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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Great Food Truck Race Doesn't Sound So Great

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 8:46 PM

The owner of Spencer on the Go suggests the Food Network show suffered from casting that was, well, lame. - JOHN BIRDSALL
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  • The owner of Spencer on the Go suggests the Food Network show suffered from casting that was, well, lame.
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.

Food Gal Carolyn Jung takes the PR call and schedules interview time with Laurent Katgely, the chef and owner of Chez Spencer and Spencer on the Go. The mobile bistro is a contestant in the Tyler Florence-fronted Food Network show that rolls out Sunday, The Great Food Truck Race. Seven trucks face off for what Jung calls all manner of zany food challenges. Frankly, we're still suffering from PCSD (post-Cosentino stress disorder) after having watched two episodes of Chef vs. City, two hours we'll never get back. So we can't promise we'll TiVo TyFlo. Of course, reading Jung's Q&A, we're less inclined to watch, since Katgely suggests the series' casting was ― who could've guessed? ― lame.

Of the seven trucks, five are from Southern California, one's from Austin, Tex., and then there's Spencer. Go, Jung:

Q: What surprised you most about doing this show?

A: The selection of the trucks. Five out of seven came from Los Angeles. I expected a truck from every single corner of the country. Like Chicago and Seattle have amazing trucks. I think there were better trucks around to be chosen. I found the selection kind of strange.

Sort of all we needed to hear.

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