Jim Heins

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    June 24, 2014

    My Ceviche Owners Acquire Latin Burger & Taco Restaurant

    My Ceviche has acquired Latin Burger & Taco restaurants. My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte finalized a deal Monday with Latin Burger & Taco's Jim Heins to purchase the Latin Burger restaurant in Coral Gables. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, does not at this time affect the pink- ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Study Finds Miami Food Trucks Cleaner Than Restaurants

    Question: Which is a safer bet to eat -- a food truck taco or a burger at your local gastropub? If you're one of the people who think a brick and mortar restaurant would be cleaner and under more scrutiny by the state, think again. Florida has cited a recent study, conducted by the In ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Chocolate, Beer, Wings, and Nuts vs. Wieners at Calle Ocho

    Wow! This weekend is chock-filled with festivals and parties and it's your choice. Whether you've got a major sweet tooth or beer's your thing, there's a party (or a fiesta) for you. From Sprung! to Calle Ocho, here's your weekend guide. See also: Mr. Peanut and the Nutmobile in Miami This Weekend

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    January 21, 2014

    Latin Burger and Taco's Coral Gables Restaurant Opens (Photos)

    Latin Burger and Taco's brick-and-mortar restaurant is officially open on Coral Gables' Miracle Mile. The restaurant's decor pays homage to both the original food truck and pop culture icons. The Texas-meets-Miami vibe features brown lizard-skin booths embroidered with the Latin Burger long horn l ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Latin Burger and Taco's Coral Gables Restaurant: A Sneak Peek

    2014 is promising to be a great one for the Miami restaurant scene, with dozens of new restaurants bringing everything from Thai street food (NaiYaRa) to French bistro fare with a twist (L'Echon Brasserie). One of the first restaurants to welcome in the baby new year is Latin Burger & Taco. This is ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Latin Burger & Taco Opening Restaurant in Coral Gables

    Latin Burger and Taco, the hot pink-and-black roving burger joint, has finally found a permanent parking space after four years of driving around town. Oh, but don't worry..the original truck will still be out and about. Latin Burger opening a brick and mortar space right on Miracle Mile in Coral ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Latin Burger & Taco to Donate Portion of Proceeds to Family of Boy Killed in Tornado

    If you're going to tonight's Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest, stop by Latin Burger and Taco to dine for a cause. The truck is donating ten percent of the evening's proceeds to help the family of eight year-old Nicholas McCabe who was killed during the devastating tornado that ripped through a ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Will Smith and Jaden Smith: After Earth and Miami Food Trucks

    Will Smith and his 14-year-old son, Jaden, were in Miami to promote their new film, After Earth, a summer blockbuster set for a May 31 release. The dynamic duo hosted an After Earth party at the Miami Science Museum for nearly 1,000 friends and fans, who schmoozed with the celebrity family and ch ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Burger Land Features Latin Burger and Taco on Travel Channel April 22

    When burger aficionado George Motz ate at Miami's Latin Burger and Taco about three years ago, the owner of the popular pink-and-black food truck, Jim Heins immediately recognized him. Motz, after all, is the man behind the documentary film Hamburger America and author of a book and blog of the sam ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Travel Channel's Burger Land to Film Latin Burger and Taco

    Have you ever eaten a burger that was so good you remembered it fondly years later?Apparently that happened to author, television host, and burger fan George Motz. Motz was in Miami and ate a Macho burger from Latin Burger and Taco food truck about two years ago and fell in love with the meaty blend ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    August 22, 2012

    First-Ever Miami Beach Food Truck Roundups Scheduled

    Read Also: Food Trucks To Roll on Miami BeachAfter getting approval back in May, the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest will finally roll out to the North Shore Park Bandshell on Collins and 73rd Street. The monthly event will feature food trucks and live music with a Latin flavor, in keeping wit ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Bayfront Park Hosts Weekly Food Truck Roundup Through Summer

    If you live or work in downtown Miami, you'll likely notice dozens of people enjoying food from a group of food trucks at Bayfront Park tonight.Called Bayfront Nights, this new roundup organized by Latin Burger & Taco's Jim Heins and Ms. Cheezious' Brian Mullins, premieres this evening and runs ... 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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    August 3, 2012

    Whole Foods' Fill The Grill Competition: Jim Heins Takes Round One

    When Michael Jacobs, chef for the Miami Heat players, announced the two competitors for the first round of the Fill the Grill Challenge at the Coral Gables Whole Foods Market, one of the contestants asked for a slight change in title."Just call me Jim. Robyn's the chef around here," said Jim Heins, ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    The Bazaar by Jose Andres Is Miami's New "It Girl"

    Before it even opened, The Bazaar won the title of Best Restaurant Yet To Come. For a little food porn, take a look at our first bite at The Bazaar by Jose Andres.There are some people...and places that have an undeniable charisma. Something about them shines a little brighter than other, possibly m ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Food Trucks to Roll On Miami Beach

