Eat Street Films Miami Food Trucks, Short Order Blogger
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Latin Burger's Jim Heins shooting a segment for Eat Street|
Eat Street's format has local food writers and bloggers describing their city's food scene and the trucks, so I was asked to provide truck-by-truck commentary Here's a little rundown of filming.
Friday 1 p.m.: Though Mr. Good Stuff's lunch service at Coconut Grove is being filmed, call time for the crew and the truck was early in the morning. Filming took place from 8 a.m. right through to 2 p.m. Food prep interviews and shots of partners Alfredo Montero and Julio Garcia cooking their Lunas are in the can well before the first customer.
|Mr. Good Stuff's Alfredo Montero being interviewed.|
There's nothing more daunting than having a boom mike shoved in your face as you're trying to tear off a hunkful of meat from an overstuffed Luna. There's one especially uncooperative onion that refuses to be swallowed and its dangling from the side of my mouth as the camera zooms in for an extreme closeup. The only thing I'm thinking is that Angelina Jolie has nothing to worry about, because I'm not replacing her any time soon.
|Alfredo taking an order for a luna.|
|Laine Doss being filmed for Eat Street - Hollywood (Florida) here I come!|
What did I learn? Eating on camera can be nervewracking. Think of every date or business lunch you've ever had where you worried about food between your teeth or talking with your mouth open....now picture that being turned into a YouTube video gone viral!
Still, it was great fun. I'll be waiting for a call from Food Network to host my own show any day now... any day...
|The bite shot....|