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Street Food Rumble at Seminole Casino: Food Trucks Fight for Supremacy

Fort Lauderdale's first Street Food Rumble will pit more than 40 of the area's best food trucks against one another.

Joshen Esser, who helped to organize the once-chaotic food truck industry into a somewhat organized scene with his Gourmet Truck Expos, is one of the founders behind the event.

Esser said the Rumble is something he has been planning for about a year, thanks to his addiction to competitive cooking shows.

"I've also been very involved with food trucks for close to two years now [since founding Gourmet Truck Expo in 2011]," Esser told Clean Plate Charlie. "So why not do the same thing with food trucks? The Rumble is designed to be an event where the best trucks come -- not just to cook -- but to compete, so we can really see what they're made of."

The competition is set to be fierce. A panel of five judges will be eating their way through samples from more than 40 food trucks, some coming from as far north as Orlando and Tampa. Five categories include best food, best dessert, best food truck concept, most innovative dish and dessert.

Judges include local food writer Jan Norris, Miami's Bulldog Barbecue owner and former Top Chef contestant Howie Kleinberg, and even the head chef for Florida's favorite grocery chain, Publix.

The Street Food Rumble takes place Saturday, September 29, from noon to 6 p.m. in the west parking lot of the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek. For more information about the event call 954-977-6700, or visit and the Facebook page.

Street Food Rumble Food Trucks:

4Alarm Pizza
90 Miles To Go
Bamboo Noah's
BC Tacos
Best French Fries
Big Kahuna
Cheeseburger Baby
Chef On 4 Wheels
Dimples Delights
Dog Eat Dog
Fireman Derek
Fire Food Miami
Flour Power
Fry Daddy
Gene's Joint
Guiseppe's Italian Sausage
International Classic Cuisine
JOJI Yogurt
Kona Ice
Lan on the GO
Latin Burger
Lobsta Rollin
Lucille's On Wheels
Mojo On The Go
Monsta Lobsta
My Mad Scientist
Out Of Many Café
Palate Party
Pescados Unidos
Slow Food Truck
StrEats 407
Taco Fresh
Tango Grill
The Big Ragu
The Philly Grill On Wheels
The Real Chill
Top Fries
Zombie Ice

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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