Sunday, April 15, 2012

Long Lines and Large Crowds at April Food Truck Rally

Posted By on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

After last month’s Food Truck Rally ended in somewhat of a bottleneck, organizers moved this month’s event to a location with more space and more seating, away from downtown.

MK Nature Center helped ease the congestion, and provided patrons with about enough area for seating, but the lines were still an issue for many rally-goers.

“We need either fewer people or more food trucks,” said attendee Pete Schimpf.

Another passerby added: “They should change the name of the event from Food Truck Rally to Line Rally.”

But the long lines didn’t stop people from having a good time. Payette's beer line moved along at a faster clip, providing people with cold brew to nurse while waiting for food.

Food Truck Rally organizers created a large menu to ease confusion.
  • April Foster
  • Food Truck Rally organizers created a large menu to ease confusion.

But the long wait for grub easily paid off. Brown Shuga Soul Food served up giant turkey legs and baked mac 'n' cheese; Riceworks delivered delicious rice bowls and egg rolls; B29 Streatery dolled out sandwiches, fries and hotdogs; Calle 75 Street Tacos churned out carne asada tacos; Kuna’s Big Daddy BBQ pumped out brisket, pulled pork and nachos; Archie’s Place sold their signature sandwiches and sloppy joe sliders; Boise Fry Co. served up fried russets and three varieties of burgers; and Dippin’ Donuts and A Cupcake Paradise were there to satisfy sweet cravings.

By the end of the night, it seemed as if most attendees were happily fed, mildly tipsy, and ready to go for the next rally, notwithstanding the long lines.

A view from the back of the B29 Streatery line.

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