Andrew Zimmern Brings AZ Canteen Food Truck to Miami For Season: Now Hiring Locals

If you've a fan of Andrew Zimmern's eyeball eating antics on his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods, this is your lucky day.

Zimmern is bringing his AZ Canteen food truck to Miami for the entire season. Starting in early November, the AZ Canteen will roll through the streets of Miami, serving up cuisine slightly more adventurous than the standard food truck fare of burgers and tacos.

Read also: AZ Canteen: Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Food Truck Rolling Through Town

The AZ Canteen, which debuted in August 2012 at the Minnesota State

Fair, won't be serving up giant eyeballs and broiled bat. The offerings

will focus on being delicious rather than just plain weird.


on the menu? For one, some of Zimmern's favorite, goat, will be

offered. "I love goat and we're featuring it first and foremost," said

the Bizarre Foods host. The truck is scheduled to arrive in Miami any

day now and will start rolling out after the usual permitting and

licensing issues.

So far, AZ Canteen is working out a schedule of

appearances, but we do know that Zimmern himself will be on the truck at

select events (watch out for both truck and television personality at

the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Trucks on the Go Party, held on Sunday, February 24).


wanted to work on a food truck and work alongside a television

celebrity? AZ Canteen is currently hiring both prep workers and food

truck employees for its Miami gigs, according to a recent Craigslist post. The post also eludes to a series of AZ Canteens rolling across the nation and one possibly staying in Miami full time.

Here's a little taste of what AZ Canteen is serving up:

Main Course

  • Andouille, Oyster and Crab Gumbo

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Green Papaya Salad, Chiles, Lime With Fried Egg

  • Cabrito Butter Burger with Roasted Tomatoes, Charred Onions, Pickles

  • Cabrito Sausage Grinder with Cabbage Slaw

  • Griddled Veal Tongue on a toasted Parker roll with Lemon, Capers, Arugula and Tonnato Sauce
  • IZZY'S Handcrafted Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Nicaraguan Dulce de Leche Shaved Ice with Pound Cake "Loly's Style"

  • Jamaican hibiscus punch
  • Handmade sodas

You can follow AZ Canteen on Twitter @AZCanteen or Facebook and stay tuned for more AZ Canteen coverage, as we hear updates.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss