BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It will be a food festival to remember, and it happens this coming Saturday in Baltimore.
Ron Matz reports the food trucks are ready for a three city culinary competition.READ MORE: Clarksburg Waitress Having Seizure Saved By Off-Duty Montgomery County Officer
It’s the sizzle of a Baltimore summer — time for “A Taste of Three Cities…” a food truck extravaganza rolling into Patterson Park on Saturday.
“We’re really excited about doing it in Patterson Park. It’s the crown jewel of all the parks in Baltimore. How much nicer could it be than going to a food truck, sitting in a blanket or lawn chair? That’s what parks are all about,” said Damian Bohager, founder of “A Taste of Three Cities.”
With its signature lamb chops, the Greek on the Street is ready.
“We’ve been in Philly and Washington and we’re tied for first place going into Baltimore. We’re looking forward to this event and we want to win the whole thing,” said Angelos Micklos, owner of “Greek on the Street” food truck.
More than 50 food trucks will be here.
“We’ve got some great trucks, trucks that people from Baltimore haven’t seen from Philly and D.C.. People who have come out to this are going to be really amazed by the food being offered this Saturday,” said Bohager.READ MORE: Maryland Board Of Education Sets Benchmarks To Lift Schools Mask Mandates
And they’ll be coming to the Cruisin’ Cafe for their famous crabby fries.
“We’ll have our crabby fries. We use lump crab dip over the fries. We don’t put in any mayonnaise. It’s been a hit ever since. We’ll use 500 pounds of crab dip Saturday,” said Tom Arno, owner of the “Cruisin’ Cafe” food truck.
Meals on Wheels is one of three nonprofits who will benefit from the big day.
A friendly food fight between the Beltways and beyond.
“We went to Philly and D.C. and it’s nice to see what they have and what their ideas are compared to ours,” said Arno.
There will be cash prizes for the food truck earning the most points in the competition.
“There’s some money on the table to be won, but we also want the prestige of it. Being able to say we’re the best food truck in Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia would be a great honor for us,” said Micklos.MORE NEWS: Daughter Of Keith Smith Testifies, Says Her Father Killed His Wife Jacquelyn
Tickets are $15 in advance. Saturday’s event is noon til 9 p.m.