Dallas, TX—Dallas’ newest food truck park opened with an evening of food, live entertainment and free beer on Friday, June 14 at the corner of Mockingbird and Maple. The evening was part of the park’s “soft open,” with free beer and music continuing throughout the weekend.
The park, dubbed “Fly-By Food Park,” is operated by US Food Trucks and plans to feature a carousel of local food trucks parking in the location to provide their services to local residents. Of Dallas’ several food truck parks, it is now the closest to Irving.
Whereas Austin, TX is already renowned for its local trucks, specifically around the South Congress area, truck owners in Dallas have struggled to establish themselves.
“Food truck parks have not worked. They haven’t lasted,” said Audra Denny, Owner of Pompeii, a truck that bills itself as ‘explosive Italian cuisine’. “There was a very short lived food truck park over by Heritage Village. It was not a good location, over off of Harwood. The scenery was great, the music was great, but it didn’t draw the crowds we needed.”