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FTT continues to draw big numbers and lots of trucks.

IMG_0508Who would have thought that the Tuesday evening food truck gig at Larkinville would have been such a hit? Apparently the answer to that question is “Everyone at Larkinville”.

Each week the district attracts more and more visitors, and is always at the forefront of the food truck rage. While the local trucks have been pulling up and selling like crazy, the weekly event has caught the attention of its first out-of-town truck. “We are very excited to welcome a special guest truck (and hopefully it will become a regular) from Rochester, Brick N Motor,” said Director of Fun, Leslie Zemsky. “They will be at Food Truck Tuesdays (FTT) tomorrow night along with all the Buffalo Trucks.  We will also host some entertainment from the Infringement Festival while the Food Trucks are here from 5-8 pm. FTT has really taken off…  around 15 trucks have been coming to serve crowds averaging 1000!”

IMG_0458The people that I have talked to, that are regulars at FTT, love to visit Larkin Square on a day that used to be considered an “off-day”. Chilling on the patios, listening to music, soaking up the evening sun, playing pickle ball and Hula hooping, while having a host of food styles to choose from… well, those are all great reasons to attend the weekly gathering. “Food Truck Tuesdays began with the simple goal of bringing all of Buffalo’s food trucks together,” said Square 1 Sandwiches proprietor Harry Zemsky, who operates out of a converted 1964 Airstream trailer. “The fact that we’ve now expanded to include trucks from the Rochester area, as well as feature live performances from local artists, makes it all the more fun for everyone.”

Photo credit: Michele Goldfarb

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • David Steele

    Can the Food truck guys complain to the City if some brick and mortar restaurants try to muscle in on the market they built?

  • Stan Da Man

    And watch how quickly this will all go away once the City Mission relocates.

  • lighter, quicker, cheaper.  A little coordination and then let capitalism flourish!
    This has been going on for several years in other cities around the country.  I’m glad that Leslie put it together. It is exciting to see all these small business owners get together, compete, and enrich peoples  weekdays.

  • TominBuff

    Im not going to comment on the food even though that is what the story is about
    My comment is much more visual. Look at that beautiful density and urban feel. Its incredible that there is an alternative to downtown that is just as dense and urban. Just think how many more warehouses and factory buildings used to make up this district.
    I can forsee a lot of growth for the Larkin District and downtown…but it also says to me that this is what the Central Terminal, Niagara Street, Main Street, Black Rock, UB South Campus should be like…
    Well, maybe we will get there someday,