Look close and you'll see signs of spring everywhere.
Hot dog and ice cream stands are opening, our turtlenecks are getting bothersome and our itchy dry skin is going away. We are ready for summer.
To that end, mark your calendar. Larkinville's first Food Truck Tuesday kicks off on April 11 and continues through Oct. 3 (with the exception of July 4), 5 to 8 p.m.
More than 50 food trucks will rotate throughout the season, with up to 28 serving on any given Tuesday. Once again, trucks will park at Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.) and at Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) just down the street.
[PHOTOS: Smiles at Food Truck Tuesday from last September]
In what is being called “Buffalo’s biggest dinner party,” guest can enjoy their food on the Larkin Square grounds or take items purchased from the trucks across the street to the beer garden of Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), to Flying Bison or to the new Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St.), which opened its tasting room on March 4.
But on to the most important information. What new trucks can you expect to see?
Here's the list: Carnivorous: A Meat Lovers Food Truck, Cheesecake Guy, Eat Greek (of Rochester), #GetFried (purveyors of French fries, crunch rolls, chicken fingers, etc.), Green Acres Ice Cream, Healthy Scratch, Jimmy Z’s, Maria’s Bene Cibo (panini, cannoli), Rolling Cannoli, Rudy’s Kitchen, Ru’s Pierogi, The Great Aussie Bite, The Salad Bar and You Crack Me Up (breakfast, brunch items).
Once again beverages (adult and kid) will be available for purchase and live music will be part of the action. The Rockaz band opens Food Truck Tuesday on April 11. The season ends with the Zak Ward Band. We count 14 of the 25 bands listed as new to the event for 2017. (We secretly hope Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles is cooking when Nikki Hicks & Momma’s Biscuits performs on May 23.)
Here's the entertainment list for Food Truck Tuesdays. New bands are marked with an asterisk.
April 11 - The Rockaz
April 18 - Bruce Wojick & the Struggle*
April 25 - 4 B-LO
May 2 - Sharon Bailey Project*
May 9 - Lindsey Holland Quartet*
May 16 - The Kensingtons
May 23 - Nikki Hicks & Momma’s Biscuits*
May 30 - Son Boricua*
June 6 - Folkfaces
June 13 - Alex McArthur Sextet*
June 20 - Rust Belt Birds*
June 27 - Shaky Stage
July 11 - Will Holton
July 18 - The Outlyers*
July 25 - Carol McLaughlin Quintet
Aug. 1 - Rear View Ramblers
Aug. 8 - Jacob Peter Band*
Aug. 15 - Larry Salter Soul Orchestra
Aug. 22 - The Abruptors*
Aug. 29 - Jeremy Keyes Band*
Sept. 5 - Flashback*
Sept. 12 - Tommy Z Band*
Sept. 19 - Dee Adams Band
Sept. 26 - Q Phunk*
Oct. 3 - Zak Ward Band