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    December 6, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Art Basel and Beyond

    It's Art Basel weekend and everyone from Kimye to Martha Stewart is in town to eat, drink, and peruse the galleries. Of course there are about a grillion different fabulous parties where you can wait on line for about an hour to grab some Chardonnay in a plastic cup. But there are so many other thi ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Lorena Garcia Debuts Cookware Line on HSN, Mentors Local Chefs

    Lorena Garcia's test kitchen is festooned with fairy lights for the launch party of her new cookware line. Walking into the two-story modern house tucked off Biscayne Boulevard, guests are greeted by a bartender with a glass of champagne as servers pass around bite-size portions of Thanksgiving tr ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Burger Beast Bares All: Largest Food Truck Event Ever on 4/20

    Ever wanted to be part of a Guinness World Record? How about making history while stuffing your face? The time has come my friends, prepare for battle. Tomorrow, April 20, at Magic City Casino, Burger Beast plans to break the record for "World's Largest Food Truck Event." Free admission? Yes. Free ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Iron Fork: New Chef Announcement and Half-Priced VIP Ticket Offer

    The fifth annual Iron Fork competition, set for October 18 at Grand Central, has a new chef lineup for its featured competition. In it, two of Miami's top chefs battle in a gladiator-style competition of wits and skill using knives, fire, and raw meat as their weapons of choice. Only one will remain ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Whole Foods Fill the Grill Competition: Latin Burger's Shawn Henry Wins Title (Photos)

    Read Also: Fill the Grill: Alfredo Montero Wins Round TwoJim Heins Takes Round One A packed house was in attendance for the 2012  Fill the Grill Competition finals at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables last evening, with many attendees having watched the previous two elimination rounds. As people ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Whole Foods' Fill The Grill Competition: Alfredo Montero Wins Round Two

    Read Also: Whole Foods' Fill The Grill Competition: Jim Heins Takes Round OneRound two of the annual Fill The Grill competition at Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables saw another two food truck chefs in a cook-off to see who had the superior grilling abilities. Eileen Andrade of CUBANCUBE and Alfredo ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Best of Miami Celebration at Wood Tavern With Free Cocktails

    After months of feverishly choosing the best coffee house (Eternity Coffee Roasters), the best bar food (The Local Craft Food & Drink), the best restaurant value (Blue Collar), the best food truck (Mr. Good Stuff), and everything in between, we could sure use a drink!The nice folks at Wood Taver ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Wynwood Street Food and Music Festival is a Go!

    A little over 24 hours before the Wynwood Street Food and Music Festival was set to start, organizer Richard Hales was waiting at the phone for word the event permit was granted. Hales told Short Order shortly after he heard that the City of Miami had put the seal of approval on the event that he fe ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Trucks on the Beach Crowded, Energetic

    ​View photos from Trucks on the Beach here.The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach closing party proved once and for all that people will wait on line for 45 minutes for food.Lines were the name of the game at this event, as trucks turned out food as fast as humanly possible ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Watch Dim Ssam a Gogo on Eat Street Tonight

    ​Eat Street profiles food trucks and the bloggers who love them.The food channel show filmed a half dozen segments in Miami for its 2011-2012 season, showcasing Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Mr. Good Stuff, Latin Burger and Taco, Sugar Rush, Ms. Cheezious, and Latin House Grill.

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    November 4, 2011

    Homestead Al Gusto Challenges Food Trucks To Use Local Produce

    At Homestead Al Gusto, food trucks will cook with local produce​Though no one's going to accuse all food trucks of serving seriously health-conscious eats, many owners make an effort to use fresh and local ingredients.Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burger owner Jack Garabedian, for instance, goes d ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Short Order Presents Foodstock, One Night of Peas and Music

    ​Break out your love beads and appetite because Short Order is bringing you Foodstock: One Night of Peas and Music in the Wynwood Arts District on November 12.Be prepared to rock out to live bands and DJs, shop for vintage clothing and arts and crafts and eat from 30 food trucks. Foodstock also co ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Iron Fork Features Fighting Food Truck Taco Tangle

    Jefe's Original Fish Taco will compete at Iron Fork​New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami is October 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., which gives you a little more than a week to prepare to eat from more than 50 Miami-area restaurants and drink from an everlasting su ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    SBWFF Trucks on the Beach List Announced; Food Trucks Tonight

