Food Truck Derby Returns To Bridgehampton

The classic gyro is a best-seller. (Photos by Lauren Morris)

Imagine more than a dozen food trucks beckoning you to try their fresh, home-cooked eats as you pair wine with local flavor.

A caravan of New York City and Long Island food trucks will come to the East End’s Hayground School on Aug. 11, one of them is OPA! on the Go, a Greek food truck promising all the deliciousness of a traditional gyro.

“The food truck experience is not as popular as it could or should be on the East End,” said Sheri Rosenblatt, director of marketing and events for OPA! On the Go. “George is known throughout the community for his top-notch cuisine and hospitality at the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack and Rob has been one of George’s number one customers.”

It was a passion for food that urged George and Rob to show the exceptional quality of an established restaurant to people by “bringing old world charm on the road.”

“It’s the cuisine that made most sense for us,” said Rosenblatt. “The menu will focus on Greek specialties, but also expect to see dishes infused with local resources. It’s an opportunity to enjoy high-quality, fresh, made-to-order food in a fraction of the time spent sitting down at a restaurant,” she said.

As for the best seller, any Greek place can tell you it’s the gyro. OPA! On the Go has gyros available in traditional beef and lamb, chicken or vegetarian. And for George and Rob, the best part about a food truck is bringing that deliciousness to the community.

“Since we’re mobile, we’re able to connect with more people than we would at a restaurant. It’s fun and it resonates,” said Rosenblatt of the business. “Plus, we spend more time out and about in a community we love.”

Guests at the Food Truck Derby can sample OPA! On the Go’s mini gyros and Greek specialties, unique to this year’s menu.

To stay up to date with OPA! on the Go, follow them on social media at
@OpaOnTheGo and visit

Along with OPA! On the Go, several others vendors will be featured at the derby including Blondie’s Bake Shop, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Dressen’s Famous Donuts Truck, Hampton Coffee Co., King Andrew Cheese, Happy as a Hamptons Clam, Wainscott Main Wine and Spirit, Blue Point Brewing Company, La Birra di Meni and Purity Organic.

The sixth annual Food Truck Derby takes place from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Hayground School, located at 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. There will be a limited number of tickets at the door. For early tickets, visit

Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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