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OKC hosts food truck competition

Food Network holds ongoing competition in OKC

Devon Green May 16th, 2014

The Food Network is in town this week with its food truck competition, The Great Food Truck Race. Out of eight trucks that began the race, there are five remaining, including Let There Be Bacon, Beach Cruiser and Madres Mexican Meals.

The trucks will be here for the weekend, and the competitor with the least sales has to pack up and go home. They are competing with each other, not with other area food trucks.

The trucks are currently setting up shop in the metro. Each planned to set up in parking lots around the city. Brian Bergman, of H&8th Night Market, was on hand to offer advice on where they should park.

While the trucks and staff are under obligation to not speak about their competition, that shouldn’t stop you from tracking them down and sampling their wares. Twitter users have posted responses and corrections to the visiting truck owners on local lingo. One example was advice to refer to the city as OKC and not “Oak City.”

Madres Mexican Meals (@MadresFoodTruck) is from California and sells authentic Mexican fare. It is the first Mexican food truck to be in the competition. Madres reached out to local bars like Edna’s, 5137 N. Classen Circle, and The Mantle Wine Bar & Bistro, 201 E. Sheridan Ave., to stake its claim to Okie dollars.

Beach Cruiser (@BeachCruiserFT) and a few others will be at Buy For Less, 3501 Northwest Expressway, Saturday morning. Where should they go next? The trucks have been enthusiastically interacting with followers on social media. Look them up and go try some out-of-town food. Just for once, it’s okay to eat non-local.

Here’s a complete list:

Beach Cruiser Food Truck (@BeachCruiserFT), California cuisine

Lone Star ChuckWagon (@LSChuckwagon), barbecue/Tex Mex

The Middle Feast (@themiddlefeast), Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

The Gourmet Graduates (@TheGourmetGrads), “upscale college”

Military Moms Truck (@MilitaryMomstrk), comfort food

Let There Be Bacon (@LTBBacon), bacon everything

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