    Stocked and LoadedStocked and Loaded is one of the trucks chosen for the 2012 SBWFF closing party.​Trucks on the Beach, the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival's new closing party, has announced its food truck roster. Though the Miami food truck scene has close to 100 trucks serving street f ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Mojo On The Go: Gator Tail on a Truck at Tropical Park

    Mojo on the GoMojo on the Go: They've got their mojo working​Food truck roundups can be confused with tailgate parties...there's food served off a vehicle, people are eating outside, and there's generally a lot of casual laughter and dining with friends.  But if you went searching for actual ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Bay, Beer, Trains and Freaks: Food Trucks This Weekend

    ​Name your poison this weekend, because food trucks are out to serve you a side of entertainment with your street food.This weekend's food truck roundups offer high entertainment value with little out of pocket expense. Choose from viewing a beautiful sunset on the bay, hanging out in an antique r ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Food Truck Roundup to Benefit Running With Sole, Camillus House

    ​Eat for a cause at tonight's food truck roundup at Westland Mall in Hialeah to benefit Running With Sole, a Coral Gables-based non-profit that strives to end childhood obesity by providing shoes to children in need and promoting healthy activity. From 5 to 9 p.m. come out and enjoy dinner, face p ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Food Truck Documentary Filming at BTTR Tonight

    CheeseMe will serve at BTTR tonight.​Miami-based Digital Decaf will film a segment of its documentary about food trucks tonight at BTTR. The company has been filming food trucks all over Miami for the past few months. Their goal is to capture the history of the food truck scene in Miami, as well a ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Watch Out, Guys! Mucho Nacho Is on the Scene

    Mucho NachoMucho Nacho, where girls rule and boys drool (over their nachos, of course).​There's no doubt about it. Even though we wrote a feature about the women of Miami food trucks, this is still a male-dominated scene. Sure, there are women like Giselle Pinto from Sugar Yummy Mama, Nati and Ste ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Eat With The Heat Food Truck Rally Today, Trucks at Hard Rock Tonight

    Richard Alvarez/Miami HeatMiami Heat Dancers - for your viewing pleasure.​If you've always wanted to have lunch with LeBron James or Dwayne Wade you'll probably have to go through their agents, because these guys probably won't be out and about the AAA today. However, if you want to Eat With The H ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Dresses Like a Priest, Blesses Big Gay Ice Cream; Truck Tracker

    Anthony Bourdain loves a big gay ... ice cream.​Miami has a thriving food truck scene. Over 70 trucks at last count are wrapped in elaborate murals of happy dancing pigs, cows and shrimp, all begging for you to come and sample their flesh. The truck names are witty and the owners themselves are co ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Slow Food Truck on Leaderboard to Win Title of America's Favorite

    Slow Food TruckSlow Food Truck is slowly climbing the charts to win Food Network's $10,000 prize.​Slow Food Truck is in the top ten to win $10,000 and the title of America's Favorite Food Truck in Food Network's Great Food Truck Race.Slow Food Truck is the only South Florida food truck in the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales Expands His Empire; Truck Tracker for Tonight

    Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Hales's first food truck, is set to make new friends.​Since opening Sakaya Kitchen in December 2009, chef/entrepreneur Richard Hales has made quite a name for himself. The restaurant won numerous awards and accolades including Best Healthful Fast Food by New Times and one of the ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Crepe Outdoors: Indulge Your Sweet and Savory Sides at BTTR

    Crepe Outdoors has an urban/tropical theme.​Crepe Outdoors indulges both your sweet and savory sides with fresh, warm crepes filled with a variety of ingredients.If the truck or the owners look familiar, you've seen them around before. Crepes Outdoor is the former Wing Commander. Owners Bill and A ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    The Cheese Steak Gourmet, Hold the Whiz at Hard Rock Tonight

    The Cheese Steak GourmetThe Cheese Steak Gourmet: all good without the Whiz.​In Philadelphia, cheesesteaks are serious business. People have their favorite cheesesteak palaces, most of which are open 24 hours. An hourlong wait is not uncommon at rival cheesesteak emporiums Pat's and Geno's -- both ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    90 Miles Features Cuban Comfort Food at Tropical Park Tonight

