Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Food Truck Tracker: Mar. 31 – April 7

Island Squeeze will be parked at Poplar Grove Plantation this weekend. (Courtesy Island Squeeze)

WILMINGTON — Port City Daily publishes the Food Truck Tracker every Friday, so folks can know where to access the best mobile eats while planning their weekend activities.

All schedules, which will run Friday to Friday, are subject to weather conditions and cancellations. The addresses of where the food trucks will be parked are alphabetized at the bottom.

Run a food truck and want to be included? Send schedules every Thursday by 8 a.m. to Angela Benitez at benitezas724@gmail.com.

Weekly Schedules

ISLAND SQUEEZE
Gourmet fresh-squeezed lemonade, all-natural and eco-friendly, made to order — serving Wilmington, NC, and area beaches.

  • April 1 — Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • April 2 — Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

THE FIRST BITE
The First Bite is a breakfast food truck. We offer breakfast burritos, sandwiches, as well as some other breakfast items. We serve breakfast in the morning, noon, and evenings.

  • April 1 — Salters Haven, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Biggers Market, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LANE’S FERRY
The Pender County institution returns, this time hitting the road with its popular burgers.

  • March 31 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 1 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 5 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 7 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FRANCHY’S
Franchy’s food truck serves a variety of lovingly made empandas along with special sauces. Read more here.

  • March 31 — The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 1 — Bull City Ciderworks, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

LOBSTER DOGS
Specializing in lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, plus avocado stacks. Read all about the truck here.

  • March 31 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Unwined on the Square, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

GRIMM BURGER
Serving smash burgers, fries, homemade condiments and more. Read more here.

  • March 31 — Mad Mole Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 6 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MOMMIEZ
Offering old family recipes, including shredded beef, famous chicken salads, with other yummy things.

  • March 31 — DrumTrout Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PEPE’S TACO TRUCK
Bringing authentic tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and burritos to our friends in New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • March 31 — Flytrap Brewing, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • April 7 — Flytrap Brewing, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

THE CHROME GNOME
Sister food truck to Platypus and Gnome, ILM’s premier wild game restaurant. Bringing the tastiest handhelds to you!

  • March 31 — Waterline Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PORT CITY PLATES
A food truck that serves Rochester, NY-style trash plates to the Wilmington area. Read more here.

  • March 31 — Hawkeswater Neighborhood on the River, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 1 — Elks Lodge #532, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Leaf & Barrel Provision Co., 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 3 — Brunswick Community College, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 4 — New Hanover County Courthouse, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 6 — The ER Pub, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Fermental Beer & Wine, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SMASH ‘N’ DASH
Serving smash burgers and bacon-wrapped hotdogs.

  • April 5 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WILMYWOODIE
Wilmington’s first and only wood-fired pizza truck, serving up unique and delicious creations as well as the classics.

  • March 31 — Bull City Ciderworks, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 1 — Biggers Market, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MICHAEL’S SEAFOOD EXPRESS
A 25-year local landmark now franchising as an express model serving your favorite menu items.

  • March 31 — DrumTrout Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Mad Katz, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • April 1 — End of Days Distillery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 4 — Outer Dunes Brewing Co., 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 6 — Tipsy Goat Bottles & Taps, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • April 7 — Salters Haven, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MADE IN VENEZUELA
Serving arepas, empanadas and other Venezuelan specialties.

  • March 31 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 1 — Waterline Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — Flytrap Brewing, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • April 4 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 6 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Dead Crow Comedy Room, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

2 BROS COASTAL CUISINE
A local food truck serving made-to-order sandwiches and wraps.

  • March 31 — Biggers Market, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — Gregory Farms and Vineyard, noon – 3 p.m.

CBT BURGER
CBT Burger is James Beard Foundation Winning Chef Bud Taylor’s modern take on classic roadside burgers.Fresh ground beef, cooked thin on a flat top, with crispy edges and melted cheese on a soft bun; read more here.

  • April 7 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WILMIRICANS
Puerto Rican-run and owned, WilmiRicans offers a variety of dishes that represent a taste of the island, from mofongo (mashed plantain), tripleta (sandwich), papas locas (loaded fries) and many other delicious options. Come and have a taste of Puerto Rico.

  • March 31 — Hendrick Toyota Wilmington, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • April 1 — Waterline Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

BANH SAI
A new Asian-inspired food truck is rolling through Wilmington, NC. It specializes in curries, noodle dishes and banh mis.

