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  • Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival – Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Join DJ Juan Luv and myself of the Volksmusik crew tonight for great beats and eats at Burger Beast’s Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival at Magic City Casino! As per usual, the finest food trucks in South Florida will be attending including three of my favorites – Ms. Cheezious, Taco Fresh, and HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars!

    Check out the full food truck lineup below:

    2 Jive Turkeys
    90 Miles To Go
    Boba Station
    Churrasco Grill
    Da Burger Shack
    Daddy’s Grill
    Don Mofongo
    HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars
    Jersey Dawg
    King of Racks BBQ
    Liquid N2 Ice Cream
    The Magic Box
    Main Stop Grill
    Marlie’s Delights
    Miami Meatballers
    Miami Roasted Corn
    Mr. PB&J
    Ms. Cheezious
    Peru Sabroso
    Sugar Yummy Mama
    Taco Fresh
    Top Fries

    Hope to see you there!

    xoxo
    Hank

    December 20, 2014 • Upcoming Events • Views: 313

  • Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge – Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Tonight, over 20 of South Florida’s Food Trucks will drive their way over to Magic City Casino (5-10PM) for Burger Beast‘s yearly Top Turkey Competition (full menus plus specialty Thanksgiving dishes). DJ Juan Luv of Pincha Discos 305 and I will be providing the sounds!

    A judges’ panel comprised of Nedal Ahmad (CEO of Pincho Factory), Paula Echevarria (Editor of Tasting Table Miami), Gio Gutierrez (ChatChow TV) and Steven Scharf (The Chowfather) will be choosing a best Savory and Sweet dish. Those winning Food Truck(s) will be named Top Turkey for the 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge.

    If you donate 10 cans of food for the canned food drive, receive a card that will give you 10% off of your purchases on 15 of the Food Trucks! What a deal! It’s stupendous! It’s amazing!

    King of Racks BBQ will have a screen for those of you who want to watch the UM Game too.

    If you donate 10 or more cans of food these select Food Trucks will give you 10% off of your entire order as a Thank you: 2 Jive Turkeys, Boba Station, Chacos, Crazy About Chew, Don Mofongo, El Rey de las Fritas, FOAR, King of Racks BBQ, Liquid N2 Ice Cream, The Lobsta Guy, *Main Stop Grill, Sugar Yummy Mama, Taco Fresh, Tum Tum’s & Woody’s Burgers.

    Here are the participating Food Trucks and what they will be serving:

    2 Jive Turkeys –
    Savory Dish: Turkey Pot-Pie Empanada served with a Sweet Potato Mash.
    Dessert Dish: Pumpkin Pie Ice Pop.

    Arepas Las Gorditas –
    Savory Dish: Pocahontas Arepa (Turkey + Stuffing marinated on Gravy/Cranberry with a Venezuelan twist…Homemade White Cheese (Guayanes).

    Chacos –
    Savory Dish: TurPHucken (Caja China Roasted Turkey stuffed with Pork Belly, Ham, Duck & Chicken, Served with Chorizo-Cornbread Dressing & Curried Sweet Potatoes).

    Cold Stone Creamery –
    Dessert Dish: Classic Pumpkin Pie Shake.

    Crazy About Chew –
    Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Flatbread (House-made Sourdough Flat Bread with Smoked Turkey, Sweet Potato, Brie Cheese & topped with Craisins and Whipped Cream Cheese with Chives).
    Dessert Dish: Pumpkin Waffle (Pumpkin Belgian Waffle topped with Cinnamon Butter & Apple Cider Syrup).

    Don Mofongo –
    Savory Dish: Picadillo de Pavo Caribeño (Picadillo de Pavo con Sun Dried Tomatoes, Especias Caribeñas y Tostones).

    FOAR –
    Savory Dish: The Paco-hantas (Stuffing is mixed in with our Pancake Batter and formed as a Taco. The filling is Sweet Potato Puree, Turkey kept warm in Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, a sliver of melted Brie, a little more Cranberry and then either a drizzle or a few dots of Marshmallow on top).
    Dessert Dish: The Fall Guy (Our regular Paco “Pancake Taco” with added Caramel to sweeten it up. The filling is Apple Butter Cream, fresh Apples sauteed in Butter & Cinnamon, our own wet Walnuts, Whipped Cream dusted with Cinnamon).

