The Village Voice hosted their second annual Choice Streets Food Truck Event on May 7th with all of our favorite food truck vendors. Hundreds of foodies flocked to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Pier 86 to line up for all of our favorite street eats.
With over 25 of our favorite food trucks all in one place, it was difficult to decide where to start. Our wandering eyes first led us to Palenque and their home made Colombian arepas with chicken and mozarella cheese.
I was already soon flustered and needed a cool-down. We headed to find some beverages and came across Kelvin Slush for some refreshments. Mixing and matching your own flavors sounds like a great idea in theory, until you realize that you want to try everything. I opted for tea and mango, whereas my friend opted for the Arnold Palmer special: 1/2 citrus, 1/2 tea, and a splash of green apple.
Miami Food Machine brought a taste of delicious Miami-style guava BBQ pulled pork tacos to our mouths.
Nuchas doled out their artisan empanadas filled with beef or chicken, so naturally we tried one of each. Solber Pupusas (letsberealhere, pupusas is just really fun to say) filled your pupusa with all the toppings you desire. Big D’s Grub features delicious Mexican food with a twinge of Asian influence, and they had their spicy pork tacos on hand.
It’s hard for me to resist mac and cheese, so the long line at Mac Truck was no deterrent. The mac and cheese plain on it’s own is already phenomenal, so then topped with a hunk of juicy BBQ pulled pork is just divine. I personally already stalked them on Twitter and Facebook to find out where they are on a regular basis, and making the trek is certainly worth it!
Neapolitan Express served up some simple but delicious margherita pizza. Rhong-Tiam was undoubtedly popular: despite the mess of multiple lines forming, people were eager to try their offerings. Whatever they were done cooking up at that time, they put at the front of the counter, and it was first snatch, first serve. I was lucky to score a taste of an amazing burger and will definitely be back to their actual store in Gramercy for a full taste.
After eating all you can put away in your stomach, Choice Streets guests were also invited to a private tour of the Intrepid, a rare after museum hours occurrence. We hopped aboard the majestic vessel and explored what used to hold over 3,000 men when it was in action.
Sponsors of Choice Streets 2013 also included: Shock Top, Southern Wines & Spirits, Seamless Web, Verizon FIOs, Zipcar, FIN, A List Event Company, bai, Bulldog Gin, One Hope Wine, Sidney Frank Importing, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Evaton and HOT97.
For a full list of the participating food truck vendors, see below. Join us next year for another great time!
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