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Greenway Conservancy announces Mobile Food Fest on May 5

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  April 4, 2012 11:07 AM

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(Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com)

Hungry greenway visitors waited at a Grilled Cheese Nation food truck just south of Milk Street on June 5, 2011. For the Mobile Food Fest, the Greenway Conservancy expects 22 food trucks and carts in the Wharf District Parks.

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced a new date — May 5 — for the Mobile Food Fest, originally scheduled for October 2011.

The event was postponed last fall due to the presence of hundreds of Occupy Boston protesters in the Dewey Square Park section of the greenway, near South Station, where the festival was to be held.

At the time, the conservancy said protesters had cooperated with the Boston Public Market in Dewey Square, but with 12 food trucks and other mobile vendors, the festival was planned to be much larger.

With six more months to plan, the festival has only grown.

It is now expected to include 22 food trucks and carts, backyard games such as bocce and croquet, a Kids’ Zone with crafts and other activities, performances from six local bands, and a cook-off judged by celebrity chefs including David Chinta of Miel at the Intercontinental Hotel and Jason Santos of Blue Inc. and the FOX TV series “Hell’s Kitchen.”

The event will also include a canned food drive to support the Greater Boston Food Bank.

“The Greenway Mobile Food Fest has something for everyone,” said Nancy Brennan, executive director of the conservancy, in a statement released Wednesday. “You’ll get to sample some of the best street food in the country, spend time with our panel of celebrity judges, play games, and enjoy the plants, flowers, and public art on the Greenway.”

The Mobile Food Fest is free and will take place in Dewey Square from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. on May 5, with a rain date of May 12.

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