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Second Asian Street Food Event to Feature More Food, Enhanced Logistic

Aug 11, 2020 10:43AM ● By Elyse Wild

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – August 10, 2020 – Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival organizers will host the second Asian street food drive-thru event on Saturday, August 15, from noon to 6 p.m. The cash-only event will be held at Riverside Park, located at 2001 Monroe Ave NE. Vehicles should arrive using the north entrance, across from the Grand Rapids Home For Veterans. Food will be sold drive-thru style. 

“Because of the outpouring of support for our last drive-thru event, we have made some updates to our system and are excited to serve everyone again,” Ace Marasigan, founder and CEO of the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival, said. “We are fine-tuning our event logistics and are moving to another section of the park, which will allow us to improve the flow and spread out more.”

Participating vendors include Mama Nguyen, B&N Sandwiches, Yia’s Kitchen, Firefly, Adobo Boy, Mama Hang and Brunch n Rice. Menu items range from $3 to $10 and will feature authentic street food like peppercorn shrimp, Goi Cuon (Vietnamese spring roll), Bánh mì (sandwich), papaya salad, basil chicken and rice, chicken legs with sticky rice, bulgogi tacos and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos corn-on-the-cob.

Specialty drinks like Thai tea and coffee, Vietnamese coffee, mango lemonade and Lychee Soda will also be available. Desserts include cassava cake, leche Flan and maja blanca.

“We are grateful to all of the participating vendors, generous volunteers and sponsors and, of course, The City of Grand Rapids for making this event possible,” Marasigan said. “Our vendors are prepping more food this time to ensure that we don’t run out.” 

The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival embraces the rich traditions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The goal of the festival and its various community events is to inspire, educate and connect individuals while celebrating Asian heritage.  

Guests are asked to exit the park before consuming food. No walk-up orders will be permitted.

Mercantile Bank, Warner Norcross + Judd, Consumers Energy, The City of Grand Rapids, Feyen Zylstra and COM 616 Public Relations are the event sponsors.