News Flash

Home

Posted on: May 15, 2017

Food Trucks Prove Popular Draw - Downtown Decatur, Texas

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger


Open-for-Business - Food Trucks - Decatur TX

OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Large crowds filled Main Street Saturday at the first Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.


Organizers of the first Eighter From Decatur Food Truck Challenge held this past weekend are pleased with its success.


The event, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, drew 18 food vendors and approximately 3,000 to 3,500 visitors, according to Chamber Executive Director Misty Hudson.


“That was our goal,” Hudson said. “We thought 18 trucks was amazing for our first year. And we’re definitely pleased with how everyone reacted to it. It seems like everyone is into the food trucks. It’s the hot thing right now.”


The food truck challenge was held Saturday and coincided with Decatur Main Street’s first Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square event of the year. Hudson said both events seemed to draw good crowds.


Main Street was closed to traffic, and Hudson said that allowed people to safely walk between the two events.


The food truck challenge seemed popular with vendors as well.


“I think they were pretty pleased. We actually had text messages the next day from several of the trucks saying they will be back next year, that they had a great experience,” Hudson said.


Lucky Bee Kitchen - Food Truck - Decatur TX

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS – Jenny Castor and Brian Latner with Luckybee Kitchen won the $5,000 grand prize at Saturday’s food truck challenge. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.


It turns out that the grand prize winner, Luckybee Kitchen from Fort Worth, was also competing in its first food truck challenge. Jenny Castor said the business has been in operation for a year and felt like a change of scenery.


“I was super impressed with how organized everything was and how friendly everyone was. It was a really great experience,” she said.


The trucks sold a minimum 2-ounce sample of their signature dishes 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Castor said they sold their non-traditional Monte Cristo. It was so popular that they sold out before the trucks could sell their full menus from 4 to 9 p.m.


Most-Spirited

MOST SPIRITED – Joselio Sobrinho and Edgar Suriano with Flaming Grill Barbecue won the award for Most Spirited. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.



Other winners included:

<li>Ooowwweee Wangz and Catfish – Most Unique Food</li>


<li>Flaming Grill Barbecue – Most Spirited</li>


<li>King Street Grill – People’s Choice Award</li>


<li>Jenny Lynn’s BBQ – Best BBQ</li>


<li>The Beignet Bus – Best Sweet Treat</li>


Hudson said a date has already been set for the next Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge: May 5, 2018.


Castor said the Luckybee Kitchen plans to be there.


Tasty-Treat

TASTY TREAT – Regi Rouse and Lily enjoy a bite during Saturday’s event, which drew an estimated 3,000 to 3,500 people. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.


View original Wise County Messenger Article.


Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home

Reward offered for missing K-9 information

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Small Business Saturday

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Governor's Small Business Handbook

Posted on: February 16, 2018

The Drive to Start a Business

Posted on: February 28, 2018

Dinner with the Wise County Mayors

Posted on: March 1, 2018

Decatur Texas Attractions

Posted on: March 6, 2018

Texas job growth to rebound in 2018

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Texas Wins the 2017 Governor's Cup

Posted on: March 27, 2018

Coming Soon: Wise County Hiring Event

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Wise County Finances In Order

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Wise County Hiring Event

Posted on: April 9, 2018

Company donates shoes to storm victims.

Posted on: October 10, 2017

Drought conditions increase fire risk.

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Santa visits Neighborhoods

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Protecting square from fire

Posted on: January 4, 2018

10 ways to help the flood victims

Posted on: September 4, 2017

Decatur ISD sets tax rate, approves budget

Posted on: September 8, 2017

5 things to know in Texas energy this week

Posted on: September 12, 2017

United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

Posted on: September 14, 2017

PD Recognizes Local Businesses

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Decatur EDC plans land purchase

Posted on: October 2, 2017

Company donates shoes to storm victims

Posted on: October 3, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for Sands Company Today

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Call 811 before digging

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Wise named Purple Heart County

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Women-Owned Businesses in Texas

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Grants Available in Texas

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Texas Employment Forecast

Posted on: May 19, 2017