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Congratulations to the Saucy ‘Stache as Mobile Cuisine’s 2013 Rookie Food Truck of the Year!

2013 rookie of the year food truck

New to the Miami food truck scene, they’re already making their saucy mark on south Florida.  The Saucy ‘Stache was conceived by sisters Nichole and Michelle.  While Nichole attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, she learned early on she had a knack for creating yummy sauces.  Upon returning to south Florida, she and sister Michelle, a marketing professional, decided to open a truck.

We’re so happy they did.

To aid in the kitchen, Michelle’s husband Anthony was trained while their folks round out the Saucy ‘Stache support team.  With a tight-knit group in place, the sisters love going to work every day.  Nichole takes great pleasure in creating dishes where customers order seconds for their next meals.  Michelle’s strengths are outside of the kitchen, basically keeping the engine running.  Outside of truck responsibilities, Michelle also runs an online marketing agency and coordinates catering events for food trucks.

The sisters offer a couple of tips for food truck owners, especially those just starting out.  When you think you have all of your bases covered with permits and licenses, another requirement will always come up.  Be flexible and prepared.  Once you’re on the road, know your audience.  The Saucy ‘Stache has many options and the sisters tailor the menu for the day’s or event’s audience.  If they are serving at a brewery, they “bring foods that are a hit with drunk people.  Our fried macaroni balls seem to make them very happy,” says Michelle.  If they go to a wellness event, they “load up on salad and brown rice.”

Whatever the event or menu offering the Saucy ‘Stache has combinations that will tempt you to lick your bowl clean.  Nichole’s favorite is the latest special — sautéed steak in the ninja garlic sauce over brown rice with mandarin teriyaki sauce.  Michelle likes the maple bacon bourbon sauce (um, I personally believe everything is good with bourbon sauce) with their truffled sweet potato mash side.  We’re drooling here.

The Saucy ‘Stache sisters are having fun meeting their customers and creating fun, tasty dishes for them.  They are going to be fun to watch as they grow and evolve.  What’s next on their to-do list?  World domination.  If it’s covered in maple bacon bourbon sauce, we can’t wait!

In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from Arcadiana, Horry County, Spokane and Miami.

OTW Logo food truck newsJanuary 3

Food truck also dishes up controversy – ARCADIANA, LA – The newest Acadiana food truck isn’t just serving up Italian food. It’s stirring up controversy.

The WOP Wagon began serving scratch-made pizza, stromboli and meatball po’boys just a week ago and has quickly found a following at Cowboy’s Night Club in Scott.

Find the entire article <here>

Horry County considering allowing food trucks – HORRY COUNTY, SC – A little bit of the big city could come to Horry County in the form of new places to eat. County officials are looking into expanding a food cart ordinance to include food trucks.

At the December council meeting someone brought up the idea of allowing food trucks in Horry County and that got the wheels turning.

Find the entire article <here>

January 4

Food trucks with taste, personality becoming a staple in Spokane Valley – SPOKANE, WA – It’s a growing trend – food trucks have been pulling up to parking lots and curbs offering everything from doughnuts and ice cream to hot dogs and grilled cheese. Last month in downtown Spokane, a group of food truck owners even held a rally, offering six options.

In Spokane Valley, the trend is starting to pick up too. We visited two vendors recently to see how business was going.

Find the entire article <here>

January 5

Food trucks of all flavors thriving in Miami-Dade suburbs – MIAMI, FL – John Jairo Peláez came to Miami in October of 2004 with only $1,000 in his pockets, after the bankruptcy of his shoe factory in the Colombian city of Medellín.

Nine years later, the businessman has become the owner of one of the most popular of the dozens of Hispanic fast-food trucks that turn up mornings in Kendall to serve clients looking for something tastier than traditional chain-store fare.

Find the entire article <here>


In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from Binghampton, Miami, San Jose and Los Angeles.

September 20

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsFood trucks could be heading to downtown Binghamton – BINGHAMPTON, NY – Eli Enav peaked inside a bright orange Halal food cart on a downtown sidewalk Friday afternoon, just as a Styrofoam container filled with lamb meat smothered in sauteed onions and bell peppers emerged.

The 21-year-old Binghamton University student, from Washington, D.C., watched as the cart’s owner, Paul Muzzio, 23, applied a final touch to the dish called a gyro platter, covering it in his sweet and tangy version of a traditional tzatziki sauce, a yogurt, mint and chopped cucumber mixture.

