First-Ever Miami Beach Food Truck Roundups Scheduled
|Food trucks set to roll onto Miami Beach.|
After getting approval back in May, the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest will finally roll out to the North Shore Park Bandshell on Collins and 73rd Street.
The monthly event will feature food trucks and live music with a Latin flavor, in keeping with the spirit of the neighborhood. The first fest will take place on Wednesday, September 19, from 5 to 10 p.m., with October 17 and November 14 marked as additional dates, so far.
Miami Beach acting assistant city manager Max Sklar, who worked diligently on the project, is looking forward to the monthly event. "It is a great neighborhood and we're looking forward to having people come and enjoy good food, good music, and the beautiful beach and also hoping to entice neighboring residents to come and discover the charm of North Beach."
Latin Burger and Taco's Jim Heins, who represented food truck owners at the several city commission meetings pending final approval, is pleased to finally be able to serve Miami Beach. "We're looking forward to introducing our trucks to families in North Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods. The City of Miami Beach has been great to work with, and we're all excited about these events."
The first event will feature the salsa sounds of the Marlow Rosado y La Riquena's nine-piece band and about a dozen food trucks including Latin Burger and Taco, Ms. Cheezious, Dim Ssam a Gogo, GastroPod, Health Nut on Wheels, Dolci Peccati, Sugar Yummy Mama, The Fish Box, Moty's Grill, Mangia Mia, and Bocaditos.
Although food trucks have been allowed on Miami Beach for private events like the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach party, these festivals will technically be the first public food truck roundups in the city of Miami Beach.
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