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What the Truck!?!?
Once upon a time, food trucks only showed up at factories and
construction sites and provided little more than a few cold
sandwiches, doughnuts and coffee. However, in the last decade,
gourmet food trucks have become a full-fledged phenomenon serving
up everything from cupcakes to ethnic and gourmet creations. No doubt
the popularity has as much to do with food as with pricing, most trucks
offer dishes priced low enough that you can sample a few and still have
change from a twenty.
While the biggest collection of trucks gathers monthly in Miami’s
Wynwood arts district, you don’t have to drive that far to check out
this dining craze. Every Monday evening, beginning at 5, dozens of
food trucks line the walkways of the 10-acre ArtsPark at Young Circle
in Hollywood. While the selection varies, on a recent night we stopped
by and checked out the following trucks. (If a web site is not listed, most
have a Facebook page.)
B.C. Tacos puts just about anything
you can imagine into a folded tortilla. The
caveman-themed offerings include the “Cave
Dweller” (Caesar salad with grilled chicken) and
“The Missing Link” (fried mahi and slaw).
Mr. Good Stuff specializes in arepas, the
Latin American cross between a savory
pancake and a tortilla bowl. The truck dishes up
four different versions of the treat, all dripping
with cheese and laden with ingredients such as
pulled pork or grilled chicken for $9. Don’t miss
the signature side dish; “4 Cheezy-My-Neezy”,
cornmeal fritters stuffed with a four cheese blend.
The Lobsta Guy offers some nice
variations on the traditional lobster roll;
with flavor boosts from garlic, chipotle, wasabi-
soy, Tabasco and a BLT. Old Bay seasoned fries or
potato salad and a couple of soup options round
out the meal choices. Sandwiches vary by market
price, usually in the mid-teens. TheLobstaGuy.
Sugar Yummy Mama works out a
pink truck stuffed chock full of cake pops
and mini-cupcakes in traditional as well as exotic
flavor combinations such as guava with cream
cheese frosting. SugarYummyMama.com.
Monster Burgers offers the backyard
grill favorite as well as grilled chicken
breasts and hot dogs. However, it’s the fries that
make this place a stand-out. The variations on
the traditional side dish include bright yellow
potatoes solo, or topped with Colombian criolla
or American sausage. MonsterBurgers.com.
Killer Melts offers just about any
variation on the grilled cheese that you
can think of, from its signature dish with bacon
jam, caramelized onions, melted Muenster and
cheddar cheeses to fried Buffalo chicken with
pepper jack cheese and blue cheese dressing. Fries
get the gourmet treatment as well. KillerMelts.
Daddy’s Grill really is like your dad
is in the backyard flipping burgers. But
Papi’s also making pinchos; the Latin American
equivalent of shish kabob.
Hip Pops takes traditional gelati and
sorbet and frozen yogurt, as well as exotic
flavors such as chocolate-chipotle, blood orange,
and freezes it on a stick then dips it in a choice
of dark, milk or white chocolate and coats it with
a choice of nuts, sprinkles, coconut, pretzels or
Jerk It! takes the Jamaican spice and
infuses it into chicken, ribs, wings and
salmon. Side dishes include traditional rice and
peas, fries, a salad or what’s billed as the “mac ‘n’
Nacho Bizness serves up the titular
treat as well as burritos, tacos and salads.
The flavor combinations are like a tour around
the globe with Korean, Southwestern, Jamaican,
Chinese and Puerto Rican influences. There’s also
a truck permanently stationed on the Riverwalk
at Las Olas. Nachobizness.com.
King of Racks BBQ probably has the
most suggestive (and offensive) logo since
Hooters. In addition to ribs, the truck offers
pulled pork, brisket and chicken either as platters
of carnivorous goodness or tucked into tacos and
Jersey Dawg serves up the regional
specialty, a deep fried jumbo wiener on a
potato roll. Get it plain or topped with anything
from chili, kraut or cheese to brown gravy! The
truck also serves up sliders and fries. You can
also find it every weekday at lunchtime at 6201 N.
Purple People Eatery does gourmet
burgers. Beef or bison augmented by such
exotic combinations as truffles with goat cheese
and a fried quail egg or feta and avocado with
arugula and pineapple salsa. It also offers tacos,
carnitas, beer-battered mahi, mac and cheese
and sweet potato wedges.
Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen features
Mediterranean fare such as gyros, kebabs,
dolmas, falafel, baklava and fries topped with feta
and tzatziki sauce.
Marlie’s Delights offers over-the-top
baked and frozen creations. While the
offerings change daily, some items such as Nutella
flan, apple pie cinnamon rolls and brownie ice
cream sandwiches are staples. MarliesDelights.
Voo La Voo features traditional French
food, including sweet crepes and savory
galettes from international chef Sylvie Le Nouail.
Poblanos Mexican Fusion
offers the expected, such as quesadillas,
tacos and burritos, but also a chipotle chicken
Caesar wrap and a Latin take on a sloppy joe.
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