On Set with Food Network’s Show "The Great Food Truck Race", Part 2

by Kirsten on May 10, 2011 · 9 comments

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Hi, welcome back. Let’s continue the picture tour of “The Great Food Truck Race” with host Tyler Florence while they stopped in Denver last weekend. If you have missed part 1, please click here.

Let’s go follow me:

The Lime Truck:

from Irvine CA, serving crisp, refreshing, California beach cuisine.

The Lime Truck
Lime Truck’s Menu
Chef Jason (middle) with his crew busy at work.(Why purple pants and not lime green ones?)
Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos
Crab Burger
Good times at the Lime Truck.

The Hodge Podge Truck:

from Cleveland, Ohio, serving to die for comfort food!

The Hodge Podge Truck
Chef Chris’s girl friend revealing the menu for the day.
Chef Chris and his sister starting service.
Mac’n’ Cheese with Truffle Oil
Hodge Podge Dawk
Southwest Burger
Mausi with Chef Chris.

Korilla BBQ Truck:

from NY, serving Korean inspired tacos, burritos and chosun bowls.

Arrival of the Korilla BBQ Truck
Setting up next to Steuben’s.
Filmed while taking pictures for my blog.
On set with the film crew chatting with the guys at Korilla BBQ.
Korilla BBQ Team in their kitchen.
Eric at the grill station. They asked me if I could stay and help out. The line was pretty long.
Serving their delicious Porkinator Burritos.
Being interviewed by Korilla BBQ’s film crew.

You may ask yourself, so how did she end up being on set? Believe me, I really don’t know exactly.
While taking pictures of the Korilla BBQ’s crew and kitchen one of the producers approached me. I thought, oh no, now I am in trouble for always being so nosy. He will probably ask me to delete my pictures. I was totally wrong. It turned out, that the producer thought it would be of interest to show his viewers how social media affects  the increase in popularity the food trucks are having compared to the first season’s show. This also included food blogging and it happened that I was at the right place at the right time.

Oh, before I forget. Do I have a favorite?

Food:  Yes, Chef Hodges Angus Burger and the tiger tacos at Korilla BBQ.
Truck:  Well, it is hard to say. I believe that the Lime truck, Korilla BBQ and Hodge Podge seemed like the strongest teams.
Entertainment: No doubt at the Hodge Podge Truck on Sunday late afternoon where Chef Chris went wild after hours of service by himself. He was running over cars and after the ice cream truck while serving his customers.

So, maybe, I’ll be lucky and “My Kitchen in the Rockies” will make it on the show. Check out Food Network starting on August 14 at 10p following the Food Network Star finale. The episodes will show on Sundays at 9p through September 25 (I assume that is CST). My teens and I will be watching it no matter what.

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Cathy May 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I love your post, Kirsten! We have a great food cart culture here in Portland and it's fun to see how popular they are becoming around the country. You were in the right place at the right time, you lucky girl. I'll be watching for you on the food channel.

The Durrer Family May 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Wow! The Dawg looks great, but what I'd really like is one of those Crab Burgers!! Incredible photos inside the kitchens… can't wait for the show to air!

highplainsdrifters May 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

totally missed this.

have you ever been to the cherry creek mall saturday farmer's market? food truck heaven. my fave is the something or other biscuit company.


Barbara | VinoLuciStyle May 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Looks like such a fun time was had by all; so sorry I had to miss it!

I would love to see an event where all the food trucks in Denver are together. Would be great for them but even better for us!

kitchen flavours May 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Wow, Kristen, I wish that I could watch the show and see you being interviewed! It must be really exciting to be there watching the race. All the food looks good and I wonder who will be the winner!

Design Wine and Dine May 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm

It all just gives me chills!!! The food looks so wonderful and I love the picts of people in action! What a great day you guys had and I WILL BE WATCHING FOR SURE!!!!

Lea Ann May 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

You know I'll be watching no matter what and will squeal like a teenager if I see any of us on film. 🙂

Karen Harris May 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Great photos Kirsten. I can't wait till it airs!

Chele May 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

The Angus Beef Burger has made me smile, especially to find out it was one of your faves. Congrats on being in the right place at the right time too, now I really can;t wait for the show to come to the UK ;0)

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