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Co-workers set-up gunman after stealing from lunch truck – MIAMI, FL – A group of co-workers turned the tables on a suspected crook after he robbed a lunch truck. The alleged robber thought he was getting help from a stranger, but it was all a set-up.

“Basically, we took care of the robber. We made it easy-peasy for the police,” said Daniel Quintero who chased down the suspected gunman.

Find the entire article <here>

September 21

Americans Hungry for Hipster Foods – So maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won’t get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you’re holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it’s the elusive McRib that moves you.

Whatever flies your foodie flag, it’s hard to deny that Americans love feeling part of something deliciously exclusive, that they clamor to taste trendy, hard-to-get morsels.

Find the entire article <here>

Microloans Surging in Silicon Valley – SAN JOSE, CA – A daycare provider needed cribs and high chairs. A coffee truck needed a generator. A couple renting party supplies needed to move from a garage into a storefront.
When these Silicon Valley small businesses needed an influx of cash, and fast, they didn’t find help at a bank. They turned instead to a type of financing more commonly associated with buying a sewing machine for a Guatemalan tailor or a tractor for an African farmer…microlending.

Find the entire article <here>

September 22

Food trucks to roll into LAX, continue weekly at Long Beach Airport – LOS ANGELES, CA – The food truck craze that has swept the nation will soon roll up to Los Angeles International Airport.

No, airport security won’t allow food trucks to pull to the curb of the terminal. Instead, an airport concession operator plans to install the shell of a food truck inside of Terminal 4. The fake truck will be outfitted inside with grills, pots, pans and other equipment to serve food.

Starting Nov. 1, the food truck will be operated by food truck chefs based in Los Angeles, who will rotate in once a year or so.

Find the entire article <here>

food truck Guinness RecordTAMPA, FL – Jeremy and Candy Gomez’s cellphone keeps ringing. Almost every time they answer, the caller is someone who wants in on their attempt to break a Guinness world record for the number of food trucks operating in one place.

Generation Food Truck, the Gomezes’ event-planning company, aims to lure as many trucks as possible to the Florida State Fairgrounds on Aug. 31.

An April rally in Miami at Magic City Casino set the bar with 64 trucks. The goal for Tampa is to assemble more than 100.

“We decided we can do Tampa proud,” Jeremy Gomez said. “We’ve already done rallies in Tampa with 35 to 40 trucks.”

Gomez said food trucks at the Funshine Music Festival in May at the fairgrounds were well received. The fairgrounds is an ideal venue for food vendors because of the paved surfaces, access to restrooms and nighttime lighting.

Local bands are being booked to entertain at the August rally, which will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission will be $6 for parking, with each truck charging individually for food.

Gomez said he put the word out weeks ago to 168 operators in Florida, including about 45 from the Tampa area. Interest since has crossed state lines. Atlanta’s Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen wants to serve its “farm to street” food. Charleston’s Cast Iron truck plans to sell its Carolina chopped barbecue. Each operator will pay a $25 to attend.

The Gomezes’ own Not Your Ordinary Food Truck also will join the throng, serving an assortment of wild game and exotic meat dishes.

Gomez concedes few if any operators will make money that day, no matter how large the crowd. That includes his own truck.

“But the food trucks are really cool and they all know this,” he says. “They just want to be part of the Guinness record.”

The phone rings again. He takes the call.

“That was a Jamaican truck from Miami,” he said. “They didn’t get my email. They just heard by word of mouth that we were doing it and wanted to come. I love finding new trucks.”

FInd the original article by Jeff Houck at tbo.com <here>

You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

tikiz shaved ice truck

This week’s new entries are:

Chattanooga, TN

Local Slice

Twitter: @LocalSlice

Local Slice is a food truck that serves wood-fired pizza.


Chicago, IL

Kozy Korner Katering

Twitter: @krave01

hi im mz.kay! the owner of my own catering business. i specialize in turkey hoagys, which my secret recipe can be used on sandwiches and salads.

Cincinnati, OH

Urban Grill Food Truck

Twitter: @UrbanGrillCincy

Rolling out terrific American street food to Cincinnati and the surrounding area from our food truck. Randy and Betsy, proprietors. It’s a family business!


Durhan, NC

Dang Good Dogs

Twitter: @DangGoodDogs

We’re a husband and wife team who rock, so show us some love! We serve AMAZING hot dogs steamed, boiled or grilled on our state of the art cart. Carpe Hot Dog!


Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Twitter: @Tikiz2u

We are bringin’ back the ice cream truck! You won’t find busted up vans & shady characters with us! Clean, prompt, and friendly service!


