Food Network'sThe Great Food Truck Race
Season Two finale aired last night, pitting Hodge Podge Truck against The Lime Truck for a briefcase full of cash ($100,000 to be exact) and bragging rights as the greatest food truck.
Though the trucks were filmed during a daring four-day stint in Miami, the footage was whittled down to one hour, including commercials. The show was also heavily edited, so that some scenes were out of sequence. Here are the four best scenes left on the cutting room floor:
On the Saturday evening of filming, show producers gave each truck a roadblock to
Little Havana. Both trucks headed over to Versailles Restaurant where
some of the funniest footage was filmed, starring one star-struck Miami
Hodge Podge truck was parked in a taxi zone and
two police officers came over to have Chris Hodgson move his truck.
After some negotiation (and the offer of being on television), the
police officer not only consented to have his likeness used on tape (we
saw him sign a release form), but he did an additional "take" for the
camera, telling the Hodge Podge team they had to move their truck.
police officer then not only got into his car and directed the food
truck to park at a legal location a few blocks down, but he radioed in
to have a young (and burly) officer watch the truck for the next hour
until the operation was shut down for the evening by the producers.3. Tobacco Road, food trucks and Lime groupies
There was speculation that the Miami food trucks were giving an unfair
advantage to Chris Hodges and Hodge Podge truck by allowing the truck at
What many people didn't realize was that Lime had a
group of about 20 friends and family fly in from California to bring an
instant crowd and guaranty sales.
On Monday morning, both trucks were about $1,500 short of their
$15,000 goal. Lime truck was parked in front of Baru Urbano and the
owner bought the last $146 of desserts to help Lime Truck reach its
goal.1. The Beach Finale
Let's all do the math on this one. The Lime Truck met its $15,000
goal at 11:35 a.m. We're not sure at precisely what time Hodge Podge met
their goal, but we do know they were all the way out west.
Yet, somehow, when we got to the secret finish line at South Pointe Park, both teams just happened to be within a few minutes of each other, running down the beach.
only that, but according to our live blog, over an hour passed from the
time The Lime Truck finished service at Brickell to the time they were
filmed running for the win in South Beach. By the way, we filmed the
running scenes and we've been sitting on them until today.
Here is the Lime team coming in for the kill:
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And here's Hodge Podge running for their lives: