Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner recently visited the Yard for lunch, and then this happened: "Reality check time! Are you sitting down? Truck Yard only had two food trucks. No, not 22 — two! This is what everyone so excited about? Really, kids? Are we kidding?"
She submits that the Yard is "pretty cool-looking," but despite an exhaustive search, she and her lunch companion just "couldn't find anything else to eat." They would have settled for some ice cream from Carnival Barker's — "not that an ice cream truck is an idea throbbing with originality" — but the duo couldn't seem to locate the ice cream vendor. (Psst: It's located just off the front entrance, where a giant ice cream cone marks the spot.)
The bartender "pointed [them] to a cheese steak sandwich place at the far end of the permanent structure," which Brenner says "didn't sound very appetizing." (Hey, Leslie, the city of Philadelphia would like to have a word with you.)
Brenner attempts to get to the bottom of things by talking to the Truck Yard's PR, who explains they "strive to have three [trucks]" on hand at all times; she seizes the opportunity to make a dig at the city's ever-evolving food truck scene, asking "whether there even are three interesting food trucks in Dallas." Her overall impression of the Truck Yard: "Not awesome, dudes." It's probably safe to assume that the Yard's nearly 6,000 Facebook fans would disagree — as would the 50 or so people eating and drinking there at 11 p.m. on Monday night.
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