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Photos: What To Eat & Drink At The First MPK Night Market

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Iota Brew Cafe's Spicy Tuna Rice Burger (Photo via MPK Night Market)
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Monterey Park is getting its first monthly (and free) MPK Night Market this Friday, and the folks behind the project have been teasing us with photos of some delicious-looking grub that their vendors will be whipping up.

At Barnes Park from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., folks will be getting to sample bevy of items from food trucks and vendors. (There will also be shopping and live entertainment at the event.) Ben Kang of KCM Agency (which also organized April's KTOWN Night Market) is running this event with the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce. He tells LAist that some of his favorites dishes that will be getting served at the event include Sticky Rice's sticky rice burgers (where the buns are made from Thai sticky rice), The Original Ice Cream Lab's liquid nitrogen ice cream, and Pop'd Up/Puffect Bakery's milk tea Popsicles.

Also included on the lineup are: The Mighty Boba Truck, Fluff Ice, Carb & Nation, Swirls Potato & Lemonade, Tanota Takoyaki, IOTA Brew Cafe, Aunty Merry Indochine Cuisine, Ta Bom Truck, Dia de los Percos, Rock n Lou’s Pizza, The Hungry Nomad Truck, The No.1 Currywurst Truck of Los Angeles, The Surfer Taco Truck, Rolling Burger Barns, Bollywood Bites, Romolo’s Italian Cuisine, Asian Cravings, Street Kings Gourmet Food Truck, GP Bakery, Roll’n Lobster, Be Waffle, and What The Funnel.

MPK Night Market has been posting Instagram photos of some of the items you can expect at the fest, like the Sticky Rice Burger:

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And Street Kings GFT's glazed donut chicken sandwich with cheese and bacon (if your heart can take it):

According to Pasadena Star News, there will be a Beatles tribute band called Abbey Road performing in the Barnes Park Amphitheater, the same place as the beer and wine garden (which costs $2 for admission). Concurrently, the city's farmers market will be running next to the MPK Night Market, at the library on Ramona Avenue, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The next MPK Night Market events are scheduled for August 22 and Septemer 19.

Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave. in Monterey Park. For more information on the event, visit MPK Night Market's website here.