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Noun: A delicious uprising against an authority or government;
SEE: Wynwood Food Truck Roundup
Despite the threat of a shutdown by authorities, food trucks are popping up anyway during Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk, proving that the Wynwood Food Truck Roundup, and the appetites they feed, will not be suppressed!
The Wynwood Food Truck Roundup is a well ordered congregation of musicians, food trucks and other small business owners that used to set up shop in an empty lot on NW 22nd St and 2nd Ave every Second Saturday in Wynwood.
Much to the dismay of art lovers and locals alike, the space for this roundup has been severely limited, and in some cases, the roundup has even been cancelled due permit problems, complaints from local activists or other logistical issues.
While far fewer trucks are allowed back in the old spot on NW 22nd Ave, food trucks are slowly popping back up on the main thoroughfares ( with, of course, permission from the galleries and shops where they park in front.)
Locals business owners have many theories on what led to the crackdown on the Roundup in the first place.
Some speculate about concern that food trucks were turning Second Saturday into more of a block party and less of an art fair that attracts serious collectors looking to add Miami artists to their portfolio. Others wonder if sanitation, safety or traffic concerns are keeping residents and gallery owners on edge.
What most people agree on is that the Wynwood Food Truck Roundup is a beloved and defining element of the Wynwood Artwalk experience.
The Roundup is also a large revenue generator for the dozens of local South Florida entrepreneurs with the dream of dishing their delicious wares on wheels.
Whatever issues there are, throngs of local business owners, mobile foodies and hungry art lovers (and their appetites) can not be denied!
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