Meatballs and Etc. Serves All Kinds of Balls, Weekend Roundups

Ahmet Karaca, has expanded and divested his food truck empire. His truck Happy Greek/Chef on 4 Wheels, which serves Greek favorites, has had so much success since its February start, he's recently launched a new truck concept, Meatballs & Etc.

Meatballs & Etc. features balls. Lots and lots of balls. You can get your balls in a slider ($4 each or two for $7). Balls come in your choice of meats: classic beef, Swedish, Italian or cheesy balls. If you're extra hungry, try a ball hero ($9), which comes with three balls and your choice of sauce and cheese with a small side salad.

We like our balls wet, so sauces include meat sauce, classic tomato, spicy mayo, jalapeño & cucumber, blue cheese, Alaskan hot sauce, Western BBQ, and pesto.

If you like your balls smashed, Karaca's got you covered. A smash ball bowl ($11) includes three balls over spaghetti, cheese and side of fries.

Naked balls are available ($6), and include two balls and sauce on a hero. For dessert, try the chocolate lava balls ($3).

Karaca has turned his attention to Meatballs and Etc., so he's turned his original truck, Happy Greek/Chef on 4 Wheels over to his wife, Selin, and father, Mustafa.

Karaca also plans to launch a frozen yogurt truck sometime in August.

There are quite a few roundups planned for this weekend:

Friday, July 15

Food trucks head way down south to Old Cutler tonight from 5:30 to 10 p.m. $5 parking fee. Trucks serving include: Atelier Monnier, Catered Bliss, CheeseMe, Happy Chef Chef on 4 Wheels, Dim Ssäm à gogo, Divan Bakery & Coffee, Dolci Peccati Gelato, The Fish Box, The Flying Saucer, Guiseppe's Italian Sausage, Grill Master Cafe, Jefe's Original Fish Taco, Kitchen Kabab, Kona Ice, Latin Burger & Taco, Latin House Grill, Mac'n Food Truck, Mangia Mia, The MexZican Gourmet, Metro Deli Express, Miso Hungry, Mr. Good Stuff, Muscle Truck, Nacho Bizness, Papa's Tapas, The Red Koi, The Red Truck, El Rey de la Paella, El Rey De Las Fritas, El Rincon del Coqui, The Rolling Stove, Slow Food Truck, Snow Caps, Sugar Rush, Sugar Yummy Mama, and Yellow Submarine. 17777 Old Cutler Road, Miami

Food trucks head to their weekly roundup at the Fair & Expo Center. Parking is free, but pets and glass bottles aren't allowed. Trucks serving from 6 to 10 p.m. incliude: Aaron's Catering Express, B.C. Tacos, Big Kahuna, Bru's Traveler, Chamo's on Wheels, Chef on Wheels, Churro Mania, Cold Stone Creamery, Daddy's Grill, Dog Eat Dog, Esther's Caribbean Grill, Frita Man, Havana Rice, Kona Ice, Latin Burger & Taco, Latin House Grill, Lemon Man, Meatballs & Etc, Miami Angels, Mobile Cigars, Mr. Chimi, Ms. Cheezious, Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill, Perros Express, Pop Burger Love/Chocolate Love, Purple People Eatery, Sakaya Kitchen, ShaoRoma Romanian FreshFood, Sir Pizza Mobile, Tango Grill, and Wing Commander. Fair & Expo Center 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami

Saturday, July 16

Party in the Park is a day-long event at J.C. Bermudez Park. Live music, food trucks, a domino tournament, bounce houses and other vendors will be here from noon-11p.m. Trucks serving include: Chamos on Wheels, Churro Mania, Cold Stone Creamery, The Frita Man, Guiseppes' Italian Sausage, Latin House, Kona Ice, Lemon Man, Monster Burgers, Mr. Chimi, Mr. Good stuff, Okay Burger, Monaco Pizza, Sir Pizza, Snow Caps, Tango Grill, and Yo Mama.  J.C. Bermudez Park 3000 NW 87th Avenue, Miami

If you're heading north, catch trucks at Party in the Pines from 6-10 p.m. Trucks include: 4 Alarm Pizza, Catered Bliss, CheeseMe Mobile, Dog Eat Dog, Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers, Latin Burger & Taco, Mangia Mia, The MexZican Gourmet, Miso Hungry, Moty's Grill, Papa's Tapas, The Red Koi, El Rincon del Coqui, The Rolling Stove, ShaoRoma Romanian FreshFood, Slow Food Truck, Sugar Rush, and Wing Commander. 13601 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines

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