Longwood, FL

Bollywood BBQ

Twitter: @bollywoodbbq


Los Angeles, CA

Bucato Restaurant

Twitter: @BucatoLA


Miami, FL

Ideal Fusion Cuisine

Twitter: @idealfusion

IFC Food Truck bringing #gourmet creations to any location in #Miami#Broward and #Palm Beach Counties. IFC presents an exquisite menu from around the world.


Sweet Sensations Truck

Twitter: @sweet80struck


Northeast, OH

Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe

Twitter: @StonePelican

Northeast Ohio’s New Food Truck


Orlando, FL

Flattery Flatbread

Twitter: @theflattery

We make gourmet flatbreads & bring ’em to you in a fancy truck. We’re cookin’ up a website for ya. For now, follow us & like us on http://Facebook.com/TheFlattery 


San Diego, CA

God Save the Cuisine

Twitter: @GSTCuisine

British influenced gourmet food truck in San Diego!


Santa Barbara, CA

Chef Kamal

Twitter: @chefkamalsb

International gourmet food truck International gourmet cuisine by chef Kamal. Come and try different flavors, fresh food and passion of a real chef.


Simcoe, Onterio

Little Cheesecake Co

Twitter: @CheesecakeVan

Home of the original Little Cheesecake. Stop by our FOOD TRUCK coming December 1st, visit one of our restaurant partners, or order online.


Washington DC


Twitter: @SUSHIPAO


If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com


In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Washington DC, Portland, Miami, West Hartford, Sunrise and Albuquerque.


November 16

Food Trucks Propose Buying Parking Permits to Avoid Racking Up Tickets WASHINGTON DC – Public comments on the District’s proposed food truck regulations were due Tuesday, and among the ideas submitted by the food truck lobby is one that would allow mobile food vendors to buy parking permits that would free them from the burden of having to constantly feed the meter.

Find the entire article <here>

Gourmet meals on wheels – PORLAND, ME – One of the hottest trends in dining is on wheels.

Food trucks are becoming an increasingly popular family dining option.

Although the fast food prices are comparable to restaurants, the “good stuff,” the gourmet fare, is cheaper.

Find the entire article <here>

November 17

Food Truck Regulation: What’s Going On Behind the Scenes – Miami, FL – Inspection reports from different food trucks in Miami-Dade County reveal inspectors often find multiple critical violations

Find the entire article <here>

Man steals Chinese food delivery truck and continues making deliveries – West Hartford, CT – In one of the most bizarre stories of the year, a man in West Hartford, CT recently stole a Chinese food delivery truck with the engine still running and, much to the surprise of customers who had been informed by the restaurant owner that they wouldn’t receive their orders, had the courtesy of finishing off the deliveries!

Find the entire article <here>

November 18

Food-Truck Ban Proposed by Sunrise Commissioner – SUNRISE, FL – Sunrise Commissioner Joseph Scuotto says food truck vendors have no base in the city and should not be allowed to just roll in and out

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Curbside competition – ALBUQUERQUE  NM – Art Alexander’s rule is simple: Get there first, and the spot is yours.

Such is life running a food truck in Albuquerque, where vendors can, for the most part, set up anywhere but private property.

On a recent weeknight, Alexander had a great spot — just a few feet away from the entrance to Tractor Brewing in Nob Hill. And he wasn’t interested in hearing any complaints about it from other vendors.

Find the entire article <here>


You can never go wrong with a grilled cheese. Like many people, I grew up on these easy made sandwiches. Everybody always needs a little comfort, and there is no doubt that the Ms. Cheezious food truck will give you that warm feeling with her unique grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Photo by Ms. Cheezious / Gary James.

Brian and Fatima Mullins are the fun-loving yet serious, hands-on business owners behind Ms. Cheezious. They burst onto the Miami food truck scene in 2010.

On any given day you’ll find Brian and Fatima prepping for their long days on the road as well as working on the trucks seeing to it that each sandwich, side, and soup is served fresh and up to the quality standards that has earned them a top fan favorite ranking throughout Southern Florida.

So what is the one thing this couple loves the most about running their mobile food business?

Brian: “The people, each day we are have a unique opportunity to interact with new people where ever we travel to.”

Fatima: “Having the opportunity to meet new people every day is definitely my favorite part.”

The Ms. Cheezious food truck empire consists of two trucks, MC1 and MC2. These trucks are decked out with a cartooned voluptuous woman with tattoos in a scantily clad bikini.

