Salt Lake City: Tyler Florence Might Be Coming!

by Mary Brown Malouf |

Two nice bits of food news: The word is out that the race is on and the liquor store axe may be stopped.

Semi-celebrity news first, right? So, our own Chow truck will be partnering with one of the trucks in the Great Food Truck Race as they all pass through Salt Lake this week. Seven food trucks are cooking their way from the West to the East Coast in a six-week race for a prize of $50,000 and a bite of Food Network fame.

Whoever sells the most food here gets to drive on to the next stop.

Be serious, though. The real draw here is host, hottie chef Tyler Florence.

SuAn Chow will be tweeting, facebooking and posting the trucks’—and maybe Tyler’s—location in SLC once the date and location is available to be released. Here’s where to look: chowtruck@twitter, chowtruck@facebook and

(SuAn has faced lots of local regulatory challenges with her food truck—maybe this spotlight will help convince locals that food trucks can actually be good for local businesses and help revitalize downtown.)

Calls for a toast, I’d say!