Alpine Burger (Char-grilled w/Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Bacon & Onion, Portobello Mushroom, Dijon Mustard &, Garlic Mayo)

Woody’s Burgers Food Truck

Last night at the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival we had Woody’s Burgers come out to Florida’s longest running Food Truck event for the first time. I was extra excited since I’m on a wood burning & char-grilled Burger kick and Woody’s covers both of those. The 7 ounce patties from Woody’s Burgers are made from a mix of Chuck & Brisket. The … Continue reading

Wheelin' Dealin' - Magic City Casino

Saturday Night = Food Trucks at Magic City Casino

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival (which takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month) is this Saturday October 18th. Magic City Casino (right near the Miami airport) hosts and we have over 20 of South Florida’s BEST Food Trucks attending. Even though it is at a casino, all ages are welcome. And yes, Beer is sold at this event if … Continue reading

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Croquetapalooza Is In The Books

After many long days & nights of planning and an early morning setup, Croquetapalooza 2K14 is in the books. Quick Recap: Miami Springs’ Mayor Zavier Garcia won the Catalina Croqueta Eating Contest refereed by my bud Fatgirl Hedonist. Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop took home Best Flan as chosen by the judges (Roger Borges, Todd Erickson & Hedy Goldsmith). The over 450 … Continue reading

Croque-Frita from Pincho Factory

A Croquetapalooza Teaser, Last Week’s #Croquetacrawl

Last Tuesday I gathered up some folks for a Croqueta Crawl with stops at Sergio’s in Doral, Islas Canarias‘ Cafe in West Kendall, Pincho Factory in Westchester and El Mago de las Fritas in West Miami. It wasn’t only a stomach filling crawl but informational too, as all the owners were on hand and talked briefly about their restaurants to … Continue reading

6 oz. Bacon CheeseBurger

Mutt’s on 13th – St. Cloud, Florida

I am not even close to being the antique collector that my wife Marcela is. The real benefit of stopping in all these great little towns across Florida is that I’m able to eat from these awesome little Mom & Pop restaurants. St. Cloud is located right outside of Kissimmee (don’t even pretend that you don’t know where that is). There’s … Continue reading

Sergio's Croquetas

Croquetapalooza – Sunday October 12th at Magic City Casino

Croquetapalooza will bring happiness to everyone on Sunday October 12th from 1-4PM indoors at Stage 305 in Magic City Casino (conveniently located near the Miami Airport). Every attendee to Croquetapalooza will be able to vote for their favorite Croqueta. We will crown a winner at the end of the event. What will there be to eat? Croquetas B&S Gastropub Chico’s Gilbert’s … Continue reading

1/2 Chicken - La Brasa

La Brasa Rotisserie & Grill In Beautiful Westchester, Florida

I grew up eating at the IHOP with my grandfather that was in the same spot where La Brasa Rotiserrie & Grill is now located. The building looks totally different inside but there’s no denying by looking at the structure what it once was. After reminiscing a bit with Chunktronics about it we then get our game faces on. As … Continue reading

Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli, Butter Sage Sauce & diced Bacon

il Fiorentino Food Truck Is A Truly Refined Eating Experience

When you walk up to il Fiorentino you would never know you’re about to have a refined meal out of a Food Truck. Chef Lorenzo Lapi with his extensive experience (which includes working in Michelin Star rated restaurants in Europe) is the man behind the Il Fiorentino Food Truck. He serves Italian Cuisine from his homeland like Caprese Salad, Gnocchi, … Continue reading

Double Smoke Shack

Shake Shack Coming To I-Drive In Orlando For Spring 2015

Just got word that Shake Shack will open its second Orlando outpost in Spring 2015. The new “Shack will be prominently situated in the all-new I-Drive 360 – Orlando’s premier dining, entertainment and shopping destination that is home to the 400-foot-tall “Orlando Eye” observational wheel. Conveniently located on famed International Drive, the I-Drive Shack will be approximately 3,000 square feet … Continue reading

El Main Evento 2K14

El Main Evento III Is This Saturday

Back by popular demand for a third year, El Main Evento returns!!! Every 3rd Saturday of the month the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival happens at Magic City Casino. BUT for September, it becomes EL MAIN EVENTO! We’re celebrating Mexican culture with Mariachis, , Margaritas, a Burrito Eating Contest and Lucha Libre by UKNOW PRO! Yes, Wrestling! Each of the … Continue reading

Monster Burger

Monster Burgers Food Truck Made Me A Believer Again

If there’s one Food Truck you’re going to find kids pointing at and harassing their parents to eat from it’s Monster Burgers. There’s something very attractive about the graphics and colors on this food truck but the attraction doesn’t end there. Diana & Julio, the folks behind Monster Burgers made me believe in Colombian Fast Food again. If you’re not … Continue reading

Pad Thai Pig Ears

B&S Gastropub – Kendall, Florida

Before we get into the thick of things, there is free valet parking in the building where B&S Gastropub is located. There you go, now you can’t complain about the parking situation. Onward…. Chef Jorgie Ramos runs the kitchen and his father Jorge runs the front of house. You may remember them from their first restaurant venture together, The Joint … Continue reading

Rudy's Logo

Who Remembers Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers?

Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers were a chain of Burger joints in South Florida from 1984 to 1991 (the last year I remember seeing one open). Douglas Rudolph was the man who brought Wendy’s to Miami-Dade County in November of 1977, later sold off those 22 Wendy’s south florida locations in 1983 and founded Rudy’s in 1984. Rudy’s was a hybrid of fast food Burgers like Wendy’s … Continue reading

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa – Orlando, Florida

I met Thomas Ward 3 years ago when he opened up one of the original Food Trucks in the Orlando scene, the Treehouse Truck. He’s back at it again with a new restaurant called Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa. Pig Floyd’s features BBQ with a nice mix of things like the Matahambre (Hunger Killer) Sandwich, Black Beans & Rice and Cuban Banana Pudding, which are … Continue reading

Marlie's Delights Dessert Food Truck

Marlie’s Delights Food Truck Will Sweeten Your Life

I remember it like it was the other day, the owners of Marlie’s Delights walked up to me at the National Hamburger Month edition of Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival (May 2012) at Magic City Casino. They were launching a new Dessert food truck and were inquiring about openings in my events. This was back when I was curating somewhere … Continue reading

Mustard Curry aka Liquid Gold

Chicken Kitchen’s Mustard Curry Sauce Copycat Recipe

Chicken Kitchen’s Mustard Curry Sauce Copycat Recipe This is the original Chicken Kitchen Mustard Curry Sauce Recipe that was used at one of their locations. My niece worked for Chicken Kitchen back when they used to make the Mustard Curry in-house and she would make the sauce. This sauce is highly addictive, proceed with caution. Ingredients: 2 TBSP Mayo 1 … Continue reading

The Hot Coupe: Poached Eggs on an English Muffin, Thick Sliced Canadian Bacon topped with Hollandaise Sauce and Hash Brown Potatoes

Doreen’s Cup Of Joe – Marco Island, Florida

My family’s yearly trip to Marco Island had a silver lining in the food category and it’s called Doreen’s Cup of Joe. A few folks in social media land suggested Doreen’s as a must stop, that was an understatement. Doreen’s Cup of Joe is the sister restaurant to Joey’s Pizza & Pasta House which is located conveniently about 50 feet away … Continue reading