I've had a bit of a focus on food trucks to get started as there has been a lot happening in that realm of late, soon I expect to go over some new dine-in establishments.
Saturday was a busy day with a big football game,
Tandoori Trailer soft opening, and the opening of another trailer Silver Creek Ranch Texas BBQ at Chow Town Waco (University Parks Drive and Franklin Avenue Riverside) truck park.
The Tandoori Trailer had a great soft opening with around 300 people coming by, many enjoying sample plates of their core menu items. The lines at both times were long and the people were enjoying the time with friends and family. The Tandoori Trailer has decided to open on Wednesday night through Saturday night this week and will be open from 5:30pm-8pm Wed-Saturday. Open times are subject to change so following them on
Facebook for updates would be best if you want to check before you go.
Down the row of trucks a bit the Silver Creek Ranch Texas BBQ trailer was open for the first time in Waco after moving up from San Antonio where they've been for a couple years. They said they had a good day of sales with the sliced brisket being a big seller, so much so they sold out early. I have to say I tasted some ends that they claimed weren't up to their serving standards and it was a really solid entrant into the BBQ market for Waco, I'd love to have tasted what they normally serve before it sold out! They use hickory to smoke their offerings and have a house BBQ sauce that is a bit thin and sweet, accompanying the smoked meats admirably.
Another new truck in town is the Luna Juice Bar, it has been around town for a few weeks now serving up freshly made, locally sourced and unpasteurized juices with great tasting, healthy and colorful blends of fruits and vegetables. I tried the Liquid Sunshine and Green Goodies this week and will be back. Luna will be setting up their 'home base' on Friday October 23rd at the newly opened Magnolia Silos food truck zone in the 600 block of Webster Ave. WacoFork will be keeping an eye out to let you know what other trucks are joining them, it is expected that the 900° Pizzeria will based there as well.
The Honky Tonk Kid BBQ Trailer is now open on Thursdays from 11am till sold out. They are currently at 31st St and Franklin Avenue in the parking lot for Golden's Books and Lansharx Gaming Center. I sampled his Mexican fusion menu this week, which he will be featuring for the next couple of weeks and thought it was a very refreshing take on BBQ with a global perspective. They followed up this weekend at the Bare Arms Brewery with a more traditional BBQ menu, so again follow on Facebook and Twitter for the Honky Tonk Kid BBQ, and for all food trucks you may have an interest because their locations and menus could change at any time.
And for a little twist of the norm, I invite any that are interested to join the Waco Cooks Club, which I organize monthly as a meeting of minds and culinary desire to learn, teach, and explore the world of food and take taste to new heights. The meetings are held at The Maker's Edge Makerspace, at 18th Street right in between Austin Avenue and Franklin Avenue. There is a $12/per person fee if you attend, and you need to RSVP on the website for us to have space and foods available. Please let us know if you are on a special diet and I will personally take on the challenge to meet your needs, we welcome vegetarians and vegan diets but also gluten free and others. This month(Tuesday October 27th 6:30pm) we will be doing a fall harvest theme and you can learn more about the club and reserve by visiting the website at www.wacocooks.club