Food lovers added a new monthly event to their culinary calendars Sept. 1, 2011, when food trucks gathered at Fourth and Grove streets and invited people to come eat and party.
Thursday, Sept. 6, the Food Truck Rally will return to the place of its inception to celebrate its first birthday.
Starting at 4 p.m., Calle 75 Tacos, Archie's Place, RiceWorks, Brown Shuga and Boise Fry Company will set up shop and reminisce about the inaugural Food Truck Rally. However, the B29 Streatery, also one of the originals, won't be joining the other trucks because of a scheduling conflict.
Trucks joining the one-year bash will include Navajo eats Mist'Delish, the health-conscious Paleo Shack and Free Range Pizza, as well as P. Ditty's Wrap Wagon, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Tiki's Shave Ice, Basilio's, Stanley's BBQ, Life's Kitchen and Big Daddy's BBQ.
Oenophiles can check out the offerings of Idaho vino purveyor Split Rail Winery. More adult beverages will be available from rally frequenter Payette Brewing Company, which will donate 20 percent of beer proceeds to Radio Boise. The station's DJ Winkle will spin tunes throughout the evening, and Steve Meyers and Nando Flores will provide live music.
Though rallies have historically been held the second Friday of the month, this event has been moved in order to avoid scheduling conflicts with other popular downtown events and the Hyde Park Street Fair.
Given the popularity of the rally, which had to expand its hours in August to accommodate the throngs of people who flock to it, Payette's Director of Marketing Sheila Francis said it's very likely the Boise Food Truck Rally will see a second anniversary as well. Foodies rejoice.