Mil gracias to Burger Beast, who tipped up to Clarabelle's Cupcakes. The pink truck looks like a confection itself as it rolls down the street. Owner Jessica Knopf already has a small shop on SW 77th Avenue in Miami, but after seeing trucks in Los Angeles and New York, she decided to expand into trucking. Clarabelle's menu lists over 100 cupcake flavors, though about 10 will be available on the truck each day. The Facebook page lists the treats of the day. You won't see Clarabelle's at a Saturday rally, however. The cupcakes are kosher (and dairy-free), so both store and truck rest for the Sabbath. Visit Clarabelle's This Sunday at Flipper's Truck Stop.
For the past few weeks, food truck drama with the city and county has been kept to a minimum. In fact, we spotted County Commissioner Sally Heyman at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden last Saturday) and a "special events permit item" was on yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting agenda. Short Order will keep you posted with all truck news, as we receive it. In the meantime, the trucks are rolling this weekend. Here's where they'll be:
Tamiami Truckers Friday Food Court at Mother of Christ Church from 5:30 to 10 p.m. This food court is one of the largest in the area. Trucks on hand will include Aaron's Catering, Big Kahuna, Catered Bliss, Caza Crepes, CheeseMe, Chef on 4 Wheels, ChurroMania, Daddy's Grill, Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Divan Bakery & Coffee, Esther Caribbean Grill, the Fish Box, GastroPod, Giuseppe's Italian Sausage, Grillmaster Café, Latin Burger, Latin House Grill, the MexZican, Miso Hungry, MonTaco, Ms. Cheezious, Muscle Truck, NachoMama's, Purple People Eatery, Red Koi, the Red Truck, Slow Food Truck, the Rolling Stove, Sakaya Kitchen, Sir Pizza, Slow Food Truck, Sugar Rush, Sugar Yummy Mama, Tango Grill, Wing Commander, and Wrapito Yum. Miami Christ Church, 14141 SW 26th St., Miami
Midway Ford Food Trucks Meetup will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Catered Bliss, Yellow Submarine, Chef on 4 Wheels, Caza Crepes and Miso Hungry will be on the scene. 8155 West Flagler Street, Miami
Chevrolet of Pembroke Pines Sure it's technically Broward, but we'll throw this into the mix for all you Northerners. From 5:00-10:00 pm Catered Bliss, Tango Grill, Red Koi and Esther's Caribbean will serve dinner. 8600 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines
The Wynwood Food Truckers Meetup runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Even though it's not an Art Walk weekend, Wynwood has a great energy. This meetup attracts singles, groups and families. There's usually a lot of dancing in the street. A DJ, picnic tables, and a cash bar all complete the scene. Trucks scheduled to participate are Slow Food Truck, Divan Coffee, Ms. Cheezious, MonTaco, Aaron's Catering, the Fish Box, the Rolling Stove, Dim Ssäm à Gogo, CheeseMe, Latin Burger, Sugar Rush, Sugar Yummy Mama. 210 NW 22nd Ln., Miami
Flipper's Truck Stop will be held at the Miami Seaquarium parking lot in Key Biscayne from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trucks scheduled to serve at the rally include Latin Burger, The Fish Box, CheeseMe, Churro Mania, Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burgers, Latin House Grill, Ms. Cheezious, The MexZican Gourmet, Grill Master Cafe, The Rolling Stove, Sugar Rush, Clarabelle's Cupcakes and Dim Ssam a Gogo. There are rumors that the Seaquarium abuses the animals in its care, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the food trucks outside - animal rights protesters need food too!