Rally at Stanley Marketplace for good grub


By Gabrielle Olejniczak

The Stanley Marketplace in northwest Aurora is home to more than 50 businesses working together to offer the community a place to “eat, drink, work, play, learn, grow, gather and explore, as well as a place to meet and make friends.”

There’s no better time than July 4 to do just that. The Stanley Marketplace will host the Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series, a four-part community food truck rally showcasing Colorado’s wide range of food trucks.

The event will run from 1-8 p.m. and will offer an “elevated picnic experience” with shaded seating for guests to dine, relax and chat. 

One of the many food trucks that will be part of the festivities is What Would Cheesus Do, which will participate in the rally this year under new leadership.

The business plans to offer something unique by serving scratch-made lemon bars, which they believe will be popular in the predicted heat.

New owner, Genevieve Hardin is particularly looking forward to her first year participating in the food truck rally.

“I am most looking forward to the spirit of the event and of course the increased business that the food truck rally will inevitably result in,” Hardin said.

In addition to a great menu, the most popular item the truck has to offer is The Forsaken Bacon. The truck has been in business since 2016 and is event-based only. The only scheduled weekly event is the gathering known as the Civic Center Eats on Tuesdays in June and July. Creating a restaurant is on the to-do list, Hardin said.

Be sure to stop by on the Fourth and check out What Would Cheesus Do, and many other trucks that will participate, including Aiko popsArepas HouseArepas QueenBaba’s FalafelBarbed Wire Reef, Billy’s Gourmet Hot DogsDos GringosFarmer Joe’sGyros KingHoly CrepeLittle India Food TruckMaineiac Lobster Co.Peaceful Creations, Pink Tank, Punch & Judy’s Pot Pies, Rocky Mountain SnowflakesTaco BronThe Budlong Hot ChickenThe Ethiopian Food Truck and more to come.