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This evening is Friday Night Bites, an event we hope goes well and rears its tasty headagain every month or so. It will be held at the Downtown Denton Transit Station (off of Hickory behind the Center for Visual Arts...you know...where the trains stop). The event will last from 5pm to 10pm so get there before the temps drop into the 40’s!
Now, this isn’t our first rodeo. We’ve hit up a few food truck festivals (or FTF’s to those in the know) before and thought that we’d use our knowledge and skills to help. Below are three or four dishes/items you should make sure to check out at this evening’s #FridayNightBites. If you have others that you think deserve a recommendation, let us know in the comments or tag us on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #FridayNightBites. The trucks that will be present are Rock N’ Roll Tacos, Bombay Street Food (from the peeps behind Bombay Chopstix), Gandolfo’s Deli, The Butcher’s Son, Three Lions, Crazy Fish (sushi), Cup Cakin’ (duh), & Rockstar Bakeshop. Also present will be Denton-based trucks Shiitake Swerve and The Pickled Carrot.
It’s supposed to be pretty darn chilly tomorrow evening. You’re gonna need something to warm you up inside, and fuzzy feelings for your Mom and family ain’t gonna cut it. Head over to Gandolfo’s Deli truck and either get a hot pastrami sandwich or take our advice and try the King of Queens sandwich. It’s the best thing in DFW between two slices of bread: pastrami, swiss, tomato, cole slaw, and Russian dressing.
For the more adventurous, give the mushroom taco over at Shiitake Swerve a shot. It’s a grilled shiitake mushroom with a cabbage slaw, scallions, and homemade vegan garlic aioli. If we aren’t mistaken, this will be Shiitake Swerve’s first outing in town. Let ‘em know we want ‘em around.
Lastly, make sure to hit up The Butcher’s Son. We suggest trying The Dead Elvis. It’s a brioche bun sandwich complete with peanut butter, nutella and bacon. Yes, nutella AND bacon. Eat the gooey, salty, hazeltnutty goodness and then rush home to your family and/or friends and watch Bubba Hotep to make an entirely Elvis-centered evening (or go check out a show at Dan’s or hit up a Haunted Denton tour if they haven’t sold out yet).