Food Truck Fridays events return; Fruita to host monthly event for first time |

Food Truck Fridays events return; Fruita to host monthly event for first time

Brittany Markert
Barney's BBQ & More will be at Food Truck Fridays starting Friday, May 1.
Submitted photo |


WHAT: Food Truck Fridays

WHEN: Friday, May 1, 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Corner of Fourth Street and Grand Avenue, Grand Junction

COST: $-$$

INFO: Food Truck Friday on Facebook

Don’t fight over dinner on Friday, May 1. Instead head over to the first Food Truck Fridays event of the season.

It’s planned for Grand Junction, from 5-9 p.m. at U.S. Bank’s lawn, located at the corner of Fourth Street and Grand Avenue. Food trucks will return to the same spot every first Friday of the month until October. This year, Food Truck Fridays will also return to St. Kathryn Cellars in Palisade on the third Friday of each month, located at 785 Elberta Ave. Plus, the event has now expanded to Fruita’s Fourth Friday art walks. The first Fruita event is planned for Friday, May 22, with a location to be announced soon.

“There are plenty of choices for everyone to try local food,” said Karen Mahoney of Grand Junction. “I’m excited to get it going again.”

Mahoney, owner of Sip Mobile Coffee Company, started Food Truck Fridays late last year. The idea was to bring dozens of local food trucks regularly together in one location for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Participating trucks include Mad Wrappers, 1-2 Thai, Ganic Grub, Katy Q’s BBQ, Sip Mobile Coffee, Dale’s BBQ, Barney’s BBQ & More, Gelu Italian Ice, Sassy Q’s Ice Pops and Spot Bakery.

Folks are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to the roving dinner events.


Kathi Bledsoe, who grew up on California’s central coast, will debut her food truck — Katy Q’s BBQ — on Friday, May 1. It offers “Santa Maria” style barbecue, meaning meat is cooked over an open flame versus smoking it for hours.

According to Bledsoe, she will use local meats and ingredients for dishes including tri-tip steak, Santa Maria-style beans, salad and garlic bread.

Another barbecue-style truck, Barney’s BBQ & More, will open this Friday. It offers fresh barbecue, along with many different dishes like Navajo tacos, Chinese and more. Truck owners create their own dry rubs and sauces as well. They recently won first place at the Southwest Arbor Fest chili cook off.

“It’s a cool concept,” Marcella Marcella said of owning Barney’s BBQ & More. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s fun.”

For more information, find Food Truck Friday on Facebook.

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