‘Truck or Treat:’ All the food trucks together

The Flying Stove will be part of the Oct. 26 Truck or Treat event.

A who’s who of Wichita food truckers are planning to gather for a food truck-a-palooza on Friday, Oct. 26.

The Flying Stove, B.S. Sandwich Press, MMM Sandwiches, Cakeface Bake Shop, Espresso To Go Go and Jarhead’s will all be operating from 6 to 9 p.m. that night in the parking lot south of Intrust Bank Arena at Commerce and Waterman.

They’re calling it “Truck or Treat,” and the event will have a Halloween theme. The truckers are encouraging diners to attend in costume, and they’ll be passing out candy. They also plan to project a Halloween theme movie onto a building.

The truckers all got together for a meeting recently to plan the event. They hope to start putting on similar gatherings on a monthly basis.

Jarhead’s food cart should open next month

Keenan Poore plans to open Jarhead's, a new Wichita food cart, in August.

A new hot dog cart called Jarhead’s should roll into Wichita sometime next month.

It will sell high-quality bratwurst, sauerkraut, Italian sausage, Polish sausage, hot dogs and possibly pulled pork.

Keenan Poore, a former youth pastor and former member of the Marine Corps, is working now to get his new mobile food business going, he said. He plans to start with a cart he’ll park various places around Wichita during lunch hours and in Old Town on weekend evenings. He’s also working on finding a trailer that he could eventually house the business in, giving it more of a food truck feel.

Poore, who lives in Andover, describes himself as a food enthusiast who’s always dreamed of owning a food establishment. He was inspired by the food truck fad that’s recently hit Wichita.

“The fad is early in Wichita,” he said. “This is probably a good time to jump in  and get a head of it a little bit.”

I’ll keep you updated on Jarhead’s progress.