Roger Williams Park Carousel Village to Host Food Truck Friday
Friday, May 22, 2015
Nine different trucks are slated to be in attendance and showcase some of the Ocean State’s most unique mobile restaurants.
Who will be there?
Buddha Belly, Championship Melt, Elwood’s Dog House, Gotta “Q” BBQ Food Truck and Catering, The Salad Man & Juice Bar, O’Crepe, Mijos Tacos, Like No Udder, and Z Food Truck are scheduled to be the options for attendees.
Food choices cover a range of cultural backgrounds and include everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to crepes.
There is no fee to attend the Food Truck Friday event and the Carousel will also be open for food-goers to enjoy.
For more information, go to www.foodtrucksin.com.
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