Sometimes Food: Food trucks and pop-up dinners around Ithaca

Cookies are a sometimes food, and this week, 14850 Dining has a look at Ithaca’s sometimes food — pop-up dinners, food trucks, and more that aren’t full-time eateries, but they’re worth a visit.

A crowded Lincoln Street Diner at the first Bickering Twins Taco Tuesday last August. 14850 Photo by Mark H. Anbinder.

Bickering Twins Catering is up to three nights a week for their taco pop-ups — Taco Tuesday night at the Lincoln Street Diner, and Thursday and Saturday nights at the Loft at the Carriage House in Collegetown. They’re also setting up at events like the recent Electric Avenue Music Festival hosted by WVBR.

Argos Inn doesn’t have its own food, but four nights a week this season, they’ve got food trucks on the patio. Silo Food Truck is there with amazing fried chicken, sticky rice, and mac & cheese on Wednesdays, the Good Truck serves up locavore tacos on Thursdays and Fridays, and the Rusty Oven is making pizzas on Saturday nights.

Silo Food Truck in Ithaca last summer.

Silo Truck isn’t just out Wednesday nights… they’re also doing lunch Tuesdays at the Cornell Business & Technology Park near the airport.

Alexander’s Food Truck is there for lunch on Wednesdays with chili bowls, chili dogs, BBQ chicken wraps, mac & cheese, and salads.

Hopshire Brewery on Route 13 has live music Friday nights again this year with the Dryden Community Cafe providing the food.

The Dos Amigos taco truck has been doing nights in Collegetown this spring, open 10pm-2am on Tuesday through Saturday nights at the corner of Eddy Street and Dryden Road. For the summer, they’ll be at the Cornell Business and Technology Park Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-2pm at 95 Brown Road, and downtown on Thursdays from 11am-2pm at 300 North Tioga Street. We’ve also spotted them at Six Mile Creek Winery.

Speaking of summer, the plant-powered Star Truck should be back in a few weeks, after things settle down with the opening of the Ten Forward Cafe.

Fresh pasta dishes whipped up while you wait, at the Circus Truck.

The Circus Truck is (almost) always in a Green Street parking lot in Ithaca’s west end for weekday lunches, offering made-to-order pasta dishes and other Italian food, plus breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

Meantime, That’s How I Roll sushi burrito truck is on Cornell’s north campus for lunch into the evening Sunday through Wednesday, and in Collegetown Thursday through Saturday for the spring.

Of course the Hot Truck is on Stewart Avenue Thursday through Saturday nights serving up french bread pizza subs, and Louie’s Lunch is on Thurston Ave for lunch through late night.

We love Ithaca’s all-time-time restaurants, but our area’s sometimes food is way too much fun not to give it a try once in a while! Which other food trucks or pop-up eateries are we missing?

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