Balboa Park’s experiment in food truck fare will go weekly Friday with 13 trucks around the Plaza de Panama and on El Prado — including one with a timely British theme.
The event, organized by the Balboa Park Conservancy, is part of the drive to attract visitors to the park after hours. It also coincides with a late-closing summer schedule for some museums and the San Diego Zoo.
The conservancy tried out Food Truck Friday on April 1, added more trucks June 3 and 17 and will now hold the event from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 2.
Among the new entries this week is “God Save the Cuisine,” operated by two ex-pats who offer traditional favorites like fish and chips, and Indian dishes like spiced lamb on naan bread and chicken pikka.
Kevin Keylock, 31, and his brother David, 35, moved to San Diego in 2011 after snowboarding for two seasons in Colorado.
“We did a road trip and fell in love with San Diego,” Kevin Keylock said.
A week after his countrymen and women voted to exit the European Union, Kevin Keylock said he is thinking about offering something “really British” (but not Brexit brisket).
The Keylocks’ truck makes regular stops in Sorrento Valley and other places in the San Diego area but this is first time it will set up shop in Balboa Park.
Also new to Food Truck Friday will be Pizzapazza with pastas, salads and desserts.
Bosnia Grill, operated by Ismet Sahic, who is from the Balkan country, serves gyro sandwiches and cevapi, a Serbian staple of minced meat.
Sweet Treats’ truck stocks a variety of desserts and brings along a motorcycle sidecar stand.
Monster Crafts specializes in handcrafted sandwiches and burgers.
Returning trucks will be Sushi Uno, Tacos La Mezcla, New York on Rye, Super Q, Two for Road, Tabe BBQ, Beachin Boa and Marcel Belgian Waffles.
More information on the weekly program is at balboapark.org/foodtruckfriday.