The Great Food Truck Race-Season 10, Episode 6: Shake Down in Fort Lauderdale.

Yes, we were riding high in Tampa, only to be knocked down several notches in Ft Meyers. You’d think there’s enough retirees around here, their collective million years of experience would have rubbed off on us or something. As high as the peaks are, well, as I know, that’s how deep the valley is going to go.

It’s getting harder to find locations and now we find ourselves in the middle of a week which presents more problems. No customers and this is a selling competition. You know the saying, “Mo money, mo problems?” Well, Notorious B.I.G., NO money can mean mo problems too.

Our first challenge is a skewer challenge, and Kyle throws a javelin and hits it first. We wanted “Turf”. I see thyme and some other herbs and garlic, olive oil and think Chimichurri! The perfect complement to Filet Mignon.

Well, momma said there’d be days like these, and we lose the challenge because Tyler doesn’t think that we stayed on “Brand”. Tyler needs to come to the Boise area and see our food scene. We most definitely stayed true to Idaho. And as momma once said, what people think about me is none of my business.

The loss pairs us automatically with Rolling Indulgence, which would have been our first choice anyway. We are both Burger Trucks and wouldn’t have had to re-set anything. Plus we love all of our competitors so it wouldn’t have matters who we go paired with. So joint selling as one team. Rolling’s location was a bust and ours was only slightly better. We have a miserable day selling but really enjoyed Rolling! I also had to make a Vegan Salad and they liked it so much they ordered another one.

Vegan Salad Baby yeah.

We are making great food, Tyler even insisting that are food is prettier and fancier.

“Fancier, and Fancier.”

Its not enough, we can’t overcome the desert challenge that Brunch Babes wins and their choice of taking the flat $200 sends us home. It was a great experience, one of the hardest things I have had to do in my life. There was a lot of sacrifice from my loved ones at home, work and my community.

I am grateful that Craig asked along for this journey. I am very lucky to have met and become friends with Kyle as well. Big Thank you to Katie for applying for the show which without that, we wouldn’t be talking about it.

We did good. Honestly, in the beginning we really didn’t think we would make it past week 2. We made it to the final 4 on The Great Food Truck Race Season 10!

I guess that’s what life is all about. Someone’s momma must have said something like that. Going a little farther than you thought that you could go. (And no, I’m not talking about Prom night.) What I’m talking about is doing something you’ve never done before, doing better at it than you thought you would, and having an awesome experience to reflect back on in your old age.

Or something like that. In the meantime, I’m getting back to getting a little wild in the woods.

Steve Weston # saucysteve

In The Wild Chef

Episode 2; Hilton Head Island, SC-Back 9 BBQ

Hilton Head Island South Carolina, beautiful place. One of the Golf Meccas of the US. We find our self on the 18th green at Harbor Town Golf Links and Sea Pines Resort. The first Challenge is to make a 5 ft putt, so that you can pick your side dish; the dish that you will need to go along with your Carolina BBQ. Naturally, it’s me, I am a Golfer (did I mention that before?) So I’m like, “oh I got this, yeah baby…”

But despite my hubris, I leave the 5 ft put 2 feet short, but we still get the side dish that we wanted. We picked Hush-puppies of course! Sorry to all my golf buddies for my leaving it short!

We get settled in for the day of selling with slow prep times, a missed putt and Boiled Peanuts..what the heck are boiled peanuts? We get buried with orders and seems like we are going down in flames! Ugh, we are going to go home with nothing but peanuts to show for our efforts! But that’s enough peanut and putting puns.


We are trying to learn how to run this food truck. Every time Tyler calls or texts it’s an interruption followed by a challenge… ugh. So, week two with no frozen fries and the culprit now comes to our truck and tries to steal our customers. So then begins The great French fry debate.. fresh cut or frozen?

Peoples Fry takes all the frozen fries and then comes to our truck and tries to steal our customer’s, but Kyle shuts him down… he can’t even answer Kyle’ Question, which is better Fresh or Frozen? It’s all fun and we love our competitors but back off our customers with your Frozen French Fries!

So happy that we advanced to Daytona Beach and our fryer works now. We are starting to get some synergy with the team. We are going to DAYTONA!

And the race continues…