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May 7, 2013

Second annual Weatherford food truck bash

By BRIAN SMITH

Saturday was a chamber of commerce day ... in more ways than one.

With the weather cooperating, a large crowd enjoyed great food and live music during the 2nd Annual Weatherford Truck Bash at Albertson’s parking lot. QXFM and Albertson’s co-sponsored the event. 

QXFM Director of Operations Robert Ashford said it was only fitting much of the action was taking place outside the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce offices.

“The Chamber’s motto is ‘shop local’ but we believe in entertaining local as well,” Ashford said. “We really wanted to have an event on the local scheme, so people wouldn’t have to go to Fort Worth or Dallas for something like this. The first event was great and we’re hoping to have a better crowd this time.”

Two local restaurants, Fire Oak Grill and 2 Outlaws Barbeque, highlighted the nearly dozen trucks taking part in the daylong event. Entertainment consisted of local favorite Katy Keenie and a number of Fort Worth-area bands, including the Chris Watson band, Whitnye Raquel and Scott Copeland and the Haters.

Fire Oak Grill Owner Eric Hunter said he was approached by the radio station to take part in the event but was under the impression it was a food truck only event. 

Hunter was offering lamb chops along with a venison meatball sandwich with a cheese sauce and was doing fairly brisk business in the early going. Many of the early arrivers said they were from out of town, some coming all the way from Abilene.

“We heard about this on Facebook,” Dominic Gravato, of Abilene, said while tasting a meatball sandwich. “Great looking day for a drive, so we figured we’d come out.”

Steven Green, of Fort Worth, and Jace Gaston, of Arlington, also got word of the event through social media.

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