Arts & Entertainment

More Than 500 Brave the Heat for West Orange Food Truck Festival


WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 500 people attended the second annual West Orange Food Truck Festival on Sunday in the parking lot in front of West Orange High School, where residents of West Orange and surrounding towns had the opportunity to try numerous delicacies from different cultures.

The free-admission festival featured a total of 12 trucks, including Soccer Chef Wagon, Empanada Lady, Aroy-D The Elephant (Thai food), The Dark Side of the Moo (Exotic Meats for Burgers, Tacos, & Sandwiches), The Guac Spot, Bacon Me Crazy, Bro-Ritos, The Little Sicilian (30+ Different Types of Sicilian Riceballs), Angry Archies (Lobster Roll, Crab cakes, & Chicken Sandwiches), the Cosmic Kettle Corn, Tuta Ice Cream, and Carnivale Donut Bar. Among the favorites was Bacon Me Crazy, which attends nearly 60 festivals every year.

“[The main goal is] to have an event which the community could enjoy,” said program coordinator Candy Myrick. “We wanted to offer the community something different and this was our choice.”

Sign Up for E-News

Patrons dined to CJ Music at the school’s PVW entrance while children bounced around in the PlayZone bouncy house. Myrick said that the high school parking lot served as the best location because “it had the most parking and was on a major highway.” The yard in front of the parking lot also featured several large trees and tents, which shielded those in attendance from the glaring sun.

Despite the record-setting temperatures, West Orange residents enjoyed tasty meals from around the world, and, if they were lucky, an “Over the Top” Donut Milkshake courtesy of Carnivale Donut Bar.

This article was written by Joshua Baker, a recent West Orange High School graduate participating in the TAPinto West Orange student internship program. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

July 12, 2018

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
A great place to ...

Bucco Couture Summer Sale on All Custom Suits, Shirts and Casual Wear

NUTLEY, NJ — Save while looking sharp! 20% off all summer wear an extra 10% savings for Military, Veterans and all first responders at Bucco Couture, 187 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, with the launch of some new products such as our tracksuit line, crushed cotton drawstring pants and jeans. 

We also carry Bugatchi and Rober Graham casual wear as well as stretch high V-neck ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, August 15, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Support ...

Health & Wellness


Sat, August 25, 2:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), West Orange


Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

West Orange PAL Spring Travel Baseball Teams Wrap Up (Championship Team Photos Included)

The West Orange PAL Spring Travel Baseball season started with a cold front. Practices began indoors in January with teams practicing two nights a week working on conditioning and baseball fundamentals. Once the snow had melted teams began battling the cold and working outdoors, with three or four practices a week in addition to their games. 

And the hard work and dedication paid off! All ...

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...

Would Shedding

How much wood wouldn’t a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck woodn’t?


Enough already.  


I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.


“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.