And Now, Some Photos of the Fort Worth Food Park

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We stopped by The Fort Worth Food Park (2509 Weisenberger St.) over the weekend to check it out and mingle with some of Cowtown's finest. (See correction below). What we found was less of a park and more of a tiny alley stuffed with food trucks. And it was pretty damn cool.

The Food Park is behind Montgomery Plaza, situated at the end of quasi-industrial Weisenberger Street, behind the Super Target. Parking is essentially any empty spot along the street. Look for the colorful trucks and two huge trees lit up with festive, blinky lights and you'll know you've arrived.

The trucks line a narrow alleyway, allowing their rich smells to waft over the two long banks of picnic tables set in a shallow bed of playground rocks. The park has heat lamps set up every few feet along each walkway, which definitely made life easy once the sun went down.

To answer your bladder's question: Yes, there are bathrooms. Clean bathrooms! A requisite amenity for any child-friendly place. Needless to say, the small space is perfect for the whole family.

The close proximity of the trucks to each other makes the park an intimate experience, and chances are you'll share one of the wooden picnic tables with some other hungry folks. These folks might be crunchy Denton types eating from Good Karma Kitchen, flashy thirtysomething folk in stilettos (so, so funny when combined with walkways made of rocks), or young family folk with a golden retriever in tow. If you do find yourself sharing a table, be excited for a great opportunity to creepily eye what they're eating and go get your own. That's how we discovered the Chocolate Echo cupcake from the Red Jett Sweets truck.

The trucks offer everything from tacos to cupcakes to gluten-free and vegetarian fare. Each truck takes cash and plastic, which is super convenient.

Worth noting are Rollin' Diner and Grill's Sriracha mayo option and Weinerman's hot, buttery and fresh (even at the end of the night) buns. A return trip or three are definitely in order to try out the rest of the food that magically becomes better when it's shoved through a truck window.

An earlier version of this story indicated that the food park only recently opened. It opened in December. We are morons.

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Chris Danger
Chris Danger

The Ft. Worth location seems to get everything right:

A) Near heavily trafficked area where successful bars/pubs/residences areB) Excellent locale w/ trees, benches and working facilitiesC) Its Ft. Worth, they seem to get it when it comes to organic development..;)

Mervis
Mervis

There is also another park opeing along North Main Street. Story on DFW dot com last week. So that'll be two parks. How many does Dallas have?

SCamp
SCamp

What are the days and hours for it?

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

This is one of the (many) reasons Fort Worth is BETTER than Dallas.....they get it!  What a good idea.  Fort Worth is cool and forward thinking, and Dallas is building a stupid bridge.

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

The Wienerman truck makes some awesome dogs. That being said, I like the food park. I think it'll move and expand a bit in the near future.

dallas_paul
dallas_paul

"Opened last week"? Where you been? This park opened last November. Might want to read the news occasionally.

Coleman
Coleman

 yeah, like yeast infections.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

those guys are afraid to go into the Cliff. good to hear from ya Pete

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

There's a website for it lil buddy.(also not shown nor mentioned).methinks it's Friday nights and Sat and Sun..

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

But think of all the bikes that can be rode over said bridge, not to mention the solar powered water taxis to bring you to Lew Sterrit's door.

(You damn right the Fort gets it!)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

They don't believe in researching details over chere..Just make em up, details are SG and whatevs..

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

The Fort....as a former resident, I appreciate the GREATNESS JBG. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Yeah, (grabbin' my back and arching in pain)....started with working on Sunday.  Hate working on Sunday!  Bad case of the Mundeys-sir.

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