    90 Miles90 Miles To Go serves Cuban soul food with a message.​In Key West there's a famous landmark that stands at the southernmost point in the continental United States. The marker reads, "90 miles to Cuba." The message rings loud and clear: So close, yet for all intents and purposes, Cuba might ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Super Summer Kegger Bash at Tobacco Road; Weekend Truck Tracker

    Super Summer Kegger Bash is Saturday. Togas optional, beer mandatory.​Tobacco Road is holding a Super Summer Kegger Bash tomorrow night. Miami's oldest bar will turn into what sounds like a giant frat party for grownups with live music, DJs, food trucks and beer, beer and more beer.Over a dozen fo ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Who Wants To Buy a Food Truck? Truck Tracker For Tonight

    Esther's Caribbean Grill Esther's Caribbean Grill is for sale.​The Miami food truck industry seems to add a new truck to the roster every day. If you want to get in on the booming truck industry, you can either pony upwards of $100,000 to purchase a brand new fully-customized food truck wit ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    The Pork Shop Is Pig Heaven; Truck Tracker for the Weekend

    The Pork Shop The Pork Shop serves, um, pork? Ding, ding, ding! Correct!​In this pork-obsessed world of ours, we're surprised that a food truck dedicated solely to all things piggy didn't happen sooner. But, like all good things, the Pork Shop was worth the wait. Vegans need not apply ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Cool Off With Lemon Man; Weekend Truck Roundup Listings

    Lemon Man Let the Lemon Man cool you off with his famous frozen lemonade.​If you're from the Northeast, you're probably familiar with Del's Frozen Lemonade. Del's began serving frozen lemonade in Rhode Island in 1948, but the recipe dates back to 1840 in Naples, Italy. Del's Frozen Lemonade ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Mangia Mia, A Food Truck With Balls; Roundups For Tonight

    Mangia Mia Mangia Mia is one ballsy truck.​Since pretty much everyone on the planet likes Italian cuisine, it would seem like a no-brainer to have an Italian food-themed truck, right? Well, apparently no one got that memo until recently when Patrick and Kimberly Murdock started Mangia Mia I ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Eats at Food Truck With Michael Schwartz

    Anthony Bourdain films and eats at Tropical Park.​We had another Bourdain sighting in town yesterday. Despite the 24 Hour Layover's production team trying to hide filming locations, the Twitterverse exploded with Bourdain's whereabouts. Seems as though Bourdain was on a boat yesterday, cru ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Clarabelle's Cupcakes Offers New Cool Summer Flavors, Try Some at BTTR

    Clarabelle's Cupcakes is offering new summer flavorsNo one will disagree that we've officially entered the unbearable phase of the Miami summer. With temperatures in the 90s and humidity in the same percentage, we need something frosty to eat. Clarabelle's Cupcakes has come up with a line of " ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Meatballs and Etc. Serves All Kinds of Balls, Weekend Roundups

    Ahmet Karaca Meatballs and Etc. serves balls...lots of balls.​Ahmet Karaca, has expanded and divested his food truck empire. His truck Happy Greek/Chef on 4 Wheels, which serves Greek favorites, has had so much success since its February start, he's recently launched a new truck concept, Me ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Latin House Grill Celebrating Anniversary With All-You-Can-Eat Special

    Latin House Grill is having a party​Latin House Grill has two reasons to celebrate tonight. It's their first anniversary, and they are launching a second truck, LH2. As with most birthdays, los grilleros are throwing a party and inviting everyone. At the Tropical Park food truck roundup to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Food Trucks Offer Light Summer Fare

    gastroPod gastroPod's watermelon salad is a refreshing bite on a hot day.​Summer in Miami is here with the killer combo of tropical heat and high humidity. You know, the kind of days that make you feel like you're wearing a hot, damp mop on your head. The last thing you want is to eat a hea ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Win a $120,000 Food Truck! Buy a Ticket and Enter the Raffle

    Are you feeling lucky?​If you've been going to some of Miami's food truck roundups with a wistful gleam in your eye and dreams of being the next big food truck sensation, this could be your lucky day. Burger Beast tipped us off that Tania Ramirez of Food Truck U.S.A. is raffling off a food t ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Food Truck Rally To Benefit Florida Heart Research Institute

