Will Tropical Storm Emily Affect Food Trucks? Updated
Will 2011's first Tropical Storm wreck havoc on food truck Fridays?
Tropical Storm Emily is moving northwest and close to making landfall on Haiti and Dominican Republic. Though the latest projection by the National Hurricane Service has Miami just outside the "cone of death", food truck owners have two concerns: the safety of their trucks in a wind storm and the possible lack of people wanting to brave rain and heavy winds to grab a meal. This is a serious problem for the food truck owners, who have to make a rain-out call long before the actual start time of a roundup. Since Fridays are usually one of the best days for these small-business owners, the potential lack of revenue from even one or two days of inclement weather can be devastating.
Sources tell us that the bi-weekly food truck roundup at Palmetto Bay, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled in anticipation of the storm. As of now, all other food truck roundups will happen as planned. Short Order will update you with any other food truck cancellations or schedule changes as we receive them.
Update: The food truck roundup at Palmetto Bay, scheduled for tonight is back on!!!!
If you want to get some food truck love in tonight, the weather is supposed to be clear and there are two roundups to choose from:
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hosts their weekly food truck roundup tonight from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Free parking, a movie under the stars and the bells of a million slot machines make this worth the drive. Trucks serving include: Big Kahuna, CheeseMe, Churro Mania, Daddy's Grill, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Dolci Peccati, The Fish Box, The Flying Saucer, Frita Man, gastroPod, Grill Master Cafe, Jefe's Original Fish Taco, Latin Burger, Latin House Grill, The MexZican Gourmet, Miso Hungry, Moty's Grill, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Nacho Mama's, Purple People Eatery, The Rolling Stove, and Slow Food Truck. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
Miami Food Trucks at W.O.W. (Way Out West). Trucks serve dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at CBT College campus. Trucks include: Atelier Monnier, Chamos on Wheels, El Rey de La Paella, Havana Rice, Kitchen Kabab, Latin House Grill, Papa's Tapas, Perros Express, The Pork Shop, The Real Chill, The Red Koi, Rincon del Coqui, Sir Pizza, Sugar Rush, and Yellow Submarine. CBT College 8765 SW 165th Avenue, Miami
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