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Food Trucks Roll Back Into Downtown Detroit on Friday

Plus, purple latke grill cheeses and more

Food Truck Campus Martius Park/Facebook
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

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MEALS ON WHEELS — The first sign of spring in Detroit is food trucks rolling back to Cadillac Square. Week day, fair weather food truck rally Downtown Street Eats returns to the Campus Martius area this Friday. With more than 60 trucks in the lineup — up 25 percent from the previous year — there are more wheeled restaurants than ever are hocking food in the city. The rally runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from March 17 to October 13. Overwhelmed by the choices? Here’s a handy guide to some of Detroit’s finest food trucks. [EaterWire]

MENU PORN — Downtown’s biggest party Cafe D’Mongo’s is offering up a special edition of its rotating grilled cheese in honor of proprietor Larry Mongo’s 50th birthday. The cocktail bar will serve up a limited 50 “Purple Gang” sandwiches featuring Michigan sharp white cheddar and blueberry Stilton cheese pressed with two purple potato latkes standing in for the bread. All orders are served with apple sauce and sour cream on the side for $18. Cafe D’Mongos is open Thursday (5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.), Friday (5 p.m. to 1 a.m.), and Saturday (7:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.). [EaterWire]

THE GREEN SCENE — Featured on NPR’s The Salt, local writer Dorothy Hernandez digs into the story of Bandhu Gardens, an organization that leverages the culinary and gardening skills of Bangladeshi women to supply produce to restaurants in Detroit. [NPR]