project

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.

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.  I did hear they will provide power for this event.

New Whips

New Trucks!

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-1Amigosan 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.

BamPowChow-1Bam 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-3KocinA 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

Events and locations looking for trucks

  • House of Hops (6909 Glenwood Ave #100, Raleigh):  I overheard that Sunday this craft beer shop receives a lot of activity.  Behind the bar there are two televisions, which may help draw people. If you are looking for a Sunday spot, I’d contact them.
  • Hope Connection is looking for a truck or two for their Fall Bonfire Charity Event in Raleigh.  The event is Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 10pm.  If interested, contact Debra at 919-697-1195 or email president@hope-connection.org.


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_2014

Green Olive Deli is selling their truck for $32,000 OBO.  If interested, contact Hugh at 919.815.8451 or email him at greenolivedeli@gmail.com.

If you got news, let the blog know.  This is a weekly post summarizing food truck information in the Triangle area. 

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