It took a few years, but the food-truck boom has swept up Colorado Springs' eaters. The easiest place to catch a diverse sampling is Curbside Cuisine (curbsidecuisinecs.com), an outdoor food court located downtown at the corner of Platte and Nevada avenues. The next-easiest thing to do is head to a local brewery, since the simultaneous onslaught of new beer has helped support the mobile-food movement. Lastly, you can obsessively follow your favorite truck on Facebook or Twitter, tracking its every movement in order to better enslave it in service to your stomach. Whatever works.
All Things Pita
The black trailer with the blue-and-green logo kicks out variations on the Greek beat: pita sandwiches featuring gyro meat, chicken and steak; Greek salads; and baklava.
Bite Me Gourmet Sausage
Bill Layton's venerable 23-foot motor home underwent a fire-red makeover on Rock My RV with Bret Michaels. Get house cream cheeses on Continental Sausages such as wild boar stuffed with apricots and cranberry, jalapeño-cheddar buffalo, and spicy Polish.
Gypsy Pizzeria drives a badass rig, with a mobile brick oven, to its stops to cook wood-fired pizzas for the masses. Toppings are copious and diverse, like brisket and goat cheese.
The Heavenly Dessert Truck
This pink-and-green sugar factory serves up eye-popping desserts like a Madagascar Vanilla Crème Brûlée, gianduja pot de crème, brownies, cookies, tarts and more.
High Grade Catering & Food Truck
If it's roasted jerk-chicken in juicy quarters, or an ackee and saltfish sandwich, or triangles of fried mac-and-cheese, it has to be High Grade, which specializes in Jamaican cuisine.
J2K's Classic Roadside Diner
Creative diner food reigns here, with items such as chicken wings, corn-dog bites or a chicken-avocado-bacon salad. Burgers are available with either buffalo or ground sirloin.
Look for the dancing jalapeños and you'll find Macos Tacos. Expect traditional Mexican street tacos, complete with cilantro and diced white onion, as well as burritos, quesadillas and the like.
There's never a dull menu at Andrez Velez's dark-red truck, one of the more prominent around. Look for plays on pork, such as carnitas fries, a spicy chorizo melt, and cheesy ham risotto balls.
Kevin Johnson's Potato Potato (pronounced "po-tay-toh po-tah-toh") won Best Food Truck in last year's Best Of reader survey. Custom soups and poutine are the orders of the day, along with homemade fries, deep gravies and tender meats.
Rocky Mountain BBQ
This bright orange trailer crafts Texas-style barbecue for the meat-minded among us. Find brisket, pulled pork, chile and french fries, among other offerings.
Rub N' Grub KC BBQ
Rub N' Grub says it sells "The Best BBQ on the Front Range!" Look for Kansas City-style meat, homemade rubs and sauces, and entrées such as the KC Brisket Taters, cheesy potatoes layered with smoked brisket.
"We offer a firework of culinary creations," says SuppenBar. Find German food like beef, cheese and cabbage sandwiches, potato pancakes with applesauce, and German cheesecake.
The Smokinist seems to have the right idea: "We will put bacon on anything!" it writes on Facebook. "You just name it." Look for smoked chickens, brats, hot dogs and brisket, with sides.
Treehouse takes a fusion approach to its meat, with dishes like smoked salmon mac-and-cheese, coffee-rubbed beef fajitas, and brisket grilled cheese.
It's European street food at Vladi's. This might mean stuffed cabbage rolls with seasoned pork and rice, potato dumplings with a ham steak and fried eggs, or the Langosh Burger: beef, ham, bacon, garlic sauce, cheese, peppers, onions, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes.
Wada Wada fuses Korean and a variety of cuisines. This often results in food like bulgogi-kimchi tacos, chicken katsu or the "BEST KIMCHI PANCAKES EVER!!!" according to one Facebook commenter.
Try the wood-fired Tomat, with fresh mozzarella, vine-ripened tomatoes and basil; or the Fungi and its portobello mushrooms next to Gorgonzola; or even the Fruita, a combination of apples, figs, goat cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan.