By Sylvia Rector

Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic

Detroit’s biggest food truck rally to date is scheduled Friday by the Fisher Building, featuring 12 trucks and carts serving everything from ice cream and pierogis and tacos and tapas.

Sponsored by the Farbman Group real estate company, which manages the Fisher and New Center One buildings, the “Drive and Dine in the D” rally will be on Third Street between Lothrop and West Grand from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission to the family-friendly event is free. Each truck handles its own sales; tips will be donated to local charities.

Participants are Treat Dreams ice cream, Jacques’ Tacos, El Guapo Fresh Mexican Grill, Taco Mama, Franks Anatra, Concrete Cuisine, Ned’s TravelBurger, Taco Mama, The People’s Pierogi Collective, Cheese Dream, Debajo del Sol and Cheese Wizard, which will make its metro debut.

The rally is hosted in partnership with the non-profit Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association.

Farbman Group CEO Andrew Farbman announced the event. “Mobile food trucks are an exciting local trend that we think adds an additional level of vibrancy to our great city,” he said. “We know that hosting the largest and longest food truck rally to date will be a great way to gather the community and celebrate these businesses growing in Detroit.”