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"The Great Food Truck Race" makes tasty stop in OKC

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Food Network production crew sets up a shot for an Oklahoma City-set scene of the upcoming season of "The Great Food Truck Race"
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OKLAHOMA CITY – It was “elimination day” as Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” rolled into Oklahoma City and parked to do some filming just north of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday morning.

While the production assistant could not offer a lot of details to Red Dirt Report, the food-truck teams milled about, talked, smoked cigarettes, tossed a Frisbee and waited, as cameras and production equipment were set up.

“The Great Food Truck Race” involves eight food trucks crossing the United States and competing against one another while introducing people to their delicious dishes. The show is hosted by Tyler Florence.

The remaining trucks parked in Oklahoma City today included: Lone Star Chuck Wagon, Let There Be Bacon, The Middle Feast, Beach Cruiser, and Madres Mexican Meals.

The fifth season of The Great Food Truck Race, we were told, will air beginning in August.

In 2011, Red Dirt Report reported how OKC’s Big Truck Tacos won $10,000 in an online contest sponsored by Food Network. Part of the win was that they would be in top consideration to compete in the 2011 “Great Food Truck Race.”

At the time, Cally Johnson, co-owner of Big Truck Tacos, told Red Dirt Report that she was disappointed the taqueria-on-wheels, which also has a bricks-and-mortar location in Uptown 23rd, wouldn’t get to represent Oklahoma City on the competitive food-truck race program. 

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