You may remember my post on the Miami Food Truck Invasion back in August. If not, you can just click the link above to check it out. I was there opening day and I was impressed. I have been back a couple more times and so far I have enjoyed the gourmet offerings.
Today was the first attempt to bring these rolling kitchens to Hollywood City Hall. What I understand from the Assistant City Manager, Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark, is this four week experiment may be extended if it's successful. Personally, I hope so since it's a half block from my office. I like to walk to lunch and there are plenty of places nearby. I've eaten locally for years. This is more of an exciting treat than an everyday lunch choice. Maybe a bit on the pricey side for some, but I love trying new flavor combinations and a couple of bucks is a small price to pay for unique and inventive flavors.
Even though this mini-event was held right on City Hall Circle next to the Broward County Public Library building, probably two thirds of those in line were no one I've seen around the neighborhood before. I overheard someone say that they mostly brown bag and eat at their desk and they just walked over to give it a try. I'm not sure how this was promoted but the word certainly got out around City Hall Circle. It was fun to have lunch with people I work with but just never have time to go out with. I even saw one woman introduce herself to her co-workers who only knew her over the phone.
So how did I make out? I decided to give the famous $7.00 grilled cheese sandwich from Ms. Cheezious a try. This is not Mom's grilled cheese, that's for sure. First, it was heavily loaded with delicious, stretchy cheese - like a pound and a half heavy. Smothered inside, I found tomatoes and fresh basil. The whole concoction was called The Italian, appropriately enough. I opted for the sweet potato fries for the full experience. The second I made my choice, I spotted a sandwhich on the menu with goat cheese & prosciutto. Next time for sure.
This experiment will run Wednesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for the month of April. There was limited seating, but since the four trucks were well attended I suspect the City will bring out a few tables and chairs if this takes off. The trucks at City Hall will be rotated, but if you want to choose from the full compliment of Miami Food Trucks they are still at the Arts Park every Monday evening. Monday night Downtown is slow so it's a great excuse to get a unique meal and check out the constantly reinvented Hollywood Downtown. That way you can plan for that big Friday night out to impress your friends with how well you know your way around. I know that's what I do.