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Despite the torrential thunderstorms and tornado warning that passed overhead a mere 30 minutes before start time, the first annual Great Food Truck Derby at the Hayground School on August 10 was a smash.

Despite the torrential thunderstorms and tornado warning that passed overhead a mere 30 minutes before start time, the first annual Great Food Truck Derby at the Hayground School on August 10 was a smash.

The Sun shined, trucks fired their grills, kegs were tapped and attendees started to survey the circle of vehicles laid out like a giant lazy Susan with the eaters at the center.

We tucked into fried rice from Hibachi Heaven, the truffle grilled cheese from Morris Cheese Truck, fried Brussels sprouts from Food Freaks, Hayground School’s pizza, Montaco’s fish, chicken and veg tacos, and lobster sliders from Hamptons Foodie. One attendee reveled in an unexpected Francophile experience while supping on crepes, quiche, croque monsieur and other offerings from the Wandering Palate. As the evening drew to a close, folks cued for a pick-me-up from Hamptons Coffee Company, and supped at the picnic tables on the cupcakes, cannoli and authentic Italian ices.

On their way out, smiling, stuffed attendees asked whether this was going to be a “weekly” affair! Not quite, but we are already planning for next August. Stay tuned.

 

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Brian is the editor at large of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.