Food Trucks @ Hard Rock Tonight; Recently Filmed for Eat Street Episode on Cooking Channel
Latin Burger's Jim Heins hanging by his truck.
Latin Burger, Mr. Good Stuff and Dim Ssam a Gogo were all featured as part of Season Two of the popular Cooking Channel show that showcases food trucks from all over the country.
For a full rundown of the taping, as well as my personal experiences (I was a featured blogger at the tapings) check out o
ur sister blog Short Order's coverage. This is a great time to give you a rundown of the three trucks featured on the show:
Latin Burger is one of the first food trucks on the Miami scene. Owner Jim Heins rolled out the truck in November, 2009. At first no one knew what to make of this black and hot pink truck that served burgers and tacos that resemble burritos, but curiousity got people ordering and yumminess got people coming back for more. The signature Latin Macho Burger is a ginormous double patty of a beef and chorizo blend on a fresh-made bakery bun. Add cheese and carmelized onions and you've got one big juicy meatwich. Other highlights are the chicken mole burrito and veggies will love the portobello mushroom burger.
Dim Ssam a Gogo is part of chef/owner Richard Hales growing food empire. Hales also owns Sakaya Kitchen a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Miami's Midtown neighborhood, as well as a second truck, Sakaya Kitchen a Gogo. Dim Ssam serves modern takes on Asian cuisine with strong Korean influences. Fans of the truck go nuts for the duck sandwich and ginger brussels sprouts.
Mr. Good Stuff is the newest of these three trucks. Serving lunas, a Venezuelian street version of a sandwich (slow cooked meat is served in an arepa), the truck offers savory foods that are rich and satisfying. Each meat, from the pulled pork to the brisket, is slow cooked for hours. Co-owners Alfredo Montero and Julio Garcia use recipes borrowed from the kitchens of their mothers and grandmothers and that love and history shows in the flavors. Try the redonk-a-donk (meatloaf), topped with creamy sauce and pickeled cool onions or the SOB (brisket) or have a mixto - that's one luna with your choice of two meats.
Food trucks are rolling out to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tonight from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Trucks are located in the Seminole Paradise valet parking lot. The evening features live music, a movie under the stars, free parking and lots of slots right next door. Trucks serving include: Aarons Catering Express, B.C. Tacos, CheeseMe Mobile. Daddy's Grill, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Dolci Pecatti, The Fish Box, The Flying Saucer, Grill Master Cafe, Jefe's Original Fish Taco, Latin Burger, Latin House Grill, Meatballs & Etc, The MexZican Gourmet, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Nacho Bizness, The Red Koi, The Rolling Stove, Slow Food Truck, Sugar Rush, Yellow Submarine. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
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