Food Trucks Canvass Cowtown

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    Fort Worth is now home to several food trucks, which is great news for people who eat on the go.

    From Henderson Street to Magnolia Avenue, hot dogs are...well...hot in Fort Worth.

    In fact, they're big business for two local food trucks.

    "We got into hot dogs because snow cones slowed down for a little bit," said one of the owners of "Big Dawg's in Cowtown," which normally sits at the Texaco at Henderson/Presido during the week, and along West 7th on the weekends.

    Food Trucks Roll West To Cowtown

    [DFW] Food Trucks Roll West To Cowtown
    Fort Worth is now home to several food trucks, which is great news for people who eat on the go.

    Plus, there's "The Wiener Man," (yes, that's the actual name of the truck) which parks at Avoca Coffee's parking lot along Magnolia.

    "I just saw an open market for it and didn't really have a job at the time," says Wiener Man owner Bryce Tomberlin.

    This Food Truck Offers More Than Tacos

    [DFW] This Food Truck Offers More Than Tacos
    The Green House truck is friendly to the environment and your tummy.

    Gourmet stops like these make up a small percentage of the 550 or so licensed food trucks in the city, but these fancier food finds are increasing in numbers and popularity.

    "I think the Fort Worth population is just catching onto the trends a little bit," Tomberlin says.

    Food trucks are cheaper to start up and they find success in pedestrian friendly areas which are developing in places like the Southside and West 7th developments.

    "There's really no place downtown right here where you can get in and out with the parking situation, so this is real nice you can order your dogs and your tacos and be out of here," says food truck fan Frankie Ventrcal.

    The mobility of the trucks allows the businesses to move locations for special events and to capture more crowds. To make sure their loyal patrons know where the trucks will set up next, many use their websites, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to display locations, operating hours, and even special menu items for the day.

    "It's kind of an essential that you have to have one," Tomberlin says of the social media presence. "I mean, people pay attention to those things."

    Find some Fort Worth food truck locations and online accounts to get an on-the-go bite:
    (NOTE: Hours and locations may vary -- check the official sites for latest information)

    The Weiner Man
    Avoca Coffee's parking lot along Magnlia
    http://www.wienermantx.com/

    Big Dawg's in Cowtown
    Texaco at Henderson/Presido during the week
    Along West 7th on the weekends
    http://www.bigdawgsincowtown.com/

    Taco Heads
    West 7th near 7th Haven Bar
    http://www.tacoheads.com/

    Chef Point on Wheels
    Gordon Boswell Flowers parking lot near Harris Hospital
    http://www.chefpointonwheels.com/

    Salsa Limon
    Berry St. next to The Celler
    http://www.salsalimon.com/