May 21, 2024


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Greenbelt Holds First Food Truck Festival on Cold Day |

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Greenbelt Holds First Food Truck Festival on Cold Day

The 1st Yearly Greenbelt Food Truck Competition is hosted by the Greenbelt Labor Day Pageant.

Greenbelters loved a delicious afternoon at Schrom Hills Park catered by eating on wheels. 

The initially once-a-year Greenbelt Foods Truck Festival was held Saturday, March 26, bringing the group collectively in celebration with meals and actions for all ages. 

Structured by the Greenbelt Labor Working day Competition Committee in partnership with Greenbelt Recreation, the festival featured six various vans and a sweet treats table. “This very first function was a demo operate for the group,” as Mayor Emmett Jordan puts it. There is not a program for how frequently these functions will choose position, he stated, but “a competition like this will definitely happen yet again.” 

Huge D’s Wings, owned and operated by Greenbelt locals, designed an visual appeal. Opening in Might of previous 12 months, Large D’s has come to be a achievements in the DMV location. Showcasing wings, burgers, fries and southern fried rooster, Significant D’s dishes are all loved ones recipes. 

DMV and Outside of was also in attendance. Operate by Shameka Cole on Saturday, the company commenced in 2007 headed by Cole’s daughter. The title speaks for alone – the truck runs through the DMV and has long gone as considerably as Richmond, bringing yummy food stuff to communities all through. There are quite a few vans, with distinctive cooks that includes a wide variety of menus. 

PKG’s Cellular Kitchen area, a crowd favourite, participated in the festival as properly. Owned and operated by Calvin Cain, also recognised as “Pop Pop,” and his family, PKG stands for Pop, Young ones and Grandkids. The cell kitchen area capabilities a huge wide variety of household recipes which includes burgers, rooster and incredibly hot puppies. Cain stated the secret is “we have a exclusive seasoning that’s produced in Pennsylvania named comebacks … and it really will make the folks come again.” 

Aunt Titty’s, D & D Caribbean Kitchen, Fantastic To Da Bone and Strib’ble Treats all held spaces at the pageant as effectively, encouraging to attract crowds and elevate money to aid the annual Greenbelt Labor Working day Pageant. 

The competition ran by means of rain, glow and rigorous wind that afternoon, nonetheless drawing Greenbelters from all over the city and folks from bordering communities to join in the festivities. Even with the poor weather, men and women were being ready to get pleasure from the great food stuff, together with Jordan who had his personal food from DMV and Past. He stated, “The foods was good … and not lots of persons go to or know about Schrom Hills so this function was a good possibility to highlight the park.” 

In addition to Jordan, Councilmembers Ric Gordon and Judith Davis enjoyed the afternoon alongside fellow Greenbelters. Point out Comptroller Peter Franchot was also there to get pleasure from the day. He congratulated Linda Ivy, president of the Greenbelt Labor Day Pageant, for her perseverance to the community and the party.

Line for festival food
The 1st Annual Greenbelt Food items Truck Pageant is hosted by the Greenbelt Labor Working day Festival.
DMV & Beyond truck
DMV and Outside of opens its kitchen area for the Food stuff Truck Competition.
Flamin' Foods
Flamin’ Foods serves Greenbelters at the to start with annual Food Truck Competition.


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