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Meals on Wheels
Nadia Dabbakeh | Photo: Courtesy of The Butcher's Son | January 17, 2014
It’s that season again. No, not Spring—we mean the season of perfectly in-between weather that allows us to track down our favorite food trucks, order up, and enjoy our lunch breaks outside. Here, our top five, must-try trucks.
1. A wood-fired brick oven on a food truck? When John Cooper and Tracy Sanford decided to open the only Neapolitan-style pizza truck in Dallas, they made sure it was authentic. BellaTrino Neopolitan Pizzeria & Cucina is making pies with Caputo flour, Bufala cheese and roasted mushrooms—just like Napoli. Follow them on Facebook.
2. Christina MacMicken and Megan Topham are a godsend to the few vegetarians who dare live in Texas (we jest, but this is a state know for it’s beef, not its kale). Good Karma Kitchen serves up gourmet, gluten-free vegetarian food with a barbecue-meets-Tex-Mex appeal. Try the organic chili, compressed watermelon and goat cheese salad, Southwestern quinoa salad, or indulge in the rich flourless chocolate cake.
3. Thanks to Bobaddiction—the brainchild of three young professionals Randy Hu, John Ting and Guang Vo—we won’t have to trek to North Dallas every time we have a boba tea craving. The Taiwanese dessert truck specializes in fruit and milk flavored gourmet teas, plus a new dessert called shaved snow, a hybrid between shaved ice and frozen yoghurt—yum! Follow them on Facebook.
4. We can’t count food trucks without adding Teena Nguyen and Gary Torres’ Nammi. The Vietnamese Bánh mì sandwiches—BBQ pork, lemongrss chicken, veggie tofu and more on 12” baguettes—and basil mint lemonade are so good, they’ve opened up an actual restaurant at Valley View Mall.
5. On a sunny day at Klyde Warren Park, you’ll find a winding line starting at Dain Pool and Jon Wagner’s The Butcher’s Son, and it’s definitely because of those sliders. Think buttermilk fried chicken with white country gravy, braised beef topped with mac-n-cheese, and homemade meatball in marinara sauce and more—all served on a Brioche slider roll.