Pittsburgh Food Trucks Take Center Stage Friday
If there’s one thing as powerful as the rise of the adult beverage scene in Pittsburgh, it has to be the food truck community. These purveyors of mobile munchies have taken the city by storm, setting up shop and serving anything from pizza, burgers, tacos, mac & cheese, BBQ, sandwiches, pierogies, and much, much more. No matter what you’re craving, chances are excellent you’ll find a food truck that will make you feel all warm and full inside.
Many of Pittsburgh’s most popular trucks have risen to prominence by partnering with breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Several of these businesses do not have the space to operate a full kitchen and bringing food trucks to their lots to satisfy the culinary element of a visitor’s experience allows them to focus on delivering the best-quality liquid possible sans the overhead a kitchen carries with it.
Everybody eats. Everybody drinks. Everybody wins.
It was this overwhelming popularity that led to the creation of the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park in Millvale, the first of its kind to grace our city. Started by Shawn, Matt, and Tony Lang, owners of Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry, as well as Twisted Jimmy’s and Steel City Samiches in Indiana, PA, the idea was to create a concept that features the best of Pittsburgh’s food truck scene combined with top-notch beer choices from many of our city’s great breweries. All of this comes together in one convenient space in Millvale where the Lang Brothers grew up.
“We wanted to open something in Millvale for a long time,” Matt Lang told Bob Batz of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette back in August after Millvale officials gave tentative approval for them to announce the location while they work on a lease. “We think the time is right. It is in our eyes the prime space where we think this concept will do best.”
Read Bob’s full article here.
To get the party started, the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park has collaborated with Winslo6PGH to host a killer preview party to show off the new space. This extravaganza will unfold on Friday, November 3rd from 5pm – 9pm at 1923 River Front Drive in Millvale. There will be two wines and 12 local, independent craft beers on tap alongside EIGHT popular food trucks. You are invited to come see the space and dine from the following trucks:
- Pittsburgh Sandwich Society
- The Coop Chicken and Waffles
- Franktuary Lawrenceville
- Pgh Po’Boy
- Pittsburgh Smokehouse
- Doce Taqueria
- Sinkers & Suds
Games will also be on hand, as well as live music performed by Johnny Walylko and Pete Peters.
Check out the preview event on Facebook and make sure you mark your calendars right now to be part of this epic food truck throwdown!