By Christy Strawser
CBS Detroit Managing Editor
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Not to be outdone by the showstopping suburban food truck rally in Royal Oak — where hundreds stood in line for tasty treats from the region’s first batch of trendy food trucks — the city is taking its turn.
A food truck rally is happening from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Detroit’s New Center, with 12 trucks on hand to dispense tacos, burgers, pierogies, cheese, and more. Trucks will be parked on Third Street between West Grand Boulevard and Lothrop.
It’s another sign that the city is coming to life during the day, as entrepreneur Dan Gilbert and others relocate big businesses from the suburbs to the city. With more people around town during the day, An Olga’s Kitchen opened this week in Midtown, and one of the first vegetarian restaurants, Seva, recently opened in Midtown. Whole Foods and Meijer are also on their way to the city that has drawn complaints for decades that there’s nowhere to shop for groceries.
As Detroit garners new places to eat and shop, the food truck rally is part of an overall effort to bring people downtown. Detroit’s Restaurant Week also begins this weekend, and continues through April 29 with $28 three-course meals available at some of the city’s most innovative restaurants.
Whet your whistle at the food truck rally, which includes: Treat Dreams, Jacques’ Tacos, El Guapo Fresh Mexican Grill, Taco Mama, Frank’s Anatra, Concrete Cuisine, Ned’s TravelBurger, The People’s Pierogi Collective, Cheese Dream, Debajo del Sol and Cheese Wizard.