Practice ordering from a window in your backyard because this weekend is your big opportunity to order from a food-truck window on national television.
Although you better be prepared to stand in line because, as Fat City discovered earlier this week, there are a lot of people eager to find out more about the second season of The Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race — which pits eight teams in a six-city, six-week elimination-style cooking show hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence. And now that the production team has pulled into Manhattan, the details are starting to flow on where the truck-testants will be parked.
The dining and shopping district of Aggieville, at the heart of Manhattan, appears to be the focus of the show. The Bluestem Bistro (1219 Moro) will be teaming up with KorillaBBQ on Saturday and Sunday. @Aggievillelive tweeted that there will be GFTR action next to Varney’s (623 N. Manhattan Ave.).
Kite’s Grille and Bar (615 North 12th) posted on Facebook that the show will be outside its bar at 11 a.m. Saturday. Roxy’s Grilled Cheese is rumored to be stopping there. But the place to check continually for real-time updates is the Twitter feed for @Scoop_Manhattan. According to Scoop_Manhattan, the Seabirds will be parked outside the Aggieville Ale House (712 N. Manhattan Ave.) from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
What else is everyone out in Manhattan hearing or seeing?