May 18-20: Great Food Truck Race 3 in Amarillo, TX

If you wish to tweet me: please use hashtag #Greatfoodtruckrace or #Amarillo so I can locate it easier. 
On the weekends, I am not able to access my blog as often, so follow my tweets and RT’s for updates.  I’ll do a recap of the city on Monday (or Tuesday at the latest)


Standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona…with the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” contestants instagr.am/p/KsrD_jMfdr/— Brittany Morrow (@Brit2Morrow) May 16, 2012

Four food trucks to be at Homer’s Backyard Ball on Saturday

According to Brooke Hale, Marketing Director of Homer’s Backyard Ball, they are expecting at least 4 of the food trucks to set up at  Homer’s Backyard Ball this Saturday!  So not only can get get live music, BBQ and fun, you can help your favorite Great Food Truck Race Truck win this elimination round.  (Blog note: there’s a cost to get into the event, in addition to paying for food)

Update: the GFTR had to leave Homer’s Ball because the noise was making it difficult to film.  Great venue… too bad.

The Great Food Truck Race Coming to Amarillo at Homer’s Backyard Ball bit.ly/JGZQpj
— Mix 94.1 (@mix941kmxj) May 16, 2012

Great Food Truck Racers greet the baseball fans in Amarillo (via @saywithl0ve)

 

Great Recap of Amarillo by local media reporter Jim Lexa

Looks like Jim Lexa from the Amarillo Globe-News gave the food trucks a thumbs up….  But the GFTR received mixed reviews according to the AZ Daily Sun.

A few pictures that local foodies tweeted

Pizza Mike (photo by @redheadinclovis)
Pop-A-Waffle’s Bobaloo, left, and Scott (photo by @JimLexa)

Pizza Mike getting the boot… (photo by @redheadinclovis)  

yummy catfish nuggets courtesy of #coastofatlanta twitter.com/redheadinclovi… — Brian Lane (@redheadinclovis) May 20, 2012

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May 11-13 Great Food Truck Race 3 in Flagstaff for Mother’s Day

If you wish to tweet me: please use hashtag #Greatfoodtruckrace so I can locate it easier. Feel free to tweet or email me pictures of the food truck and the food. I’ll add it here and of course, give you credit. On weekends I am not able to access my blog as often, so follow my tweets and RT’s for updates.


The contestants are now in Flagstaff, Arizona.



TwoMartiniLunch.com

 Thanks to the power of social media, I came across local blogger and tweeter @Fizzbathshop who worked diligently to give updated information about the food trucks and their locations.

@callmemochelle @Asilv4 @PMonthofer @michellekoechle I saw seven trucks and have pictures. I can post pictures later.

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On Friday, the trucks were spotted in the Snowbowl / New Frontier area.  No trucks were selling food, but Two Martini Lunch, has great photos of the contestants participating in this season’s GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE as well as food pictures from Saturday.

Saturday the trucks were parked in front of Fizzbathshop (ha ha, she didn’t even have to chase the trucks afterall) and also at Sam’s Club. 

I came across a tweet that one of the challenge may involved cactus!



Papa Waffle earned immunity today, Downtown square is done 4 the night, pizza mike doubled their goal for the day. #flagstaff #gftr

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Photo by @FLGChorale

Sunday the trucks were still in Flagstaff, in the same area.  The theme for Sunday was vegan!

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Last year I was pretty obvious that I was rooting for #TheLimeTruck to win.  Roxy’s from Boston had their fans, and so did Hodge from Cleveland.  This season is no different. Even though the food trucks are newbies, they have family and friends rooting for them. 

Food Trucks #NonnasKitchenette, #PizzaMike, and #BarbieBabes has their fan tweeting on their behalf.  Good luck to those fans… I did it last year, and it was a tough labor of love!

Next stop…AMARILLO, TEXAS!

Great Food Truck Race 3 Contestants

I was hoping to locate the food trucks before they made it to their destinaton.  The Food Network is really making me work to find out who this season’s contestants are. 

Thanks to twitter, facebook, and fans I was finally able to locate all the trucks.

Nonna’s Kitchentte, Seoul Sausage, Barbie Babes Aussie, Pop-a-Waffle, Momma’s Grizzly Grub,   Coast of Atlanta, Pizza Mike.

Confirmed by Flagstaff tweeter, there’s 7 trucks

You can also go here to see Fizzbathshop’s photos of the food trucks that were all in Flagstaff.
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Nonna’s Kitchenette
Photo by NonnasTruckFans




 

Seoul Sausage
Photo by @angryasianman




Barbie Babes Aussie
photo by @stclair16




Pop-a-Waffle
photo by @DaveCobb







Momma’s Grizzly Grub
tweeted by Tyler Florence



Coast of Atlanta
photo by @hoopslibrarian

Pizza Mike
photo by @temcmillan

‘Great Food Truck Race’ Contestant Injured On Set

‘Great Food Truck Race’ Contestant Injured On Set

 

Food guru and chef Tyler Florence returns to host the popular foodie reality show “The Great Food Truck Race” with taping for Season 3 beginning in Los Angeles but things aren’t off to a good start for the Food Network show or one of its contestants.

A source tells Hollyscoop exclusively that a production crew and 24 food truck contestants gathered at the El Pueblo Historical Memorial on world-famous Olvera Street on Wednesday to shoot promos when one of the contestants fell during taping and had to be taken to the hospital.

“All the contestants were running together as a group to catch a key that was being thrown to them when one guy slipped on the cobblestone’s and fell,” says the source.

We’re told the injured man from team Pop-A-Waffle was immediately taken to Garfield Medical Center where he was treated for a broken shoulder, a broken pinky finger and a broken thumb. He was later released.

A Food Network spokesperson issued the following statement to Hollyscoop about the incident: “During a pre-production day for The Great Food Truck Race, one contestant sustained minor injuries in an accident on the set. Immediate medical attention was received and a full recovery is expected.” No further comments will be issued.

Call me crazy but a broken shoulder and a couple of broken fingers probably didn’t feel so “minor” to the poor guy who fell.

If you’re not familiar with the show, you should check it out. Eight speciality food trucks consisting of three team members each compete for about six weeks traveling across the country to selected cities. The competition starts in Los Angeles and ends somewhere on the east coast with the food trucks selling their goods along the way. The goal each week is for the trucks with the most sales to move on to the next city, eliminating the truck with the least. In the end, some food truck person walks away with a lot of money and is super-psyched.

Anyway, despite a trip to the hospital, the injured contestant seemed to be in good spirits and the remaining contestants were left to tease each other about “who pushed him down.” The show itself is set to start taping in the next couple of weeks but it’s unclear at this point if the incident will affect production or if the contestant will be able to compete at all given his injuries.

After all, it’s pretty hard to work in a food truck with a broken shoulder and some busted fingers but maybe his teammates will step it up and offer him a hand.