food trucks

South Floridians' Outcry For White Castle Has Been Heard

Nov 17, 2015
Welcome Back To Miami, White Castle Food Truck Party / Facebook.com

The White Castle Crave Mobile stopped at the Magic City Casino in Miami on Tuesday. The moment South Floridians have been waiting for has arrived. But, with other fast-food options out there, why is this burger so special?

 

  “Have you had a White Castle?” Harry Blackledge says in response. “There’s imitators, but there’s really nothing like a fresh White Castle hamburger,” he says.

 

Key West Food Trucks Get New Rules Proposal

Oct 16, 2014
Nancy Klingener / WLRN

When two new eateries on wheels opened in Key West this year, the city's code enforcement officers cited them, saying they had not received approval to operate in the historic district known as Old Town.

But a magistrate dismissed those cases, because the city didn't have any rules that govern food trucks.

That could change soon, as a 16-page proposed ordinance gets its first airing this week in front of the city's Planning Commission. The commission will make a recommendation to the city commission, which must approve any new rules before they take effect.

How This Miami Food Truck Is Run By At-Risk Youths

Aug 28, 2014
Carla Javier / WLRN

The Vibe 305 food truck serves up sandwiches with unconventional names: gratitude, hope, and opportunity, for example.

It's staffed by young men, 12 to 19 years old. They are part of the Empowered Youth USA program in Miami.

John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida/WLRN

South Florida districts raised the curtain on a new school year Monday.

And that meant showing off two new programs in Miami-Dade schools: a new food truck and the iTech magnet program at Thomas A. Edison Educational Center, which was formerly Little Haiti's Edison Middle.

Miami-Dade is finishing a billion-dollar renovation of schools, and the food truck will serve meals at campuses when the cafeterias are closed.

What do restaurant chefs dream of? Most would be satisfied with a great review, a full house every night, maybe a restaurant or three of their own, a television show.

Not Roy Choi.