Food Notes – May 2015

Tasty Things Worth Knowing

ThinkstockPhotos-160893631Go Bananas for Food Trucks
Kapow and more featured during Monkey Hill Time Trial

Delaware’s seventh annual premier cycling competition, the Wilmington Grand Prix, is among the nation’s most prestigious races. New this year will be top area food trucks. Kapow Thai, Flying Deutschman, Grassroots, Java Puppy, I Don’t Give a Fork, The Plum Pit and Mojo Loco will be participating in the Monkey Hill Time Trial & Grand Prix Kick-off Party at Brandywine Park on Friday, May 15.

Free of charge, picnic in the park while professional and amateur racers compete in a 3.2-mile race against the clock as part of Grand Prix Weekend. The event starts at 5 p.m. and will also feature live music by Special Delivery and craft beer tastings.

For more information visit wilmgrandprix.com.

Food Truck Festival
Rolling Revolution feast is May 1

Delaware’s premier food trucks will pull up for the inaugural Rolling Revolution Food Truck Rally on Friday, May 1. Mouthwatering Asian cuisine, Hispanic fusion, smoked BBQ, unique sandwiches, an espresso café, desserts, and more from gourmet First State food trucks will be available.

The 5-9 p.m. event, sponsored by the food truck and mobile vending association Rolling Revolution and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (DCCA) will be held at the DCCA on the Riverfront. Local artist Richard Raw will perform a blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop featured on his new album Conversational Piece. Admission is free and a cash bar will be available.

Hockessin’s Drip Café also will unveil its new project, The Brunch Box food truck, which will serve corporate centers, community events, festivals, farmers markets, and more.

Catch a preview of some of the Rolling Revolution food trucks’ offerings during lunch every Thursday at the DCCA’s Truckin’ Thursdays, happening now.

Newark Natural Foods Update
Now at larger location, co-op plans first farmers market May 3

Newark Natural Foods, a mainstay in the city of Newark for the past 40 years, made its official move on April 20 from its original location on Main Street into a larger space in the Newark Shopping Center, 230 E. Main St.

After sales featuring up to 80 percent off most items, the old store closed its doors for one week while staff and volunteers packed up remaining items for the move.

Join farmers and artisans at the co-op on Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the first weekly farmers market at the new location. The market will run through mid-fall.

For more information, visit newarknaturalfoods.com.

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