Musikfest 2016 Showcases a World of Food
BETHLEHEM, PA – As Musikfest returns for its 33rd year, mouth-watering barbecue showcased at the Kentucky Derby, tacos featured at some of the nation’s most popular music festivals and amazing chicken waffle cones highlighted on the Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats will be among the hundreds of delicious eats and treats that attendees can enjoy.
This year’s Musikfest menu includes everything from juicy German bratwurst, savory Greek spanakopita pies and Caribbean jerk chicken, to the return of the famous deep-fried Twinkies, Oreos and PB&J sandwiches. Some 38 different food vendors – and 60 locations scattered throughout the festival in all – will be a part of the festival, with chefs, food trucks and other culinary gurus coming from as far as Virginia and North Carolina.
Among this year’s new highlights is Volkplatz-based vendor Tica’s Tacos, famed for its summer “music festival tour” that crisscrosses America with stops at Firefly Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, Electric Forest and now, Musikfest. The Philadelphia-based Viva Empanada will also be at FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical serving up creative offerings such as Thai chicken, pizza and apple pie empanadas. This popular vendor has been featured on Philly.com, Philly Magazine and Uwishunu Philly for “crafting spice-rich, ethnic-flavored empanadas.
Other acclaimed vendors at Musikfest this year include Chick n’ Cone, which was recently featured on the Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats, and the Bethlehem-based Carolina Barbecue Company, which has appeared at the Kentucky Derby and was named a “must try” food at Shea Stadium by Sports Illustrated.
Fest favorites like The Bethlehem Dairy Store, known by locals as “The Cup,” and “Aw Shucks” Corn are also back. Sports Illustrated and ESPN’s Peter King has said of “Aw Shucks” seasoned and roasted corn: “If I had my choice between a Kansas City porterhouse or an Aw Shucks ear, I’d take the corn.”
The Bethlehem Dairy Store, which has been a staple at Musikfest for decades, serves up more than 15 ice cream flavors and over 2,000 of its popular ‘chipwiches’ at Air Products Americaplatz, Wells Fargo Festplatz and Volksplatz each year.
For the complete list of Musikfest food vendors visit www.musikfest.org/lineup/food.