By Charles Sweeney | Troy Record
TROY — The rising popularity of food trucks — and not just trucks selling hot dogs — was on display downtown this weekend with Saturday’s first ever Food Truck Festival at Riverfront Park in Troy.
The waterfront park was ringed with trucks serving everything you could think of; from burritos, to wood-fired pizza, to Troy’s own The Brown Bag serving the “South Troy,” a hamburger served on a bun made of two glazed doughnuts.
“We are very excited to be working with the City of Troy,” said Garth Elms, managing director of Townsquare Lifestyle Events, the promoter of the Food Truck Festival. “Troy is always thinking outside the box for unique events.”
Mayor Lou Rosamilia hoped everyone would be out for a pair of downtown events; the spring opening of the Troy Farmers’ Market waterfront residency and the Food Truck Festival.
“We are looking forward to a wonderful event,’ Rosamilia said. “Troy is about food, music and fun.”
Three bands were on the bill to perform at the Food Truck Festival, including The High Peaks Band, Chris Dukes Band and Funk Evolution.
“I think it’s great, there’s a lot of choices,” said Rita Haberman, who came all the way from Monroe Township, N.J.
She and her husband sat at one of the dozen or so picnic tables arrayed at the center of a circle formed by some thirty different trucks. “I got a portobello and mushroom gyro, and it’s delicious.”
Organizers hope the event will remain popular and become one of Troy’s regular seasonal festivals.