Larkin Square welcomes new food trucks

Family-run "The Flamin Fish" makes its debut this May

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Food Truck Tuesdays might look a little different this summer.

With more than 40 trucks and plenty of new vendors, Buffalo event-goers will have a lot to choose from at Larkin Square.

The Flamin Fish is just one of the new trucks. It’s run by the Johnson Family; mom Deanna, is the head chef.

After years of making the neighborhood fish fry, she and her husband decided to make it their day jobs. They’re making their Larkin Square debut this year.

“We frequented the Larkin Square Food Truck Tuesday events ourselves and then a light bulb just kind of went off one day, we were talking and it was kind of like, this is what we need to do,” Johnson told News 4.

The Flamin Fish is homestyle food with a kick; everything is fresh, made to order, and normally served with Deanna’s top secret special sauce.

Just don’t expect her to tell you what’s in it.

“It’s a Deanna Johnson original, so I’m like not sharing that one with anybody,” she said.

She expects the Haddock Hoagie, her signature dish to be a top seller.

Because of so many up-and-comers like the Flamin Fish, existing trucks told News 4 their stepping their game up.

The Cheesy Chick is updating its menu this summer, and adding several new sandwiches to its gourmet grilled cheese menu.

With so many for people to choose from, how do trucks stand out?

Aside from the unqiue eats, some say it’s in a the name.

Cooks at Betty Crockski, a traditional Polish food truck, told News 4 their play on words is always a conversation starter.

“It’s actually funny, a lot of people come up to the truck and ask which one’s Betty? And the truck is funny. It’s kind of like a funny pun,” said Jeremy Hey, who works on the truck.

Existing trucks are welcoming the new faces, and told News 4 this year could be Larkin’s best yet.

Food Truck Tuesdays begin May 5. Click here for more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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