The Food Network show "The Great Food Truck Race" filmed in OKC this past weekend. Whitney found out about this and of course me being the lover of all things Food Network agreed with her that we needed to go see it. If you haven't seen the show, several teams of three compete across the country with the prize being $50,000 and their own food truck. OKC must have been the third or fourth stop because we had five teams in town.
We found that most of them were going to be in Bricktown because really if you are looking for foot traffic that's the place to be. We do know that they had a rule that they had to stay in the OKC city limits otherwise they could have made some serious money in a suburb. On Saturday we went to tour a historical house and drove by the trucks. There were lines so we didn't stop. But we decided that on Sunday after church Whitney and I would head to Bricktown to check it all out.
These guys are from Cleveland and super nice. They kept thanking us for coming out to the truck. When we got there about 1pm on Sunday there wasn't really any lines so it was nice to not have to wait. I thought that three of the trucks were reasonably priced for food trucks. One of the trucks was outrageously expensive...especially for Oklahoma. The other truck I didn't see the prices.
The food was ok. I know that near the end of Sunday they had a challenge that they had to make and sell onion burgers, which is a specialty of the area. I would have thought they had to do something with steak since we have the stockyards but they may have done that the week before when they were in Austin.
I can't wait to see the show this summer and see what everyone says. Oklahoma people were quite kind to all the trucks. We just get excited when a network comes to our town!