OC’s Lime Truck Wins Great Food Truck Race
After a full season of twist, turns, heavy competition and even a cheating Food Truck, Irvine’s Lime Truck rose to the occasion and won Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race and $100,000. Owner Daniel (@daniellimetruck), Chef and OC Restauranteur Jason (@JasonLimeTruck), and fellow Lime Truck teammate Jesse overcame numerous obstacles and truck stops in the season finale.
Host Tyler Florence set the competitive tone early by challenging the trucks to earn $15,000 as fast as possible. Lime Truck’s competitor, The Hodge Podge Truck consistently served a higher price point menu including various preparations of foie gras, lobster, shrimp, mackerel steaks and an assortment of $35 combination desserts. The high price point seemed to have worked in their favor, but Hodge Podge just never came back from a $1500 Truck Stop win from the Lime Truck.
Lime Truck’s cuisine throughout the finale included ceviche (which is a Lime Truck staple now), philly cheesesteak fries, mussels with texas toast and even featured a mascarpone quesadilla for dessert. We had the chance to interview Daniel at the OC Foodie fest a few weeks ago before they could say anything about their victory, and our very own Rudy won the Lime Truck chili eating contest. Check out Jason’s chile chili concoction, Rudy’s triumphant victory and my interview with Daniel in the video below. And we’re also waiting for Jason’s new restaurant to open in Santa Ana, we’re already salivating.
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