Archive for June, 2012
Mushaboom! I say that word and start singing the Feist song that helped inspire the name for the tastiest – wait, the only vegan food truck this side of the county line!
I know you’re thinking that the food must be way too green, way too bland and way too boring to stand up to any other the other food trucks you’ve visited. But, you are wrong!
Walk up to this playfully wrapped truck and prepare to change the way you feel about eating vegan.
While the menu does include vegetarian staples like Portobello mushroom burgers and falafel; these two girls are definitely not resting on classics for success. I took advantage of the fact that they make any burger a slider and tried the Chickpea Parm and Black Bean burgers. Make it a combo with a side of fries and a soda for $11. Besides the fact that this lunch was a steal, it was delicious!
I started with the Chickpea Parm! Made up of chickpeas, tomato sauce and vegan cheese, I bit into this little slider and thought they had sprinkled it with magic. Seriously, this burger has no meat on it but I chewed it as if it was a regular meaty patty. It was not tough or chewy it just didn’t have the texture you would expect from a sandwich made almost entirely of chick peas.
Next up was their spicy Black Bean burger. A classic taken to new heights by chopped jalapeño and their special sauce! Tell me this doesn’t look like a burger!
It was fresh tasting and had just the tiniest hint of spice from the jalapeños. Serious flavor inhabits this black bean burger.
If you’re not into things vegan, try their fries. They definitely stand up against any other fries I’ve had. Fresh cut and cooked to perfection, a dash of salt is all you need to do these puppies justice.
These two ladies are the real deal. Next time you see them on the street wave, honk or better yet, stop in and give their vegan goodness a try. Meat eater or not you will not regret it.
Who’s up for a night of fun at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood? The Miami Food Trucks will be making their way to Hollywood on every 3rd Thursday of the month! You’ll be able to enjoy some great food, a Bike Night, a Car Show, Pinchadiscos throwing down the jams PLUS take on everything the Seminole Hard Rock has to offer! You don’t want to miss this one! This event is brought to you by the combined minds of the Seminole Paradise & BurgerBeast.Com.
This Event Is On Temporary Hiatus
This Sunday July 1st is the first day of National Hot Dog Month. What better way is there to celebrate than with a variety of Hot Dogs to tantalize you. The Hot Dog Fest will taking from 12-5PM Sunday July 1st at Arts Park in Hollywood. The Food Trucks will be making Specialty Hot Dogs as well serving a limited menu of their regular grub. You can wash down the dogs with some Craft Beer like Magic Hat #9 or a variety of Sodas & Water.
In case you missed the Check Please! South Florida featuring Tuesday’s weekly event, B.T.T.R. check it out here:
The next time you’re at a food truck event don’t decide which trucks to approach based on their bright wraps or shiny graphics. Look for the truck with their whole menu posted on top of the roof! Once you find it you’ll know you’ve found some Killer Pasta!
I know, I know, your eye caught the Caramelized Pear Ravioli – right? If it did, good and if it didn’t you really should read the description again. This dish was balanced with just enough sweet and savory to make you wish Killer Pasta gave you more of their killer bread to dip their sauce in! Fine, if you need more convincing, just remember this dish has Pancetta (aka Italian bacon)!
Next up I opted for a classic dish of Penne a la Vodka. This heavy plate can fill the belly of the heartiest of pasta eaters. If you brought a friend I suggest splitting this dish and trying some other tasty items. After all, how often do you see an Italian food truck? My only beef with this dish was I wanted more sauce! It was a good sauce!
Don’t disregard that lemonade in the background folks. I was skeptical when the person who took my order said it was freshly squeezed but once my lips touched the tart and sweet beverage I knew his claims were legit! Kudos to trucks like these who take the time to make a fresh signature drink.
Also, if you’re not into canned or bottled soda, Killer Pasta has fountain! Come for the pasta, stay for the soda.
Kill that Pasta:
Come try your luck at Casino Miami Jai-Alai for their own Food Truck Invasion. There will be Live Entertainment and great Beer specials too!
Sunday August 12th Line-Up:
Seminole Hollywood Casino (right across the street from Hard Rock) is having a Caribbean Block Party featuring the Original Wailers on Saturday July 7th from 6-10PM. You’ll be able to eat from the Food Trucks & enjoy live entertainment from fire jugglers, fire eaters, unicyclists, magicians and more! This event is brought to you by Seminole Casino and MiamiFoodTrucks.Com.
Saturday July 7th Line-Up:
Wandering souls starve no more!
Gypsy Kitchen emerged during the strong wave of new trucks in 2011, but unlike many who have fallen the Indian and his team have kept the quality and creativity up.
I visited Gypsy Kitchen during the Food Truck Invasion in Hollywood at Young Circle event. This event sticks out as one of the better food truck round ups – but that’s another post.
After browsing the menu I decided on a few items. This was harder than it sounds because everything looked amazing and the smells coming out of the kitchen had my mouth watering!
First up, Rice balls – These were delicious crunchy balls of rice with a creamy goodness going on inside similar to the consistency of mac-n-cheese without cheese. The dipping sauce was a refreshing combination of Indian yogurt, cilantro and mint. I really could have filled up on these!
Next up, Kickin’ Vegan Kimchee Lo Mein – This spicy bowl of lo mein noodles, onions, kimchee cabbage topped with scallions was like nothing I have ever tasted before. The spice, crunch and bright pop of flavor from the chopped scallions made my mouth very happy!
Don’t let this gorgeous dish fool you, it packs a punch! Luckily my refreshing Ginger Limeade was ice cold and ready to quench the fire in my mouth. I swear The Indian flavored this to compliment his dishes because the bright kick of ginger and the sour lime all sweetened to perfection tasted as if the drink was made for the food. I wanted to ask him to sell me a gallon of this stuff!
Finally – and I say that with the emotion of exhaustion from being so full and happy! I tried the fried rice topped with a runny egg.
While it wasn’t as wildly flavored as the rice balls and lo mein, Gypsy Kitchen has a solid fried rice recipe on their hands. And let’s face it, you top anything with a runny fried egg and it just takes it to another level.
Take my advice, the next time you hear about a food truck event get out of your house, into your car and get in the line at Gypsy Kitchen. This truck really has something for everyone, veggies, chicken, pork, spicy, non spicy and yes, they have dessert too!
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