    Miami Science Museum Food trucks are rallying at Miami Science Museum.​Food truck favorites will gather tonight at the Miami Science Museum to raise funds for the Florida Heart Research Institute. Ten percent of all proceeds from tonight's rally will benefit the FHRI. The event is part of ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Best of Miami Food Truck Rally This Saturday, Food Truck Roundups This Weekend

    Photo by Michael McElroy trucks!​​To celebrate their amazing wins, the Best of Miami food trucks are holding a rally Saturday, June 18 in Wynwood. The invitation-only roster features all the food trucks that won a category in our Miami New Times Best of Miami 2011: The R ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Mac'n Truck is All Vegan; T.O.W. Finds a New Home UPDATED

    Vegan food truck Mac'n is rolling out tonight​Mac'n, Miami's first all-vegan food truck is finally set to roll out tonight. You may recall the Miami New Times reporting back in February that truck hopefuls Francesca Lacuesta and Mark Jennings were trying to raise capital to refurbish their t ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    County Shutters Major Food Truck Roundup; Food Truck Listings for Tonight

    Grill Master Cafe and others can't roll at T.O.W. Friday​For the past month or so, Miami food trucks have been rolling out in relative peace without incident -- until now. Ray Delgado, owner of Grill Master Cafe and organizer of T.O.W. (Truckers Out West) at Mother of Christ Church, told Sho ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Food Trucks Invade South Florida This Weekend: Nine Roundups Planned!

    Dim Ssam a Gogo and every other truck in South Florida will be out and about this weekend.​Yesterday's roundup listing was anemic, perhaps because all of those food trucks were resting their little tires and batteries for this weekend. Tonight through Sunday, there are nine roundups planne ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Miami Heat Watch Party With Food Trucks Tonight

    Watch the Heat under the stars at Tropical Park.​Game 4 of the NBA Finals is tonight and, while the Official Road Rally is sold out, you can still watch the game with fellow Heat fans while checking out almost two dozen food trucks at the Miami Street Food Court in Westchester, located in Tr ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Watch the Miami Heat at Tropical Park Tuesday Night Food Truck Roundup, BTTR Continues

    Miami-Dade Tropical Park is the site of the first Miami-Dade permitted food truck roundup.​Tonight is the debut of Miami Street Food Court at Westchester, a weekly food truck roundup at Tropical Park. According to organizer Steve Simon (who also organizes other roundups, including Truckers ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    El Rey De La Paella Hits Truckers Out West Tonight

    ​Paella, the slow-cooked aromatic dish of seafood, meat, rice and saffron, could possibly be what Valencia, Spain is best known for. Problem with paella, is that it can be pricy and is mostly served for two (leaving singles out in the cold). El Rey De La Paella, the newest truck to hit the str ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Miami Heat White Hot Road Rally Tonight at American Airlines Arena

    Miami Heat The Heat Dancers and Food Trucks - that's (white) hot!​Tonight you can watch the Miami Heat finish off the Chicago Bulls at the AAA Arena. We know what you're thinking -- this is an "away" game so how are you supposed to watch it at the arena in Miami? When it's the Miami Heat Wh ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Meet The Frita Man at T.O.W. Tonight

    The Frita Man The Frita Man -- Superhero of burgers.​Jean Beltran was a Nextel Employee when he was bitten ... no, not by a radioactive spider, but by the food truck bug. Beltran built a trailer from scratch and became...The Frita Man!! It's been great", Beltran The Frita Man told Short O ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Dog Eat Dog at Totally Truckin' Thursdays: New Location With Beer Pong

    Dog Eat Dog, the new all-dog truck rolls out tonight at TTT​Totally Truckin' Thursdays rolls into its new home tonight in a big way. TTT will instantly become one of the larger rallies tonight as 40 food trucks serve dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Century Marketplace on NW Eighth Street and ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Latin Burger Goes Green, New Location for Truckers Out West

    What's black and pink and green? LB2​It seems like Latin Burger has been in the news a lot this week. First we announced owner Jim Heins helped homeless people get on their feet. Then we proclaimed the hot-pink and black truck the king of social media in Miami. Now we're breaking the story t ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Tonight: Seriously Organic Brings Florida Meat, Cheese & Produce To BTTR

    ​This evening at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up look for a different kind of vehicle. Seriously Organic, a foraging company that launched last summer with the mission of connecting farmers to chefs and consumers, will bring its refrigerated truck to the gathering. It will be packed with fres ... More >>

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