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Durham Bulls to host food trucks at July 10 game

Love food trucks and baseball? Well, rejoice! The Durham Bulls are hosting eight food trucks at the July 10 game against the Charlotte Knights.

The trucks will sell their food on the Diamond View concourse inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The trucks participating in the DBAP Food Truck Fest include Only Burger, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Parlez-Vous Crepe, Sweet Stacey Cakes, BaguettAboutIt, Porchetta, The Humble Pig and American Meltdown.

Fans with tickets to the 7:05 p.m. game will have access to all the trucks. To buy tickets, call 919-956-2855 or go to durhambulls.com.

Food truck rodeo in downtown Raleigh THIS Saturday

Rebus Works is hosting a food truck rodeo from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at their Boylan Heights location, near downtown Raleigh

The trucks will include KoKyu BBQ, The Humble Pig, Hibachi Express, Big City Sandwiches, Captain Poncho’s Tacos, Mac-Ur-Roni, Virgil’s Jamaica, Blue Sky Dining and Tar Heel Creamery.

The event also will include Locopops, beer from Raleigh Brewing Co. and Fullsteam brewery and entertainment by Gouge Wrestling.

Rebus Works is at 301 Kinsey St. Info: rebusworks.us

Two new food trucks serving pork: one on the road, one in the works

For pork and barbecue fans, there is a new truck on the road now and another in the works:

Porchetta RDU is a truck devoted to the Italian-style slow roasted pork sandwiches that got on the road two weeks ago. The owners are chef Nicholas Crosson and Matthew Hayden, former co-workers at Raleigh's 18 Seaboard.

Crosson explains that they make the truck's signature dish, porchetta (pronouced por-KET-a), by roasting pork that has been seasoned with sage, fennel, garlic, rosemary and red chile flakes. Their sandwiches are made with shredded and chopped pork. They also serve seasonal sausages, pork burgers and a veggie burger.

For more information, go to porchettardu.com or follow them on Twitter: @porchettardu

The Humble Pig is the work of husband and wife, Ross and Jessica McCarthy of Cary. Until last fall, Ross McCarthy worked in corporate sales. When he got laid off, this avid backyard barbecue cook decided to launch a truck devoted to smoked local meat. His wife, Jessica, says they plan to be on the road by July 10.

They will serve pulled pork, chicken and brisket. (The pork and chicken come from Mae Farm in Louisburg and Cozi Farm in Mebane.) They smoke the meat using a combination of apple and cherry wood. They do not pre-sauce anything. They will offer several styles of sauce: western North Carolina, eastern North Carolina, a South Carolina mustard sauce, and an Alabama white sauce for the chicken.

Their home base will be Deep South Bar in downtown Raleigh. They will be serving food every night there is a concert at the downtown Raleigh amphitheater.

For more information, go to thehumblepig.com, Facebook or follow them on Twitter: @thehumblepig
 

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