Miami's Ultimate Food Truck Is The Health Nut on Wheels (Photos)
The Health Nut on Wheels' Miguel Kristaly is presented with a large check at the Ultimate Food Truck competition.
All photos by Laine Doss
A new food truck was crowned supreme at Magic City Casino Saturday night, when The Health Nut on Wheels won the Ultimate Miami Food Truck Competition, beating out seven other food trucks to win the title and a cool $5,000 cash prize.
Attendees were treated to an interactive evening, with each food truck fan being escorted to an assigned table.
The tables were then divided into two sections, with each guest eating from four food trucks in round one of competition and voting for their favorites. Round one consisted of four heats, with trucks paired up in head to head battle. Trucks advanced via popular vote and judges' selection to compete in the final round.
truck advancing to the second round. Palate Party faced The Health Nut
on Wheels, with the healthy truck proving victorious. Cuban Cube won
last spot in the final round.
The second round had the four
remaining truckers creating an item of their choice. In the end, The
Health Nut on Wheels took the title with their simple but well executed
wild caught Alaskan salmon over spinach. Does this mean we'll be seeing
healthier foods on the trucks? Maybe 2013 is the year of healthy mobile
B.C. Tacos crew ready to battle.
B.C. Taco's chicken taco catapulted the truckers to the second round.
CubanCube's brother and sister team of Jonathan and Eileen Andrade were extremely calm going into the competition.
A Cuban take on a classic Peruvian causa advanced CubanCube to the finals.
Palate Party's chicken and waffles were a classic.
The Health Nut on Wheels proved you can have great flavors while eating healthy with this generous plate of chicken, vegetables, kale, and fresh avocados.
Ms. Cheezious offered a decadent, generous sandwich.
Food Junkies on Wheels' Michelle and India Weeks serve chicken and red velvet waffles.
Tim Saehan and Micah Molinari served their classic chicken Mexidilla.
Ms. Cheezious' Brian Mullins takes a minute from grilling to chat.
The Che Grill crew prepare for competition.
Robyn Almodovar is planning on 2013 to be a big year for her Palate Party truck.
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