For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21.
|Andrew Zimmern and Aarti Sequeira.|
By the time 2012 was upon us, more than 100 food trucks were rolling around Greater Miami. It seemed only natural some of them should feed the gastrophilic masses of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and so its first truck party, Trucks on the Beach, was launched to close out the fete.
Some changes are afoot this year. The truck gathering is the second-to-last fete of the festival after closing things out in 2012, and are rolling across Biscayne Bay to the ever-trendier midtown area. Take the opportunity to visit an art gallery or a hipster dive bar to warm up for the party. America's favorite bug-eater Andrew Zimmern is still the host and has selected a sampling of trucks from across Florida that dish out everything from Hong Kong-style waffles to wood-oven-baked pizza.
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"We only invite the best of the best to the event," Zimmern said, but noted it's impossible to get every truck he would want there. He's also got a different perspective on the food truck business -- figuring how best to serve different markets and how to jump through red tape -- after starting his own cart, AZ Canteen.
Here's the rundown of the featured trucks:More »