On December 9, 2009 I wrote “In a city where it seems hype goes a lot farther than substance, it’s great to run into the real deal.” I was talking about my first encounter with Chef Jeremiah and his gastroPod.
The opening of gastropod ushered in Miami’s Street Food Movement and later on what would become the city’s Food Truck movement. Soon afterwards, the food that really made that movement hot was getting lost to the newer folks putting the $ in front of producing quality and interesting fare.
The guy who started it all took a backseat to the circus it had become and was doing his thing quietly to those who knew where to find him with dinners and brunches here and there. Next thing you know, the gastroPod was gone. It was sad really, and I couldn’t bear the thought of the Mo’ Betta Burger being gone.
In true Jeremiah he recently reappeared with a new version of the gastroPod. Gone is the airstream trailer and in it’s place is a converted shipping container that houses a full functioning kitchen. But wait there’s more….it’s a permanent spot in Wynwood.
Yes, there’s seating and even a few parking spots. It’s within walking distance of Wynwood Kitchen and Panther Coffee to kinda give you an idea of its location.
The food of course did not disappoint but then again, I didn’t expect anything less from gastroPod.
P.S. The Mo’ Betta Burger is still majestic, it’s a timeless beauty.
You should also probably check out this set of gastroPod pictures by Frodnesor.