16 Dynamic Food Trucks & Live Music Highlight 3rd Annual Food Truck Border Brawl at SteelStacks June 10

Featured Image: Baby Blues BBQ Philly

Menu by Region’s Finest Food Truck Features Lobster Empanadas, Korean Fried Chicken, Poutine & More

BETHLEHEM, PA— Join ArtsQuest for a food fight fiesta as the popular Food Truck Border Brawl returns to SteelStacks June 10 with 16 mobile eateries from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, plus a “Battle of the Bands” with music by Bruce Springsteen cover band The Bruce Show and Philly-based funk band The Groove Merchants. Tickets for the event, which include a Food Truck Border Brawl “Party Plate” for each guest, are on sale now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.

During the Border Brawl, both attendees and the event judging panel sample the participating trucks’ offerings and then vote for their favorites, with the “People’s Choice” and “Best Overall Food Truck” awards presented at the conclusion of the event. Returning to defend their Border Brawl crowns are 2017 “Best Overall Food truck” winner Phyllodelphia of Philadelphia which wowed the judges and the crowds with its Lollipop Lamb Chops; and The Empanada Guy of Old Bridge, N.J., which is the undefeated “People’s Choice” winner of 2016 and 2017.

Among the new participants are Mama’s Meatballs of Pennsauken, N.J. serving up Meatball Sliders made with a mix of beef, pork and veal topped with marinara, baby arugula and parmesan; Slurp Philly Food Truck, best known for its fresh Ramen and Korean Fried Chicken; Pompier Catering & Cuisine of Hightstown, N.J. which offers vegetarian pierogis and rice bowls; and 2017 Musikfest favorite Baby Blues BBQ of Philadelphia which boasts a menu of southern staples like pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs, as well as decadent Pig Candy Bacon.

With general admission hours from 1-8 p.m. and ticket re-entry, Border Brawl attendees can make this foodie frenzy an all-day affair and finish off the evening with dessert nachos from Polka Dot Cake Shop of Lyndhurst, N.J. or Cookies and Cream Crème Brûlée from Philly-based food truck Crème Brolee. Activities at SteelStacks that day also include a free performance by folk-duo David Wax Museum at the Levitt Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

The complete list of 2018 Border Brawl participants is:
Pennsylvania Food Trucks
Baby Blues BBQ, Philadelphia
The Cow and The Curd, Philadelphia
Crème Brolee Food Truck, Philadelphia
Fud Truck, Bethlehem
Phyllodelphia, West Chester
Slurp Philly Food Truck, Philadelphia
The Clubhouse Grille, Bethlehem
Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels, Bloomsburg

New Jersey Food Trucks

Chick Wings & Things, Dover
Empanada Guy, Old Bridge
Jersey Johnny’s, Pequannock
Kono Pizza, Cherry Hill
Mama’s Meatballs, Pennsauken
Polka Dot Cake Shop, Lyndhurst
Pompier Catering and Cuisine, Hightstown
Surf and Turf Truck, Hamilton

All Food Truck Border Brawl tickets include a free entry gift of a Border Brawl “Party Plate,” a travel plate set which holds hot or cold food and a stemmed wine glass or 12 oz. can. The gift also includes utensils in a convenient carabiner keychain carrying case. Ticket prices are:

Border Brawl VIP Ticket | Noon-8 p.m.,
(Includes one hour of food truck access before the event opens to the public)
ArtsQuest Members: $12 advance, $14 day of
General Public: $16 advance, $18 day of

Border Brawl General Admission | 1-8 p.m.
ArtsQuest Members: $6 advance, $8 day of
General Public: $10 advance, $12 day of

Children’s Admission
Ages 5-12: $5 day of only
Ages 4 & Under: FREE

Proceeds from the Border Brawl go to support the nonprofit ArtsQuest’s free music, arts and education programming for the region, including Musikfest, the largest free music festival in the nation. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org.

Information and image provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest