Gourmet Food Trucks meet up for Long Beach Street Food Festival

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long beach street food festivalWonder what the gourmet food truck craze is all about? Then, don’t miss the Long Beach Street Food Festival!

Come on down to Long Beach for a day to taste, rock, relax and celebrate the latest tradition in great food. Long Beach’s first street food festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at scenic Rainbow Lagoon Park on Shoreline Drive.

The Long Beach Street Food Festival will feature many of Southern California’s favorite gourmet food trucks, a beer garden and rockin’ entertainment!

A fusion of cuisine from kitchens worldwide will be available as a convoy of gourmet food trucks from all over the southland rolls to the Long Beach shoreline. Many of these trucks attract rock star followings, using social networking technologies to direct fans to their upcoming locations.

In the mood for Hawaiian bread breakfast sliders from the Buttermilk Truck or a crisp and gooey grilled cheese “Smoky Melt” with gouda, bacon and tomatoes from the #1 Truck in LA, The Grilled Cheese Truck? How about a chicken marsala meat ball with cilantro chutney from Great Balls on Tires?

Whether your palate leans toward a pizza slice or “modern Mexican” inspired by Chef/Owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill, you will be tempted to try them all. But leave room for dessert because there will be famous Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches, Del’s Lemonade and Sweet’s Truck red velvet cupcakes.

Enjoy cool ocean breezes and listen to the rock and funk music of local bands Blue Steel and Delta Nove while you experience the sumptuous street food cuisine fresh from the truck!

Tickets for the Long Beach Street Food Festival are $6 per person in advance or $8 at the gate. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LBStreetFoodFest.com or be a true gourmet food truck fan and follow the event on Facebook (Long Beach Street Foodfest) and Twitter (@LBStreetFood).

The Long Beach Street Food Festival is organized by the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket proceeds from the gourmet food truck round-up will benefit LBCC student scholarships and the Adopt-A-Teacher program. This program provides funds to local teachers to pay for unreimbursed classroom supplies which the districts no longer provide.

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