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What to know for the opening of Food Truck Tuesday

Get ready for an early taste of summer: the first Food Truck Tuesday is here.

The seventh annual season for the weekly Larkin Square event opens at 5 p.m. April 23. For the first week, at least three trucks will make their Food Truck Tuesday debut: Falafel Bar, Fat Lady's Cakes & Pies, and Rollin' Deep. Music is by Funktional Flow.

Other trucks scheduled to appear on April 23 are Amy's Truck, Cheesecake Guy, Cheesy Chick, Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles, Fat Bobs,  Flaming Fish, Great Foodini, Hawaiian BBQ, House of Munch, J & L BBQ, Le Petit Poutine, Lloyd, Macarolin, Niagara Cafe, Pizza Amore, Ru's Pierogi, The Salad Bar, Souped Up, Sweet Hearth, Sweet Melody's, Ted's Hot Dogs and Thai Me Up.

Here's a quick guide on going to Food Truck Tuesday, along with the full list of food trucks participating throughout the season, and the musical performances.

Hours: 5 to 8 p.m.  Tuesdays, April 23 through Oct. 1

What you can bring: Folding chair, picnic blankets.

Not allowed: pets, coolers, outside food or beverages, smoking.

Parking: Free parking is available in the gravel lot on Hydraulic Street and surface lots along Exchange Street. Paid parking ($5) is available in the Van Rensselaer Street ramp starting at 5:15 p.m. (enter off Hydraulic Street).

Handicap parking: available at Seneca and Emslie streets (enter at Emslie).

New theme nights: Halfway to Dyngus Day with the band Special Delivery on Sept. 17, and an Oktoberfest party on Oct. 1.

New trucks for 2019: Big Ed's BBQ, Caribbean Flava, Craft Crepes, Falafel Bar, Fat Lady's Cakes & Pies, Lugia's on Wheels, Mad Sauces, Rollin' Deep, Souped Up, Wraps on Wheels.

All food trucks for 2019 (will rotate weekly): Amy’s Truck, Bada Bing Food Truck, Big Ed's BBQ, Caribbean Flava, Carniverous, Cheesecake Guy, The Cheesy Chick, Chef's Mobile Kitchen, Craft Crepes. Dickey’s BBQ, Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles LLC, Eat Greek.

Also, Falafel Bar, Fat Bob's,Fat Lady's Cakes & Pies, Flaming Fish, The Great Aussie Bite, The Great Foodini, Green Acres Ice Cream, Hawaiian BBQ, House of Munch, J & L Boulevard BBQ, Le Petit Poutine, Lloyd, Lugia's on Wheels, Macarolin,’ Mad Sauces, The Meatball Truck Co., M & S Street Eats, Niagara Café, Pizza Amore, The Polish Villa.

Also, Rob's Kabobs, Rollin' Deep, Rolling Cannoli, Ru's Pierogis, The Salad Bar, Sassi Cakes, Share Kitchen & Bar, Smoothies Plus, Souped Up, Sweet Hearth, Sweet Lisa's, Sweet Melody’s, Taffy’s, Ted's Hot Dogs, Thai Me Up, Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza, Wraps on Wheels.

Music lineup

April 23 - Funktional Flow

April 30 - Buffalo Afrobeat

May 7 - Mom said No.

May 14 - Kristen Smigielski Combo

May 21 - The Alison Pipitone Band

May 28 - Mosswalk

June 4 - GRAVY

June 11- Ponder

June 18 - XOXO Pop Band

June 25 - Zak Ward Trio

July 2 - Alex McArthur Quintet

July 9 - Tim Britt Band

July 16 - Scott Celani Band

July 23 - Mom Said No.

July 30 - Michael DiSanto Duet

Aug. 6 - Big J Blues

Aug. 13 - GRAVY

Aug. 20 - Grace Stumberg Band

Aug. 27 - The Kensingtons

Sept. 3 - Donny Frauenhofer Trio

Sept. 10 - Alex McArthur Quintet

Sept. 17 – Special Delivery (Halfway to Dyngus Day Celebration)

Sept. 24 - Brendan & The Strangest Ways

Oct. 1 – The Frankfurters (Oktoberfest Party)

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