Category archives for: San Antonio

San Antonio, TX: Food Truck Vendors must Adhere to Fire Safety Standards


Once a year, food truck vendors like Frank Collazo are required to pass a health inspection and a fire safety inspection.

San Antonio, TX: Top 10 Food Trucks to Follow


With dozens of food trucks on the scene, it’s hard to peg down just a smattering to keep track of, but here’s 10 unusual, new or tried-and-true ones to look out for around SA.

San Antonio, TX: Food Trucks Back at Travis Park


Food trucks Cheesy Jane’s, Totally Shredded Cruising Cuisine and Saweet Cupcakes are due at Travis Park Tuesday night.

San Anotnio, TX: KSAT Defenders Investigate Food Truck Inspections


How food truck inspections differ from ‘brick-and-mortar’ restaurants

San Antonio, TX: General Wesley Clark Announces Program Aimed at Helping Veterans to Become Business Owners and Find Jobs

General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, was in San Antonio to announce a new program aimed at helping veterans start their own business. General Clark is overseeing the veterans franchise program for The Grilled Cheese Truck, a gourmet food truck that is training qualified veterans to operate the first 100 trucks. Pictured are Vernon Gibson, franchise veteran candidate, General Wesley Clark, and Dave Danhi, founder, feeding kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.

We are bringing veterans an opportunity to have a tested and proven ownership experience with The Grilled Cheese Truck

San Antonio, TX: The Queen of Smoke Sails Ahead


Taking a cue from mobile taquerías parked at bars rather than pricey food truck parks, The Queen of Smoke holds court in front of The Brooklynite Thursday and Friday nights with a selection of sandwiches and plates that won’t drain your wallet.

San Antonio, TX: Throwing It Down Taco Truck Style

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A taco competition of food truck proportions is slated for 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday at VFW Post 76. In its third year, the Twisted Tacos Truck Throwdown benefits the VFW Post 76 Veteran Relief Fund.

San Antonio, TX: Smoke Shack wins Barbecue Madness tournament

Food from The Smoke Shack food truck is seen Wednesday afternoon Jan. 25, 2012 near the intersection of Loop 410 and Nacogdoches. The food includes: -- the Big Dog (sausage, brisket and pulled pork on a hoagie roll), left. -- Frito Pie (with chopped brisket), back. -- 2-meat plate (this one with brisket and pulled pork, w/ sides of corn, and cole slaw), front. -- Sliders, right. (William Luther/
Photo: William Luther, San Antonio Express-News

The key to winning the tournament was the same as making the business work: Hard, consistent effort, whether it was constantly asking people on social media to vote or talking with customers and including little pieces of paper with every order asking people to go online and vote.

San Antonio, TX: Meet the Barbecue Madness Champ

Smoke Shack barbecue truck

The finals match was tight throughout the voting, with Augie’s jumping out to a 55-45 percent lead and then Smoke Shack tying the percentage on Monday evening. Just hours before the noon deadline, Augie’s started to pull ahead but Smoke Shack pulled closer and briefly took the lead.

San Antonio, TX: New Food Trucks

Brisket and pork grilled cheese slider from Slider Provider (photo from Slider Provider)

We’re taking note of two new food trucks.