By Laura Hahnefeld | Phoenix New Times
Brian and Margita Webb have been espousing the virtues of Filipino street food via their food truck Hey Joe! since it hit the streets in 2011. Now it’s time for their close-up.
The Webbs’ Hey Joe! will be one of four food trucks featured on Eat Street, the new show about street food on the Cooking Channel hosted by comedian James Cunningham.
Here’s what Hey Joe! (and street food) fans can expect — and when they should tune in.
Promising to be a “lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food,” the premiere of Eat Street, called “Meat New Friends,” is described as such:
“First up, Eat St rides into Miami, Fla., to get our Mojo on the Go, a big eats truck from the Bayou serving up a ‘Gator Tail Basket, Curry Peanut Frog Legs and a mean Smoked Brisket Sandwich. Next we hop on over to Las Vegas, for some sumptuous Sliders from the Sliding Thru truck, where two hipsters reign supreme with tasty items like their Pulled Porky and a Pep Pep. Then we park up at Sanguchon in San Francisco, for some five-star Peruvian cuisine sampling Pollo a la Brasa and Lomo Saltado. Finally we high tail it to Phoenix, where the Hey Joe truck is bringing an arsenal of traditional Filipino cuisine to the streets firing off dishes such as Sizzling Pork Sisig, Deep Fried Pork Belly and even a unique Fertilized Duck Egg”
Brian Webb tells me there’s also a brief moment showing he and Margita eating balut, the Filipino delicacy of a fertilized duck embryo that’s boiled and eaten in the shell.
You can see Hey Joe! on Eat Street on Friday, April 26, on the Cooking Channel. Go to the Cooking Channel’s website or see your local cable guide for times and channel information.