    King of Racks BBQ –
    Savory Dish: Gobble Gobble Turkey Parfait (A Parfait layered with low and slow cooked Turkey, homemade Stuffing, our homemade Mash then drizzled in our Gravy). Served with our famous Cream of Corn.

    Liquid N2 Ice Cream –
    Dessert Dish: Sweet Potatoe Pie Ice Cream in a Flakey Crust topped with Marshmallow Meringue & a Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream in a Flakey Crust topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Dust.

    Main Stop Grill –
    Savory Dish: Yuca Bowl topped w/Turkey Confit & a side of Green Bean Casserole, Fried Turkey, Chorizo Stuffing Balls & Cranberry Sauce.
    Dessert Dish: Pumpkin Cheese Flan

    Marlie’s Delights –
    Dessert Dish: Chocolate Pecan Tart

    MV My Food Truck –
    Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Pie (Pizza w/Wood Fired Oven Roasted Turkey, Sweet Potato Puree, Pickled Green Beans, Cranberry, garnished with Fried Onions).
    Dessert Dish: Sweet Potato Creme Brulee with Brûlée Marshmallows.

    Poblanos Mexican Fusion –
    Savory Dish: A Turkey Cupcake topped with a Sweet Potato Puree.

    Purple People Eatery –
    Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Burrito (Herb Roasted Turkey, homemade Stuffing, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Kale & Carrots with Sweet Potato Gravy) with a side of Cornflake Potato Casserole.

    Sugar Yummy Mama –
    Savory Dish: Puff Pastry with a Turkey Bacon Glaze.
    Dessert Dish: Turkey Bacon Pie Crust with a Cherry Filling.

    Taco Fresh –
    Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Turkey Tamales with Tangy Cranberry Pico de Gallo & our Fan-Favorite Green Tomatillo Salsa.

    Tum Tum’s –
    Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Ramen

    Woody’s Burgers –
    Savory Dish: Turkey Burger (Smoked Tomato Jam, Wood Grilled Parsnips, Pancetta Bacon, Smoked Cheddar, Fresh Thyme & Maple Mayo accompanied by 50/50 Fresh Cut Idaho and Sweet Potato French Fries and Chorizo/ Fresh Sage Gravy).
    Dessert Dish: Woody’s Ice Cream Burger (Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Banana Pineapple Salsa, Maple Butter Caramel and Raspberry Ketchup garnished with Dark Chocolate Shavings & served in a Donut/ Beignet).

    More details at the Top Turkey Challenge website.

    The Details:

    Thanksgiving Dinner Food Truck Challenge @
    Magic City Casino
    Date: Saturday November 15th
    Time: 5PM – 10PM
    Location: 450 NW 37th Avenue Miami, FL 33125
    Admission: FREE
    Age: All Ages Welcome
    Parking: Plenty of FREE Parking

    *Main Stop Grill’s discount will be on certain dishes

    See you there!

    xoxo
    Hank

    November 15, 2014 • Upcoming Events • Views: 139

  • Food Truck Invasion 4th Fridays of the Month – Miami Street Food Court – Friday, October 24, 2014

    Hey. So it’s almost that time of the month. You know, that time where you visit Tropical Park in Westchester and check out the food trucks brought to you by the almighty Food Truck Invasion crew. You’re going to come hungry and in the mood to dance a little, so you’ll fit right in. Speaking of dancing a little, maybe DJ Juan Luv of Pincha Discos 305 and I just might get you doing that. We’re chock-full of musical surprises and even non-surprises (the songs you know and love). All in all, it’s not a bad place to be tomorrow night, so stop on by. Feel free to say hello!

    The event on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/212498695606633/

    xoxo
    Hank

    October 23, 2014 • Upcoming Events • Views: 159

  • Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival – Saturday, October 18, 2014 [EVENT SUMMARY]

    I am quite happy to be DJing this event alongside the talented DJ Juan Luv. I’m also within walking distance of 20 food trucks that are handpicked by the one and only Burger Beast. The key to keeping the attendees of this event is to cater to their diverse musical taste. Many primarily like Latin music, and many like English Top 40 music as well as whatever else is popular, so we were happy to cater to this by playing a little bit of everything throughout the night. It was nice to see folks dancing and singing along to the music. Not that they didn’t before… but they did so even more this time around. It taught me that one cannot be selfish as a DJ that plays music in a public setting. Everybody has the right to listen to whatever music pleases their ear. Just like everybody has the right to eat from whatever food truck they are craving at the moment. The night went very well and it will return on Saturday November 15, 2014 with a nice Thanksgiving theme!

