On yesterday’s Food Network episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” fans watched Guy Fieri take his Camaro from coast to coast to celebrate all flavors from around the world in this cross-country episode titled “Food Truckapalooza.”
Guy’s first stop was in Vancouver, British Columbia to Fresh Local Wild, as owner Josh Wolfe showed Guy the classic Canadian dish poutine. With the ocean exactly two blocks away from their permanent location, this truck does exactly as the name states; everything is fresh, local and wild. Josh made a seafood sauce instead of the classic brown gravy, and it was loaded with seafood, not just the sauce. The oyster po’boy sandwich with gigantic oysters was a pleasant surprise, but the ocean has lots to offer in this area, and Josh takes advantage of the best.
In Nashville, Tennessee he found The Grilled Cheeserie, run by husband and wife Crystal De Luna-Bogan and her musician husband Joseph. They do not use processed cheese in this truck. Crystal showed Guy the 40-pound block of cheddar she was cutting up for the special of the day. Crystal is adept in the kitchen and made a combo for Guy that made him swoon. She created the Pimento Mac & Cheese Melt with their homemade tomato soup. No wonder the line was so long and on that, line was Trace Adkins, who just loves this truck.
In Oahu, Hawaii he hunted down Camille’s on Wheels because one can never tell where she will be. He found her at the beach this day, and the line was outrageous. This California girl who worked in the movie industry just had to do her thing and took it to Hawaii. Camille Komine was making Chimichurri Beef Tacos. She made everything from scratch, and Guy loved every bite. Check out Camille’s menu and you will know why the lines are so long.
In San Francisco, California, the Soma Streat Food Park was jumping with activity. There Guy spotted the Koja Kitchen where Korean & Japanese are reinvented. They stuff their fillings into a rice cake bun and today Guy is having the Short Rib Koja, a concoction that Alan Tsai invented and persuaded his three friends to join him to open the state-of-the-art food truck for Asian street food at its best.
In Key West, Florida, Guy found Garbo’s Grill and co-owners Kenna & Eli Pancamo, who made him a burger with chipotle Gouda cheese and bacon with tomato that was cooked on the burger. Their Korean BBQ tacos are another specialty, and Eli had some fun with Guy as they made them, and now he knows why Eli is so happy.
In Orange County, California, Guy found Pedro and Sarah Resendiz, another husband and wife team that run the taco truck called Tamarindo Scratch-Made Comida Mexicana. Pedro made Guy a Drunken Torta that Guy did not like; he loved it, but when he made chilaquiles, Guy was in Mexican heaven.
He found another taco truck with an Asian-Mexican flavor in Los Angeles, California. Don Chow Taco Truck is run by Lawrence Lee and Dominic Lao, who put the flavors together with Ernie Gallegos; they have something everyone loves. The barbeque Chinese taco is a local favorite and now a favorite of Guy. The Chimale, Chinese tamale is another great concoction made on this truck; that fans chase all over Los Angeles. If you cannot hop in the red Camaro with Guy, tune in, and he may be dining at a place near you on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”