Tucson street cuisine culture appears ready to take the next step in its evolution with the launch of a temporary food-truck pod in Civano.
Starting May 31, up to four food trucks will be parked at the Civano Nursery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays into August.
Different trucks and cuisines will rotate in and out depending on the day and availability of each truck, said Kenn Goldman, who co-owns the Dragoon Cafe, a food truck specializing in Southwest-inspired cuisine.
“I think it really gives food trucks a chance to be established and not just be a fad — that’s how it’s worked in other cities,” Goldman said, noting that diners being able to find their favorites on a regular basis sustains interest.
As the opening gets closer, Goldman said he plans to use the Dragoon Cafe’s Facebook page along with www.DragoonMarketplace.MySite.com — to list the trucks that will be available on any given day. Diners could also call ahead to place pick-up orders.
Civano Nursery, at 5301 S. Houghton Road, is about a quarter mile south of East Irvington Road.
Courtesy Arizona Daily Star.