    The City of Miami Beach will allow a limited number of food truck roundups, starting as early as June. The issue of having food trucks on Miami Beach was pushed back many times, as local restaurants felt it would take away business.On May 9, the Miami Beach City Commission moved forward with a long- ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Joe's Take Away to Sell Latin Burgers Today Only

    To celebrate Burger Month, Joe's Take Away, the casual "to-go" sibling of Joe's Stone Crab, is partnering with food truck Latin Burger and Taco for one day only.Today from 11 a.m to 9 p.m., Latin Burger is taking over Joe's Take Away kitchen, where the food truck chefs will prepare their double patt ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Latin Burger to Open Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant, Teams Up With Jada Coles

    ​Jim Heins, owner of Latin Burger and Taco, is always on the lookout for the next opportunity. Heins' Latin Burger was one of the first food trucks on the Miami scene, and he was one of the first truck owners to expand his business into a second truck.Heins has now announced that he will take his ... 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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    February 8, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Burgers: Bourbon Steak, Blue Collar, Lokal, and More

    ​"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," said Popeye's pal Wimpy. He was clearly the smarter of the pair.Burgers these days can be made from anything -- lamb, turkey, pork, tuna, vegetables, ostrich. But as most will agree, the best ones are the classic. Give us a good-size hunk of ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Watch Latin Burger on Eat St. Tonight: I Will Appear!

    ​Latin Burger and Taco's hot-pink and black truck is a permanent fixture on the streets of Miami. Just about any day of the week, you can find a flock of people enjoying the Latin macho burgers and tacos for which the truck is famous.So it comes as no surprise that when Eat St. visited Miami to fi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    CheeseMe is Gone....For Now

    ​Back in December, Short Order announced that Latin Burger would acquire the CheeseMe name. Ever since, CheeseMe by Latin Burger has been on the road selling grilled cheese alongside macho burgers and tacos.  Now some CheeseMe partners are demanding Latin Burger stop using the name. And ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Sex, Drugs, and Waiting Tables on South Beach UPDATED

    Jim HeinsWorking on the Latin Burger truck.​Here at Short Order, we take readers behind the scenes into kitchens, restaurants yet to open, and even farms and markets. But we don't talk much about the servers and front-of-house staff who really drive a restaurant's day-to-day operations.So for the ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 9, 2011

    CheeseMe by Latin Burger: A First Peek And Weekend Truck Tracker

    Jim HeinsCheeseMe, powered by Latin Burger.​A few days ago, we announced that CheeseMe was acquired by Latin Burger. According to owner Jim Heins, the CheeseMe truck was in the process of a makeover and that it would be back on the streets by the end of the week.The truck's logos and wrap were red ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Latin Burger Acquires CheeseMe Mobile, Partners With Tobacco Road

    Latin Macho Burgers will now be available at Tobacco Road​Latin Burger and Taco's Jim Heins has been busy this week. Fresh from a killer Art Basel weekend, Heins has announced two significant changes to his Latin Burger business. Latin Burger will allow Miami icon Tobacco Road to serve the food tr ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Foodstock: One Night of Peas and Music (Photos)

    All photos by Laine DossMac n' Food Truck serves vegan treats at Foodstock.​Short Order's Foodstock: One Night of Peas and Music must have been blessed by the gods, because the weather was perfect for dining under the stars.Thousands of people flocked to Foodstock at the Wynwood Arts District to l ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Latin Burger Food Truck Celebrates Second Anniversary

    Courtesy of Jim HeinsJim Heins and Ingrid Hoffman smile for the camera at Latin Burger's first meal service.​On November 9, 2009, Latin Burger and Taco tweeted: "We're here", and rolled onto Miami streets. The food truck scene in Miami was new, and people were intrigued by this pink and black truc ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Eat Street Films Miami Food Trucks, Short Order Blogger

    All photos by Laine Doss Latin Burger's Jim Heins shooting a segment for Eat Street​Eat Street, the Cooking Channel show that features America's best and craziest food trucks, was in Miami this weekend to film three of Miami's favorite food trucks. Mr. Good Stuff, Dim Ssam a Gogo and Latin ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Best of Miami Teaser: Best Food Truck; Trucks at BTTR, Tropical Park Tonight

    Purple People Eatery is one of our picks for best food truck runner up.On Thursday, Miami New Times Best of Miami edition "The Rising" will be released upon the world. There can only be one winner per category, but there are so many yummy food trucks out there, we decided to share some of our ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Tania Ramirez of Food Cart USA Expands Miami Food Truck Scene

    Latin Burger & Taco was Food Cart USA's first food truck.Going to a food truck roundup is like visiting Disney World. Bright colors, hearty meals, and long lines amass in an almost euphoric flurry. The trucks seem to simply appear before your eyes, delivering mouth-watering goodness.Behind ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Live Blog: The Great Food Truck Race UPDATED

