4

Tx. Food Truck Fest Brings Some of Austin's Best, Plus Sushi and Molecular Gastronomy

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Last week Scott reported on a pretty massive-sounding food truck festival coming to the Valley View Mall parking lot May 11 and 12. It sounded suspect, frankly. But after some investigation of the lineup, I can safely say: This one's worth the trip.

A few of Austin's finest are making the trek up here for the event, including Yume Burger (Japanese-inspired burgers and hot dogs), the Belgian Waffle Company, and Chi-Lantro BBQ (Korean-Mexican fusion a la Ssahm).

All the main Dallas players will be in attendance, too -- see here for a full list -- plus the new Crazy Fish sushi truck.

The event will also see the debut of Fort Worth's newest mobile hungerbuster, The Fat Truck. A play on the name of famed English chef Heston Blumenthal's restaurant The Fat Duck, a renowned outpost of molecular gastronomy, the truck will indeed offer some menu items (sorbet, chocolate ravioli) whipped up with the assistance of liquid nitrogen and an immersion circulator, amongst other mad scientist gear.

They'll also offer more typical truck fare like tacos, banh mi, and steamed buns stuffed with carnitas, pork belly or short ribs.

Waffles, sushi, pork belly buns and access to real bathrooms via the mall?

I'm so there.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.