Just two weeks ago, several of the city's food trucks added a new weekly stop to their rosters: Wednesday appearances at 15th and California, the site of the Tiri's Garden farmers' market.
That crowd was led by the Steamin' Demon and the Paris on the Platte truck, and they also invited the Steuben's Food Truck, the Deluxe Truck, the Biscuit Bus (which will send Sully's Slice truck to be a permanent part of the fun), and Pinche Tacos to come along.
"We're trying to create an alternative to the 16th Street Mall," says Dan Landes, owner of the Steamin' Demon. "A lot of us can't set up downtown because of parking issues. This is a way for us to reach people who work down there."
As with the farmers' market that inhabits the lot during the summer, part of the proceeds from the truck sales go to Concerts for Kids.
And now rumors are circulating that the trucks may eventually establish a more permanent presence on this intersection. Which could mean that Denver will finally have its first true food-truck pod, like those in Portland, Oregon, that feature seating areas, dozens of vendors and a fun, party-like vibe.
For now, though, you can find the line-up on site on Wednesdays starting at 11 a.m.
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