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Jun 16, 2011 04:26 PM

Boca Food Trucks

Boca Raton has added gourmet food trucks to the bill during the city’s free summer concerts Friday nights at Mizner Amphitheater. The concerts start at 7 p.m. throughout the summer, with the gastro trucks arriving shortly before to feed hungry music lovers.

May’s Food Truck Expo in Boca Raton was so mobbed that organizer Jochen Esser has planned another later this month. This time, Esser expects more than 40 trucks from all over South Florida to roll over to the Boca Center on Military Trail, one mile north of Palmetto Park Rd. The expo happens Wednesday June 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. Esser plans a VIP hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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  1. Awesome! So tired of all the food trucks being in miami all the time.

    1. hope the weather holds out for this, should be fun

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      1. re: smartie

        Rats - I"ll be heading down to the U2 show. Hope there's a good turnout so they keep this up and I can catch the next one.

      2. Unfortunately I heard Rolling Stove wont be there :(

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        1. re: SaminSFL

          Yes, that is a shame :\

          Here is the lineup. Since none of them are ever in Boca, I'm not familiar with them. I wouldn't begin to know where to start.

          1. re: OysterHo

            Ok researching them to death!

            Grilled cheese trucks: Ms Cheezious and Cheese Me look awesome. Saw pics of them on facebook and oh lord!

            Shao Roma: Romanian food, interesting potato dish

            Mac'n Food: Vegan food, mac n cheese items sound good!!!menu

            Catered Bliss:

            The Red Koi: thai and sushi,

            Sounds good so far and that's hardly any! I'm still researching. They will all need to come back again and soon because I cannot possibly taste all that I want to in one night! :)

            1. re: OysterHo

              working hard for my Boca peeps :D

              Sakaya Kitchen: this is their restaurant menu,
              but if you have facebook, look at their pics of the truck food. The burgers, pork belly, duck ... wow!

            2. re: OysterHo

              Moty's Grill: Middle eastern, Israeli, Kosher style. Looks good, web site not up, facebook pics are good:

              Che Grill: Argentinian steak, empanadas

              The Flying Saucer: mostly wings, 25 sauces, sliders, philly

              Gyromaniaks: Gyros I would imagine lol. No menu on web site, but a few pics on FB. The baklava bread pudding???? Wow!

              Bru's Traveler: this is the truck representing Bru's Room.

              Big Kahuna: Shaved ice, soft serve ice cream w/ gourmet crushed toppings, largest selection of novelty bars, pops, and ice cream sandwiches
              (Looks like they do some gorgeous novelty cakes if you look at their FB pics


              Curbside Gourmet: crab cakes, fried chicken, blt, tacos, burgers
              Today's specials (somewhere else) sound good... "Our specials are carrot coconut soup, grilled peach goat cheese and grilled chicken salad, mahi and grouper tacos, and our delicious shrimp and grits with veggies."

              1. re: OysterHo

                I have WAY too much time on my hands today...

                Aarons Catering: love this menu
                If I ever got married I'd hire him to cater, look at his catering pics on fb

                Chef on 4 Wheels: Mediterranean, kebobs, gyros

                Nacho Mama Mexican Grill: mexican, ceviche, (not sure if that's for the truck or catering
                )some pics of menus and food on FB

                1. re: OysterHo

                  wow this looks fab. Are you going OH, I will be there from about 6.30

                  1. re: OysterHo

           ROCK! Thank you so much for all the hard work.

                    1. re: LiveRock

                      I love doing it, you're welcome! :)

                      Smartie, yes I am fairly certain I'll be there when it starts. :)

              2. I went for a few minutes but it started to pour so I had a quick look but didn't stay to eat due to rain and long lines for food. It looked like fun, hope they do it again soon.

                1. Ok my review - short and sweet. Most people, if they were me, might not go back. I will go back. I just didn't plan this right. :)

                  They were cool and a little overwhelming even with all my menu research. We saw the line at Sakaya Kitchen was kind of long so we thought we'd go back later. Then we tried the truffled mac n cheese at Aarons Catering, it was really good. It's like baked (only it's fried) mac n cheese squares (3) with a crispy panko topping all over. We shared that order between the 3 of us.

                  We then stood in line at Sakaya Kitchen for over 45 minutes only to find out that the one item I wanted (pork belly) had sold out. They really need two trucks (haha) or more people and of course more food lol. Or at least cross off those items on the menu as they sell out!

                  I was so hot and tired of standing and waiting by this point that we opted for a mango pina colada with fresh pineapple smoothie from Blue Tree Cafe and called it a night. Next time, I will wait in a long line at the beginning of the evening, not the end when they can run out of food!

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                  1. re: OysterHo

                    The boyfriend and I were there last night as well (we were the couple with the albino rat :D ). We had gone to a food truck gathering in Plantation, so he went straight for the burger at the Slow Food Truck. I wasn't sure.. so I wandered around for awhile, and decided to wait in the line at CheeseMe. It was really slow. Even after I ordered, my sandwich took a good 20 minutes until I had it in my hands. I got a buffalo mozz and tomato on texas toast. It was so good... but with the humidity and heat, we called it after that.

                    1. re: OysterHo

                      We opted for dining in thanks to the weather but ran into a similar waits at the last round-up we went to. Even at the trucks without lines it was 15 to 20 minutes wait after ordering. Some were worth it...some not so much. I think perhaps arriving early and planning on a little patience may be the way to go with these things. There are enough quality offerings to definitely make it worthwhile!