Remember the hugely successful Summer Food Truck Festival, sponsored by Sigel’s? Well over 2,000 people in 108 degree sweltering heat? Everyone was excited to hear about a Winter Festival on November 12. According to Sigel’s Truck Master Jasper Russo, the first festival was so greatly successful that it drew the scrutiny of the city of Dallas for much larger event planning. Dallas wants Sigel’s to increase everything, from security manned by official Dallas police offers to Port-O-Pots to a standby EMS ambulance. If you were there sweltering in summer, you’ll recall none of that existed.
The festival was just too successful for the available parking lot space and Sigel’s had to take the tough decision to cancel. While there are going to be some unhappy food truck owners, we certainly understand the decision. In any case, there are de facto food truck festivals taking place almost every week in one location or the other and most often in the Arts District. Even last night, Cavalli Pizza, Nammi Truck, Bomb Fried Pies, Trailercakes, and Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe were at D Magazine’s FrontRow live event last night.
Russo told SideDish that Sigel’s will continue to support the Food Truck movement, and is adding new trucks to their rotation.