Featuring 20 of New York City's Best Food Trucks and the Grammy-Award Winning Band Train
NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is bringing together the best of New York City's unrivaled street food scene with the Grammy-Award winning band Train on Sunday, October 14 at Basketball City (Pier 36). The New York Times and Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. Present Trucks & Train hosted by Andrew Zimmern closes out the Festival weekend with a celebration only The Big Apple can handle!
"Trucks & Train represents our third year of doing truck events at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. It keeps getting bigger and better and we are able to raise more dollars and awareness this year than ever before," comments veteran event host Andrew Zimmern. "Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City are gold standard organizations and we are thrilled to be able to help them provide much need services through this world class event. The NYCWFF proves that you can change the world one bite at a time through their "Eat. Drink. End Hunger" mantra. I am also excited to premiere our national food truck, AZ Canteen, at this premier showcase. I am biased, but this is always my favorite event of the weekend."
Zimmern, the James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, and teacher known for his versatile palate, has selected New York City's finest food trucks to showcase some of their top dishes for the affair, including:
- Big Gay Ice Cream
- Biryani Cart
- Bongo Brothers Cuban
- Chinese Mirch
- Cupcake Crew
- Domo Taco
- Fun Buns NYC
- King of Falafel and Shawarma
- Korilla BBQ
- Melt Bakery
- Palenque Homemade Colombian Food
- Patacon Pisao
- Pizza Luca
- Phil's Steaks
- Rouge Tomate
- Schnitzel & Things
- Solber Pupusas
- Souvlaki GR
- The Milk Truck
Making its first Festival appearance, Southern Wine & Spirits of New York has specially curated three varietals from Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. for the event. The product of a special collaboration between Train and Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., they include: "Drops of Jupiter™" Petite Sirah, "Calling All Angels™" Chardonnay, and "California 37™" Cabernet Sauvignon. Together, New York City's best street food and these unique wines make this event a one-of-a-kind experience that passionate gourmands won't want to miss!
Eat. Drink. End Hunger. To date the Festival has raised over $5 million to help fight hunger with 100% of its proceeds benefiting Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign. Tickets for this event and more can be ordered online at www.nycwff.org or by calling 866.969.2933 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST). Stay up to date with the excitement by following the Festival at www.Facebook.com/NYCWFF or follow founder and director Lee Brian Schrager at www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager.
About the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign, 100% of the Festival's net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. More information about the Festival can be found at www.nycwff.org.
About the Food Bank For New York City
Three million New Yorkers have difficulty affording food. The Food Bank For New York City is there with a solution. The Food Bank helps by offering a meal today, resources for a more secure tomorrow and nutrition education to help them lead healthy lifestyles. Food Bank For New York City is the only hunger-relief organization to take this integrated approach. The Food Bank tackles the issues of hunger on three fronts: food distribution, through soup kitchens and food pantries; income support, by connecting those in need to benefits available to them, such as food stamps and earned income tax credits; and nutrition education, helping individuals and families make healthful food choices on limited budgets. Get more information at foodbanknyc.org.
Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® Campaign
More than 16 million children in America struggle with hunger. The No Kid Hungry® Campaign catalyzes innovative coalitions among governors, mayors, businesses, chefs, teachers and community leaders to connect children at risk of hunger with the programs that can help them. We also invest in community organizations that fight hunger and teach families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through our Cooking Matters® program. Get involved at strength.org.
SOURCE 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival