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MICA’s “The Artist’s Palate” Food Truck Serves Street Food Favorites

Baltimore, MD., December 14, 2012 – Students attending the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are enjoying some “healthy” street food favorites including 100% lean turkey burgers and vegan falafel patties from the school’s new food truck, The Artist’s Palate.

The Artist’s Palate, circulates campus and allows college community members and the public to purchase food with cash or MICA Flex Dollars.

Operated by Parkhurst Dining, the truck will provide a variety of hot and cold foods and beverages in strategic locations—like Cohen Plaza at lunch; on McMechen Street between The Commons and Gateway for late night; at Graduate Studio Center supporting dinner and late night services; and on Mount Royal Avenue for afternoon snacks. There are also plans for the truck to stop by special events, such as programming at the MICA Wellness Center.

MICA’s new food truck is the third culinary vehicle to be operated by Parkhurst Dining in 2012. Bucknell University’s “The Flying Bison” serves the Lewisburg, PA, campus; while Mercyhurst University’s “The Culinary Cab” serves the Erie, PA campus, lakeshore festivals, as well as the community.

According to Cindy Simak, director of marketing for Parkhurst Dining, “Retail trends like mobile food are here to stay. Our goal is to create dining venues that are healthy as well as convenient for our guests.”

In addition to gourmet burgers, The Artist’s Palate serves several other lunch options including quesadillas prepared with southwestern chicken grilled fresh in a whole wheat tortilla Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Future plans will rotate menu items and move The Artist’s Palate off-campus during weekends to serve community events.

Keep track of the whereabouts of this good looking food truck—designed by MICA alumni from local graphic design company Ashton Design—through Twitter (@parkhurst_mica) and Facebook (facebook.com/micadining)

About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day, providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. For more information, visitwww.parkhurstdining.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

MICA’s “The Artist’s Palate” Food Truck Serves Street Food Favorites

Baltimore, MD., December 14, 2012 – Students attending the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are enjoying some “healthy” street food favorites including 100% lean turkey burgers and vegan falafel patties from the school’s new food truck, The Artist’s Palate.

The Artist’s Palate, circulates campus and allows college community members and the public to purchase food with cash or MICA Flex Dollars.

Operated by Parkhurst Dining, the truck will provide a variety of hot and cold foods and beverages in strategic locations—like Cohen Plaza at lunch; on McMechen Street between The Commons and Gateway for late night; at Graduate Studio Center supporting dinner and late night services; and on Mount Royal Avenue for afternoon snacks. There are also plans for the truck to stop by special events, such as programming at the MICA Wellness Center.

MICA’s new food truck is the third culinary vehicle to be operated by Parkhurst Dining in 2012. Bucknell University’s “The Flying Bison” serves the Lewisburg, PA, campus; while Mercyhurst University’s “The Culinary Cab” serves the Erie, PA campus, lakeshore festivals, as well as the community.

According to Cindy Simak, director of marketing for Parkhurst Dining, “Retail trends like mobile food are here to stay. Our goal is to create dining venues that are healthy as well as convenient for our guests.”

In addition to gourmet burgers, The Artist’s Palate serves several other lunch options including quesadillas prepared with southwestern chicken grilled fresh in a whole wheat tortilla Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Future plans will rotate menu items and move The Artist’s Palate off-campus during weekends to serve community events.

Keep track of the whereabouts of this good looking food truck—designed by MICA alumni from local graphic design company Ashton Design—through Twitter (@parkhurst_mica) and Facebook (facebook.com/micadining)

About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day, providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. For more information, visitwww.parkhurstdining.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com