A new Boise food truck with a weird name is slinging lunchtime fare downtown. P. Ditty's Wrap Wagon, however, does not employ Sean "Puff Daddy/P. Diddy" Combs. Nor does it play rap music.
"My mom said if anybody comes up and asks if P. Diddy can rap for us, she'll come out and do it," said the owner's daughter, Miranda Ditty-Brown.
When Patty Ditty--for whom the truck is named--mentioned her idea for launching a food truck to her daughter and son-in-law, Shane Brown, the couple readily agreed. From the back of a GMC Value Van, the trio currently slings five types of wraps and bottled water.
The Hot Mama Hen features shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots and jack cheese, all doused in Louisiana-brand hot sauce with blue cheese or ranch dressing. The truck also offers a rare vegan option, which pairs Morning Star "chicken" with cabbage and carrot slaw, covered in a homemade creamy sweet chili Thai sauce.
The new truck will sling wraps for burger-weary lunch-goers on Main Street between 13th and 14th streets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will relocate to Hot Dog Sandwich Headquarters, at 3115 W. State St., on Fridays.
In other downtown opening news, High Note Cafe, located in the former Willi B's spot at 225 N. Fifth St., has officially opened its doors.
"I worked here when it was Willi B's," explained co-owner Maria Bahruth. "So when they left, I knew what was coming in and I loved this spot."
Co-owner and chef, Lisa Buck, helped open Reef and The Front Door, and has also worked as a chef at Bittercreek Ale House and Red Feather Lounge. Buck described the restaurant as a "classic American sandwich shop with some Spanish twists" and "some Mediterranean flares." The menu includes sandwiches and salads along with rotating daily soups. The joint will also offer a limited brunch menu, including a steak-and-egg burrito and a sausage scramble.
"I would like to do a Saturday night special that, during the day, I go down to the market and peruse the market and come up with a special," added Buck.
The all-ages cafe serves beer and wine and will be open until midnight Mondays through Wednesdays, and until 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with live music starting as late as 1 a.m.
For more info on High Note Cafe, call 208-429-1911, or visit facebook.com/highnotecafe.