Get an advance peek at the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park




The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, which generated a ton of buzz when it teased and then finally announced in August its plans to locate in and outside of part of a building in Millvale’s Riverfront Park, is giving fans of mobile food a taste of what’s to come.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, the organizers are inviting people to come out and eat the wares of at least eight food trucks and drink a dozen-plus local craft beers and some draft wines. 

Because they just got their finalized lease and haven’t started construction yet, this preview — the Truck Yeah! Round-up —  is more “an attempt to create the atmosphere that we’re going to create,” says Matt Lang, who is starting the permanent food truck park with his brothers Shawn and Tony. It’s at the former Mr. Smalls Skatepark right on the riverfront trail and River Front Drive beneath the 40th Street Bridge to Lawrenceville. They expect to open in the spring. 

The brothers, whose Lang Restaurant Group runs Pig Iron Public House, are planning a bar and beer garden deck, outdoor tables, fire pits and a game yard for corn hole and other pursuits. There’ll be music and other events outside and inside, as the business grows into part of a warehouse the borough now uses for storage. 

There will be spaces for up to six food trucks, which will rotate daily. 

For this preview party, described as “dog- and kid friendly,” vendors will include The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Doce Taqueria, Franktuary, Nakama, Pittsburgh Po'boy, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, Pittsburgh Smokehouse and Sinkers & Suds. The beer and wine will be served from a refrigerated trailer. Johnny Walylko and Pete Peters will perform. 

The park is at 1923 River Front Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Learn more at pittsburghfoodpark.com

Bob Batz Jr.: bbatz@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1930 and on Twitter @bobbatzjr.





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