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For Immediate Release:
June 07, 2011

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842



Miami-Dade Parks hosting gourmet food truck events at Tropical Park and Tamiami Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department announces the arrival of gourmet food trucks to Tropical Park and Tamiami Park.  There will be music and food choices galore, with a popular assortment of participating food vendors each week, offering everything from Cuban influenced burgers and Asian-style chicken wings to a crab grilled cheese sandwich and even deep fried Oreos and cupcakes.

The food truck events will be a permanent feature taking place every Tuesday from 6-10 p.m. at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St. (Bird Road/79th Ave. entrance); and every Friday from 6-11 p.m. at Tamiami Park, 10901 SW 24 St. (The Fair's main entrance, Coral Way/SW 112 Ave.).

Patrons are invited to bring along a picnic blanket, or folding tables and chairs to enhance their dining experience.  Glass containers and pets will not be permitted at this activity.  Event admission and parking is free.

CheeseMe Mobile, Dim Ssäm à gogo, The Fish Box, The Flying Saucer, Grill Master, Café Latin Burger and Taco, Latin House Grill, The MexZican Gourmet, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Muscle Truck, The Red Koi, Sir Pizza Mobile, and Sugar Rush, are among 30 food trucks participating in the on-going events.

For more information about Miami-Dade Parks food truck events and its other activities at Tropical Park, call 305-226-8315, and for Tamiami Park, call 786-315-5295, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.

About the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-365-6706.


 

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