(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department takes the wow factor up a notch on its popular gourmet food truck events, mingling family dining al fresco-style with music, kite-flying and the picturesque waterfront views of its Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park for its new "Kite-Flying Food Truck Nights on the Bay," starting Friday, September 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. The event will be a permanent fixture at the Marina on the last Friday of each month.
There will be a wide variety of culinary treats available for purchase, including ginger-beer battered Mahi, braised short rib tacos, ham-and-cheese flying saucers, Mac 'N Cheese pancakes, banana eggrolls a-la-mode, and Flan de Queso, the Cuban version of cheesecake. Participating food truck chefs include Atelier Monnier, BC Tacos, Big Kahuna, Catered Bliss, Chamo's on Wheels, Che Grill, CheeseMe Mobile, The Chill Stop, Daddy's Grill, Dog Eat Dog, Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers, Manila Rice, Miso Hungry, Monster Burgers, Papa's Tapas, Purple People Eatery, and The Rolling Stove. Skyward Kites, the Park's resident kite shop will remain open for the event, selling kites of all shapes and sizes, some for as little as $5, so families can enjoy a little kite flying with their kids. Master kite flyers will also have their colorful giant kites and stunt kites out for the occasion.
Visitors can arrive at the Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park, located at 10800 Collins Ave., by either car or boat. Parking is free at the Park's kite field. Boat dockage will also be free for this event. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a blanket or some lawn chairs to better enjoy the festivities.
For directions to the event and further information about activities at Haulover Park, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks or call 305-947-3525.
Miami-Dade Parks also has permanent food truck events at Tropical Park every Tuesday from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. and at Tamiami Park every Friday from 6 p.m. -11 p.m., which began in July.
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.
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