When asked what motivates them to be bigger, better, stronger, Brian stated that, “You need to constantly move forward.  At the end of the day this is a business, businesses that do not constantly strive for that do not remain in business for long.” Fatima added in, “This is our business, our livelihood.  Brian and I are very motivated people to begin with and we believe in what we are doing.  As a business owner, if you are not motivated to be successful then you are probably in the wrong business.”

Ms. Cheezious offers about a half-dozen “composed” grilled cheese sandwiches. They also give you the option of creating a DIY sandwich which you can design as simple or as complex as you like.  You start by choosing your bread, your cheese (American, Cheddar, Swiss, Gruyere, Blue, Brie, Havarti or Provolone) and then add extra fillings such as bacon, ham, turkey, tomato or even apples.

If you are in the mood for a sweet and salty treat try the Grilled Harvest. The Grilled Harvest comes with cinnamon spiced apples and Havarti cheese on multi-grain bread.

Should you only be looking to fill a need for a sandwich, give their Grilled Bacon and Blue sandwich a try. This grilled sandwich comes with bacon with blue cheese and green onions on sourdough bread. This sandwich is actually one of their top 2 selling sandwiches.

For side dishes you can certainly get the traditional Tomato Soup, Turkey 3-bean chili or fries.

All of their sandwiches are perfectly toasted and buttered on the outside, so toss out that south beach diet when you come to this truck. The Ms. Cheezious team is all about the grilled cheese and doing it well.

The Ms. Cheezious food truck can be found around Miami and neighborhoods throughout Southern Florida.

Updates are posted on http://mscheezious.com/Twitter, and Facebook.

Our recommendation:

The Sweet Meltdown: The Meltdown comes with ricotta cheese and orange marmalade on Texas toast then sprinkled over the top with confectioner’s sugar. The sandwich also comes with a side of chocolate dipping sauce for dunking.

What their fans have said:

“Yeeessss! Cheese is happiness.  And for a grilled cheese sandwich, this is as good as it gets. So good that my husband picked one of these puppies up for me while I was in the hospital in surgery – had it ready to go when they rolled my drugged booty outta the OR!” Jan N. – Miami, FL

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This ice cream truck is unlike any other cruising the streets. The converted postal truck is serving nouveau ice-cream sandwiches such as the Ginger Molasses, Potato Chip & Butterscotch and Root Beer.

Freya Estreller and Natasha Case, the two founders of Coolhaus

Natasha and Freya, the founders and co-owners of Coolhaus, started baking and making ice cream in 2008. From there, they had the idea to start an ice cream sandwich truck and it launched in April 2009.

According to their website Coolhaus is a triple entendre – a play on three of the owner’s favorites:

  • Bauhaus, an influential modernist design movement of the 1920’s and 30’s.
  • Rem Koolhaas, the famous Dutch Architect and Theorist who challenged the mantra “Form follows Function.”
  • “Cool house,” isn’t that what you’re eating – an ice cream sandwich deconstructed into a cookie roof and floor slab with ice cream walls?

Coolhaus has a well-developed concept that allows its customers to customize each and every one of their orders.

Step 1: Choose a cookie (among flavors such as chocolate chip, snikerdoodle, oatmeal, peanut butter, red velvet, ginger molasses, maple waffle and white chocolate)

Step 2: Choose an ice cream to create an ice cream sandwich.

Over the years, there have been over 60 ice cream flavors on the Coolhaus menu, and about 15 cookie choices. Today, if the truck carried all the cookies and ice cream flavors at once, you could eat a new sandwich every day for about a year and a half.

There has been a lot of thought put into their products, even the wrappers are edible. They are all-natural and calorie-free in case you prefer to eat the packaging instead of throwing it away.

The Coolhaus ice cream truck has come a long way since its inception three years ago: founders Natasha Case and Freya Estreller now command a fleet of nine trucks in four cities (Austin, Dallas, Miami and New York), as well as a Los Angeles storefront and a cart stationed on Central Park West across from the American Museum of Natural History.

Other upcoming developments for Coolhaus include the launch of their own chocolate bar line, as well as a brick-and-mortar presence in in Old Town Pasadena, they hope to open before the holidays and one in New York City. Coolhaus’ ice cream sandwiches are already in stores at Southern California Whole Foods Markets, and Natasha and Freya are looking to explore similar strategic partnerships to grow the brand.

The Coolhaus truck can be found roaming the streets of Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

You can follow the Coolhaus truck on twitter and on facebook, where they are making “architecture [digitally] digestible.”

