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Philly’s Top Food Trucks Set Up Shop At Art Museum Circle For Picnic

Customers wait for Verna's award-winning BBQ. (credit: Ian Bush)

Customers wait for Verna’s award-winning BBQ. (credit: Ian Bush)

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By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - On any given day, they’re scattered across Philadelphia — but last night, for one night only, the city’s top food trucks and vendors set up shop at the Art Museum Circle for a the picnic on the Parkway.

Vernalicious was victorious in this year’s Vendy Awards — taking home the People’s Choice trophy for Verna’s “eclectic comfort” food.

“What can I getcha?” Verna asks a customer.

“Pulled pork grilled cheese and a chicken quesadilla.”

And on her menu?

“We have our famed pulled pork grilled cheese or pulled chicken grilled cheese sandwich — Texas toast, American cheese, cheddar cheese, lots of pulled pork, pulled chicken, spicy BBQ sauce,” she said. “I make whatever I feel like making that week.”

Carol and Jim sampled some fried fish, mac and cheese, and quesadillas:

“Excellent,” Carol said.  “Yeah — then we’re going to try those popsicles.”

Over at Lil’ Pop Shop, awarded the Vendy for Best Dessert. Owner Jeanne Chang works up some funky flavors for her frozen treats:

“We have sweet and salty summer corn, nectarine ginger, pineapple basil, chocolate with salted caramel brownie.”

Max tried the avocado coconut popsicle:

“It’s delicious.  I’ve never tasted anything like this. Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, they should adopt these flavors from the Lil’ Pop Shop — it’s amazing.”

The event was put on by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, and the Street Vendor Project.