Boise, ID: Chow Down – Food Truck Rally

By Chris Grapes  |  Boise Weekly


The big dilemma with take-out is that there is so much choice. Maybe tonight’s the night to chow on some Chinese. Or perhaps a pizza. Tacos take your fancy? What about a burger? It’s just too hard to decide. If they all sound good, then Friday, Aug. 16, is the perfect night for a round-the-world tour at the 36th Street Garden Plaza, where Boise’s monthly Food Truck Rally sets up shop.

Seven of Boise’s top food trucks will circle their wagons with a range of cuisine to satisfy even the fussiest eaters. Ever wonder what a Reuben sandwich would taste like in an egg roll? Voluptuous Vittles will be on hand to answer with its eclectic menu. For something more traditional, queue up at the solar-powered Po’ Bois truck for some classic Louisiana-style eats–Idaho meats with a N’awlins touch.

Fans of authentic Asian food can grab a tray of stir-fry from Riceworks, while Italian lovers can check out Free Range Pizza’s mobile wood-fired oven. Bringing it back to the U.S. of A., Saint Lawrence Gridiron’s “gastrotruck” has but one goal: a rotating Southern-inspired menu that goes well with bourbon and beer. Finally, Calle 75 Street Tacos will fuse Idaho and Mexico into one glorious shell (corn or flour). How about a brisket taco braised in local craft beer?

And speaking of local craft beer, make sure you have your ID for some suds courtesy of Payette Brewing Company.

Food Truck Rally

Friday, Aug. 16

5 p.m. 36th Street Garden Plaza, 3858 N. Garden Center Way, Boise.