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Parked: FREE Food Truck Festival at Governor’s Island

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As much as I love retreating to Governor’s Island during the summer, I must say their food situation over there is pretty shaky. Last time I went, my travel buddy ordered a gyro from the lone Greek food truck that substituted tzatziki or “white sauce” for drippy ranch dressing. It was nasty to say the least.  But what the past year has taught us, is that food trucks have lone eclipsed their mystery meat predecessors.

Join the teaming masses of foodies or just hungry New Yorker’s flocking to the island this Sunday for the Parked: Food Truck Festival.  They’ve got all your basic food groups covered: lobster rolls, Jamaican BBQ,  dumplings, ice cream, all the essentials. Take the free ferry from the Maritime Building or Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event itself is free, and plates can run from $3-$12, so bring your appetite. Afterward you can bike along the island or frolic along a shady glen (those really exist there). Although I’m not sure how much frolicking one can muster up after polishing off the cuisines of multiple countries.  Eat now or forever hold your peace.

Parked Food Truck Festival
Colonel’s Row @ Governor’s Island
Sunday, September 5
12:00-5:00pm

FREE

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).

2 Comments

  1. September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Parked is clearly a great idea as the event attracted thousands upon thousands of people but the organizers completely failed to anticipate the size of the crowd and it took literally two hours to get any food.

  2. Georgie
    September 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    The event was poorly planned, poorly organized, and poorly spaced as all the different food truck lines intersected causing massive confusion. A frustrating event to attend.

    Also, most of the trucks ran out of food before 3:30.