The Lincoln Park Music Festival is known for many things, primarily MUSIC. Another BIG draw, and one of my personal favorite things about the festival is the FOOD! Ten – fifteen food vendors stretch around the park’s path dishing out the best of Newark. This year we saw something a bit refreshing and HEALTHY. Vonda’s Kitchen, located on W. Kinney in Newark, brought delicious Southern Cuisine with healthy twist to the LPMF.
Vonda’s fun, fresh, “green” tent stood out at the festival. Their menu included some of our favorites; Braised Oxtails, Short Ribs, Smothered Turkey Wings, Catfish/Whiting, and Baked Chicken, served up with all of your typical sides and more. Salads were made on sight with a demonstration to promote healthy living.
Every day of the festival between 5 – 6pm, a 1-hour event created by the Sustainability Office of the City of Newark called “Turn-Table Tastings” took place. This hour was full of real food demos, free samplings, and stories about the connection between the African Diaspora’s culinary and musical traditions will be celebrated. Head chef of Vonda’s Kitchen, Vonda McPherson provided free samples and recipes of dishes made especially for Turn-Table Tastings.
Visit Vonda’s Kitchen at 183 – 5 W. Kinney St. in Newark or on the web at www.vondaskcatering.com. Like Vonda’s on facebook at www.facebook.com/vondaskitchen for updates on the menu and weekly specials. For Catering or questions call (973) 732-4532.