Manila Rice Food Truck Debuts, Weekend Meetups at Bayfront, on Miller Drive, and at Tobacco Road

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With a "Miami Vice" color scheme (hot pink lettering on a black background), Manila Rice makes its debut this evening on the corner of NE 144th Street and Biscayne Boulevard from 6 to 11 p.m. Ted Lederman and Cecille Pangan are partners, both in business and life. When Cecille couldn't find a Filipino restaurant in Miami that served authentic cuisine, Ted suggested she start a catering business. That idea blossomed into operating a food truck after Ted met Richard Hales from Sakaya Kitchen and Dim Ssam a Gogo.

Manila Rice features authentic Filipino chow, with recipes taken from Cecille's 74-year-old grandmother, who catered fiestas in the Philippines.

Specialties include Adobo, a one-pot dish made with sauteed meat and vegetables, and Filipino egg rolls. Desserts will include turon (sweet plantains and jackfruit wrapped in an egg roll wrapper and served with chocolate syrup and ice cream) and Halo Halo, a refreshing blend of shaved ice, coconut milk, and fruit.

For now, Manila Rice plans to roll on its own before joining the round-ups, but you can find locations on their Facebook page.

This weekend's truck schedule finds trucks out west, at Wynwood's Second Saturday, Bayfront Park, and Tobacco Road.


TOW (Truckers Out West) has moved to Village Green Baptist Church at 122nd Avenue and Miller Drive for tonight only. The trucks will be serving dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Trucks are: Aarons Catering Express, Big Kahuna, Catered Bliss, Caza Crepes, CheeseMe, Chef on 4 Wheels, Churro Mania, Daddy's Grill, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Divan Bakery, Dolci Peccati Gelato, Esther's Caribbean Grill, The Fish Box, The Flying Saucer, GastroPod, Guiseppe's Italian Sausage, Latin Burger, MonTaco, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Muscle Truck, Nacho Mama's, Red Koi, The Red Truck, The Rolling Stove, Sugar Rush, Sugar Yummy Mama, Tango Grill, Wing Commander, Yellow Submarine. 12200 SW 56 Street, Miami

Bayfront Park is having a free concert with Kevin Rudolph. Grab a snack from Jefe's Original Fish Taco or Miso Hungry on the way in. They'll be serving from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 301 N Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Costco on 144th Street and Biscayne Boulevard will be the home of Manila Rice from 6 to 10 p.m.


Art In The Park Miami is a contemporary art show with free music and food trucks. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trucks include Guiseppe's Italian Sausage, Grill Master, Kona Ice, Montaco. 301 N Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Wynwood Truckers head out for Second Saturday. Walk the galleries, enjoy music and grab a bite. Trucks officially serve from 6 to 10 p.m., but some stay open later, as crowds permit. Trucks scheduled are Dim Ssam a Gogo, Sakaya Kitchen a Gogo, The Fish Box, Latin Burger, Cheese Me, Red Koi, Sugar Yummy Mama, Divan Coffee, The Mexzican, Gastropod, The Rolling Stove, Chef on 4 Wheels, Cigar Lovers, Kona Ice, Catered Bliss, Montaco, Blue Willy's BBQ. 210 NW 22nd Lane, Miami


Art In The Park Miami features an emerging artist showcase, live music and food. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trucks include Guiseppe's Italian Sausage, Grill Master, Kona Ice, Montaco. 301 N Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Tobacco Road hosts food trucks for lunch from 1 to 5 p.m. Grab some food, a few beers and eat on the patio. Trucks heading for the "Road" are Latin Burger, The Fish Box, Dim Ssam a Gogo.

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