HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – If it’s a Monday night and you’re at the Arts Park at Hollywood Circle, you know it’s buzzing.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,922 Additional Cases, 144 New Deaths Reported Friday
That’s because it’s the weekly food truck event that has become “the spot” for locals, tourists, families and foodies alike.
Dr. Alex Lanoue comes with his kids often.
“It has a variety of foods. You to get eat great cuisine in one spot. It’s very community oriented. We get out and breathe the fresh air and get out in the community,” Dr. Lanoue said.
More than 25 trucks descend on this scenic spot each Monday evening.
CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo immediately did a power lap around, soaking up the scenery to decide which truck to hit up first.
She decided on “Wholesome Rollers”, where Jonna and Chuck Clark moved down from Wisconsin last year to serve up their Midwestern specialties.
“This great venue. It took a little while to get in . You see there’s a lot of trucks here. There’s a saturation in the market but these are really good trucks and really good trucks are here every week,” Jonna Clark explained.
There are lots of choices on their Midwestern menu, but CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo went for the big one! Their Butter Burger!
“Ours is a 1/3 of a pound, done medium, with cheddar from Wisconsin, a slab of bacon on a pretzel bun topped with butter,” Jonna said.
“This is pure burger decadence. It’s big, it’s juicy, it’s thick. It’s every taste you can imagine and then a pretzel on top,” Petrillo said, after biting in.READ MORE: You Can Now Get Gooey Knaus Berry Farm Cinnamon Rolls Delivered To Your Door
Petrillo then kept looking around.
She saw the “Jersey Dawg” truck and the “Lobsta Guy.”
“They are good,” said one man walking with his lobster roll.
The choices are essentially endless, but Petrillo spied on “Poblanos Mexican Fusion” truck.
Erez, Poblanos chef and owner, along with his business partner, have been serving up their fine food for three years here.
“First of all, it’s a family event. It’s great. People get to eat and enjoy their kids, walk around and try good food. It’s one of the city of Hollywood’s best events,” Erez said.
Inside the truck they prepared Petrillo’s Quesadilla Bonito with loco meat.
“I’m somewhere in Mexico where it’s warm. The cheese is perfectly melted and the beef is so tasty and seasoned so perfectly. It’s a special quesadilla,” Petrillo said.
And finally dessert, Petrillo stopped at “Hip Pops” where founder Tony Fellows, who also happens to be a Hollywood native, never misses a Monday night to serve his homemade gelato pops with toppings you can only dream about.
“Hip Pops is handcrafted gelato bars. It’s a new way to eat gelato and sorbet, rather than the traditional way in cup, we do it on a stick. It’s more fun and it’s portable,” Fellows explained.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
The food trucks are at the Arts Park in Hollywood every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.