Eaters, start your engines.

The second installment of FoodStruck will consume a downtown York City block from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 11.

FoodStruck organizers have booked 27 food trucks for the event, nearly doubling the menu compared to the first food-truck party in October.

It's worth mentioning that party was successful despite a torrential downpour. Nearly 1,700 people attended the first-time event.

This time, organizers are expecting 5,000 hungry people.

What's the appeal of ordering food from a restaurant on wheels?

"I think that there's a lot of people that really just like interesting food options," said Philip Given, a FoodStruck organizer. "I think that York County in general really enjoys unique food and is willing to support that."

The menu: Indeed, there will be no shortage of interesting food options on April 11.

The Surf and Turf Truck, for example, is coming from Philadelphia to serve lobster and steak rolls.

Also from Philadelphia, the Kami Cart sells Korean food with an American — burgers and tacos — twist.

A Lancaster-based truck known as the Urban Olive will offer Mediterranean fare, including chicken and falafel pitas.

Locavores will appreciate Bountiful Feast, which serves locally sourced food like chicken and pineapple kabobs.

Vegetarians will find options at many trucks — including artisan grilled cheese, kettle corn, veggie pitas and more.

Supported by a Lancaster co-op, Spectrum Farm to Truck serves vegetarian fare and humanely raised meats.

Several of the trucks hail from York County, including Sucré Salé, which serves traditional French crepes. Also from York, Joe Bury's Famous Hamburgers boasts the family secret sauce.

For dessert, you'll find "artisanal herbal TeaPops," shaved ice, homemade ice cream, mini doughnuts and cupcakes.

Other features: And that's just the food trucks.

Organizers have added a market of 18 vendors who will be selling everything from marinara sauce to butchered meats to original art.

Organizers have booked four musical acts — including York-based musicians Sabrina Duke, The Plums and The Lone Wolf Project.

Admission is free to FoodStruck, which will occupy the North Pershing Avenue block between West Market and West Philadelphia streets.

Given said he'd encourage people to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets as seating may be limited.

Two nearby bars — First Capital Dispensing Co., 57 N. Pershing Ave., and the Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St. — will allow people to eat their food-truck fare in the bars.

Given said he'll be in line early for the lobster rolls, but "the thing that really excites me is just seeing people so happy."

"That really is the coolest thing," he said.

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