Food News

Eat St. Films Mojo on the Go (Photos)

The parking lot at Sawgrass Recreation Park was pretty much flooded by a fast-moving storm that dumped several inches of rain in a matter of minutes, but that didn't stop a large crowd of people from heading over to the gateway to the Everglades for a taste of traditional Deep South cuisine and a chance to be on television.

Mojo on the Go owner Tony Fernandez and his entire family (including brother Rondo Fernandez, who owns Mojo Grill in Ocala) were working the truck, feeding the lines of people who were there to eat gator tail ($12), Makers Mark-marinated chicken wings ($11), and hound dogs ($6) while Cooking Channel's Eat St. filmed a segment highlighting the food truck.


We got in on the action, eating a Big Boy brisket sandwich, freshly sliced from meat cooking low and slow for hours on the grill that Fernandez set up in front of his truck.



Tourists waiting for an airboat ride got a chance to taste gator and frog legs before seeing them in their natural habitat, while the production crew filmed happy faces -- most smeared with barbecue sauce.

An off-menu favorite is the spicy soft shell crabs -- available only in season.

The Mojo on the Go episode of Eat St. will air sometime in early 2013 as part of the show's fourth season. Clean Plate Charlie will let you know the exact air date when we receive the information.

Mojo on the Go keeps it all in the family.

Neville and Zeboia Finley describe their lunch for the cameras.

Yours truly, Laine Doss of Clean Plate Charlie, eats a Big Boy brisket on camera.



KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
Contact: Laine Doss