The Great Food Truck Race Finale: Outtakes From The Cutting Room Floor
|Tyler Florence hosts The Great Food Truck Race|
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:
4. Little Havana Police Drama
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 police officer.
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.
The 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
On Saturday afternoon, Hodge Podge was at a food truck roundup at Tobacco Road. On the scene were Miami trucks Latin Burger, The Fish Box, Dim Ssam a GoGo and gastroPod. 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 roundups.
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.