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 Food Trucks: 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 Local 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 (see Event Info)
The event will be from 12-4pm
Kernersville Food Truck Festival
Those interested in Triad food truck events may want to circle this event for this weekend. Food Trucks: Camel City Grill, Urban Street Grill, King Creole, Bo’s Kitchen, Food Freaks, Fogs Toadly Good Eats, Wright Up Ur Galley, Munchee Wagon, Truckin with Tipsy’s, and Kona Ice. The event is at Brewer’s Kettle from 3-8pm this Saturday.
Sol Tacos & Deep River Beer Dinner
Last week, Sol Tacos and Deep River released tickets for a 5 course beer dinner. The dinner will be held at Deep River in Clayton and held on Wednesday, November 5th (a day Deep River is typically closed). Almost 20% of allotted tickets have been sold over the last few days. Tickets can be purchased here.
Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo 2015 Dates announced
The day after the last one Sunday, already 2015 has been announced. Be sure to catch them May 3rd, June 14th, August 9th (evening rodeo), and October 11th. Their dates are very similar to the 2014 Rodeo and are all Sundays.
Hot NEW trucks!
Cock-a-Doodle Moo crowing up some buzz
I missed their first night shift at Raleigh Brewing Company. However, they are back tonight and from the photos and my “inside” information – we are all missing out. They also will be at Nickelpoint this Tuesday.
I recently saw via Twitter that they have hit the streets. Monday they will be at Fortnight, Thursday at Beer Durham, and Saturday at Surf Club in Durham. Follow them @SoomsoomPita.
Chef JP gave me the heads up on this and before you know I found them on Twitter. This truck looks to be located in the Northwest Raleigh area. No dates have been announced by the truck, but you may want to keep this on your radar. You can follow them @arepaculture.
Little Mama’s Truck
H/T to Triangle Explorer for finding this truck. The truck is now on Twitter (@YumLittleMamas), but also has a Facebook and Instagram profile. The truck shows a base in Hillsborough, so maybe a far west Triangle coffee truck. Keeping it on my radar and will post updates as I find them.
Czech It Out
A unique truck hitting the scene featuring Czech cuisine. They’ll be at Lucky B’s on Tuesday, the 21st. So if you are curious like me, you may want to Czech It Out. Follow them @Czechfoodtruck.
BullCity Street Grill
This truck was reported late last month, which looks to be staying around the Green Room in Durham. You can follow them on Twitter (@bullcitystfood). It looks like an Italian menu is being featured this week.
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. Got an update on this one. Few things still need to be wrapped up, but as soon as that happens a couple weeks. So it could be a few weeks before the storefront.
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.
Frequent readers will note, I’ve had these on for awhile. But, keep in mind these trucks are still a new to the streets.
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 posts scheduled events bampowchow.com and you can also follow the truck @BamPowChow. They have also were featured on Behind The Wheel.
KocinA Food Truck
Hopefully you caught their 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 is selling their truck for $32,000 OBO. If interested, contact Hugh at 919.815.8451 or email him at email@example.com.
If you got news, let the blog know. This is a weekly post summarizing food truck information in the Triangle area.