New Yorkers Sample Public Parks' Food Vendors
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Diners gathered in Central Park on Wednesday to sample fares from 17 food vendors who will be in public parks this summer.
The city Parks Department is bringing in 17 food vendors from across the five boroughs to tempt the diverse taste buds of every New Yorker this summer, with cuisines including West Indian, Belgian, Latin and organic food.
"I have two kids and I knew when it comes to the zoo, there's nowhere to eat. And so when this request for the proposal came up, we immediately bid on it because of the ideal location for this," said Peter Esmond of Rogue Tomate. "And the concept of the restaurant is for local and seasonal food that's also got a nutritional quality to it."
"I'm trying as many as I can. The lines are getting long but it's a lot of fun," said one eater.
Traditional New York fare with a twist will also be available, like specialty pretzels and organic hot dogs.