Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)

Large crowds thronged to Tamiami Park for the Burger Beast App party and food truck roundup.
Large crowds thronged to Tamiami Park for the Burger Beast App party and food truck roundup.
All photos by Laine Doss

View more photos from Burger Beast App Party here.

Sixty food trucks celebrated Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez's food truck iPhone App release this past Friday evening at Tamiami Park. From the long lines to get into the park to the throngs of people, one would have thought the fair came to town early.

In fact, the Friday evening roundup resembled a fair midway in many respects. True, there were no questionable safe rides or carnies enticing you to play a game of chance in the hopes of walking away with a giant stuffed SpongeBob SquarePants, but there were what looked like thousands of people eating, laughing and dancing (yes, dancing) the night away.


As for the food trucks, each mobile unit had close to a dozen people on line at any given time, though the sheer number of trucks cut down on the waiting times. We timed an average of 10-20 minutes from lineup to food service at a few trucks, and most people were happy to wait.

By the end of the evening, many trucks started running out of items. Nacho Bizness put up an "out of fish"sign, The Fish Box ran out of its famous minuta sandwiches and Sugar Yummy Mama was cleaned out of everything but beverages by the night's end. Seems like everyone had a great evening.

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

People lining to cool down with Kona Ice.

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

Classic steaks in beef and chicken from the Cheese Steak Gourmet. Though lines were long, service was quick.

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez was on hand to give out promotional items, like this cool surfboard and an iPad 2.

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

A "good sign." Aaron Byers of Nacho Bizness ran out of fish, but there were plenty of other options for hungry taco fans.

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

Conga line at a food truck roundup? Absolutely!

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

Trucksters Richard Hales (Dim Ssäm à Gogo), Giselle Pinto (Sugar Yummy Mama), David Garcia (The Fish Box) and Steve Simon (Food Truck Invasion).

Burger Beast App Party: A Dance Party With Food Trucks (Pictures)
Laine Doss

Carmen Miranda eats at the food trucks, too. Who knew?

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