You think the worst of the business cycle is behind you. You made it through the slow and cold months of January and February. Your food truck season is ready to kick off. Fresh off a great day yesterday at another Durham Central Park rodeo. Bouncing off this great day, the week is getting better as you landed a spot as a food truck at the ACC Tournament in Greensboro. Your on your way to meet your Dad, who’s already at the commissary preparing for the week. As you wait at a red light, your whole life shifts another direction.
Here is what is going on this week with Food Trucks in the Triangle area
Here are some can’t miss things from now and for the weekend and a reminder on a few topics
MaMa Duke’s food trailer destroyed
Yesterday, MaMa Duke’s posted that their food trailer was destroyed and service suspended until further notice. The best details I heard is the owners were shaken up, but not seriously injured. The bad news, this all happened because of a drunk driver.
Street Foodie Diaries recorded their story back in Season 1 for their series. They have taken the reins to help produce a crowd funding site to help raise funds for their loss. One thing they are in need is perks for donor levels. These make raising funds easier. If you have things to donate, please contact Street Foodie Diaries.
United Way Rodeo
Halal Haven, Chick-N-Que, Phat Wrapz, Captain Poncho’s Tacos, and Sweet Traditions by LeAne will be at 2000 Perimeter Park Drive in Morrisville for lunch today (Wednesday, March 11th) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Chirba Chirba, Food Stans, Locopops, Humble Pig, and the Only Burger will be at 800 Park Office Drive for the Fidelity Food Truck Rodeo (Friday, March 13th) from 11:30am to 1:30 pm.
Food Truck Dinners this week
Bull City Ciderworks and Bull City Street Food
●Course 1 – Taco with Chicken Braised in Rhiz Up! Cider with Red Quinoa, Apple Slaw, Pickled Onions and Cilantro Cream
●Course 2 – Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin with a Cardinal Cin Cider Infused Apple Chutney
●Course 3 – Spruce Bringsteen Cider Stir Fry with Black Tiger Prawn and Asian Vegetables
●Course 4 – Hearty Beef Tenderloin Stew with Root Vegetables and a Steep South Cider Gravy over a Bed of Garlic Mashed Potatoes
●Course 5 – Sweet Carolina Cider Glazed Bananas with Candied Pecans
Contact the Cider Bar to confirm reservations are still available.
Olio and Aceto will have a Wine Pairing at their Chapel Hill Cafe tomorrow (Thursday). If you interested, check out the details here.
Town of Knightdale rolls out Food Truck Thursdays
Do you live or work in Northeast Wake County? If you are looking for a lunch option on Thursdays, check out Food Truck Thursdays starting April. Every Thursday starting April 2nd will have a food truck parked at Knightdale Station Park (810 North First Avenue) from 11 am to 2 pm.
KoKyu posted they are now opening back in Downtown Durham. KoKyu is famous for its fusion options and really cool video game graffiti art on its trailer. You can find them at 408 W. Geer Street (Geer and Rigsbee), which is not far from Fullsteam Brewery. Right now the schedule is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday they will be will Chez Moi at Cackalacky’s Where House in Pittsboro for the unveiling of their overhead G scale railroad traveling through their tasting room and factory. They will also collect food for the CORA Food Pantry. More details on this Saturday event can be found here.
Go out and Vote!
Speaking of Chez Moi is competing with other small businesses for one of ten small business grants from FedEx, including a $25,000 grand prize. To vote via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (once per platform in a 24-hour timeframe) and check out their profile, click here.
Also, Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle polls are now open. Local food trucks are looking for your votes now. You have to vote for at least 25 categories for your vote to count, so be sure to select at least 25 local options.
Triangle Explorer (thanks!) reminded me that the RTP will have a Food Truck Rodeo this Thursday, March 20th at their Headquarters on 12 Davis Drive.
Tend your garden and your stomach – 3 Food Truck Events this Spring!
Recap of what you can find on: Mama Duke’s, JAM Ice Cream, Deli-icious Truck, and Foster’s On The Fly