  • March 31 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 1 — Broomtail Craft Brewery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 5 — Bull City Ciderworks, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 6 — End of Days Distillery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHEELZ GOURMET PIZZA
Your neighborhood food truck, serving Wilmington the best gourmet, Neapolitan-Brooklyn-style pizza in the area.

  • March 31 — Tipsy Goat Bottles & Taps, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 3 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 4 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

POOR PIGGY’S BBQ
Traditional North Carolina-style barbecue and Southern food, now with three trucks in the Wilmington area. Two of the trucks serve classic BBQ, and the ‘Goin’ Ham’ truck serves burgers. Caterings available here.

  • April 3 — Fisher Student Center at UNCW, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 6 — Fisher Student Center at UNCW, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Find a location

  • Biggers Market — 6250 Market St.
  • Broomtail Craft Brewery — 6404 Amsterdam Way
  • Broomtail Pub & Arcade — 7211 Market St.
  • Brunswick Beer Xchange — 113 Village Rd. NE, Leland
  • Brunswick Community College — 50 College Rd, NE, Bolivia
  • Bull City Ciderworks — 615 S 17th St.
  • Cape Fear Community College North Campus — 4500 Blue Clay Rd., Castle Hayne
  • Cape Fear Community College Wilmington Campus — 411 N. Front St.
  • The Crooked Lotus — 1283 NC-210 Unit G, Sneads Ferry
  • Dead Crow Comedy Room — 511 N. 3rd St.
  • DrumTrout Brewing Company — 3710 College Rd Suite 143
  • Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood — 2500 US-421
  • The Eagle’s Dare — 420 N. 3rd St.
  • Edward Teach Brewing — 604 N. 4th St.
  • Elks Lodge #532 — 5102 Oleander Dr.
  • End of Days Distillery — 1815 Castle St.
  • The ER Pub — 2238 S. 17th St.
  • Fermental Beer & Wine — 600 S. 17th St.
  • Figure Eight Island Yacht Club — 15 Bridge Rd.
  • Fisher Student Center at UNCW — 615 Hamilton Dr.
  • Flying Machine Brewing Company — 3130 Randall Pkwy.
  • Flytrap Brewing — 319 Walnut St.
  • GE-Wilmington — 3901 Castle Hayne Rd.
  • Good Hops Brewing — 811 Harper Ave., Carolina Beach
  • Gregory Farms and Vineyard — 2576 Montague Rd., Curriev
  • Hawkeswater Neighborhood on the River — 588 Coniston Dr. SE, Leland
  • Hendrick Toyota Wilmington — 5640 Market St.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing — 1020 Princess St.
  • Hudson’s Hardware — 6301 Castle Hayne Rd., Castle Hayne
  • Ironclad Golf & Beer Garden — 2368 Country Club Dr., Hampstead
  • Jeff Gordon Chevrolet — 228 S. College Rd.
  • Jerry’s Barber Shop — 11975 US-117, Rocky Point
  • Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. — 15010 US-17, Hampstead
  • Mad Katz — 5216 Carolina Beach Rd.
  • Mad Mole Brewing — 6309 Boathouse Rd. Unit C
  • NAPA Auto Parts — 413 US-117 S, Burgaw
  • New Hanover County Courthouse — 316 Princess St.
  • Outer Dunes Brewing Company — 7976 Market St.
  • Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market — 10200 US-17
  • Salters Haven — Leas Ln., Hampstead
  • Salty Turtle Beer Company — 103 Triton Ln., Surf City
  • Scotchman gas station — 5302 Carolina Beach Rd.
  • Seagate Bottle Shop — 6005 Oleander Dr.
  • Seaview Crab Company Carolina Beach Market — 6458 Carolina Beach Rd.
  • Southport Tap and Cellar — 827 N. Howe St., Southport
  • Stevenson-Hendrick Honda — 6720 Market St.
  • Summit Logistics — 1845 Sir Tyler Dr.
  • SUNdays Café — 708B S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach
  • Tipsy Goat Bottles & Taps — 1930 Castle Hayne Rd. Suite 120
  • The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company — 800 S. Kerr Ave.
  • Unwined on the Square — 2163 Britton Rd., Leland
  • Waterline Brewing Company — 721 Surry St.
  • Wilmington Brewing Company — 824 S. Kerr Ave.
  • The Wine Sampler — 890-3 S Kerr Ave.

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