Food Truck Rodeo: Wednesday at the Historical Society.
by Alan Bedenko (@BuffaloPundit) - posted 12:56 pm, August 19, 2013
This Wednesday August 21, the Buffalo Historical Society will be the site of a Food Truck Rodeo, featuring two new Buffalo trucks and three from Rochester. In all, fifteen trucks will be serving the hungry masses at the corner of Elmwood and Nottingham from 5pm – 9pm to benefit the Historical Society. Music will be provided by DJ Cutler.
What makes this truck rodeo a bit different is the addition of a beer permit, courtesy of Fat Bob’s Smokehouse. Beers will include offerings from Community Beer Works, Flying Bison and McKenzie’s Cider.
“The event has been really successful because of community support—the community enjoys a chance to visit a variety of trucks in a single place,” said Pete Cimino, co-owner of Lloyd Taco Trucks. “We’re especially excited to welcome two new trucks in our area, as well as three popular trucks from Rochester this week.”
J & L Boulevard BBQ (www.buffalosbestbbq.com) and Greek on the Street (twitter.com/greekonstreet) are the latest to join the Buffalo food truck scene, with J & L boasting food “cooked low and slow, served fast and friendly” and Greek on the Street being the area’s first Greek food truck.
From Rochester, Le Petit Poutine (twitter.com/lepetitpoutine) is known for its “handcut French fries and squeakin’ fresh cheese curds smothered in fresh gravy.” Brick N Motor (www.bricknmotortruck.com) touts an ever-changing menu designed to complement the season and please a variety of tastes. Marty’s Meats (www.martysmeats.com) calls itself a “protein-centric, gourmet food truck.”
Organized by Cimino, the event is the first of its kind in Buffalo. In addition to Lloyd Taco Trucks, the event will include Knight Slider, Black Market Food Truck, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Thai Me Up, Hot Off the Press, House of Munch, R&R BBQ, The Sweet Hearth and Roaming Buffalo.
Cimino says The Buffalo Historical Society was selected as a venue because of its mission and ease of access. With ample parking and being centrally located in the city, it became a natural partner.