Order Up: Food Trucks!
|Miami-based truck Dim Ssam a GoGo serves gourmet Asian fusion from a gas station in Coral Gables.|
There's a quick excerpt after the cut, but later today look for the full story and a slideshow featuring four trucks from Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties.
Good food is exactly what drew Aaron Byers into the food truck business.
Byers, a 33-year-old guy with a black baseball cap and a distinctive surfer drawl, operates Nacho Bizness, a 10-by-10-foot aluminum trailer serving international takes on tacos and burritos based in Fort Lauderdale. He says of all the best food he's tried, much of it has come from underground eateries like food trucks and taco shops. "It's like walking down some Tijuana alleyway and seeing a roll up window with a little old lady inside, and all she's doing is shaving pork and making carnitas all day," says Byers. "You take one look and know it's going to be good."
Before opening Nacho Bizness in June, Byers worked as a mate aboard luxury yachts. The luxurious career afforded him plenty of opportunity to travel around the world and do his favorite thing: eat. But even as he traveled, his mind always returned to a running joke he had with his brother, Jay. "We always talked about one day grabbing our surf boards and setting up a taco stand on the beach somewhere," he says. "We wanted to get out of the rat race."
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