Is the great state of Alabama ready for The Great Food Truck Race? The final five food trucks roll into Tuscaloosa for another demanding challenge.
With two cities behind them, the food trucks on The Great Food Truck Race head to Tuscaloosa, Alabama this week. The home of the Crimson Tide could be a tough sell for the food trucks. Only four teams will continue to the next city.
This season, Battle for the South, has been very challenging for the food trucks. Each week is more demanding than the previous week. Not only must the food trucks make big money, they must conqueror the random weekly challenge. This week’s episode is no different.
Here’s the synopsis from Food Network.
"The remaining five trucks arrive in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to find Tyler Florence and pastry chef Jan Moon waiting for them with a challenge: to crack the most pecans in just 15 minutes. The teams must then use their pecans in a dessert dish to sell on their trucks, with the winner receiving valuable mentoring time with Jan and the team that makes the most profits winning $200. On the second day in Tuscaloosa, Tyler challenges the cooks to a happy hour: for one hour, the pecan dishes will be sold for $1 only, and the team with the overall lowest sales will be out of the competition."
Generally, I don’t think of Alabama as the pecan state. But, pecans are a Southern favorite. The cracking pecan challenge should be easy for the professional chefs. I’m sure that Braised in the South and Southern Frenchie have cracked many a nut in their culinary careers.
As for the selling challenge, I think that creativity will be the biggest challenge for the food trucks. Hopefully, someone has an unusual take on pecans. I really don’t want to see a bunch of pecan French toast or pecan pies.
Are you ready for this week’s episode? Here’s how to watch.
Is The Great Food Truck Race ready to roll tide into Tuscaloosa? Check back to read our recap.