Food to keep on truck­ing

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - RICHARD MAYS

The wheeled meal providers will be serv­ing up the fourth in­stal­ment of al fresco food with 12 trucks in The Square from 5pm Thurs­day.

So­cial me­dia spokesper­son for the Palmer­ston North Street Feast Kar­lina Mitchell said even dur­ing the colder win­ter nights the event had con­tin­ued to flour­ish.

‘‘We couldn’t have fore­seen it be­ing as suc­cess­ful as it has been. Thou­sands of peo­ple have come out each time de­spite the cold. It’s pretty ex­cit­ing.’’

Along with live mu­sic en­ter­tain­ment, sev­eral new trucks have joined the con­voy, bring­ing fare from as far away as Ja­maica, Greece and Mex­ico, as well as In­dia and Viet­nam.

‘‘We set out to cre­ate an event that would get peo­ple out and about, and catch­ing up - and eat­ing.’’

While the chilly nights have their own spe­cial at­mos­phere, Mitchell said she was look­ing for­ward to warmer months where fam­i­lies didn’t have to swathe them­selves in hats, gloves and puffer jack­ets.

‘‘Spring and sum­mer will cre­ate a new dy­namic and we’re ex­pect­ing num­bers to in­crease again.

‘‘We’ll add per­form­ers and en­ter­tain­ers, and there’ll be new trucks of­fer­ing new food ex­pe­ri­ences.’’

Any up­dates and weath­er­re­lated changes to Thurs­day evening’s Food Truck Frenzy in The Square will be posted on the Face­book event page. .

There’s an­other Food Truck Frenzy ‘‘Street Feast’’ on Thurs­day night.

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