The Great Food Truck Race Rolls into Memphis. Did OC's Luxe Loncheras Make It To The Final Four? (Spoilers)

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Jason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck

As we've reported before, Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed as we speak. Though the contestants are contractually prohibited by Food Network from revealing who's been eliminated thus far (or even if they're actually contestants), it hasn't been hard to figure out. All you have to do is follow Internet cookie crumbs they've left along the way by reading and tracking what the local press and blogs in each city has reported.

In all, eight teams started out late last month from Santa Monica, moving on to Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; Denver; Manhattan, Kansas; Memphis, and Atlanta. The final showdown will be in Miami. One truck is eliminated as the show moves on to the next city.

Last Friday, as we learned from a newsite called The Commercial Appeal, the last four luxe loncheras arrived in Memphis, Tennessee.

So, did our homegrown teams of Seabirds and The Lime Truck make it to the final four?

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Yes, The Lime Truck has made it all the way to Memphis. Seabirds, unfortunately, was not part of that episode. Since Fat City, the food blog for our sister paper The Pitch, reported that OC's vegan truck was present and accounted at the last stop of Manhattan, Kansas, it's safe to assume the Seabirds gals were eliminated there before the show moved on to Tennesee.

The Memphis challenge, as The Commercial Appeal reveals, involved a whole pig. Featured on their story was a picture of The Lime Truck's Jessie Brockman, Daniel Shemtob, and Jason Quinn running through town hauling a hog on their shoulders.

Those that remain to battle it out there include the Korilla BBQ truck from NYC,  Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese from Boston, and Hodge Podge truck from Cleveland.

Will The Lime Truck go all the way to Miami? The Internet shall tell us, soon enough.

Click here to read our last interview with Seabirds.
Click here to read our last interview with The Lime Truck.

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hezelcrowns
hezelcrowns

The Great Food Truck Race  is a very good food truck. try it, and you'll find your self graving for more. lol. nice.

Jason's Dad
Jason's Dad

BIAS ALERT:  Chef Jason's dad here. Thanks to several great OC fans, The Lime Truck got a lot of support this weekend in Memphis.  OC was active on Twitter (#greatfoodtruckrace) promoting our favorite green truck and persuading grateful Memphisonians to try the food that we all know and love.  I don't know if Daniel, Jason and Jessie made it through, but I can say they felt great about what they offered Memphis under the Food Network's constraints and have great hopes of making it on to Atlanta.  The race is amazingly tight at this point and they need all the help we can give them.  If you know anyone in Atlanta, please ask them to go support The Lime Truck.  It would be great if they could also refrain from spending money at the other trucks, but that may be too much to ask.  So please ask them to spend disproportionately at The Lime Truck.  

Jason's Dad
Jason's Dad

We don't know yet.  Atlanta will start reporting truck sitings on Wednesday or Thursday and we'll figure it out by process of elimination.

Medusa97
Medusa97

 I would love to send my Atl friends out to support the Lime Truck.  Do you have any idea when or where the Atlanta challenge is happening?

Michelle Lau Reynoso
Michelle Lau Reynoso

If you're not on twitter, I"m trying to post updates on the truck location on my blog.The Lime Truck can use all the help... and remind your friends to tip generously.   

Jason's Dad
Jason's Dad

If Atlanta follows the pattern of previous cities, the three surviving trucks (I am just going to assume The Lime Truck is one of them) will roll into town late Wednesday night. They get Thursday off and do some preliminary stuff on Friday, including shopping. Saturday the race begins. The producers of the show manipulate the times they can start and finish and throw "speed bumps" at them every time they become comfortable. In the meantime, tweeters track everything, reporting the trucks' locations and praising or slamming their food, attitudes and dance moves.  (You've seen The Lime Truck dance, I assume. If not, Check out this quick video from Memphis: http://youtu.be/hTVqOmUarGA. Then watch the original: http://youtu.be/yNRHvt05tM8.)  Fans and foodies must be nimble to find their trucks. One thing we'd love to identify is a local tweeter who will stay on top of The Lime Truck's locations and make sure the world hears about it.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Follow @callmemochelle on Twitter... she's been the source of the information most people have been getting.

Michelle Lau Reynoso
Michelle Lau Reynoso

Delta has a great fare leaving from LAX on Saturday evening, leave Sunday night for $279 RT.  I know its a quick turnaround, but its one way for OC fans to support the Lime Truck and keep them in the race. I tweeted the info under @callmemochelle.  I also have updates on the various stops on my blog lookingforfoodtrucks.com

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