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Bon Me food truck

A Bon Me food truck will be one of five on hand at weekly events near Central Square. (Photo: Bon Me)

0523715i-food-truck-mapA weekly evening food truck event will take place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. starting June 3, featuring five food trucks and a beer garden in the Landsdowne Quad, at Pilgrim and Blanche streets.

The event will be called Central Square StrEATS, said organizer and event producer Anne-Marie Aigner, founder of Food Truck Festivals of America.

It’s being touted as the city’s first evening food truck event.

“We are grateful to the Central Square Business Association and Forest City Development for their support and cooperation in making this happen,” Aigner said in a press release.  “This has been a true team effort, and we are excited to bring a great group of food trucks to one of Central Square’s nicest parks on a weekly basis.”

Participants in the Central Square StrEATS gathering of food trucks are:

bullet-gray-small Bon Me, serving Vietnamese noodle and rice bowls and banh mi sandwiches

bullet-gray-small Chubby Chickpea, for Mediterranean dishes such as falafel and shawarma

bullet-gray-small Jamaican Mi Hungry, featuring jerk chicken, beef patties and other Jamaican foods

bullet-gray-small Roving Lunchbox, with savory and sweet hand pies, soups and salads

bullet-gray-small Zinneken’s, maker of gourmet waffles with fresh toppings

The same company runs a Somerville StrEATS event Tuesdays at Nathan Tufts Park, at Liberty Avenue and Broadway.

The events began last year in the South End. “Throughout the day, people are free to stop by one of the many gourmet food trucks vending in Boston for a bite, but as soon as 4 p.m. rolls around, it’s not as easy to find them,” according to company literature, reflecting daytime food truck gatherings on Harvard’s Science Center plaza next to Harvard Yard, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serving Vecna and other businesses in Alewife. “Thus Boston StrEATS was born.”

This post took significant amounts of material from a press release.