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Taco Azul, a 21-foot taco restaurant on wheels, will join the city's mobile food truck fleet this spring. Gary Sims had hoped to start operating his truck a year ago it's a fully-operating restaurant, with a griddle, a grill, steam tables, freezer and refrigerator. He'll be turning out $2 tacos: carne asada, carnitas, chicken and homemade chorizo. There's also a burrito on the menu, homemade chips with a salsa bar, possibly a breakfast menu and a two-pound Mad Burrito. Follow them on Twitter @eltacoazul or on Facebook.
Ninth and Main streetsCincinnati, OH 45202
Burgers and fries, portabella Philly, sandwiches like grilled cheese, roast beef, Cuban pork and chicken are available on this moving Cafe. The schedule changes, but look for them at 5th and Race for downtown lunch, late nights in Over-the-Rhine, many Saturday mornings at Findlay Market and trivia at Neons on Monday evenings. Follow them on Twitter: @theburgertruck. Theyve also got a sweet GPS tracking system on their Web site so you can easily spot them on the map.
Pizzas made to order in less than five minutes, with the ingredients bought from local farmers markets whenever possible. The menu at this food truck (with the oven in a trailer) changes almost daily, but the basics are always for sale: cheese, pepperoni and basil pesto pizzas. Prices range from $5-$7.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
"Weenies on Wheels" is a big white trailer offering a scaled-down version of the menu at the Beekman Street carryout. All the dogs including The Chicago, the Genie Weenie coney and the metts, the milder Poodle and the spicy Doberman are $3. A dozen wings with your choice of sauce are $8. Mostly, they're at 5th and Race for lunch. Know when they're out via their Facebook page or on Twitter @mrgenesdoghouse.
Mr. Hanton's serves 30 different types of gourmet hotdogs from their mobile trailer at public and private events. Find them at 5th and Race for lunch, Party in the Park every other Wednesday and in Mt. Adams Thursday-Saturday nights. Also check them out at Westfest, Taste of Colerain and Oktoberfest. Hotdog options include the Fenway Park (yellow mustard and sweet relish), the Kansas City (Swiss cheese and sauerkraut), the New Yorker (with spicy brown mustard) and the Cincinnati Caviar (goetta dog, sauerkraut and Cheese Whiz). Check out their Facebook pagefor more information.
Springdale, OH 45246
Craving some authentic Cajun cuisine? Every day is Mardi Gras at New Orleans To Go, where you can get all the seafood youre looking for. You know the menu is the real thing, as the owner is a New Orleans native. The menu includes items like crawfish, oysters, shrimp, tilapia, burgers, wings and salads. Try their signature poboys and end with a sweet potato pie. Their food truck is usually at 5th and Race downtown for lunch. Check their Web site to find out the truck's location and menu.
Sushi-inspired quesadillas served from a shiny silver bullet truck.Turophilia Quesadillas is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at 8th and Vine, and their weekend hours vary. Some consistent menu items include the Bobby Woo (shrimp, avocado, wasabi rice, cream cheese, monterey jack cheese and spicy mayo) and the Black Keys (pesto, black olives, artichokes, onion, a garlic-oil blend and mozzarella and goat cheeses).