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Food Trucks Roll in to Tamarac Every Wednesday Night

Date posted: October 3, 2013

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By: Sharon Aron Baron

Hungry residents take note: on Wednesday evenings, the Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department along with The Food Truck Collective will be rolling the food trucks in to Tamarac Park, and this may be your new go-to place to dine.

The Food Truck Collective was so popular during the 50th Anniversary events and concerts said Linda Probert Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation that they saw the potential in having a weekly event here in Tamarac. On Wednesday, families from both Tamarac and even Coral Springs came out and enjoyed the specialty items gourmet food trucks prepared: Mexican food, philly cheesesteak sandwiches, pizza,  hot wings, gourmet desserts and so much more.  The food is freshly cooked inside the trucks while you wait and the portions are large.

Food Truck event every Wednesday night in Tamarac

Food Truck event every Wednesday night in Tamarac

There were some chairs provided, but many residents brought their own.   Music was provided as well as a bounce house for the children.

Event Producer for The Food Truck Collective, Omayra Stylianoudakis had been looking for another location to host the food trucks and felt Tamarac would be a perfect place. “I think it went pretty well,” she said. “A lot of people were happy.”  She said that each week they will rotate the food trucks to keep the selection interesting as well as make it fair for all of the trucks. They will also offer entertainment for the children each week.  Next week, she said they will have a host overseeing the “Carnival of Fitness” which have different stations where the kids play games that are active, but fun.

The Food Truck Collective has a one year contract with the city. The city in turn makes a small amount of money from the event each month.  Said Probert, “It’s an opportunity to attract the people to experience what we have to offer in the City of Tamarac.”

The Food Truck Collective Event is being held every Wednesday  from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. in Tamarac Park at the Recreational Center at 7501 North University Drive where the overpass/walkway is.  Plenty of parking.  Some vendors accept debit cards, however, its good to have cash.

 

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  • Mark and Joe

    This is so great to get this email, Tamarac Talk. We never knew about the food truck Wensday. Gonna go tonight, Thanks.

  • ajb55

    Where exactly in Tamarac hold the food truck even on Wednesday, need address
    Thanks

    • Alex

      hi… it reads: 7501 North University Drive . This is right next to Tamarac Elementary. There is a “pedestrian” bridge that connects the East and West sidewalks in University Dr.

  • Bonaire Resident

    Went last night, weather was very comfortable and it was awesome. My wife, I and our daughter all ate from different trucks and the food was beyond great. It’s clear that some of these truck chefs are very talented and creative. One truck owner I talked with is all excited about doing a “smoked” Thanksgiving dinner served inside a small pumpkin shell, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, etc…sounded amazing. There were Halloween costumed kids everywhere dancing to a DJ, flying around the bounce house and eating snow cones. The vibe was very friendly, very family/community oriented and I saw lots of my neighbors and kids from my daughters school. There are some chairs but you definitely need to bring your own folding “camp” chairs because they run out super fast. The cost was so reasonable, portions decent size and selection so diverse that I think my family will have dinner covered every Wednesday night for quite a while.

  • PJJ

    OMG I LOVE……. THE FOOD TRUCKS WHAT A GREAT HUMP DAY BREAK. MY FAMILY AND I WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK. A MUST TRY IS THE cuz n tim’s SEAFOOD SHACK CONCH FRITTERS.

  • Jeanne Lynn Gray

    Great atmosphere but had to leave because the music was soooooo bad. Nothing but 90’s rap! Now I like 90’s rap, I grew up in the 90’s but there was No variation for the diverse crowd that had gathered. No Motown, no disco, no Latin, no island, no pop, no contemporary music, not even Bruno Mars! Just 90’s rap. DJ needs to play to the crowd. Not just play for himself.

    • Mark Desrosiers

      I am so in agreement about the music at Food Truck events. I’m a professional entertainer with over 30 years experience as a musician and DJ. The mantra here is you get what you pay for. Most of these DJs are young people working under market. They don’t have the music knowledge and don’t care what audience attends. Most DJs that do casuals (weddings, parties, etc.) look at the crowd and play to them. These events are attended by all ages so a full knowledge of music selections from the 40s through today is necessary for a successful event. DJs that do casuals charge a lot more money!!