The Lime Truck preparing Sriracha Lime Remoulade
On Saturday, Kirsten from My Kitchen In The Rockies, Karen from Eat Drink and Wash Up and yours truly headed into the city to chase after a battalion of Food Trucks that rolled into Denver for a leg of prime time Food Network’s series, The Great Food Truck Race.
The Great Food Truck Race is a Food Network series where seven teams representing some of the country’s best food trucks hit the road to cook their way across America. Each week the teams that sell the most food race on to the next episode. The losing team drives home. In the end one food truck will remain and the team behind the wheel and the grill of that truck will win the grand prize.
We spent three days prior to the event following tweets, blogs and Facebook pages trying to get some sort of clue as to where the top-secret spots were where the celebrity trucks would park. It wasn’t until about 10:00 on Saturday morning that a Facebook post came through from Denver Food Events with the complete list of locations. When the post came through we were already stationed at a flea market in Northwest Denver because of an earlier tip. We were waiting for Seabirds, a vegan truck from Orange County. The schedule indicated that Seabirds wasn’t to arrive at that location until noon, so we quickly changed our strategy and headed into Downtown Denver to Steuben’s Restaurant and Marczyk Fine Foods where Korilla BBQ (Korean Fusion BBQ from New York), The Lime Truck (Beach Food From Irvine, Calif) and HodgePodge (Cleveland based) trucks were scheduled to convene. Bingo!
We spent about three hours photographing, mingling, meeting other local food bloggers, watching the flurry of film crews work the event, standing in line for food truck food, keeping a close eye out for Tyler Florence and basically basking in what was a unique experience and event.
The film crew stationed at Korilla BBQ noticed Kirsten taking photos, pulled her aside and prepped her for what was to become about a 30-minute filming segment. The crew filmed her interviewing the food truck owners and taking photos of the crowds and trucks. Then they interviewed her about a local food blogger’s perspective on the whole event. That’s right folks, I’m pretty sure she’s going to be a part of the segment when it airs in August. I mean how exciting is that?!?!
Heading back home, we hit one more location, Cuba Cuba Restaurant where it was reported that Cafe Con Leche, a Cuban-themed Los Angeles truck was stationed. We had some great fun and some great food. Enjoy the slide show.
Food Truck Race
Cuba Cuba Restaurant
Cuba Cuba Restaurant, a destination for the Great Food Truck Race in Denver
The Cafe con Leche ladies
Media Crew Interviews
Photographing the event
Food truck menu
The lines were long
Tater Tot Dog
Meeting new friends
The Great Food Truck Race…It’s What’s For A Great Event