On Saturday, August 4, 2012, food truck mania of gastronomic proportions descends on Manhattan’s historic South Street Seaport for the fifth annual PARKED! Prepare to salivate over 30 of NYC’s most premium food trucks, gorge yourself on Restaurant Row’s 20 exceptional food vendors, and take home tantalizing dry-good-goodies from the General Store.In addition to the city’s best food trucks and vendors, PARKED! will have a beer garden and a champagne garden, so you can imbibe refreshing adult beverages while listening to John Hammond, The Juggs, The Loom, and Johnnie Lee Jordan & The Boys perform on Pier 17’s main stage. Face painters, stilt walkers, and magicians will be on hand to keep you distracted in line and your kids happy all day. Lifestyle curators MeanRed instigated the NYC food truck craze four years ago, when the first PARKED! hit their modest waterfront venue BKLYN Yard. New Yorkers connected with the simple idea of spending the afternoon outside, grabbing a bite from their favorite food trucks, and listening to live music. Since then, PARKED! has grown from 5 to over 30 food trucks, and last year’s success brought 20,000 attendees to the seaport. Still want more? If you find yourself to be impatient in lines and cranky when hungry, we suggest the PARKED PASS for $65. This little gem will be your saving grace to get the fastest access to your favorite and newly discovered food truck fare. Each Parked Pass is good for: - A dedicated VIP express line at each truck - 10 small bites from 10 trucks of your choice - 1 drink Parked Pass hours are 5pm-7pm only and are a limited run of 500! They can be purchased at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/118307 Check out updates, featured trucks, photos of past PARKED! festivals and more on the website: www.ParkedFestival.com. Keep up with us on Twitter @ParkedFest and like the Facebook page for exclusives.