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Tim Moore (left) known as the "Pie Slinger" and "Pie Bringer," and Chris Knowles, are owners and operators of The Pie Hole food truck, which features Australian meat pies.
Tim Moore (left) known as the "Pie Slinger" and "Pie Bringer," and Chris Knowles, are owners and operators of The Pie Hole food truck, which features Australian meat pies. The Kansas City Star

Hungry for some of Kansas City’s best gourmet food truck fare?

You won’t want to miss some of the items featured on the menu at The Star’s final Food Truck Friday for 2015.

▪ Chef Brett Atkinson of Wilma’s Real Good Food always has something new to highlight. This time he’s whipping up fried chicken salad po’boys.

▪ If you prefer a more traditional take on Cajun, try a sampler platter at Cajun Cabin. Choose three six-ounce portions of jambalaya, gumbo, red beans, etouffee or shrimp and corn chowder.

▪ Beauty of the Bistro will be featuring a cowboy skillet: andouille sausage with roasted chicken, potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers, onion, corn and jalapeno aioli. The skillet can be made without meat.

▪ Street Wings will be giving their stuffed wings a fall flavor by stuffing chicken wings with a sweet and spicy apple compote then tossing them with bourbon spiced sauce.

▪ In addition to their popular shrimp and grits and carne asada taco, The Moose Truck will put a gourmet twist on two childhood classics — spicy chipotle short rib grilled cheese sandwiches with cheddar, Ghost Pepper Jack cheeses and tomato bacon jam on grilled Pullman white bread or lobster tater tots with a classic bearnaise sauce.

The Moose Truck’s new vegetarian burritos (with a vegan option) feature sweet potato and black bean with roasted corn, poblano salsa and Oaxacan cheese, pico de gallo with cilantro rice and sour cream.

▪ Boo Yah! will make its debut at Food Truck Friday with grilled center loin pork chops in a lemongrass marinade with fresh Asian slaw.

▪ Pie Hole, a truck specializing in Australian meat pies, will also be debuting at The Star’s event. One of the most fun meat pies to say is the Choopercabra, a flaky pie stuffed with pork shoulder, green chile, tomato and onion surrounded by a pork gravy.

▪ El Tenedor offers Spanish paella and tapas, including chicken and bacon croquettes, chorizo empanadas, vegan and gluten-free setas al ajillo (sauteed mushrooms in a white wine reduction with garlic and parsley and vegetarian and gluten-free patata bravas (roasted potatoes in brava sauce).

▪ For anyone who was a fan of the food truck movie “Chef,” you won’t want to miss the Plantain District’s Cubano. The traditional sandwich features slow-roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, housemade pickles and herb sauce on Cuban bread the pressed on a plancha.

▪ All CoffeeCakeKC coffee drinks from the espresso bar and fruit smoothies can be ordered vegan; frozen coffee smoothies can be ordered vegetarian. The sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, coffee cake and pumpkin bread are all dairy free.

These items and much more will be available 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the corner of 17th & McGee, so come and explore our booming food truck scene.

This month’s food truck lineup: Streetwings, The Moose Truck, Cajun Cabin, CoffeeCakeKC, Plaintain District, Wilma’s Real Good Food, El Tenedor, Beauty of the Bistro, Pie Hole, Boo Yah! and Revel Traveling Bar.

Bring donations for Harvesters and stop by to see me at The Star tent. I’ll also be on Twitter at @kcstarfood and Instagram at @chowtownkc.

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