The sun was brutal and shade was scarce. Nobody seemed to care. Lines started getting long after noon, and many vendors -- including Totally Bananas, Del's Lemonade, Yellow Submarine, Sakaya Kitchen, Nacho Mama's and Fireman Derek's -- sold out before the event came to a close.
While well-known trucks like Latin Burger & Taco, Gastropod
Miami, Jefe's Original Taco & Burger and Yellow Submarine were there, the festival introduced Short Order and many festival-goers to a
few new kids on the block like Nacho Mama's Grill (in its third week) and Wing Commander.
Sakaya Kitchen's Dim Saam a Go Go had an impressive menu that
Camaronera served its perfectly fried fish sandwich at its brand new truck, as
well as a popcorn shrimp sandwich and fish sticks. Over at Feverish Ice Cream truck, a homemade mango sorbet was the right antidote to the
scorching sun. And the fish and shrimp ceviche from Bites on Wheels, a
small roach coach among a bunch of giant, spiffy trucks, was the perfect
dish for a hot day.
sandwich, the Rolling Stove's "Ron's Bites" - thick slices of baked
potato, fried and topped with two types of cheese - and Nacho Mama's
the man has loads of them - and gave away t-shirts and buttons. Major
props to him and the Arsht Center for a well-orchestrated effort. The
only suggestion for next year: more water vendors.
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