Friday, February 23, 2024

Saturday’s Charles River Truck Festival is to include the food truck of Redbones BBQ, which has sites in Somerville and Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

These days, some of the best eating is on the street, out of food trucks. If you haven’t explored the possibilities, this is the weekend to do it — first, by venturing over the bridge Saturday to the Charles River Truck Festival in Allston’s Artesani Herter Park.

There are to be 20 food trucks serving everything from grilled cheese sandwiches and lobster rolls to tacos, crepes and ice cream. The trucks serve sample portions as well as full meals, and guests are encouraged by organizers to buy “taste tickets” to be “used like currency.” In addition to food, the public can enjoy music and children’s activities.

Some of the fare may be familiar: Among those serving is Kickass Cupcakes, from Davis Square, Somerville, and Redbones BBQ, a Davis Square landmark that recently opened a branch in Kendall Square called The Redbones Rib Shack open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park is at 1175 Soldier’s Field Road. For details and ticket pricing, go to

If you like what you see (and taste), you can have more of the same Sunday back in Cambridge, since the Cambridge Riverfront Mobile Food Program has five trucks every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two parks along the river:

Flagg Street hosts the Beantown Franks ’n Spuds Cart, Ocean Ave. Pops Cruiser and the Taco Truck.

Hingham Street hosts C-Cups Cupcakes and Silk Road BBQ.

The trucks are to be there Sundays through mid-November.