A Battle That Everyone Can Relish
Oceanport, NJ – January 25, 2012: A new era of eateries popularly known as Food Trucks are burning up cities across the county. This phenomenon is led by innovative and cutting-edge food purveyors, chefs and entrepreneurs. On Sunday, May 27, 2012 Monmouth Park Racetrack will showcase some of the best mobile-made food in the region by turning up the heat and pitting these road-warriors head to head.
The NYC Food Truck Association is helping us recruit some of the Big Apple’s most popular trucks, but we’re still looking for participants in the tri-state area to compete at the ‘war’ for Best Food and People’s Choice awards. During the event, a panel of guest judges will chow down to score the truck’s food on taste, quality and innovation. Attendees can cast their votes for People's Choice Awards throughout the day and enter to win great prizes. To satisfy the hungriest foodies, we’re scouting for food options, from Korean BBQ to cupcakes and all cuisines in between.
The event will also feature an array of crafters, vendors and live music. Families will enjoy the Star-Ledger Family Fun Day, with attractions for children including clowns, face painters, pony rides, and more. Food Truck Wars is surely going to be an exciting and fun way to celebrate this niche foodie culture, right here in our backyard, and is a perfect way to kick off summer at the shore.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and Monmouth Park's pulse-quickening thoroughbred racing begins at 12:50 p.m. Festival hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Grandstand admission, which includes admission to the festival area, is just $3. Children 12 and under are always free. Food prices vary.
The Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars is the first bite of a full plate of summer food events at Monmouth Park that includes the freshest seafood at the Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off, on August 18 and 19 and mouth-watering barbeque specialties at BBQ, Bets & Brews, on September 1 and 2. The Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars and these other food events are supported in part through a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, Visitnj.org, and with sponsorship by the Star-Ledger.
Monmouth Park Racetrack is located at 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ, off Exit 105 of the Garden State Parkway. New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line Monmouth Park train stop is just steps away from the festival entrance. Visit www.monmouthpark.com or call 732-747-4449 for additional information.