Saturday, June 16, 2012

food truck friday

Last Friday Austin and some people from his work went to this thing called "Food Truck Friday".  The name is pretty self-explanatory, but basically there are a bunch of food trucks that gather in the Dallas Arts District during lunch on weekdays, and on Fridays people go and eat!  Austin liked it a lot last week, so yesterday he asked me to meet him up there.  (click here to read more about food trucks in Dally bar)

The first thing that I noticed when I got there was the parking.  "No Parking" signs galore!  Parking in foreign territory always makes me nervous, but I eventually found a spot in between two cars who looked like they knew what they were doing, and I did not get towed.   

I got there kind of early, but I didn't mind because it was a nice day outside and I found the perfect spot:

I parked myself on that bench and cracked open the book I'm reading right now, My Sister's Keeper.  I know I'm about 5 years late to this party, but oh well.  So far, I'm liking it a lot! 

My bench had a perfect view of some more food trucks,

a group of children playing on this water structure thing,

and these stairs.  

Out of all of those things, the stairs were the most entertaining to me.  The reason?  As I was watching the kiddies play in the water, I heard a huge "THUNK" coming from the stairs.  I looked over, and I saw this woman face first on the concrete.  I rushed over to her and asked if she was alright, and she looked up and me and goes, "Well that was embarrassing.  I hope no one else saw," and then she proceeded to sit on the stairs for about 3 minutes.  It was strange, and after she got up and trotted off into the sunset, I had to chuckle to myself.

Once Austin and his friend from worked showed up we chose our truck:     

A truck sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage.  How bad could this food be, right?

This was the menu:

And this is what I ordered:

"Southern Hospitality" and the "Mac N. Beefy"
The Southern Hospitality was fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy (delicious), and the Mac N. Beefy was braised beef with a square of baked mac n cheese (ok).  I would definitely go back to that truck and order about 17 Southern Hospitalities.

So hey, if you're ever in need of some lunch from a truck and you're in the Dallas area, The Dallas Arts District is a good place to go!


  1. It seems like the food truck scene here is really growing. I've had two food truck experiences (both at races), but I'd love to have some more. I always wonder where they get the trucks. Is there a food truck company that makes and sells them? Curious. Sounds like a good day, except for the lady who fell; sounds like she was having a bad day.*

  2. You know, I have no clue where these trucks come from. Next time I go to one I'll have to look and see if there's a brand. I would think that Ford or Chevy would have to have something to do with the American food truck scene. And I'm glad we're getting some food trucks here in Dallas too...every time I go to Austin I'm jealous of their wonderful food truck grub.