MEADOWLANDS RACETRACK’S FOODIE EVENTS ARE BACK THIS SUMMER
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
The Meadowlands Racetrack is already thinking about summer and encouraging fans to mark their calendars for its popular foodie events. Restaurants, food trucks and vendors interested in participating at these events can reach out to Rachel Ryan, email@example.com to secure a spot.
“These events bring in the crowds for us,” said Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. “We want to make sure these dates are marked on our fans and food vendor calendars, it is never too early to think about enjoying a night at the track while enjoying some fantastic food!”
The annual Meadowlands Racetrack Burger Battle is slated for Saturday, June 18. The contest offers a $1,500 grand prize with $1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for third. There is also a $500 prize for best tasting burger patty. This free event runs from 5-11pm and fans are encouraged to come out and taste some of the best local burgers. Two lucky fans will win a spot at the Judging Table and help determine the top 3 burgers.
Twelve area food trucks are already signed up to participate including Crave Nation, Spanky’s Gourmet Grub, Latin Bites, The Empanada Truck, Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats, Rods Fish and Chips, Smokin’ Joe’s, TreeJ’s Delicious BBQ, The Rolling Pita, Boho Bites, The Mozzarella God and Clyde’s Homemade Italian Ice and Ice Cream.
Then on Saturday, July 9th the annual BBQ Extravaganza returns to the track on eliminations night for the Meadowlands Pace. $2,500 is up for grabs in the Extravaganza with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs and people’s choice. This free event runs from 5-11pm and fans are encouraged to come out for some of the best BBQ in the area. Two lucky fans will win a spot at the Judging Table and help determine the top BBQ in each category.
Reigning 2021 champions Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats, Oak Burn BBQ, Smokin’ Joes and TreeJ’s Delicious BBQ are returning to defend their crowns. El Lechon De Negron, Latin Bites, The Empanada Truck, Rods Fish and Chips, The Rolling Pita, Boho Bites and Clyde’s Homemade Italian Ice and Ice Cream will also be at the event.
The always popular Seafood Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 with the live race card featuring eliminations for the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. Fans will have a chance to grab some delicious seafood bites including fish tacos, crab fries, lobster rolls, fried clams, fried fish and much more. The Little Sicilian, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Star of the Sea Seafood, Latin Bites, Angry Archie’s, The Mozzarella God, Boho Bites, Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats, The Empanada Truck, Rods Fish & Chips, Smokin’ Joes, TreeJ’s Delicious BBQ, Clyde’s Homemade Italian Ice and Ice Cream and the Rolling Pita. This free event runs 5-11pm.
Both Meadowlands Pace night on Saturday, July 16 and Hambletonian Day on Saturday, August 6 will also feature numerous food trucks to keep fans happily stuffed while watching the exciting on the track race action.
Details on all Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment events can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com