Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Food Truck Heaven - May 3, 2011


Found out about a new street food event for you to check out at the Plaza Theater called Food Truck Heaven. It's happening on May 3, 2011 from 5 pm to 12 am. Definitely check it out. It's almost worth it just to go for the nostalgia factor of Mr. Softee Ice Cream Truck...
ORLANDO, Fla. – April 26, 2011 – The Plaza 'Live' Theater, Orlando's premiere live concert venue, has teamed up with Kenny and Denny’s BBQ to put on a food truck event like no other: Food Truck Heaven! Starting at 5 p.m. on May 3, 2011, The Plaza will be hosting Food Truck Heaven, a 'mobile food court' of sorts, where hungry patrons can sample a variety of culturally diverse culinary delights all in one location.

"If you love ethnic cuisine, food trucks, and beer, this is the event for you," says Ken Cornell of Kenny and Denny's BBQ. "Come and try food truck fare from around the world."

Food Truck Heaven will feature Peruvian, Southern BBQ, Jamaican, Mexican, Columbian, Venezuelan, New England-style, and All-American cuisine. "It will be great to see all the different food trucks from the diverse cultures of Orlando come together like a culinary United Nations,” says Chris Roberts of Eatlocalorlando.com

Local food trucks participating in the event include Las 4 Estaciones Orlando, Taco Loco, Jauncho’s Grill, Arepas el Cacao, Shipyard, The Taco Lady, Big Brunos Bites, Pupusas, Pinchomania, Casa De Chef, Jazzydog, and Mr. Softee Ice Cream, to name a few. The beer garden will feature Corona, Heineken, Stella, and a variety of other beers and wines. "This is a great opportunity for food trucks who have been in business around Central Florida for years to serve the mainstream, so people can taste the cuisine and learn about their culture," says blogger Julius Mayo Jr.of Droolius.com

Other local vendors who will be participating in Food Truck Heaven include: Tia’s Plantain Chips; Demeter’s Harvest (selling fresh salsas and dips); Luther’s Produce (local produce farmer); Universal Spiritual Elements (selling empowering Quartz Crystals/ precious stones & jewelry); Pleasant Earth Soap Co. (selling handmade healthy soaps); and De la Cruz (featuring amazing artwork).

Face painting, caricature drawings, and a drum circle will provide entertainment for the entire family. Local musicians Jared Goldberg, TBA, Legacy, and Everyday Ghosts will also perform.
"I expect an evening of great culinary and musical diversity, and a shared community experience," says DJ Jessica Pawli of WPRK 91.5.

The Plaza is located at 425 N. Bumby Ave., in Orlando. Admission to Food Truck Heaven is free, and there will be plenty of 8-foot tables for customers. However, chairs will be limited, so patrons are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs.

For more information about this expanding event, to offer suggestions, or to see the latest food trucks added to the lineup, visit Food Truck Heaven on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/foodtruckheaven-fb Food truck vendors interested in participating can contact Ken Cornell at 407-923-6152.

About The Plaza 'Live' Theater
The Plaza 'Live' Theater is Orlando's premiere live concert venue, offering a wide range of concerts, comedians, and cultural events. The Plaza has been making renovations in all aspects, which include replacing the seating in the main hall with removable seating, allowing for a wider range of talent. A newly revamped concession area also features hot sandwiches and arepas made to order by Kenny & Denny's BBQ.

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