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Melanie Garcia Benefit and Cauley Square: Two New Food Truck Locations Tonight

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​Melanie Garcia is a beautiful 14-year-old cheerleader who is battling leukemia. Though her prognosis is good, her prescribed treatment is a two- to three-year regimen of drugs and chemotherapy, costing thousands of dollars.

Fortunately for Melanie and her family, friends and loved ones have rallied around this brave young lady and organized several fundraisers to help defray the cost of medical care. 

Tonight, Miami's food trucks will hold a roundup in Melanie's honor at St. Brendan Elementary School in Westchester. Almost two dozen munchie mobiles will serve food from 5:30 to 10 p.m., with 10 percent of sales donated to Melanie.

Trucks participating include:

Ms.Cheezious
Clarabelle's Cupcakes
Red Koi
Dolci Peccati Gelato
GastroPod
Sugar Rush
MonTaco
Latin Burger
Latin House Grill
Jefe's Original Fish Taco
MexZican
The Fish Box
Catered Bliss
CheeseMe
Kona Ice
My Coffee Brake
Tango Grill
Grillmaster Café
Sugar Yummy Mama
Diva Coffee
Sakaya Kitchen

St. Brendan Elementary, 2950 SW 87th Ave., Westchester

If you've never been to Cauley Square in South Miami-Dade, you're missing a trip to one of the most picturesque spots in South Florida. Built in 1903 by William Cauley, a millionaire farmer who wanted an easy way to ship his tomatoes north, the square was originally a railroad terminal. Bars and shops were built to accomodate train passengers and crew. Though the railroad is long gone, the buildings have been turned into antique shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Cauley Square will hold its first food truck party tonight from 5:30 to 10, with live music, beer and wine for sale, more than a dozen trucks, and plenty of raccoons (watch out for those deceptively cute beggars). Trucks include:

Wing Commander
Caza Crepes
Kona Ice
Yellow Submarine
Nacho Mama's
The Rolling Stove

Sir Pizza
Wrapidito
Slow Food Truck
Esther's Caribbean Grill
Aaron's Catering Express
Churro Mania
Chef on 4 Wheels
L'Atelier Monnier
JuiceBlendz

Cauley Square, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy., Miami

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