3rd Annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge! (Magic City Casino-Miami)

Posted on November 14th, 2014 · American Miami Music/Events/Other

* 3rd Annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge.

Jeff Eats is a traditional kind of- guy!

What Thanksgiving Day Means To Me…
1. try and freeload at somebody’s house every year on the 4th Thursday in November,
2. watch football,
3. fight with my family,
4. watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…


Jeff Eats’ buddies over at Burger Beast ( apparently have a different take on the holiday…
1. they start celebrating-something like 2 weeks before the holiday’s actual date,
2. somehow they get food trucks involved,
3. stage a contest with a panel of judges,
4. throw a charity food drive into the mix.

The whole EVENT sounds cool to me, so here’s the details for you…


Can’t believe it’s time for our 3rd Annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge!

The last couple of years Top Turkey has been held in Broward County BUT this year it makes its first Miami-Dade County appearance on Saturday Night November 15th from 5-10PM at Magic City Casino (right near the Miami International Airport).

How does Top Turkey work? The participating Food Trucks have created Thanksgiving-inspired Savory and Sweet dishes which will be available to the public for sale. Don’t worry, they will also have their entire regular menu for sale too if you’re not in the Holiday spirit.

A judges’ panel comprised of Nedal Ahmad (CEO of Pincho Factory), Paula Echevarria (Editor of Tasting Table Miami), Gio Gutierrez (ChatChow TV) and Steven Scharf (The Chowfather) will be choosing a best Savory and Sweet dish. Those winning Food Truck(s) will be named Top Turkey for the 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge.

Feeding South Florida

We will also be hosting a Thanksgiving Can Food Drive with the help of our friends at Feeding South Florida and ask that you PLEASE bring Cans of Food and Non-Perishable Food Items which will be distributed to South Florida families and those in need during the Thanksgiving season.

If you donate 10 or more cans of food these select Food Trucks will give you 10% off of your entire order as a Thank you: 2 Jive Turkeys, Boba Station, Chacos, Crazy About Chew, Don Mofongo, El Rey de las Fritas, FOAR, King of Racks BBQ, Liquid N2 Ice Cream, The Lobsta Guy, *Main Stop Grill, Sugar Yummy Mama, Taco Fresh, Tum Tum’s & Woody’s Burgers.

Here are the participating Food Trucks and what they will be serving:

2 Jive Turkeys –
Savory Dish: Turkey Pot-Pie Empanada served with a Sweet Potato Mash.
Dessert Dish: Pumpkin Pie Ice Pop.

Arepas Las Gorditas –
Savory Dish: Pocahontas Arepa (Turkey + Stuffing marinated on Gravy/Cranberry with a Venezuelan twist…Homemade White Cheese (Guayanes).

Chacos –
Savory Dish: TurPHucken (Caja China Roasted Turkey stuffed with Pork Belly, Ham, Duck & Chicken, Served with Chorizo-Cornbread Dressing & Curried Sweet Potatoes).

Cold Stone Creamery –
Dessert Dish: Classic Pumpkin Pie Shake.

Crazy About Chew –
Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Flatbread (House-made Sourdough Flat Bread with Smoked Turkey, Sweet Potato, Brie Cheese & topped with Craisins and Whipped Cream Cheese with Chives).
Dessert Dish: Pumpkin Waffle (Pumpkin Belgian Waffle topped with Cinnamon Butter & Apple Cider Syrup).

Don Mofongo –
Savory Dish: Picadillo de Pavo Caribeño (Picadillo de Pavo con Sun Dried Tomatoes, Especias Caribeñas y Tostones).

Savory Dish: The Paco-hantas (Stuffing is mixed in with our Pancake Batter and formed as a Taco. The filling is Sweet Potato Puree, Turkey kept warm in Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, a sliver of melted Brie, a little more Cranberry and then either a drizzle or a few dots of Marshmallow on top).
Dessert Dish: The Fall Guy (Our regular Paco “Pancake Taco” with added Caramel to sweeten it up. The filling is Apple Butter Cream, fresh Apples sauteed in Butter & Cinnamon, our own wet Walnuts, Whipped Cream dusted with Cinnamon).

King of Racks BBQ –
Savory Dish: Gobble Gobble Turkey Parfait (A Parfait layered with low and slow cooked Turkey, homemade Stuffing, our homemade Mash then drizzled in our Gravy). Served with our famous Cream of Corn.

Liquid N2 Ice Cream –
Dessert Dish: Sweet Potatoe Pie Ice Cream in a Flakey Crust topped with Marshmallow Meringue & a Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream in a Flakey Crust topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Dust.

Main Stop Grill –
Savory Dish: Yuca Bowl topped w/Turkey Confit & a side of Green Bean Casserole, Fried Turkey, Chorizo Stuffing Balls & Cranberry Sauce.
Dessert Dish: Pumpkin Cheese Flan

Marlie’s Delights –
Dessert Dish: Chocolate Pecan Tart

MV My Food Truck –
Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Pie (Pizza w/Wood Fired Oven Roasted Turkey, Sweet Potato Puree, Pickled Green Beans, Cranberry, garnished with Fried Onions).
Dessert Dish: Sweet Potato Creme Brulee with Brûlée Marshmallows.

Poblanos Mexican Fusion –
Savory Dish: A Turkey Cupcake topped with a Sweet Potato Puree.

Purple People Eatery –
Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Burrito (Herb Roasted Turkey, homemade Stuffing, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Kale & Carrots with Sweet Potato Gravy) with a side of Cornflake Potato Casserole.

Sugar Yummy Mama –
Savory Dish: Puff Pastry with a Turkey Bacon Glaze.
Dessert Dish: Turkey Bacon Pie Crust with a Cherry Filling.

Taco Fresh –
Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Turkey Tamales with Tangy Cranberry Pico de Gallo & our Fan-Favorite Green Tomatillo Salsa.

Tum Tum’s –
Savory Dish: Thanksgiving Ramen

Woody’s Burgers –
Savory Dish: Turkey Burger (Smoked Tomato Jam, Wood Grilled Parsnips, Pancetta Bacon, Smoked Cheddar, Fresh Thyme & Maple Mayo accompanied by 50/50 Fresh Cut Idaho and Sweet Potato French Fries and Chorizo/ Fresh Sage Gravy).
Dessert Dish: Woody’s Ice Cream Burger (Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Banana Pineapple Salsa, Maple Butter Caramel and Raspberry Ketchup garnished with Dark Chocolate Shavings & served in a Donut/ Beignet).

More details at the Top Turkey Challenge website.

The Details:

Thanksgiving Dinner Food Truck Challenge @
Magic City Casino
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 5PM – 10PM
Location: 450 NW 37th Avenue Miami, FL 33125
Admission: FREE
Age: All Ages Welcome
Parking: Plenty of FREE Parking

*Main Stop Grill’s discount will be on certain dishes

One Comment to “3rd Annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge! (Magic City Casino-Miami)”

  1. KSR says...

    How come no Jeff Eats as a judge?

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