It's hard to miss Mythical Munchies. Not only is the new food truck sizzling hot pink but it's tricked out with an illustration of a unicorn spewing a purple and teal rainbow.
"Basically, the food on the truck is the stuff that I like to eat," said owner Tony Napier. "It's all inspired by primarily comfort food. I was raised in Kentucky, so that kind of Southern tradition of comfort food; just things that taste good. Sliders are the main dish on the truck now, so we'll have a bleu cheese slider, a chicken slider and also a meatloaf slider."
Though the slider isn't exactly innovative on the food truck scene, Mythical Munchies has come up with some unique names for its fare: the bleu cheese and bacon sliders are dubbed Stinky Rainbows, the meatloaf sliders are called Oaf Loafs and the sweet potato fries have been christened Unicorn Hair. Oh, and there are also the Powdered Rubies: deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on sourdough.
"It's not greasy at all; it's almost the consistency of a donut," said Napier.
Mythical Munchies will be parked at Teleperformance, 9324 W. Emerald St., during the week, and in a lot at Sixth and Idaho streets in Boise Friday and Saturday nights.
"We have a contract with a private parking lot there," said Napier.
In other opening news, Yokozuna Teriyaki is taking over the former Baguette Deli space in the Idaho Building at 276 N. Eighth St. The casual teriyaki, noodle and sushi joint plans to open its doors in downtown Boise by mid-August. Yokozuna's original location is housed in the Vista Village Shopping Center at 824 S. Vista Ave., and its second location is situated at 2031 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian.
And in closing news, Yokozuna's neighbor, Stan's Charbroiled Hot Dogs, announced it will shut its doors as of Sunday, Sept. 1.
"To all our friends and customers: Stan's will be closing our full-service restaurant in the Vista Village Shopping Center on Sept 1. We will be relocating, but it will take some time so please watch for our new location," Stan's posted on its Facebook page. "For our patrons who have been supporting our cart, you all need to convince Jolene to keep that going at least during lunch time after Sept. 1. Thank you all for the past six plus years of patronage."