May 26th: 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.

Wait?! This isn’t Monday. I wandered off the path, because of the holiday.  The scheduled Monday post will be back next week.  Also, be sure to check my updates on WRAL Out and About.

Update on Dump Pho King

DPK Reveal

Dump Pho King Truck recently announced they would be on a hiatus.  However, it turns out they were selected to be on Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race (after a rename to Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck).  The contest started in Santa Monica and is following Route 66.  So far the food truck has visited Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, Sedona, Santa Fe, and onto Amarillo.


Olio and Aceto Wine Dinner

This Thursday, Olio and Aceto will have a five course, Asian cuisine inspired, wine pairing dinner at their Chapel Hill cafe location.  Reservations are required, which can be made by calling the cafe 919-903-8958.  The cafe is located at 400 S. Elliot Road in Chapel Hill.

Dusty's Donuts

Dusty Donuts rolls out a new truck

The popular mobile donut vendor now has a food truck.  Fans can still catch the two trailers are parked at Walnut Creek Amphitheater.   For those wanting to find the new truck, look for Dusty Donuts at upcoming rodeos and festivals.

The House of Swank to become a Swank Thursday destination.  

Starting June 21st, the House of Swank will be the place to be on Thursdays.  The mobile fashion truck featuring North Carolina-inspired designs will open its location  (315 S. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh) for food trucks.  In addition to food trucks, The House of Swank will expand to movie screenings and organize bikes.  Stay tuned for more details.

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

Redress Raleigh 

Redress Raleigh () will have a Fashion Show at the Lincoln Theatre (126 E. Cabarrus St, Raleigh) this Friday from 6 to 10 pm.  The event coordinator is looking to have a food truck.  If you are interested contact them.

Current Campaigns

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.  They are only few hundred from reaching next thousand.

Chez Moi

Chez MoiHelp Chez Moi reach 250 votes for the Chase Small Business campaign.  Once they reach 250 votes (after the campaign closes), their grant application will be reviewed by Chase.  In September, 20 small business owners will find out if they receive $100,000 grant from Chase!

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 ()

Now Hiring

Contact Soom Soom Pita Pockets, they are looking to expand their staff.

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.  They just released there will be a change to the format.  I’ll publish details as they come available.

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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