Hard Rock Home to Food Frucks Galore on Thursdays

By Veda Jo Jenkins | PBPulse.com

Call it Restaurants on Wheels or Mobile Gourmet but the new craze or wave of dining out has been popping up all over South Florida.

The Seminole Casino’s Hard Rock calls it the Miami Food Truck Rally and every Thursday night this summer the gourmet trucks will fill the Hooters Lot, serving up a rainbow of various gourmet foods.

Sue Reddy Silverman from Plantation followed the trucks to the Hard Rock after sampling the food at Johnson and Wales. “The food is amazing,” she said. “You can bring your kids and they can run around. It’s great for the whole family.”

The Silvermans even brought their own chairs but at least at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, chairs and tables are provided. No alcohol can be brought in but there is a full bar available.

The trucks also carry personalities with names like The Fish Box, BurgerBeast, gastroPod, The Rolling Stove and my favorite, Ms. Cheezious, that makes fresh made grilled cheese. One lady I talked to came just for the grilled cheese: “My friends and I each get a different thing and then we share it.”

From the looks of all the fans on Facebook, the food is what keeps people following them. The variety of choices are abundant. Starting with a Cuban influenced burger or Asian style wings, throw in a gourmet grilled cheese or just have traditional fish tacos and everyone is happy.

To top it off at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, DJ Scuba Steve provides musical entertainment and there is a movie at 9 p.m. People can influence the movie to be shown by logging on to the Hard Rock’s Facebook page and putting in their vote at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/facebook

The event happens Thursday nights from 5:30-11 p.m. Bring your appetite and the Hard Rock and the Miami Food Trucks will supply the rest.