We have been wanting to jump into the food truck scene since the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" hit the airwaves. Finally, after weeks of putting it off, our friends joined us on a last-minute trip to Wynwood for dinner. We must admit, we had our doubts at first. "Let's just go for appetizers and we'll have dinner at a restaurant later," we unknowingly reassured ourselves.
As soon as we arrived to the parking lot full of trucks (over 20 of them), we were overwhelmed with choices: tacos, burgers, seafood, gelato and even cupcakes! "Where do we start?" we thought. We couldn't resist the chipstix. First of all, the name was catchy. Second, we were intrigued by the machinery on the truck. Turns out that this unique potato wedge creation is only available in Disney, Seaworld and the Chipstix food truck. We shared the sour cream and chive flavored chipstix. It was great! We should have bought two though because it was all gone in 5 seconds!
At this point, we realized that we weren't going to any fancy sit-down restaurant. We were happy right where we were - food truck heaven. Next, it was fish tacos from Jefe's. This time each couple got their own taco to share. We learned our lesson! Other than the fish tacos we make at home, these are our favorite fish tacos thus far. The fish was tender and crisp. The double corn tortilla was one of the best we have ever tasted.
The night's winner was hand's down "Latin House Grill." Don't let the mini burgers (called "Muffin Tops") fool you! They are like our chihuahua Joey: they may look small, but they have mighty personalities. There's actually a 1/4 pound of meat between those two freshly baked buns! Let's talk about those buns. They are to die for! Mother and son/owners have only been around for six months, but they have very loyal followers. Our friend Maria thinks they are stalk-worthy. We think so too!
Did we mention that they have an amazing dessert called "balls to the wall"? It's two deed-fried brownie balls battered in funnel cake mix drizzled with luscious ribbons of sweet condensed milk. Delicious!
After a very satisfying dinner, we decided to have a glass of wine at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. It was only a few blocks away from where the food trucks were gathered. We talked about our favorite food trucks over a glass of wine and then took pictures of the artwork outside. Overall, we were impressed by the food trucks and look forward to visiting them again soon!