Food Trucks

Food Trucks Scout Broward After Miami-Dade Ruling; Check Cauley and Kendall Roundups

For months, people in Broward and Palm Beach counties have been complaining that they have to drive to Miami-Dade for their food truck fix. While many owners actually make their base in Broward and Palm Beach (Slow Food Truck and Nacho Bizness are both headquartered in Broward and Rolling Stove owner Troy Thomas until recently drove his truck to Miami from Palm Beach county daily), roundups up north were few and far between.

But after passage of the recent Miami-Dade food truck ordinance, which requires roundup organizers to pull permits, provide site plans and get written permission from local residents, Broward and Palm Beach locations might seem more promising.

Tonight, for example, almost two dozen food trucks will hold a roundup at Ed Morse Sawgrass Auto Mall in Sunrise. Miami staples like gastroPod, Latin Burger and Sakaya Kitchen will head north to serve dinner.

Is this a new trend or just a way to expand horizons and investigate a plan B? We'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, there are two food truck roundups in Miami this evening, so don't despair.

Cauley Square Food Truck Party is holding a contest to see who can bring the most friends for dinner. Whoever brings the most people (eight person minimum) wins dinner and dessert for the group. Cauley Square also has a beer and wine garden, live music and lush gardens to explore. Food trucks serving from 5:30 to 10 p.m. include Catered Bliss, Caza Crepes, Che Grill, Clarabelle's Cupcakes, El Rincon del Coqui, Shao Roma Romanian Fresh Food, Wing Commander, Wrapidito Yum, and Yellow Submarine. 22400 Old Dixie Highway, Miami

Kendall Car Wash is holding court from 6 to 10 p.m. Trucks include  Dim Ssam a Gogo, The Fish Box, Latin Burger 2, Ms. Cheezious, The Red Koi, Sugar Rush, Sugar Yummy Mama. 9750 North Kendall Drive, Miami

If you are planning on going north, Ed Morse Sawgrass Auto Mall is hosting 22 food trucks this evening from 5 to 10 p.m. Trucks heading north include Aaron's Catering Express, Big Kahuna, Blue Tree Café, CheeseMe, Chef on 4 Wheels, Chef on Wheels, Churro Mania, Coldstone Creamery, Divan Bakery, Esther's Caribbean Grill, The Flying Saucer, gastroPod, Gyromaniakz, Grill Master Cafe, Kitchen Kabab, Latin Burger, The MexZican Gourmet, Moty's Grill, PopBurger Love & Chocolate Love, The Red Truck, Sakaya Kitchen, Snow Caps, and Tango Grill

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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