04/26/2012 03:54 pm ET Updated Apr 26, 2012

Food Truck Thursday In Mount Pleasant Kicks Off Tonight

WASHINGTON -- Usually relegated to downtown lunch crowds, four ambitious food trucks are headed to Mount Pleasant at dinnertime for what's being called the inaugural Food Truck Thursday.

Trucks Porc, Fojol Bros., Pleasant Pops and DC Empanadas will be setting up shop at Lamont Park, home of the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market.

Local restaurants Haydee's and Don Juan are getting in on the action, offering specials, live music, karaoke and more, going against the grain and embracing their new, mobile competition.

Remember: this event is called "Food Truck Thursday," not "Food Truck Thursdays" -- on Facebook, organizers are asking supporters to "Help make it a success for the neighborhood and the food trucks so that we can make this a regular event."

Food Truck Thursday runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Lamont Park (3258 Mount Pleasant St. NW).

See who's coming tonight in the slideshow below:

Food Truck Thursday in Mount Pleasant