Help Name BC Taco's Caveman; Vote for One of These Five Finalists by April 11

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BC Tacos
Hes's got lunch...but no name.
You've seen him before on the side of the BC Tacos food truck and seen him at the BC Cafe -- but did you realize that that poor caveman never had a name?

Scandalous, really, but finally BC Tacos' owner, Brett Chiavari, is prepared to give his adorable, neanderthal mascot a title -- because even a caveman gets annoyed at being referred to as "buddy" and "pal" forever.

See also: BC Tacos: Tacomaker to the Stars at Cadillac Championship (Photos)


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BC Tacos: Tacomaker to the Stars at Cadillac Championship (Photos)

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BC Tacos' Brett Chiavari and Travie McCoy: lunch worthy of a billionaire.
This past weekend the Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Miami saw an array of stars both on and off the famous (and revamped) Blue Monster.

Of course, you've got to feed those thousands of hungry A-listers, so there were tons of options: Joe's Stone Crab, Sushi Maki, and Coral Gables' Eating House to name a few. But with all these Champagne-type options, it seems that celebs are real people, after all. And what do real people like? Tacos!

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Burger Beast's Burgie Awards: Watch the Recap (Video)

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Thousands of people gather to enjoy food trucks at Burgie Awards.
Thousands of fans of food trucks, beer, and music gathered in downtown Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park this past Saturday for the fifth Burgie Awards.

The Burgies were, of course, created by South Florida food blogger Burger Beast as a way to acknowledge trucks and restaurants that specialize in affordable comfort food. The evening saw a huge crowd eating, drinking, and enjoying the balmy winter weather before the big moment -- the actual awards.

The big winner of the evening was Blue Collar restaurant in Miami, which took home awards for best fries and best restaurant. Broward/Palm Beach winners included Charm City (Best Burger), Mojo Donuts (Best Doughnut), and Rolling Stove (Best Food Truck Broward/Palm Beach).

See also: The 5th Annual Burgie Awards at Esplanade Park - Slideshow

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Cooking Channel's Eat Street to Film Palate Party at Funky Buddha Brewery

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Palate Party via Twitter
Eat Street films Palate Party. You're invited.
Eat Street, the Cooking Channel show that highlights the best food on wheels is returning to south Florida to shoot some food trucks.

We know our trucks are high quality, but we also suspect the fact that the production crew is from Canada has something to do with their filming around Florida in January.

This weekend, the crew is in Orlando, filming for a few days before heading south to Funky Buddha on Friday, January 17 to film Palate Party for a future episode.

See also: Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Bottle Day: Funky Buddha's Epic Beer Festival Is Next Week

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Zombie Ice Food Truck Serves Cold Treats So Good It's Spooky

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All photos by Carlos Fierro.
Zombies might want to eat your brain and take over the world. But at Zombie Ice Food Truck the only cerebral damage you'll experience is in the form of a brain freeze. And that's only if you eat it too fast --which will probably happen because it's ginormous, sweet, and dripping in trippy colors.

Owners Carlos Fierro and John Place opened their spooky shaved ice food truck two and half years ago. They boast 12 zombie-inspired flavors and incorporate Fierro's South American heritage by adding condensed milk to some. Almost the size of your face, these ice treats are decorated to look like human brains.

Be warned, if it looks like you're eating brains, you could be mistaken for a zombie. Symptoms include a brightly-colored tongue.

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Art Fallout This Saturday; Your Guide to Food Trucks and Eats

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Brace yourselves for this Saturday's Art Fallout, when Fort Lauderdale's art scene goes on acid to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month.

Art Fallout, a one-evening occurrence in which nearly every contemporary arts venue hosts an outpouring of interactive exhibitions and beyond, is arguably the city's art event not to miss. This collide of creative madness spans a four-mile stretch, where buses will shuttle artgoers from FAT Village, to Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Third Avenue Arts District to Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts.

Now all this cultural overload isn't easy to digest and might leave attendees hungry for sustenance. Thankfully, food trucks and various chow options are on the scene to serve mobile meals.

To make your dining plans a snap so you can focus on the art gazing to be had, Clean Plate Charlie has got you covered with a complete list of food trucks and food vendors after the jump. Also, a link to the event map is provided at the end of this post.

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Friar Tuck's Food Truck Totaled; Owner Vows to Rebuild (Photos)

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All photos courtesy Robb Muise
Friar Tuck's Food Truck on the Florida Turnpike.
When we received a link to the Indiegogo page asking to donate to the rebuild of the Friar Tuck's Food Truck, at first we thought this was an old story.

After all, the first incarnation of Friar Tuck was destroyed on June 13, 2012 on the Florida Turnpike. Owners Robb and Abbey Muise were on their way to debut their food truck in West Palm Beach when the accident occurred.

After completely rebuilding the truck, Muise relaunched Friar Tuck 2.0 in August 2012. And, just as he was getting ready to celebrate a full year of business, another accident on the Florida Turnpike caused yet another setback for the trucker.

Clean Plate Charlie contacted Muise, expecting to hear a dejected food truck owner share his hard luck story. What we got was a lesson in "never give up" from a self-described "stubborn prick from Boston".

See also:
- Friar Tuck's Food Truck Will Rebuild After Devastating Florida Turnpike Accident
- Friar Tuck's Food Truck: Rebuilt Truck Debuts Today

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Box of Chacos Mexican-Chinese Food Truck; Where East Meets Tortilla

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Zach Fagenson
At a Monday night food truck roundup in downtown Hollywood's Young Circle people walk by David Peck's Box of Chacos truck and squint their eyes trying to grasp what the former Tap 42 chef is serving.

"This is too much for me," one woman concedes before walking away.

That "too much" includes a five-spice pork taco with a spicy green salad and spicy mayo for $3.50. It's also a Phuket Duck ($3) with quick pickles and a creamy aioli.

Peck began his career in South Florida working for Mark Militello. He left for stints at Nobu in Dallas, TX and restaurants in the Florida Keys.

It was at Nobu where Peck said he developed a passion for Asian food.

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Month With Home-Stuffed Sausage at Hot Dog Fest

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Zachary Fagenson
The Ms. Cheezious team, along with Pescados Unidos, will be stuffing their own sausage for the Hot Dog Fest.
Considering July kicks off with Independence Day and is National Hot Dog month, it seems only right that it should end with a celebration of meat in tube form.

Food truck roundup extraordinaires Burger Beast and Food Truck Invasion are arranging a trio of Hot Dog Fests across South Florida. One is slated for July 21 at Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter from Noon to 5 p.m. and a Broward bash is set for July 28 at Plantation Heritage Park also from noon to 5 p.m.

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Slow Food Truck on Eat St.: Here's a Video to Make You Hungry

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Slow Food Truck is in the spotlight.
Sure, we think Slow Food Truck has some great grub. After all, we just named them "Best Food Truck" for their, "buttery lobster roll ($15, in season), filled with chunks of sweet, pink crustacean meat", among other things.

Soon, however, admiration for SFT will become global. Eat St., the Cooking Channel series that features food trucks in all their glory, has just aired their 62nd episode in Canada, featuring south Florida's own Slow Food Truck.

See also: Best Food Truck: Slow Food Truck


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