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South Florida Food Trucks; The Best of the Best

17 Jan

Anyone that knows absolutely anything about me knows that I am a foodie.  I’m not just any foodie though, I am a Food Truck fanatic!  You can often find me in the parking lot of a Church (though I’m not religious), park (though I’m not in any sports team) or auto mall (though I’m not in the market for a new car) all in the name of the mighty food lords.

That being said, I have put together a list of a few of my personal favorite food trucks (judging from the ones I have eaten from so far) and what menu items have justified me driving sometimes over 40 miles just to have them.

B.C. Tacos: The Gatherer

Many-a-nights have I dreamt of a cave man feeding me tacos atop a pile of metal and rubber.  B.C. Tacos is indeed to blame for this horrible yet awkwardly sexy fantasy of mine.  You have your choice of soft or hard shell, stuffed fried avocado, lettuce, mozzarella cheese and topped with chipotle mayo.  Though quite simple, The Gatherer is no such thing to the palate.  Do not attempt tasting such magnificence unless you are 100% ready to commit yourself to a foodlationship.

Slow Food Truck: The Green Burger

Slow food is amazing, but even better when it’s served quickly without sacrificing an ounce of quality and flavor.  The food I’ve had from Slow Food Truck is beyond Nomtastic, but I have to say that I particularly love their Green Burger.  What’s a Green Burger you ask?  Well, it’s nothing more than lean ground beef cooked to your liking, topped with bacon, avocado, grilled queso fresco, mixed greens and a cilantro-lime aioli, all housed in a wheat bun.  To die for?  You better believe it!

The Flying Saucer: El Cubanito Sliders

The Flying Saucer had to have been named in reaction to their El Cubanito Sliders because these babies are out of this world!  The sliders are topped with Swiss cheese, chorizo, potato sticks, and their Guavalicious sauce.  All this glory served on mini potato rolls.  I could be having the worst day, but my mood shifts and my happiness levels instantly shoot through the roof whenever I see this truck in a lineup.

Porkalicious: Loaded Baked Potato Cakes

This truck’s name pretty much says it all and being the bacon lover that I am, my heart skipped a beat the first time I saw it.  Though seemingly harmless, these Loaded Baked Potato Cakes can really pack a punch of incredible flavor.  Potato patties with bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onions, breaded with Panko and served with a buttermilk ranch dipping sauce.  I don’t quite know what other way to describe it to you than by using another made up adjective like “fantastical.”  Porkalicious rocks my world!

CoolHaus: Dirty Mint Ice Cream

And of course, what better way to end a meal than with dessert?  One of my absolute favorite flavor pairings is mint and chocolate, so of course Coolhaus’ Dirty Mint is what I’ve grown more than fond of.  Now, this mint chocolate ice cream is quite different from all the rest.  It’s gourmet and made with real mint leaves.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever tasted before!  But that’s not all!  It comes sandwiched in your cookie of choice and handed to you in an edible potato paper.  Who needs a man when you’ve got Coolhaus?!  Am I right?!

 

If you’re an owner or employee of a South Florida food truck and do not see yours listed above, it does not mean that I don’t like your food. It simply means that I have either yet to try yours out or you fell victim to me having to cut this list short for the sake of the average person’s attention span.

I’d like to feature South Florida food trucks on a monthly basis. What dish are you most popular for? I’d love to try it and share it with the world!  Send me a message at emilysixxrants@gmail.com if you’d like to be featured in a future entry.

It is my goal to try at least one item off of every South Florida food truck’s menu. This won’t be an easy task, meaning that I will actually have to put my gym membership to use, nor will it be cheap, but I believe each truck deserves a fair chance at impressing these magnificent taste buds!

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-Emily Sixx

The Great (UNFAIR) Food Truck Race

4 Jun

So, as a lot of you may know by now, Food Network is filming the season finale of The Great Food Truck Race here in Miami this weekend. The two remaining trucks are The Lime Truck from Irvine, California and Hodge Podge from Cleveland, Ohio. They are competing for a grand prize of $100,000 and the winner will be determined by how much food they sell in a city where they have no followers.

Sounds exciting! Seems fair enough right?……WRONG!

Since the moment I found out about this event all I keep hearing about from our local Miami food trucks is Hodge Podge this and Hodge Podge that…Hodge Podge EVERYTHING! I had to go on a major Twitter Mission to find out where the Lime truck was yesterday, and when I finally got to the location (in Midtown Miami) the truck was being towed away!

I find it really unfair and somewhat heartbreaking that sooooo many Miami food trucks promote and support Hodge Podge, but don’t utter a word about Lime. They even had Hodge Podge take part in the Miami Lakes Auto Mall gathering last night which was HUGE and you KNOW they made a ton of sales out there and what did Lime get? I little corner in Midtown? Come on! That is BEYOND unfair!

I know that the Podge has friends here in Miami, but try playing fair. Both trucks have to be great if they’ve made it this far in the game. I believe BOTH should be promoted and supported equally. And if Hodge Podge was invited to the big event last night, Lime should have been too. And apparently they are going to be taking part in the big event over at Tobacco Road tonight as well, but Lime has once again been left out.

I LOVE my Miami food trucks, I really really do. It’s something I like to do with my family and friend and always have a great time. I love how they all support each other and work as a team as well as how friendly and appreciative they are with all of their followers. But seriously, this just isn’t cool.

I finally caught up with Lime today, outside of the Melting Pot on 157th and Biscayne. My mother and I shared 3 of the 4 items on their menu as well as their berry limeaide and I have to say that their food is phenomenal! Their blue crab and scallop ceviche was the best ceviche I’ve ever had! And tonight, I’m going to gather up a big group and go out to find them again because their food is more than worth it.

Bottom line, I don’t want to bash the Miami food truck scene, but this kind of favoritism is ridiculous. This battle should be about who has the best food, not the best connections.

Sincerely,
A disappointed food truck follower

**UPDATE** The Lime Truck will be in Coconut Grove tonight starting at 7pm! Stop by and show them some love and I will see you all there! 🙂

Originally posted on Blogspot: http://emilysixx.blogspot.com/2011/06/great-unfair-food-truck-race.html