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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting for business

It's interesting that Coconut Grove doesn't allow food trucks yet they have plenty of food booths at most events. Right now, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is setting up, you've probably seen it up and down South Bayshore Drive. This image is of a food booth, it almost looks like one of those California taco stands, right there, in the middle of nowhere. I'm wondering how many tourists who have been driving by this week, stopped the car to get something for lunch, only it's not open yet and won't be until the weekend.

I think it's hysterical the way it just sits there, waiting for business.

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Blogger Tony Scornavacca Jr. said...

Maybe it's actually a sculpture, and not a food booth.

February 11, 2015 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's funny but true is that truck will make more money over the weekend than most restaurants in the grove make all year.sad!!!

February 11, 2015 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope we never have food trucks -- traffic is bad enough and the local restaurants need business.

February 11, 2015 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's so hard to comprehend? Street Food trucks do no happen here for 2 very, very simple reasons.

1/ No tax for City Piranhas.
2/ No rent for powerful biz interests/owners

Ain't gonna happen.

February 11, 2015 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rationale against food trucks is contradictory to business promotion. A "food truck invasion" couple of hours one or two days out of the month at the Playhouse parking lot on a slow Monday or Tuesday will bring lots of people out and add to the variety and choices of food. But then the food truck owners are young and way too progressive to put up with the attitude and harassment of a highly connected backward clique pulling all the shots in the Grove.

February 11, 2015 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So basically your making the argument that there should be a food concourse of trucks every week on this grassy strip? Do you know how trashy that would look?

There are plenty of places in the Grove to get a great meal! If you want over priced street food, drive out to Wynwood.

February 12, 2015 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Plenty of places in the Grove to get a great meal!" BAHAHAHAHAHA you must be used to chow at the penitentiary.

February 12, 2015 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So you don't think there are plenty of places in the Grove to get a great meal?

Apparently you don't get out much, or you don't live in the Grove. Either way, this weekend the weather is supposed to be great, so stop your bitching and take advantage of all the Grove has to offer.

February 12, 2015 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"you must be used to chow at the penitentiary"

Man, there are some really dumb posts on this thread.

February 12, 2015 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly Grove's food is lagging in quality versus Coral Gables and South Miami with a couple of exceptions.

February 12, 2015 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we change this no food truck policy?

February 12, 2015 9:41 PM  
Blogger Tony Scornavacca Jr. said...

Constantly, I notice that Jaguar, Strada, George's, Le Bouchon, and Calamari are very busy. The Ritz, the Sonesta, Green Streets, Berries, Monty's, Chart House, Cheesecake, Panorama. The Grove has enough good places to satisfy most local residents. ... Soon, there will probably be a couple of destination restaurants here. I think that it's inevitable.

February 12, 2015 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why anyone thinks there are specific policies in the Grove regarding food trucks. There is no place for them to park. As it is, parking is at such a premium in the Grove. And with people complaining about Car to Go taking up spaces, can you imagine two or three food trucks double parked on Main, Grand, or McFarlane?

February 13, 2015 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELLO, the Playhouse is closed and it has a large parking lot that is underutilized which can be used a couple of hours for food trucks every month. last year there was a farmers market in that very same space but failed since it could not compete with the farmers market on Grand.

February 14, 2015 12:07 AM  
Blogger Seth Sklarey said...

There have been food trucks for years in the West Grove including Ms Lucille RIP, the lady who sold great crabs on Friday nights for several years, and of course our own Beau Leonard who has Beau's on Wheels. Then there are several BBQ stands, the late Perfessor BBQ, Bert's and several others on the back streets. Unfortunately none has ever come up to the perfection of the late Roy of Roys Georgia ribs who was the best ever at the corner of Grand and McDonald next to Pisces Pantry.
If you folks knew the folks in the neighborhood you could enjoy some good food at reasonable prices with free parking.

February 14, 2015 1:57 AM  

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