1/10/2013 01:43:00 PM

Food Truck Watch: Frolic Waffles, Hot Diggity, Heart

Will 2013 be another explosive year for food trucks in Philly? It’s starting off strong with news of three new mobile food operations.

We’re extremely excited for the launch of Frolic Waffles, which will serve its namesake treat both Brussels-style (light and crisp) and Liege-style (buttery and sweet). According to Eater, the venture is a partnership between Robin Admana of Kraftwork and friends Flo Gardner and Ian Stafford. “Whimsical” waffle treatments are promised, such as a falafel waffle (pictured) and the “Stoner Special,” with Fruity Pebbles batter topped with ice cream, chocolate covered potato chips and salted caramel. The team picked up their truck in December and hopes to be rolling by spring.

Hot off a national TV appearance, the South Street weiner experts at Hot Diggity are planning to launch a truck (hat tip to Eater, again). A fundraising campaign is underway at LuckyAnt, and it’s worth taking a look: instead of the usual boring pledge rewards, your donation will be rewarded with actual food and drink once the truck opens! The truck will be wrapped in a custom mural by menu artist Hawk Krall, and - depending on the success of the campaign - could be roaming the streets as early as spring.

Heart will be the name of the new truck from chef Michael Falcone, who is closing down his well-rated Pottstown BYO Funky Lil' Kitchen to give the mobile life a try. "Instead of getting people to trek out here, we'll go to them," he tells The Insider. As early as this spring, expect Heart to dole out the same type of food Falcone served at the suburban New American (using sustainably-sourced fresh ingredients), which will remain open until he finds a buyer for the business.

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