Food Truck Festival in Troy

Slidin Dirty food truck

Slidin' Dirty is among the trucks scheduled to be there.

The first -- and aptly named -- Food Truck Festival is May 4 in Troy's River Front Park from noon-7 pm.

The festival's website lists 12 trucks so far, promising more to be announced. Food will be priced by the trucks. The festival will be selling beer -- a $5 token for a 16 oz beer. Among the rules: no coolers, no outside alcohol, no dogs.

You might recognize at least a few (or more) of the trucks lined up so far. Among them: Slidin' Dirty, the Wandering Dago, and Sweet Temptations. Organizers are still looking to add vendors.

You might also be thinking, "Wait, wasn't there something about this a while back and it was supposed to be in Albany's Washington Park?" And the answer is: yes. The word we got from festival organizers was that they weren't able to work things out with the city -- so they headed to Troy.

Also in the mix: music from High Peaks Band, Funk Evolution, and the Chris Dukes Band.

The festival is organized by a group connected with Townsquare Media, which owns a group of radio stations in this area.

Earlier on AOA:
+ The Wandering Dago food truck
+ Slidin' Dirty

Comments

Albany really needs to get its act together or I'm moving to Troy. Troy keeps stealing all the cool events/ideas!

Weren't able to work it out with the city? Is Albany's government in the business of killing business. Ready for a change!

Shame on Albany for not getting their act together. Troy has been killing it lately.

After Troy, why don't you drive the leftovers up here to Cohoes. I'll be hungry.

I'd really love to know what happened in Albany. Not that I don't love when things go to Troy, kudos to them for making their city awesome, but I'd like to know specifically what's up with Albany that's making it so danged hard lately to keep great things from happening here.

Maybe dysfunction is a communicable disease...capable of crossing Eagle Street?

What a great idea!

I'll play devil's advocate. Why would the city of Albany have a group of event coordinators plan an event for them when they have many capable people on staff who plan other city events? Tulip Fest is coordinated by paid employees. The Lark Street events are organized by the BID. Having a private event company come in and take over doesn't make any sense.

"Tulip Fest is coordinated by paid employees"

Remind me again what they do the rest of the year where they couldn't have helped facilitate this?

I'll play Devil's Advocate. The city won't work with anyone they can't control. Independent hard working business people are a threat to them so they try to send them elsewhere.

And I guess you think Troy and Cohoes are the wild west and don't have any city employees responsible for events like the metropolis of Albany?

That was my point, the employees are paid to do events. Maybe it was the time of year too...around tulip fest. I'm not defending Albany, just thinking out loud. Not sure about Cohoes but all the events I know of in Troy are done through the BID, they must've worked out a deal with these coordinators.

Either way, it's sad this won't be in Albany. Attending an event in Washington Park is much nicer than the Troy Riverfront.

The Wandering Dago you say. Gee that isn't offensive at all. Oh martone

Just got back.
Not as interesting as I thought it would be..no kids events like it was said ...its okay if you just want somewhere to go to hang out. :(

Great idea. Unfortunately poor execution. Well over 1 hour wait per truck, many having 2 hours. Food at my truck was bland. I wasn't encouraged to try anything else. Expensive, my non-alcoholic lemonade was $6 at the truck we chose! It was nice to connect with friends. Great idea again. But too few trucks, short on food quality, and well, suffice to say we ended up a bit wanting at the end.

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