BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Beginning Thursday night, Amy's Truck, the food truck version of the popular University District eatery is hitting the streets. It's first stop will be a parking lot on Elmwood Avenue near Allen Street.
Amy's Truck, which is actually a separate entity from Amy's Place, is being manned and operated by Amanda Amico, who has worked for the restaurant for the past decade. Amico was one of Amy's more popular employees.
"This is something we talked about because it is such a good way to bring Amy's downtown," Amico said.
For now, Amy's Truck will be parked along Elmwood Avenue, but it will also be in Larkinville on Oct. 19 and Amico is working with city and Buffalo Place Inc. officials to bring it to the central business district in the coming weeks.
Diners will see 20 items, all familiar ones from the Amy's Place menu. Among them, such signature dishes as lentil-berry Sandwich, wet shoes (curly-q fires smothered in chili and cheddar cheese), chicken kabobs, lentil soup and hummus wraps.
"Everything will be unique to Amy's," Amico said.
Amico will be operating out of a specially converted former utility truck that has everything from fryers and charcoal grills to steam tables, coolers and freezers.
"We want to be everywhere," Amico said. "That means downtown, Elmwood Avenue, the Larkin District and special events."