CEDARS FOOD PARK AT DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE LAUNCHES WITH GRAND OPENING BASH, FEATURING 18 OF DALLAS' BEST GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS
Event will kick off Dallas' first food truck venue in a park setting, which will be open Wednesdays through Fridays for lunch as well as Thursday evenings with live music and entertainment
DALLAS, TEXAS - July 17, 2012 - Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village will hold a grand opening bash, Saturday, July 28, from 5 to 10 p.m., at 1515 S. Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75215, launching Dallas's first food truck venue in a park setting. The event, representing the beginning of a unique collaboration between food trucks and Dallas Heritage Village, will feature 18 of Dallas' best gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, and beer and wine from local establishments. Food prices range from $2 - $9 with a portion of the proceeds going to Dallas Heritage Village.
Dallas Heritage Village, a nationally accredited museum, is home to the largest and finest collection of 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas. These 38 historic buildings, moved from throughout North Central Texas to Dallas' first city park, line the tree-shaded 20-acre setting of Dallas Heritage Village. The museum's buildings will be open for touring at the July 28 Cedars Food Park Grand Opening Bash with free admission.
Following the grand opening event, Cedars Food Park will initially be open every Wednesday-Friday for lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Wednesday, August 1 and every Thursday evening, 5 -10p.m., beginning August 16, for dinner and entertainment. It will also open on additional select days and evenings throughout the year, and the space can be reserved for private functions. To beat the heat, the trucks will be parked under giant Cedar Elm shade trees, and air-conditioned eating areas will be available for all customers.
(Please note Dallas Heritage Village is traditionally closed the month of August, reopening September 1. Visitors coming to eat at the food trucks during the month of August are welcome to stroll the grounds and eat in select air-conditioned buildings; however, remaining historic structures will reopen September 1, when programming resumes.)
Featured food trucks include: The Butcher's Son, Cafe Con Leche, Cajun Tailgators, Crazy Fish, Coolhaus, Enticed, 4 Seasons, Free Wheelin Cafe, Gandolfo's, Good Karma Kitchen, Jack's Chowhound, Nammi, Rock N Roll Taco, Rockin' Ricks, Rockstar Bakeshop, Ruthie's Rolling Cafe, Ssahm BBQ and Three Lions. The Park will showcase a variety of local gourmet mobile food trucks and trailers, serving a wide range of food including street tacos, gourmet sliders, vegan and gluten-free dishes, deserts, bahn mi sandwiches, classic Italian, BBQ and sushi. Parking is plentiful and free at Dallas Heritage Village.
After watching three food parks open in Fort Worth, good friends and business partners Brad Friedman and Steve Jordan were looking for an opportunity to open a food park in the Cedars neighborhood, where both are working on a residential real estate project and are stakeholders.
"We wondered why there we no food parks similar to Fort Worth�s in Dallas," said Brad Friedman. "Dallas Heritage Village was looking for innovative ways to expose the museum to more folks, and we were looking for a way to prosper the neighborhood, while finding a great place to have a food park. It's a perfect match!"
"We saw an opportunity and went for it," added Steve Jordan. "A food park on the 20-acre scenic museum grounds of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, bordering the southern edge of downtown Dallas in the artistic and historic Cedars neighborhood, is an ideal destination for downtown employees, locals, tourists, families, friends, pets and foodies to enjoy deliciously creative dishes while relaxing in a unique outdoor space."
"Dallas Heritage Village is thrilled to provide a location for Cedars Food Park," added Gary Smith, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village. "It has been exciting to see this develop, and we thank Brad and Steve for all their hard work in making this a reality. Come enjoy the widest variety of gourmet food offerings in a single setting on our beautiful grounds and support Dallas� first food venue in a park setting!"
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Cedars Food Park is located at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. 1515 Harwood St., Dallas Texas, 75215. It is just southeast of downtown Dallas, blocks from the Farmer�s Market. More details on the Food Park can be found at www.cedarsfoodpark.com, twitter@CedarsFoodPark, www.facebook.com/CedarsFoodPark.
Dallas Heritage Village, located at Old City Park, is a nationally accredited history museum, depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910. It is one of only five museums in the Dallas area to have this distinction. The grounds showcase 38 historic structures, including log cabins, the pre-Civil War Millermore home, a Victorian Main Street, a railroad complex, an 1860s farmstead with livestock, a 19th century church, school and more. Visitors discover how crops were grown, animals cared for and how family living progressed from log cabins to grand manors and Victorian homes. Dallas Heritage Village is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as individual and group donations. Dallas Heritage Village was nominated in 2011 and 2012 by D Magazine as one of the top Dallas-area family attractions. It is located at 1515 South Harwood, one block south of Farmers Market in Downtown Dallas. Hours of operation are Tuesday � Saturday, 10 a.m. � 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon � 4 p.m. The Village is closed the months of January and August. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge. For more information call 214-421-5141 or visit www.DallasHeritageVillage.org.