Friday, March 7 marked the kickoff to the buzzing of food truck generators on the west block of Georgia Street between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street for Food Truck Friday. From 11 am to 2 pm every Friday, anyone can satisfy their local food indulgences by visiting the food trucks that will rotate each week.
Food Truck Friday’s March 14’s lineup includes:
Ali Baba – a brand new Mediterranean restaurant off of Market street has started their own food truck with hummus, falafel and other eats.
Big Ron’s Bistro – the “go big or go home” and “always trust a big man when it comes to food” tag lines are echoed throughout the menu that offers reasonably priced tenderloins, pulled pork and braised short rib sandwiches.
Circle City Spuds – variations on the baked potato. My favorite is the Naptown Spud – a heaping mound of BBQ pulled pork, macaroni and cheese and cheese sauce. Yes, all of those words belong together.
Da Blue Lagoon – formerly a Jamaican and Carribean restaurant in Broad Ripple that received high remarks from Indianapolis Monthly, this new food truck asks you to try a signature Tropical Lemonade or Cool Runnings drink with your Jerk Chicken.
Gigi’s Cupcakes – You can’t miss the big pink truck that will satisfy your sweet cravings with creme brulee, green tea and ginger, wedding cake and other cupcake flavors. Who says you can’t have a cupcake for lunch?
Johnson’s BBQ Shack – Your nose may lead you to the smoked flavors wafting out of this food truck that offers traditional BBQ such as turkey legs, pulled pork, rib tips, chicken wings and hamburgers.
Sweeties – Cotton Candy, Pina Colada and Bubble Yum are just a few of the flavors on Sweetie’s cupcake and cake menu, though cookies, brownies, ice cream and smoothies are all available from this Broad Ripple food truck.
The Big Cheeze – This Bloomington-area food truck makes it way to Georgia Street with gooey, cheesy sandwiches that will test your idea of what a grilled cheese really is. Macaroni and cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich? Yes, please.
The NY Slice – Bringing authentic New York style pizza to Indianapolis, The NY Slice was one of the first food trucks on the streets of Indy. Order by the slice or take the whole pie.
I know I will have a hard time deciding which food truck to eat at, but thankfully many of them will be back throughout the summer since each week has a different lineup. Visit Georgia Street’s online calendar for more information.