Montclair State University Dining held a street food festival on Sept. 24 to celebrate the opening of Food Hall. The event was called “Joyful” and the atmosphere was buzzing with life.
Many students enjoyed Caribbean food such as Jamaican jerk chicken, curry beef and aloo, shark and bake and more. Meatball and vegetable deep-dish pizza was on the menu alongside sausage and chunky tomato deep-dish pizza. On the halal menu, the festival served flank steak and chicken street tacos. Over on the Flame menu, there were Cuban sandwiches and chicharrones de pollo.
Executive chef James Standridge also showed students how to create a healthier meal out of the ramen most college students have in their dorms.
Staff members enjoyed playing Uno with some of the students and there was a photo booth with a variety of props. A DJ played music for the students.
There was an intense game of Jenga between two students so captivating even Rocky came to watch.
Students were able to spin a prize wheel if they donated canned food to Red Hawk Food Pantry. They had another opportunity to win prizes if they took a video or picture in the photo booth.