    Laine Doss Cleveland's Hodge Podge gets ready for a weekend in Miami.​The finale of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed all over the streets of Miami. Two trucks are competing to win the title and take home $100,000. Hodge Podge, from Cleveland Ohio is taking on The Lim ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Mysterious Food Truck Related Craigslist Posting and Cauley Square Food Truck Party

    Yellow Submarine will be at Cauley Square tonight.​While perusing Craigslist for the usual classifieds, used furniture, and random hookups yesterday, we came upon this interesting food-truck related item, listed in the "Events Services" section: Do you have a business that you need help pro ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Commission Passes Food Truck Ordinance, What Happens Now?

    Laine Doss Dim Ssäm à GoGo and Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales spoke on behalf of food trucks at today's commission meeting.​Earlier today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a new food truck ordinance by a vote of 7-1. It will affect about half the truck gatherings, inclu ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    On May 17, Miami-Dade Commissioners May Squash Food Trucks

    ​Ever since food trucks hit the scene, the operators and Miami-Dade County officials haven't exactly seen eye-to-eye. Roundups have been shut down, fines have been imposed and tempers have flared. The trouble seemed to stem from the fact that there were no laws on the books that specifically per ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    gastroPod 2 and Latin Burger 2 Are Out and About

    gastroPod is Rolling Out G2​While Jim Heins of Latin Burger announced to the world the arrival of his new baby, LB2, Jeremiah Bullfrog was a little more stealthy with his second gastroPod, telling only a few people G2 was in the works. Chef Jeremiah says the G2 is a 1969 Airstream. "A bit sm ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Gyromaniakz Goes "Hollywood," Truckers Out West

    Did Burn Notice's Jeffrey Donovon have a gyro?​Gyromaniakz, the new Greek truck to hit Miami streets has already gone Hollywood.Yesterday evening, the truck had a special assignment - serve dinner to the cast and crew of Burn Notice on location in Coconut Grove.Gyromaniakz owner Jason Caplan ... 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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    April 21, 2011

    Latin Burger Tops in Twitter Followers, GastroPod #2, Fish Box #3

    Jefe's owner Jack Garabedian tweets to attract customers.Food truck owners in Miami are an entrepreneurial breed. These men and women don't really have a typical profile. Some are chefs looking to start their own kitchen. Others are restaurant owners looking to start a supplemental mobile oper ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Latin Burger's Jim Heins Backs Project Vacant Streets; BTTR Lineup for This Evening

    Latin Burger's Jim Heins paying it forward.About 150 people gathered at the University of Miami yesterday to watch the commencement ceremony of the latest Project Vacant Streets class, and Jim Heins of Latin Burger was on hand to provide a case study of his success with the program. Project V ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Latin Burger Breaks Down, Weekend Truck Tracker

    Jim Heins Where the f**k are the Road Rangers?​Latin Burger's Jim Heins rolls with the punches, literally. The Latin Burger truck broke down right in the middle of the intersection of I-95 and I-395. Instead of throwing a fit about wasted revenue, Heins took out his camera, shot a pho ... More >>

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    March 12, 2011

    City of Miami Cracks Down on Food Trucks

    Jefe's Tacos ​Friday was not a great day for food truckers in Miami. In the afternoon, the food truck roundup at Magic City Casino proved to be underwhelming, business-wise. When asked about how sales were at the lunchtime food court, the answer from truck owners was a r ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    American Legion Food Truck Roundup Not Happening, Tamiami Truckers On (For Now)

    Laine Doss Sugar Yummy Mama's Giselle Pinto​The Thursdays on the Bay Food Truck Roundup at the American Legion Post #29 will not return to business as usual tomorrow, according to Jack Garabedian, owner of Jefe's Original Taco and organizer of the roundup. In a notice sent t ... More >>

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    February 19, 2011

    Latin Burger to Roll Out Second Truck - LB2

    Latin Burger is going to be a twin soon.​Latin Burger and Taco, Miami's first gourmet food truck, is setting another trend with the roll out of a second vehicle. LB2 will be a twin brother. Jim Heins, owner of both, is expected to take delivery of the second black and pink wonder in mi ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Following South Florida's Food Truck Trend

    Photo by Candace WestJim Heins, owner of Latin Burger & Taco.​While this week, Miami New Times is celebrating our inaugural Miami People issue, our sister paper, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, has a feature that explores South Florida food trucks.Former food critic John Linn focuses on the meal ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Latin Burger and Beer Truck? Vote for Your Favorite Brew

    Jacob Katel Anne Forkner, Jim Heins, and Vanessa Chen want beer with their burgers.​We ran into the Latin Burger and Taco truck on the streets of the Design District Saturday during the art walk and asked co-owner Jim Heins: "When are you gonna get some beer on this thing?"