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Food truck news: Local truck competes on Food Network show

Posted May 11, 2015

Dump Pho King Truck worked to serve up dumplings and more to customers during Brewgaloo on April 26, 2014.

— A couple weeks ago, Dump Pho King Truck announced on social media, they would be off the road for an extended time. After the announcement, worried fans quickly took on to social media on the sudden news. Shortly after, a name change to Pho Nomenal Dumpling and a photo with completely black truck with the new name in pink.

Over the weekend, Food Network chef Tyler Florence announced on Twitter that the Great Food Truck Race began in Santa Monica and would be heading to Lake Havasu. One of the trucks listed to compete was the Triangle’s own Pho Nomenal Dumpling! Based on the social media activity going on in Lake Havasu, six other trucks from Southern California, New York City, Arizona and Dallas are in the race. Per a prior casting call, Great Food Truck Race fans will notice Season 6 returns to the Season 1 and 2 formats using current food truck owners opposed to prospective owners.

Havasu News, the local news in Lake Havasu City, reported that this year’s competition would follow the Old Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago. Timing of the city’s selection seemed ideal based on that weekend’s Bassmasters Elite fishing tournament.

The winning food truck will win a grand prize of $50,000.

Downtown Sounds coming to Garner June 7

Sunday June 7, on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center, Downtown Sounds will take place. Currently, Spare Change has only been announced as the live music. Ty’s All Natural, The Humble Pig, Stuft, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, CJ’s Street Food, D’Burritos, Dusty Donuts and JAM Ice Cream will be the food trucks in attendance. Local beer will also be available, but not yet announced.

The event is from noon - 6 p.m.

Holly Springs will have two Food Truck Rodeos in 2015

Last year, Holly Springs had Park-It-in-the-Market, which featured nine different food trucks. While the number and the food trucks have not been announced, the dates for the 2015 Farmers Market rodeos have. They will be held June 27 and Aug. 29.

This weekend choice’s

TABLE will have a food truck rodeo at the Orange United Methodist Church on May 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Food trucks Captain Ponchos, Gussy’s, Stuft, Stoke and Smoke, Hibachi Xpress, Dusty Donuts, Tarheel Creamery, Belgian Waffology, and Olio and Aceto will be in attendance.

Wake Forest will have it’s second Food Truck rodeo at the Over The Falls Shopping Center (419 S. Brooks Street) on Sunday. In attendance will be Cousins Maine Lobster, their first appearance since the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo. In total 21 food trucks will be in attendance including My Cup Overflows, a new appearance on my radar. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

The Wandering Sheppard aka Arthur Sheppard covers food truck news in the Triangle on his blog WanderingSheppard.com.


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