Food truck festival: Sneak peek at eats and drinks from this weekend’s outdoor eating event
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Food truck festival: Sneak peek at eats and drinks from this weekend’s outdoor eating event

Sep 22, 2023

- Thousands of residents — including our Advance/ contest winners — turned out Saturday for the three-day-long "Food Truck Festival at The Mount" on the grounds of Mount Loretto in Charleston, Saturday, June 11th, 2022. (Staten Island Advance/Shane DiMaio) Shane DiMaioShane DiMaio

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Lobster, jerk chicken, sumptuous burgers, fresh shucked clams and more will converge this weekend at Mount Loretto for a three-day eating and drinking affair. The drool-worthy lineup includes over two dozen food trucks, live entertainment, rides plus beer and sangria gardens.

The festival is scheduled on Friday, June 9 form 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets for those 13 and older can be purchased from the online box office — — for a $5 donation per person for admission. Proceeds go to Catholic Charities of Staten Island, the host of the event.

"In the fresh air with a nice sea breeze carrying amazing food scents, our Food Truck Festival is the official kickoff to a great borough summer," said Claire Atalla, CEO of Catholic Charities of Staten Island. "Every year, this is where we see old friends get together, small class reunions and a lot of reconnecting with great neighbors because of that six-degrees of separation we so love on Staten Island."

On stage, Friday's performances include Atomic Crush and Inglorious Bastards. Saturday's lineup features Creatures of Habit, That Blind Cat Band, ET Studios, Morrisania Project and Full Circle. Sunday will see 25 Missions, Chain Reaction, Fast Forward and Into The Void. Performance times are available on Catholic Charities’ website.

The Advance's Shane DiMao will announce live on Saturday the winners of a free tasting experience (the entry period is now closed) courtesy of Island Advance.

The following trucks are scheduled, rain or shine. While not selling edibles, Lefty's Cigar Truck will return by popular demand with international smokes. The asterisked enterprises are debuting their fare at the festival. Guests are invited to sit under a tent or stroll the Mount Loretto campus.

Arirang Food Truck* — Sushi and hibachi

Carvel — Ice cream novelties and soft serve

Country Donuts — Coffee and freshly fried doughnuts

Empanada Guy — Assorted meat, veggie, fish and sweet-filled empanadas

Flagshp Brewing Co. — Staten Island's own craft brewer will feature several styles of beer

I Got Balls — Rice balls

Joyce's Tavern — Burgers, sliders, corned beef sliders, chicken tenders, Irish fries topped with shredded corned beef, ‘kraut and Thousand Island dressing plus fresh shucked Littleneck clams

Kettle Corn — Sweet and savory popcorn

La Tortuga Kitchen* — Mexican fare

Langan's Patties — Award-winning hamburgers

Napolitano Pizza — Thin-crust pies fresh from the oven

Ma & Pa's Tex Mex — Assorted empanadas, tacos, burrito bowls and pina colada

Mac Truck — Gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese

Montalbano's of Rosebank — Sausage ‘n’ peppers, cheesesteaks and pretzels

Rescue Rolls — Varieties of stuffed egg rolls

Rosalia & Ashley's — Funnel cake and zeppole

Tap On Wheels* — Domestic and craft beer

The Food Boss* — Brand new trailer featuring Staten Island and Brooklyn Italian favorites

The Main Lobster — Lobster rolls

The Sweet Spot — Crazy shakes and custom candies

Twisted Steaks — Cheesesteaks and pretzels

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