Our recommendation:

The traditional chocolate chip cookie with their mango saffron sorbet. Get ready for something you’ve never experienced with an ice cream sandwich.

What their fans have said:

The ice cream was truly one of, if not the most delicious ice cream I’ve ever had. The cookies were also top notch. The salted caramel hot chocolate was incredible as well. This truck is a must try…over and over again. Dan C – Las Vegas, NV

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

Il Forno Vagabondo

This week’s new entries are:

Alberta, Canada

Il Forno Vagabondo

Twitter: @FornoVagabondo

Scratch made Neapolitan pizza in a wood-fired oven coming your way in a FOOD TRUCK.

Charlotte, NC

American Way Grill

Twitter: @americanwayfood

The american food truck that serves your delicious chicken and waffles.


Columbus, OH

Schmidt’s Food Truck

Twitter: @SausageTruck

Taking 126 years of authentic German hospitality (@schmidtscbus) and serving it up on the road. Honk if you love real German food!


Miami, FL

Rebel Grill Inc.

Twitter: @RebelGrillInc

Rebel Grill is here to make its mark! We hope to bring out a Rebel in everyone we serve!


New Brunswick, NJ

Souper Van

Twitter: @SouperVan

Alleviating hunger one bowl at a time. So many of our items are or can be made Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Halal…you name it!


Orange County, CA

Gobbles and Oinks

Twitter: @GobblesandOinks

In the process of building a food truck business, specializing in turkey and pork yummies.


Philadelphia, PA

Joe Spuds

Twitter: @JoeSpuds1

Gourmet Burger and Fry Food Truck. Joe is coming to a town near you!!!!!

Portage, MI

Coffee Rescue

Twitter: @CoffeeRescue1

Locally roasted and perfectly brewed with pure filtered reverse osmosis water. Absolutely the best coffee ever. And yes, its brewed in a converted ambulance.


San Antonio, TX

Gourmet On The Fly

Twitter: @GourmetOnTheFly

Toronto, Canada


Twitter: @mmmBAPto

A delicious, modern take on classic Korean comfort food.

Washington DC

Ducky’s Grub

Twitter: @DuckysGrub

A food truck fleet serving the Northern Virginia/D.C area. Serving people great food with great service.



If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com



You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.


This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Taco Buggy

Twitter: @TacoBuggy

Gourmet Taco Truck feeding the hungry streets of Atlanta

Bellevue, WA

Six Coins Mobile

Twitter: @sixcoinsmobile

We are an Eastside based Japanese food truck! Pop in whenever you get the chance. We are looking forward to seeing you ^_^


Cleveland, OH


Twitter: @pigaliscious1

A food truck feeding Cleveland one sandwich at a time. It’s All Good.

Dutchess County, NY


Twitter: @mealmobile

Fully cooked meals ready to go when you are.


London, England


Twitter: @ambrientolondon

1950’s Global-Mex Taco Truck


Los Angeles, CA

!Stop Guac n Roll!

Twitter: @stopguacnroll

LA’s 1st Mexican BBQ Fusion Food Truck!


Miami, FL

Don Chuzzo

Twitter: @DonChuzzo

Food Truck Incorporating a Fusion of Colombian And Other Flavors Creating Insatiable Appetites Everywhere!! Follow Us For Upcoming Events & Locations!!


El Jibarito

Twitter: @ElJibarito1

El Jibarito will be joining South Florida’s food truck craze with a taste of Chicago. We will be serving a variety of the best dishes from the Windy City!!

Orlando, FL

Mayan Grill

Twitter: @mayangrill2012

Authentic Central American Cuisine Food Truck specializing in PUPUSAS, stuffed tortillas Salvadoran style. Pork, chicken, Vegetarian and Vegan alternatives


Rochester, NY

Wraps on Wheels

Twitter: @WrapsonWheels

Experience the Lighter Choice with Healthy, Delicious Tastes from our Mobile Food Truck. All Our Wraps Feature Fresh, Locally Grown Produce


Troy, NY

Slidin’ Dirty

Twitter: @Slidin_Dirty

Slidin’ Dirty is a gourmet food truck serving sliders and tapas style cuisine beginning in 2012. We also provide full service catering. slidindirty@yahoo.com.


Vancouver, Canada

Drank Truck

Twitter: @DrankTruck

Drank Truck is going to be a mobile food and snack truck offering local, organic and healthy fruit juices and foods.



If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com


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