Food trucks are omnipresent today, showing up near your office for lunch during the week, parked outside your favorite stores on the weekend or showing up en masse at daylong festivals. There are at least six regular events focusing on food trucks. Here's a look.
Details: 5 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 1. At least 10 new food trucks were added this season. Live music is performed under the boardwalk.
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Food Truck Rodeo, Buffalo History Museum
Details: 5 to 8 p.m. June 5, July 3 and Aug. 7. Participating food trucks include Lloyd, Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, Pizza Amore, Center Street Smokehouse, Cheesy Chick, the Greenbox Food Truck, House of Munch and Yogurt Shack.
Foodie Festival at Sal Maglie Stadium
Details: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from June 5 to Aug. 28 at Sal Maglie Stadium, 1200 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Food trucks, food vendors, family activities.
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Food Truck Thursdays at Niagara Square
Details: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September at Niagara Square in front of City Hall. A rotating group of 28 food trucks. Funds from the Food Truck Thursday program fee go toward the beautification of Niagara Square.
Food Truck Thursdays, Niagara Falls
Details: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Train Station (rain or shine).
Here is the schedule:
May 9 – Dirty Bird Chicken N' Waffles; live music by Sharon Bailey. May 16, Anchor Bar; May 23, Mother Cluckers; May 30, Lloyd with music by Thomas Tedesco.
June 6, Ms. Judi's; June 13, the Salad Bar; June 20, Caribbean Flava; June 27, Anchor Bar with music by Thomas Tedesco.
July 4, no event; July 11, the Great Foodini; July 18, Dirty Bird Chicken N' Waffles; July 25, Ms. Judi's.
Aug. 1, the Salad Bar with music by Thomas Tedesco; Aug. 8, the Anchor Bar, Aug. 15, Caribbean Flava; Aug. 22, Goofy's; Aug. 29, Fat Bob's Smokehouse.
Sept. 5, Lloyd; Sept. 12, Dirty Bird Chicken N' Waffles; Sept. 19, the Great Foodini; Sept. 26, TBA with music by Bruce Wojick.
Food Truck Friday Happy Hour at Acqua
Details: 5 to 9 p.m. at Acqua (2192 Niagara St.). Food trucks will be in the lot with a cash bar on patio. Complimentary parking and admission. Bands play from 6 to 9 p.m. on the waterfront patio.
Here is the music schedule:
June 7, Joyryde and the Hitmen Horns; June 14, Boys of Summer; June 21, Speedy Parker.
July 5, Boys of Summer; July 12, the Informers; July 19, Nickel City Pimp Choir; July 26, Mirage.
Aug. 2, DJ Milk; Aug. 9, the Informers; Aug. 16, Speedy Parker; Aug. 23, Nickel City Pimp Choir; Aug. 30, Joyryde and the Hitmen Horns.
Food Truck Fridays at Buffalo Niagara Marriott
Details: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays beginning May 17, runs through June 28 at 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. There's a $2 admission which will be donated to a different charity each week. Here's the live music schedule as well as the charity involved. Additionally, $5 may be donated for a chance to sing a song with the band that week; the special guest will be drawn at 7 p.m. each Friday.
May 17: Boys of Summer, ALS Association of WNY.
May 24: Tim Britt Band, Make-A-Wish Foundation.
May 31: Ultraviolet, Children's Miracle Network.
June 7: West of the Mark, Veterans One-Stop of WNY.
June 14: Hair Nation, JDRF Diabetes Research.
June 21: Supercharger, Pixie Mama's Dog Rescue.
June 28: XOXO, Mikey's Way Foundation.