Years ago, when my blog was in its infancy, I visited a spot in Downtown Miami that I fell in love with called The Filling Station.
It eventually grew larger with the addition of the Garage Bar and a giant selection of craft beers. It was a real locals spot, and when I stopped in for lunch, I never wanted to go home.
I always felt at home there. Hell, they were one of the five original #BurgerBeastApproved spots!
OLD SCHOOL FILLING STATION PICS
ONWARD & UPWARD
Unfortunately, like many great things in Miami, it didn’t last, and they closed up shop. Adam (the owner) eventually found a temporary spot for the Filling Station in Oakland Park. They would close in January 2016.
It seemed like the Filling Station was officially retired until I heard some rumblings a few months later about the Filling Station returning as a Food Truck.
We then fast forward to March of 2017 when I promised Adam a spot at my burger competition Hamburger House Party 2017 and messed up it when I forgot to include them. I felt horrible.
ADAM MAKES IT TO HHP
When the following year’s Hamburger House Party was in its invite stage, I knew I had to make good on my word after last year’s debacle.
The newly christened Adam’s Filling on Wheels made their first appearance with The Can’t Fuggetaboutit! Burger (their signature Burger topped with fried Genoa Salami, homemade Fried Cheese Sticks, Arrabiata Spread & roasted Almond Pesto Sauce on a Garlicky Toasted Bun).
Adam’s Filling Station finished in the Top 5 in both the Judge’s and People’s Awards out of 19 spots, very respectable finishes after a 2-year hiatus.
On the 7th anniversary of the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival in March 2018, Adam’s Filling Station on Wheels made its food truck debut.
I’ve got plenty of food pictures which should tide you over til’ you hit them up for lunch, dinner or whenever the munchies hit.
Yes, the Filling Station was as great as I remember it, and those Hotsie Totsies were incredible.
Welcome back to Adam’s Filling Station on Wheels, we knew you’d be back!
Adam’s Filling Station on Wheels