Gourmet food-truck fest returning to LB to raise money for local teachers

<strong>LA and Orange County’s popular mobile eateries will once again roll into scenic Rainbow Lagoon Park for a third  Long Beach Street Food Fest.</strong>

Gourmet food trucks are returning to Long Beach by popular demand. It was clear with the overwhelming success of last year’s two Long Beach Street Food Fests that participants and attendees alike wanted another helping. On Saturday, July 9, LA and Orange County’s preeminent mobile eateries will once again roll into scenic Rainbow Lagoon Park with doors up from 10:30am to 5:30pm.
The Long Beach Street Food Festival “Truckin’ back to the LBC” will feature 30 of Southern California’s favorite gourmet food trucks, a beer & wine garden and live entertainment by the local bands Blue Steel and Blue Breeze.
Many of these trucks attract “rock star” followings, thanks in part to the latest Food Network hit The Great Food Truck Race. The Nom Nom Truck will make an appearance along with Crepes Bonaparte, The Lime Truck and Seabirds.
Attendees may want to try a crisp and gooey “Smoky Melt” with gouda, bacon and tomatoes from the number-one truck in LA– The Grilled Cheese Truck. Or they may want a Banh Mi sandwich from the Nom Nom Truck. Or a fresh Italian salad with proscuitto, mortadella, garbanzos and homemade balsamic vinaigrette from Greenz on Wheelz?
Palates may lean toward a pizza slice from the Slice Truck or “Korean pub grub” from the Ahn-Joo Truck inspired by chef/owner Debbie Lee. For dessert, there’s Chunk-n-Chip’s “Boo-Yah!” ice cream sandwiches, the Sweets Truck red velvet cupcakes, and cinnamon & honey specialties from Auntie’s Fry Bread.
The Festival is organized by the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Net ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Adopt-A-Teacher program, which provides grants to local teachers to pay for unreimbursed classroom supplies and various educational scholarships.  
Tickets are $7 per person in advance or $9 at the gate. Attendees who bring a non-perishable food item for AIDS Food Store-Long Beach will receive $1 off at the gate.   For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LBStreetFoodFest.com.

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