Food trucks from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia selling everything from crab cakes and cheese curds to cupcakes and cookies were the featured attraction at Baltimore's third-annual food truck festival, held on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.
The event, which began in 2012 as a Taste of Two Cities, had a different name this year — a Taste of Three Cities. Joining trucks from Baltimore and Washington for the first time was a contingent from the Philadelphia area, including the festival's only crab cake specialist.
The dining event, which attracted 15,000 people according to its promoters, is also a friendly inter-city competition, with trucks competing, individually, for the Mayor's Cup, which is decided by a panel of judges.
The Baltimore-based truck Gypsy Queen entered the day as the Mayor's Cup two-time defending champion. This year, the Iced Gems cupcake truck took home the Mayor's Cup, while Gypsy Queen was named the People's Choice.