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Brookhaven hosts its first food truck night event
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September 11, 2013 03:17 PM | 5723 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup at Blackburn Park
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A large crowd turns out to experience the first Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup in Blackburn Park last week.
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The Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup served more than 2,000 people last week at its first event, which marked the city’s takeover of its parks. Because of the success, Brookhaven is adding more food trucks for today’s event. At least 14 trucks will attend.

The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday until the end of October at Blackburn Park, 3501 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

“We were excited to see so many residents come out and enjoy not only the good food and music, but our beautiful parks,” Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said. “This event series is designed to generate excitement around our parks and build community among residents.”

Last week, residents dined at picnic tables and on blankets while listening to the sounds of local band, The Chamblee Tuckers, who donated their talents to the city. The city is hosting the food truck celebration in conjunction with Fork in the Road, a joint venture between food truck provider Happy Belly and the Atlanta Street Food Coalition.

“The event far exceeded our expectations, especially when compared to neighboring events,” Terry Hall, president of Happy Belly Truck/Fork in the Road Event Management. “We are excited to have a good mix of savory and dessert trucks coming back to Brookhaven, something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.”

The Chamblee Tuckers will appear again today. In honor of local first responders, Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura will also lead a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the start of the food truck event.

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