Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The FeedLot: Open for business

City of Azle unveils new food truck park

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AZLE — Since spring of 2023, the City of Azle has been planning a major undertaking. On March 29, the city will open its long-anticipated food truck park at 225 Church St. Dubbed, “The FeedLot,” the park will serve as a space for people to eat and socialize in a casual outdoor setting. The FeedLot will host different food trucks from around the D-FW area on Fridays and Saturdays. The park will debut with six food trucks on opening night including Wicked 3D Craft BBQ, Gordo’s Mexican Cocina, Angi’s Louisiana Kitchen, WTF — What to Fry (Thai food), Sally's Sweets Ice Cream Truck and DonutNV. Sally's Sweets Ice Cream Truck will return the following day, along with R&N Smokin Sweet Savour BBQ, Grub Truck Y'all, and Carnival Food Truck - Boardwalk Bites. The FeedLot will be open Fridays from 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday evening from 5-9 p.m.

Along with food trucks, the park will have fun and festivities on display with local musical act Jesus and Jimmy Hill on Friday and DJ Kip Kruger and Medicine Song on Saturday. The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Sally's Sweets Ice Cream Truck and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and has a special gift for the first 50 visitors. While a few permanent tables are available, the FeedLot urgers visitors to bring their own camping chairs to ensure they have a place to sit. The city recommends keeping cash handy for the ease of visitors and vendors. Yard games are also encouraged. Since the FeedLot is located on city-owned property, alcohol is prohibited.

The city has ambitious plans for the site including a farmers market and weekly food truck events during the aforementioned times. The number of food trucks at the FeedLot during its debut will be double the expected number on any normal weekend. A stage has also been built for local acts and will be the site of future open mic nights.