NoMi Food truck rally — Is there a better kind of rally?

By | January 5th, 2011 | 13 Comments
Montaco Gal

The Montaco Truck was one of 15 mobile kitchens at the rally.

Last night, for the fifth week in a row, a fleet of food trucks parked off of Biscayne Boulevard and 109th Street to serve their victuals to hundreds of hungry Miamians. From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the fifteen trucks — actually, 14 trucks and one motorcycle — served everything from tacos to crepes to bbq to grilled cheeses to … currywurst (naturally, the motorcycle had to rev things up). Organized by the Gourmet Food Truck Association*, the truck rally happens every Tuesday and is well worth a try. The vibe is chill and, barring a few exceptions ($11.50 grilled cheese!), the food is pretty cheap. The only drawback is the exceedingly slow service at some of the trucks. I waited 45 minutes for my pork taquitos from Jefe’s. But here’s the thing: they were so good, I waited another 30 minutes for Jefe’s fish tacos later in the evening (also really good). Similar wait time at the Cheese Me truck, which broke my carnivorous heart by running out of short rib sliders (and every other kind of slider) before I could order. But one bite of a gooey cheddar-cheese-on-Texas-Toast sandwich dipped in tomato soup made me a forgiving man. With 13 other trucks left unsampled — and hopefully more to join (GastroPod? Dim Ssäm à gogo?) — I will be back next week. Until then, here are some pictures from the rally.


Lil One


Fam Style
Eating family style.

Plenty of dogs on the scene …

Vincent | Photo by Robby Campbell
… but only one of these.

Peace | Photo by Robby Campbell

Still Waiting | Photo by Robby Campbell
The food took a while …

… but nobody went hungry.

*Correction: Jefe’s organizes the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up, not the GFTA (which is no longer operating).

— photos by Robby Campbell (@photogrobby)

13 Comments on “NoMi Food truck rally — Is there a better kind of rally?”

  1. 1 Jefe's Original said at 7:52 am on January 5th, 2011:

    It was a very good turnout lines where long but that’s half the fun meet new people enjoy wonderful freshly prepared foods. The Largest in the State and it’s in your own backyard! Chillin on the blvd. “BTTR” Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up is Organized & founded by Jefe’s Original Fish taco & Burgers, Indubitably Jefe’s!!!!

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  3. 3 Susan said at 8:35 am on January 5th, 2011:

    Way to go Jefe’s rounding up this BTTR. It’s very nice to see everyone come together and also having the GMFA is an awesome addition for the food truck world here in South Florida. To all of the Food Trucks Congrats!!!!

    Susan & Alan
    Miami Trailer
    Custom Food Trucks & Trailers
    954-584-5260 or 305-597-0043

  4. 4 Revulu said at 9:33 am on January 5th, 2011:

    Pretty friggin’ brilliant with extra miami flavor. Gotta haul all the way up to north miami soon.

  5. 5 Wing Commander said at 9:47 am on January 5th, 2011:

    There are other food truck rallys around Miami Dade County for those who aren’t able to get up to North Miami. Although they’re smaller, the lines should be much shorter. Wednesdays there’s one at SW 131 St & US1 at Elite Cycles & Fitness. And now Friday (for the first time) there will be one by Tamiami Airport, SW 137 Ave & SW 128 St. More chances for everyone to get their favorite flavors!

  6. 6 Jacki W. said at 10:18 am on January 5th, 2011:

    Awesome rally last night. Miamians are finally getting out to experience the city and appreciate the outdoors. The Churrasco sandwich and mini-cupcakes were awesome – wish I remembered which truck they came from!

  7. 7 DadsMiami said at 1:34 pm on January 6th, 2011:

    Surprisingly fun, especially for the family. The weather was fantastic and so was the food. Awesome way to get out, meet some people and spend some time with the kids. Just don’t arrive too late because many trucks run out of the top menu picks. DadsApproved!

  8. 8 Sakaya Kitchen » Blog Archive » Dim Ssam a gogo schedule 1/10 – 1/15 2011 said at 7:34 pm on January 9th, 2011:

    […] 6p – 9:30p: “BTTR” 109th Street & Biscayne […]

  9. 9 Sakaya Kitchen » Blog Archive » Dim Ssam a gogo Schedule for 1/17 – 1/23 said at 9:17 pm on January 16th, 2011:

    […] 6p – 9:30p: “BTTR” 109th Street & Biscayne […]

  10. 10 jefesoriginal said at 9:05 am on January 21st, 2011:

    Thanks for the correction We organized this event from the start GFTA had nothing to do with it what so ever! they confused a lot of people. hope to see you all out!!!

  11. 11 Jordan Melnick said at 1:37 pm on January 24th, 2011:

    Update: BTTR has been cancelled because the folks in the neighborhood complained. Jack Garabedian, owner of Jefe’s and BTTR’s organizer, is apparently looking for a new location.

  12. 12 jefesoriginal said at 3:35 pm on January 24th, 2011:

    We are currently seeking other locations they are in the works we are just not accepting anything we are looking for a truly BTTR place with all of your concerns addressed can’t wait to see you all again at the first one in BTTR’s new Home!! Stay tuned for updates or follow on Facebook Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup

    Indubitably Jefe’s!!

  13. 13 Jordan Melnick said at 3:44 pm on January 24th, 2011:

    Thanks for the update, Jefe. Let us know when you find something.

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