This week, she is converting the restaurant space inside the Imperial Gardens apartments at James and Oak streets into a "brick and mortar" location for PB&J's Lunch Box. She expects to open on Monday.
We're in the heart of food truck season in Central New York, and in case you missed it, there are now two weekly rodeo spots in town.
Several new food trucks are on the roll in the Syracuse area this season. Some veteran trucks are rolling to new places. And a couple of familiar local food trucks aren't rolling at all.
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"We are not a food fest, but we understand that people are going to be out there for six hours and we want to provide amenities," said fest director Frank Malfitano. "At the same time, we understand our audience is looking for something different, something creative."
Food trucks are the latest trend sweeping the nation. Food trucks are not a brand new thing in Syracuse, but they never have had this many or have they offered such a diverse menu. Meals range from hamburgers to crepes.
Their offerings include a falafel sandwich, mushroom burger, fried chicken and a burger spiced with harissa, a hot red chili pepper paste from North Africa.
You can have lines down the street or no one,” said the owner of the Lady Bug Lunchbox, which took to the streets selling curbside food in 2001. “It could be 20 degrees, or it could be 120 inside here. You have to deal with all of it