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    I just finished watching the finale and boy my mouth hung open when Tyler announced they were going to Portland, Me. I live in Maine. I used to live in Portland. No one ever comes here and I missed it!! I ended up googling it in our local paper from back in June when they were here and apparently Portland has a ban on Food Trucks that was temporarily lifted so they could film the show. I always wondered why there weren't any food trucks here...I guess that explains it!

    I'm glad both teams did so well and were so close, but it made me hope Tyler would give them each a truck...although I knew that wasn't happening!

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    Amazing that Seoul Sausage managed to make up for 3 hours easily, resulting in only a $5 difference. That says a lot. Of course we really don't know if it was a full 3 hours. Still, good job boys!

    I am glad they won. It would have been a travesty to give the win to a truck frying frozen ravioli from a grocery store.

    I hope next season they go back to professional trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybaybie View Post
    I just finished watching the finale and boy my mouth hung open when Tyler announced they were going to Portland, Me. I live in Maine. I used to live in Portland. No one ever comes here and I missed it!! I ended up googling it in our local paper from back in June when they were here and apparently Portland has a ban on Food Trucks that was temporarily lifted so they could film the show. I always wondered why there weren't any food trucks here...I guess that explains it!

    I'm glad both teams did so well and were so close, but it made me hope Tyler would give them each a truck...although I knew that wasn't happening!
    Maybaybie, I never lived in Maine, but I spent eight summers at summer camp in Naples and we were often in Portland, Bridgeton, Ogunwit, Sebago Lake, Casco Bay, Poland Springs, and many other fantastic places in Maine and New Hampshire. There were many summer camps in that area in those days. Those were my favorite summer years and I've never forgotten them or many of the girls I went to camp with. I've met several of them in different parts of the country over the years and we all have the same wonderful memories.

    Oh, and I was delighted with the outcome. I'd eat the Seoul Sausage food anytime.
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    While the difference upon arrival in Portland was only $5, it was much more significant at the finish. If every customer wanted kimchi balls as much as the Korean speaking gentleman who plunked down $50 did, it's no wonder they won. It's what I'd look for if I had food trucks in my area. Meatballs are pretty standard fare in our house, but kimchi balls . . . . . not so much. I wouldn't even know where to begin when making them. I think the uniqueness took them over the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew View Post
    While the difference upon arrival in Portland was only $5, it was much more significant at the finish. If every customer wanted kimchi balls as much as the Korean speaking gentleman who plunked down $50 did, it's no wonder they won. It's what I'd look for if I had food trucks in my area. Meatballs are pretty standard fare in our house, but kimchi balls . . . . . not so much. I wouldn't even know where to begin when making them. I think the uniqueness took them over the top.
    They won by $150 I think. More than 50 anyway.

    Google Koren rice balls. They added kim chee to a regular recipe to give it their spin. Google kim chee seperately to know what it is. I am not fond of it but would try it in a rice ball. It is basically fermented cabbage.

    They are very easy to make but a hassle to deep fat fry. This is definately something I would buy. I don't order something that I can easily make when other choices are available.

    The leader is a professionally trained chef. I am not sure about his team but the right truck won, that is for sure.
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    Yay Seoul Sausage! The best team won!!!!!

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    The premier was last night. Did anyone else watch? I was surprised they didn't all get band new trucks like last season...and I think it's a bit odd that they will bring the PhoNominal Truck all the way to the next stop for them, but then they need to figure out how to get it fixed. I can't believe they stayed in the competition while having to pay a tow truck practically 24hours a day to stay hooked up to them. It seems a bit fishy....
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    Oh snap! I didnt know this came on last night Ill have to watch. I really enjoyed the last season
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybaybie View Post
    The premier was last night. Did anyone else watch? I was surprised they didn't all get band new trucks like last season...and I think it's a bit odd that they will bring the PhoNominal Truck all the way to the next stop for them, but then they need to figure out how to get it fixed. I can't believe they stayed in the competition while having to pay a tow truck practically 24hours a day to stay hooked up to them. It seems a bit fishy....
    They're professional food truck racers this season, and it's pretty obvious all have their own trucks because of it. Pho-nominal actually mentions they bought the derelict and then repainted it.

    The rules I believe say that they MUST pay the tow truck driver a certain amount regardless, and they could've negotiated a set price (with food) to go to both places. I noticed too the truck had it's full name shown (it wasn't blurred) so the driver may have said "$200/$500 (I don't know prices in Arizona, bear with me), and my business name in the show" and the producers agreed. They probably also had to certify their truck WAS inoperable in order to allow the truck to tow them everywhere - as the others may have had to have costs of gas/other expenses deducted from their totals.

    They'll also have to pay for the costs (which based on what I saw was a bad fan belt probably and maybe needing more oil/an oil change) from their seed money, so they'll be at a disadvantage.

    But note, that total was STILL after giving the tow truck driver the money, so that just read their food was more popular than Guava Tree (which when you have only $20 in sales to begin with - even with a late start - you're in trouble).

    I do not think they'll last long if their truck keeps breaking down - we could even find out next week they had to drop out and the Guava Tree gets another chance. That said, even with their issues they STILL had to direct the truck to certain locations, the truck itself was operable (not moveable) and they could still cook and serve. That was the difference and why they advanced over Guava Tree - who really did not have their ducks all in a row and it showed in their service.

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    Ah...that explains it. I missed the first half of the first episode last season so maybe I didn't realize all of them had never run a food truck before. Thanks for the explanation!

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