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Two new food trucks are serving Boise

Mac Mac is one of the two new food trucks that have arrived in the Treasure Valley.
Mac Mac is one of the two new food trucks that have arrived in the Treasure Valley. Mad Mac

The Boise area’s fleet of roving food trucks just got larger.

In January, Jeff and Rhi Hoisington moved back to the Boise area from Provo, Utah, where they owned and operated two food trucks in the Salt Lake City area. These mobile food businesses, Mad Mac and Bowld Over, are now operating at various spots across the Treasure Valley.

“We are still trying to find locations around town,” Jeff Hoisington says.

During lunch, they have been setting up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Idaho Transportation Department parking lot on State Street, while at night they are typically found at local breweries such as Slanted Rock Brewing Co., Boise Brewing and County Line Brewing.

Mad Mac, as the name suggests, specializes in gourmet macaroni and cheese. Expect to find six different cheesy macs, including the signature Mad Mac ($6.50, made with six cheeses), Buffalo Chicken Mac ($8.50), Bacon Cheeseburger Mac ($9.50) and more.

Bowld Over, a large trailer with a bowling pin emblazoned on the side, dishes up rice and mashed-potato bowls. The menu includes a Veggie Bowl ($6.50), Green Thai Curry Bowl ($8.50) and a Cuban Pork Bowl ($8.50) with verdant chimichurri sauce. Expect to find potato bowls such as a Rib Tips and Gravy Bowl ($8.50) and BBQ Pork Bowl $8.50).

Besides the bowls, Bowld Over also serves gourmet sodas made with Torani syrups and other flavors that get added to Coke and Pepsi products. Try a Dirty Islander, a tropical-inspired soda made with Sprite, coconut, mango, pineapple, lime and a splash of cream.

On Sundays, the Hoisingtons post their schedules for the upcoming week on their various social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).