Tacos, shrimp po’boys and ice slushies will be on the menu at Tarentum Recreation Board’s inaugural Foods Truck Pageant.
Scheduled for Aug. 11, the party is anticipated to fill Riverview Memorial Park.
“We considered this would be a refreshing concept for Tarentum,” mentioned Carrie Fox, board president.
“We preferred to shake it up a bit.”
Suppliers will involve Extra fat Cat’s Subs, Harvest Moon, McFeely’s, Kona Ice and Tocayo.
Food stuff and audio together the Allegheny River in Tarentum is not new. But the competition-like ambiance is anything that board users hope will draw people today from surrounding neighborhoods and showcase the park.
Pittsburgh rockers Daniels & McClain will hit the stage at 6 p.m.
Benches are obtainable at the park, but attendees are welcome to carry a garden chair or blanket to sit on the grass.
The rec board kicked off a full summer lineup in May perhaps with concerts scheduled each handful of months at the Carl Magnetta Jr. Memorial Amphitheater.
People normally hit up the Snack Shack for French fries and nachos, but Fox claimed the fare supplied by foods truck vendors will elevate munchies to another degree.
Excess fat Cat’s Subs from Cheswick will be on hand with its specialty hoagies that consist of cheese steak, Italian, and ham and cheese. People today really should get in line early for the shrimp po’boy, Standard Manager Mich Saliba stated.
“That one’s new to our competition menu this year, and it is a person of our greatest sellers,” Saliba mentioned. “Everyone can offer Italian subs, but this unique.”
Unwanted fat Cat’s twist on the common Louisiana take care of includes breaded butterfly shrimp with po’cat sauce, a spicy mayo that offers the sandwich a kick. The price tag is $8.
Their other specialty is selfmade limeade and sweet tea.
People could possibly understand the sub store from neighborhood festivals, together with Fridays on Fifth in New Kensington.
“We’ve been booked each weekend this summer,” Saliba reported. “We like to be associated in the regional group.”
Fox believes the food stuff truck competition will be an fast strike. She programs to start out with a several vendors and make on the offerings in the long run.
“We have many loyal live performance-goers, and this will be a good twist,” she stated.