By Peter Genovese | NJ.com
Food trucks are hot.
Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars at Monmouth Park over the Memorial Day weekend will be sizzling.
Twenty three trucks have already signed up for this year’s competition, which will be held Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.
And there’s room for more, if you’re a truck owner and want to get in on the action.
The first Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars last May was a runaway success, and those who attended will be happy to learn there will be more room to move about this year. And unlike last year, the event will be held over two days.
Red Hook Lobster Pound will be back to defend its Top Truck title, and Wafels & Dinges will be there to defend its People’s Choice award.
Gozen Yogurt, which won Most Seductive Sweet, will be there, as will Dellano’s Food Service, which nabbed Absolute Classic honors.
Other participating trucks include Cinnamon Snail, Empanada Man, Morris Grilled Cheese, Wrap Star, El Lecon de Negron, Amanda Bananas, Kona Ice, Four Boys, Max’s Hot Dogs and Cupcake Carnivale.
Wait, there’s more: Rickshaw Dumplings, Mustache Mobile, Ahhlacart, Jersey Johnny’s Grill, Fork in the Road, Thai Elephant Truck, The French Quarter, Burger Box and Chef on Wheels.
Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars is one of three Star-Ledger-sponsored events at Monmouth Park this summer. Our prestigious Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off will be held August 17 and 18, while the BBQ and Craft Beer Festival will be held August 31 and September 1.
Vendors interested in participating in the Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars should contact Patti Baxter at Spark Market Solutions. She can be reached at (732) 747-4449 or email@example.com.
For general questions about the event, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be at the Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars on May 26 with the Munchmobile, everyone’s favorite wiener-on-wheels.
Monmouth Park is located on Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, just off Exit 105 of the Parkway.