May 11th: 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.

Doing things differently this week, some of this week’s highlights are on WRAL Out and About. Please check it out!

What’s New

Carrboro’s Evening Eats after Market


The Carrboro Farmers Market will have their “Evening Eats after Market” with local beer and food trucks this Wednesday, May 13th. Food Trucks Tar Heel Creamery, Parlez-Vous Crepes, Gussy’s, Chirba Chirba, and Baugettaboutit will be in attendance.  Also there will be the local Steel String Brewery.

The Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6pm, while the food trucks will serve from 6 to 8:30pm.  The market is located at 301 W. Main Street.

Tamping like a Champ on Caffe Bellezza for their first anniversary
Tamping like a Champ on Caffe Bellezza for their first anniversary

Special appearance on Caffe Bellezza!

This Sunday May 17th, Caffe Bellezza will be at the Ramblin’ Rose race at A.E. Finley YMCA in North Raleigh.  In addition to the talented crew and Carrboro coffee, I’ll be on board.  For information on the event, see the event’s website.

Sub Noir 2nd Anniversary

The nano brewery will have it’s 2nd birthday on June 13th with AmigoSan, Not Just Icing, and Porchetta scheduled for attendance.  The taproom has recently expanded, as well as, offers a cool walking opportunity between the new Blackjack Brewery.

News & Observer Rodeo

Hibachi Xpress, Dang Good Dogs, and Bull City Street Food will be at the News & Observer building (215 S. McDowell St.) in Downtown Raleigh.  This is rare occasion, as food trucks usually do not serve during the workweek.

Food Truck Thursdays at Ashborough Apartments

Each Thursday, The Ashborough Apartments will have one savory/entree food truck and one sweet/dessert food truck.  The hours of the event goes from 5:30 to 7:30pm and located at 5406 Viewcrest Way in Raleigh.   Food trucks interested should email Julie at

In Case You Missed It

Green Olive Deli is looking to you for a new name and design!  Since Craig acquired the food truck, he’s been looking to transition from the deli cuisine to an Indian food truck.

Support MaMa Duke’s

mamadukes-1If you can, please support MaMa Duke’s.  The Alexakis family are okay, but they are looking for our support.

Chick-N-Que shares knowledge


This week starts the Food Truck Enterprenuership progam at Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC).  The program starts on today with weekly classes until June 8th.  The program’s instructor is Queen Harris with Chick-N-Que, whohas operated as a mobile food unit since 2008. Their experience ranges from food truck festivals, the weekly food trucks schedules, the annual State Fair, and recently opening a restaurant this year in Rolesville.

For more details on the program, see VGCC’s website.  (Thanks Chuck Odom for the heads up)

Sarges’s Chef wants you

If you are looking to start your food truck business, contact Julius West of Sarge’s Chef.  He has space in his commissary located in Rolesville, just north of 540 on 401.

Contact Julius by e-mail: sargeschef (at) aol (dot) com, by phone 919.247.3547 or direct message on Twitter ()

Funding Projects

Both UM UM Italian Ice (as a UM UM Q) and Cocoa Cinnamon have crowd sourcing projects currently in process.

Trucks Giving Back

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I hope you can recall last year when Gussy’s organized a rodeo that was just for the Durham Rescue Mission.  The event was participated by Gussy’s, Stuft, Chick-N-Que, and Not Just Icing, where they provided food to those at the Rescue Mission for free.  Gus wants to do the event again expanding it to more trucks and Rescue Mission locations.  If your food truck is interested, contact Gus at 919-656-7096 or Direct/Private Message .  The event was covered by many media outlets, including a live shot by Anthony Wilson from ABC 11.

Trucks Opening Locations

Recently Opened


KoKyu BBQ opened Na’mean, a sandwich shop, today at 4823 Meadow Dr, Ste. 108 in Durham.  Check out info on our Wheels and Mortar post.

Coming Soon

Captain Ponchos (Southern Village, Chapel Hill), Gussy’s Place (2945-122 S Miami Blvd, Durham), Deli-icious, and Sol Tacos have released they have restaurant locations in the works this year.  Stay tuned on details.

Picture from: Captain Poncho's
Picture from: Captain Poncho’s

Porchetta expected to open mid to late May in the Streets of Southpoint food court in the old Five Guys location.


Big Events Coming

For Rodeos, check out the Rodeo Page.

Beericana presented by 919 Beer


In 2014, the Triangle was introduced to an awesome event with local beer, food trucks, and music.  Thankfully we will see this again September 12th, 2015.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details on the blog.

Outside the Triangle

ROAM is coming to Orlando, Florida

Hopefully you caught last week’s special post on the 2014 event.

Circle your calendars now for ROAM 2015 in Orlando. This is the only food truck industry conference that brings owners and industry-specific people together.  I’ll have a special post just on my experience here in San Antonio.  But in short, if you are someone in the food truck business, I think you need to be here.  The dates are November 15 and 16th, which is Sunday and Monday.  Hopefully, those are admin days and only 8 1/2 hours (by car) between the Triangle and Orlando.  I hope we can exponentially expand our representation for this one.

Food Trucks and Restaurants to support (RED) in June 2015

I came back from the ROAM Conference early November 2014 was about the (RED) organization. The (RED) Organization fights AIDS in Africa where 2/3 of those with AIDS are located.  In 2014, the organization had events around the food and beverage industry.  However, they want to make it bigger and get everyone involved.  It would be a nice scene to see food trucks featuring a (RED) menu next June!

For more details on the event, check out details at (RED)‘s website dedicated to the food and beverage industry.

Is your food truck news here?  This post focuses on Triangle food trucks every week. If you got news, let the blog know using the form below.

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