If you're anything like me, towards the end of the week I start running out of ideas for what to have for dinner. I can only have pasta or stir fry so many times a week. Luckily, every Thursday there is a place where a lot of the great mobile food trucks gather together to serve some of Tallahassee's best diverse cuisine. I'm not talking about premade burgers under heat lamps or ziti on hotplates--I'm talking about Food Trucks.
Every Thursday, Cuzzy's Key West Seafood Shack, Mobi's, Mardi Gras Snowballs, Street Chefs, Lucy and Leo's Cupcakery, and others congregate on W. Tharpe St. next to the Burger King just north of the Lake Ella Publix shopping center. This mixed bag of Tallahassee cuisine has something for everybody, so even the pickiest of eaters won't go home hungry. As the weather begins to cool, it's great to come with a few friends to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the outdoors. There is usually a live band there to put on a little show to enhance the mood.
For an appetizer or a snack, check out Cuzzy's Key West Seafood. Cuzzy's offers delicious fried shrimp, crab cakes, and other seafood favorites. One of their hottest items is their special Cuzzy's Sauce. It adds that extra punch to whatever you decide on having from there. I'd recommend the crab cakes because they are delicious and they don't skimp on the crab.
For the main course I would recommend either Street Chefs or Mobi's. Both have hearty soul food, but they serve it up in different ways. Street Chefs takes cues from traditional soul food but adds its own gourmet twist on classics like grilled cheese and pulled pork. One of their more popular entrées, The Ritz, fuses pork and beef with fresh herbs and spices to create a unique sandwich that you have to try at least once. Mobi's take on this style of food is to add some Latin flavor to the mix. Definitely try the BBQ Pork with chipotle Mac n' cheese taco. It's easy to eat and doesn't tie up the hands too much.
For dessert, go for Mardi Gras Snowballs or Lucy and Leo's. Lucy and Leo's have an interesting variety of specialty cupcakes that are always made fresh so they're delectably soft. My favorite is called the Monkey Biz, due to my appreciation of peanut butter, dark chocolate and banana bread. If your tank is almost full, try out Mardi Gras Snowballs for a refreshingly light dessert. These snow balls have that soft snowflake feel of real snow.
So if you're undecided about what to eat on Thursday nights, head down to Food Truck Thursday. Remember to bring some cash and some friends so you can try a little of everything.
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