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Fort Worth’s 2nd Food Truck Park Opens

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Hungry? There’ s new dining option in Fort Worth. Cowtown Chow Down, the city’s newest food truck park, opened today.

Cowtown Chow Down is on North Main Street, between the Downtown Cultural District and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Menu varieties have a lot for the discerning food truck palate. Customers can ‘chow down’ on everything from sushi, to pizza, bacon sandwiches and grilled cheese.

Garland “Goose” Geeslin is serving Chicago-style dogs at Sassy Hot Dogs.

“You got either fresh onions or gilled onions, which grilled onions is Texas-style,” Goose explained. “Then you go the bright green relish out of Chicago, two Serrano peppers, two tomato wedges, a kosher pickle, a splash of celery salt and a nice long line of mustard on a fresh-baked bun, with a Vienna beef dog. You’re in heaven.”

There’s even a hot dog named after Fort Worth’s leader. Mayor Betsy Price, was on hand for the opening, explained, “They called and said ‘Does the mayor like any kind of hot dog?’ and I said, ‘Yeah! Chili-cheese with Fritos on top.’”

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price ‘chows down’ on a Mayor Betsy’s Crunch Dog — a hot dog named for her. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

The creation is called Mayor Betsy’s Crunch Dog.

Cowtown Chow Down is the city’s second food truck park and is located on a site that formerly housed a gas station. Charlie Flores owns the property.

Flores spent two decades in the car business but recently had to come up with new business ideas.

On the ‘birth’ of Cowtown Chow Down Flores said, “The economic recession really impacted my car business and so we were specifically looking at what could we do with our property.”

The food park can hold as many as 20 trucks and Flores says the location ties in closely with city development.

“Connecting downtown Fort Worth to the Stockyards and progressing this Trinity River vision project that’s coming down the pike… I think it all makes sense.”

Cowtown Chow Down is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. — except Friday and Saturday when the park stays open until 10:30 p.m.

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