    Check out some photos from the event below!

    xoxo
    Hank

    October 19, 2014 • Past Events • Views: 158

  • Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival – Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Join DJ Juan Luv of Pincha Discos 305 and I this Saturday night for great beats and eats at Burger Beast’s Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival at Magic City Casino! As per usual, the finest food trucks in South Florida will be attending including Ms. Cheezious and Taco Fresh (my two personal favorites that happen to be doing this event from day one)!

    It’s also worth noting that 5 food trucks will be making their first appearances at the event: Arepas Las Gorditas (Venezuelan Street Food), Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen (Mediterranean Food w/a Heavy Metal Twist), Jolly Bengali (Indian Cuisine), Woody’s Burgers (Char-Grilled Burgers & Fresh Cut Fries) and Xtreme Risotto Fusion (Risotto & Pasta).

    Check out the full food truck lineup below:

    Arepas Las Gorditas◄First Time Here
    Best Pasta
    Box of Chacos
    Daddy’s Grill
    Don Mofongo
    FOAR
    Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen◄First Time Here
    Jersey Dawg
    Jolly Bengali◄First Time Here
    King of Racks BBQ
    Liquid N2 Ice Cream
    The Lobsta Guy
    Main Stop Grill
    Marlie’s Delights
    Mr. PB&J
    Ms. Cheezious
    Sugar Yummy Mama
    Taco Fresh
    Woody’s Burgers◄First Time Here
    Xtreme Risotto Fusion◄First Time Here

    Hope to see you there!

    xoxo
    Hank

    October 16, 2014 • Upcoming Events • Views: 272

  • Croquetapalooza 2014 – Sunday, October, 12, 2014 [REVIEW]

    My name is Hank and I’m confessing right now that I’ve had a lifelong love affair with the croqueta (croquette). It began when I was baby and I would snatch them from my parents when they weren’t looking and stuff them down quickly. Of course, they were often accompanied by pastelitos, but the point is I always went for the croqueta first.

    As I grew older and began to expand my food horizons, I made it a mission to try as many different croquetas as I possibly could at the restaurants around Miami. Well, I think I met my match yesterday at Burger Beast‘s Croquetapalooza 2014 event. There were more there than I can handle! It was like a Croqueta Paradise for me. I walked into Magic City Casino at noon with an open mind and just had at it. But I knew I clearly had to pace myself or I just wasn’t going to be able to try them all.

    My favorite dish of all was Ms. Cheezious‘ Croqueta Monsieur. Picture this: A Catalina ham croqueta, tavern ham, bechemel and swiss on Sourdough. I mean just reading it over and over again makes me salivate. Well, imagine biting into this. It was so good that the Ms. Cheezious food truck outside of Magic City Casino had to continue pumping them out from noon until about 2:30 PM because the people of Croquetapalooza just could not get enough! A tray full of them would be set down and within 5 minutes, they would all be gone. It’s as if a radar went off the minute the tray hit the table. But I will continue my review.

    My favorite croqueta was the guava and cheese croqueta from Latin American Bakery and Cafe. It was HEAVENLY! I was told that it’s been in development for over a year now. I sure as heck hope this croqueta sees the light of day because I will have my fix as often as I can. I wanted to be fair and try one from each participant, so I did. They were all delicious, but the guava and cheese croqueta was the one that really blew my mind.

    On the sweet side, I was very impressed with HipPOPs‘ Cafe Con Leche pop and El Rey De Las Fritas‘ Leche Malteada and Batido de Mamey. There were tons of delicious looking flans available to try, but I am honestly not a flan person, so I didn’t get around to trying any.

    All in all, the ambience was delightful, the food was top-notch, the music was on point (I wouldn’t expect less from the Pincha Discos 305 crew) and the event was a complete success. I am definitely bringing my friends and family next year.

    Congratulations are in order to Fireman Derek for winning Best Flan and to Barley and Swine for winning Best Croqueta. They are also in order to Mr. Burger Beast!

    Check out my photos and a video from the event below!

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    xoxo
    Hank

    October 13, 2014 • Reviews • Views: 305