If you’re looking for a fun way to feed the whole family, and bring along your pets, look no further than Food Truck Monday at Hollywood’s Arts Park at Young Circle. The Miami Food Truck schedule brings them every Monday night from 5:30 – 9:30 PM. An army of Miami’s famous food trucks descend on Hollywood to satisfy even the most discerning foodies’ cravings. There are usually 20-30 trucks in one location that offer everything from Italian staples to exotic Korean fusion delights. After visiting several times over the past few months we decided to share this great event and tell you about some of our favorite trucks!
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When we first arrive we normally like to walk around the circle and soak up the scene. There are always lots of people walking their dogs so there’s some great poochie watching to be had. Lauren can be a bit indecisive when it comes to what she eats, so this gives us an opportunity to look at all the trucks and see what they have to offer. There’s normally a line-up of the usual suspects but there are always new trucks on the scene as well, so the selection never gets old. Plus, it gives me a chance to do one of my my favorite things (besides eating the amazing food) which is to admire the great art on the trucks.
Here’s a list of our 3- Favorite Food Trucks!
We’ll always start at Daddy’s grill for a simple but delicious appetizer. The “Pincho de Churrasco” which is a steak shish kebab. This South Florida favorite is quite common amongst food trucks but Daddy’s seems to have perfected the art of cooking meat on a stick. The steak is well marinated and the cooked on the grill for just the right balance of charred tips and tender middle, it’s then brushed with a delicious herby chimichuri sauce and then paired with a small roll to soak up all the juices. It’s one of those simple foods that never fails to satisfy.
Now that we’ve whet our appetites, we make our next stop at one of the most popular trucks in the park. There’s always a line and it’s a classic case of following mob logic. If its always busy it’s gotta be good right? Well in the case of Ms. Cheezious, it’s great! With choices like the Grilled Blue and Bacon (bacon, blue cheese, and green onion on sourdough) and the Sweet Meltdown (ricotta cheese, orange marmalade, on Texas toast, with chocolate dip) you can see why they are so popular. You can also build your own grilled cheese, or make changes to the pre-built “must haves” on the menu.
In our case that’s just what we did. We ordered the Grilled Harvest with prosciutto added on. The sandwich starts with hearty multi-grain bread that’s stacked high with slices of spiced granny smith apples and layers of havarti cheese and prosciutto. Then it’s grilled to crispy perfection while the cheese melts and just starts to run out the sides. It’s a great sandwich to look at, but the real treat is the first bite. The blend of creamy havarti cheese against the mild tartness of a granny smith apple is perfectly accentuated by the salty prosciutto and the heartiness of the whole grain bread. It’s always a challenge to let the sandwich cool, so you don’t burn yourself on the first cheesey bite.
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Sugar Yummy Mama
Whenever you visit the food trucks make sure to always leave room for desert. We’ve saved our best and favorite truck for last. There are quite a few desert food trucks out there but none of them can hold a candle to SugarYummyMama and her delicious cupcakes and cake pops. You have to make sure to hit her truck early though because she frequently sells out of her fresh-baked goodies. When you get to the park look for the adorable pink truck and you’ll be in desert heaven.
Sugar Yummy Mamma features both cupcakes and cake pops. We normally order cupcakes to eat on site, and take a couple cake pops to go for the next day. Her cupcakes are always moist and have come in a great variety of flavors. Her feature flavor is Wuava, which is a Miami specialty made with Guava, but this evening we went for the dulce de leche and the jalapeno candy cupcakes. You heard correctly, I said jalapeno on a cupcake and it was surprisingly good. The jalapeno is candied into a jelly that was then put on top of the frosting over a chocolate cupcake. The result is a decadent cupcake, with just a little spice to counter balance the sweet. The dulce de leche, another Miami staple. It’s a vanilla cupcake filled with dulce de leche and then topped with yummy frosting.
For our cake pops we chose the Wuava and Toffee Puffy. If you’ve never had a cake pop, these little delicacies are a must have. Imagine an incredibly moist piece of cake on a stick, dipped in icing, then rolled in different toppings. They are truly amazing and very satisfying. The toffee puffy, is a tasty chocolate-coffee flavor coated with bits of toffee crunch. Our favorite though is the Wuava which is SYM’s signature flavor and an absolute must. When you unwrap it you are hit with the sweet smell of the Guava, and after the first bite you will fall in love with the flavor reminiscent of a guava-cheese pastry. SYM can be found at the Miami food truck events and her full event schedule can be found on the web.
Find more info here on sugar yummy mama
Check out the gallery for more great trucks and check out the whole event!