The Oval, a new outdoor oasis on the parkway welcomes some of the city's best food trucks (and a beer garden!) at tonight's Winners Oval event. (Photo by M. Fischetti for GPTMC)
Did someone say “beer” and “food trucks”?
Tonight, the Parkway’s new outdoor oasis, The Oval, launches its weekly beer garden with the help of some of Philadelphia’s best food trucks.
From 5 to 9 p.m., the winners from the last three years of the Vendy Awards, which are essentially the Academy Awards for food trucks, will be in attendance at The Oval serving up fine food for the masses at the Winners Oval event.
The food truck roster is a who’s who of mobile dining, including the King of Falafel, Gigi and Big R’s, Sweetbox Cupcakes, Lil Pop Shop, Cow and the Curd and Vernalicious.
So whether you’re looking for sweets, cheese or a hearty meal, the lofty lineup is sure to please.
In addition to the Winners Oval, tonight marks the first night of The Oval’s beer garden, an alfresco spot to enjoy beer of all sorts — from craft brews from Great Lakes Brewery to classics like Yuengling.
This week, the beer garden returns on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 for a celebration of its first week. After opening weekend, the beer garden reoccurs every Thursday night through August 8.
While folks are enjoying frosty brews and food truck fare, DJ DeeJay and Nasty Sinatra will provide music to turn The Oval into an outdoor dance party.
Be sure to try your hand at one of the many games available for attendees — think bocce, a cornhole toss, chess and more.
Beer Garden and Winners Oval at The Oval
When: Thursday, July 18, 5-9 p.m.
Where: The Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.phila.gov