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Great Food Truck Race 09/04/11 - spoilers

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Is anyone else watching this?

I agree with Tyler after this week's show, Korilla seems the truck to beat - they definately seem to have it all worked out. Similar to the Nom Nom truck last season - but they actually didn't win did they!?! I think Hodge Podge and possibly Roxy's could give them a run for their money.

I was hoping to see Lime go home this week, after the "dumb it down" comment on entering Manhatten KS. I think if they'd offered a version of their usual menu they would have been much better off.

I was pulling for the Seabirds, but they just seemed a little too flighty (pun intended) for their own good. :)

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  1. I didn't think the Seabirds had a snowball's chance in hell of winning. I'm sure their food tasted good, but there are just too many people who want some kind of meat in their dishes for them to have ever won.

    I agree that Lime truck is kind of annoying, and despite being born and raised in New England, I still occasionally cringe listening to the Roxy's guys. I think it's Korilla's to lose, their food always looks great.

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    1. re: DavidPalmer

      I agree, Seabirds was a looong shot to win. Sometimes I just have to root for the under-vegan. :-D And even to my omnivore eyes, some of their dishes looked darn tasty! Especially the fried avocado tacos. mmm

      how 'bout next week's preview where Tyler says someone tried to cheat!?!?! wonder if someone gets DQed.

      1. re: jujuthomas

        Seabirds food did look good, but did you see how sloooooow they are at assembling their plates? No wonder they couldn't win, even with the primo location.

        1. re: pine time

          I think Korilla's the one to beat. They've been remarkably adaptable not only in their foresight and management, but in rising to meet the various challenges. I think that adaptability will be key in winning this Race. It doesn't hurt them, that their base product is one that's trending HARD right now: Mexican-wrapped Asian-Inspired food.
          On both Roxy's and Hodgepodge, I'm divided between them. I sure do love me a good grilled cheese, and I ADORE Roxy's logo. Hodgepodge, OTOH, has a good chance because of the nature of their food philsophy: all kinds of good food cooked every possible way. Which could also be their undoing.
          SeaBirds never stood a chance. I really believe that the only place they stood a chance of surviving something like this is if they'd been permanently allowed to park in a College Town, or at a California Beach. The vegan customer base isn't a strong enough platform to base a race like this on, IMO - not with all the constraints w/ maybe the exception of the low-money and no-money challenges. It's labor-intensive work that requires a lot of prep., especially if they aspired to make that food attractive to non-vegan/vegetarians.
          Just some random opinions, off the top during a dull moment. :)

          1. re: mamachef

            @mamachef - my concern for hodgepodge is that it's not really a cooking "team". it's the chef, his fiancee and his sister - I haven't seen any of them do much more than take orders. what happens if he goes down for some reason? they're screwed!

            @ pinetime - it was painful how slow the Seabirds were!