It seems like the only downside to food trucks is also essential to their quirky appeal: They rarely stay long in one spot. So, what’s a foodie to do? Head down to the fifth annual Parked! Food Truck Festival, where more than 30 of the city’s hippest food trucks will convene all day at South Street Seaport. While entrance to the event is free, special VIP passes are available that will get you into the express lines as well as 10 small bites from 10 different trucks of your choice and a drink to wash it all down. Add a beer garden, DJs, live music, cooking demonstrations, and an on-site magician to the mix, and you have a recipe that is sure to please.
Sat., Aug. 4, 10 a.m., 2012