t’s New York vs. New Jersey in the Battle of the Best Food Trucks in the Tristate

Empire City Casino to Host the Food Truck Mash-Up,

Brought to You by The Journal News Media Group

A friendly competition is brewing this September in the Tristate as Empire City Casino gets set to host the annual Food Truck Mash-Up 2017, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York and New Jersey. Brought to you by The Journal News Media Group, the Mash-Up will pit the best food trucks from New York against the best ones New Jersey has to offer. Gather your foodie friends, find some elastic waist pants, and get ready to feast on Sunday, September 10th as the casino’s track turns into a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies and scrumptious snacks.



Food won’t be the only thing satisfying your appetite. Attendees can also enjoy a wide variety of beers and spirits, as well as live entertainment, shopping among local vendors, and plenty of activities and fun for the whole family. While you taste your way across the track, make sure to vote online for the munchies you hold closest to your heart and stomach. The winner will be announced at the end of the event, with either New York or New Jersey taking home the victory and bragging rights for Best Food Truck in the area.


“As a top entertainment destination in the Tristate area, Empire City Casino is always looking for new ways to provide fun and exciting events for our visitors,” stated Tim Rooney, president & CEO of Empire City Casino. “We’re excited to host this year’s Food Truck Mash-Up, and are looking forward to seeing whether New York or New Jersey will win the food truck jackpot.”


“The Journal News Media Group is excited to bring the Food Truck Mash-Up to the Lower Hudson Valley,” adds George Troyano, president of The Journal News Media Group. “This event is a proven winner, drawing large crowds coming to enjoy great food, entertainment, and family-oriented activities. Plus, hosting it at Empire City Casino ensures both New Yorkers and New Jerseyans easy travel to this fun, end-of-summer food fest.”


For a limited time, Early Access tickets are on-sale for only $15. Not only can guests enjoy early access to the event beginning at noon, they also receive a $10 free play offer to Empire City Casino, a $5 food truck purchase credit, and drink specials through 2:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance, by visiting lohud.com. Price increases to $20 on August 15th; Early Access is limited, so get them before they sell-out!


General Admission tickets can be purchased online, in advance for $5 or may be bought at the event for $8 per ticket. Each includes $10 casino free play. Empire City Casino offers free on-site parking, and provides free shuttle service from the Mount Vernon West Metro North train station. General Admission entry begins at 2:00 p.m. 


The Food Truck Mash-Up is sponsored by Rockland Nissan, and has partnered with the not-for-profit Food Bank for Westchester. Visit lohud.com for all details, including the list of the participating food trucks and vendors.