Monday, October 15, 2012

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Atlanta City Council Member Yolanda adrean to judge the iron chef food truck battle

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council Member Yolanda Adrean is set to judge the Iron Chef Food Truck Battle taking place Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market at 1850 Howell Mill Road.

The culinary competition kicks off at 5:30 p.m. when the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market converts into what Scoutmob has dubbed “a culinary Thunderdome.”  The contest pits four of Atlanta’s more celebrated food trucks against each other in a classic Iron Chef challenge.  Each food truck will attempt to create the most delicious dish possible by incorporating a secret ingredient announced at the beginning of the competition.  The competitors will have one hour to complete their dish.

Participating food trucks include Roux’d, Nana G’s, Grilldabeast, and Yoli’s.

Adrean, along with Grace Lee and Kevin Clarke, owners of restaurants Cruzado and Homegrown respectively, will crown a “Best Entrée” and “Best Dessert” based on taste, originality, and presentation.  Additionally, all in attendance will have the opportunity to sample each dish and crown the “People’s Choice Best Food Truck.”

The competition highlights Atlanta’s burgeoning food truck industry, which has quickly emerged as a vibrant element to the city’s culinary culture. 

Adrean, who represents District 8, the area of the city in which the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market is located, commented on this growth:

Lettuce take a moment to recognize how wonderfully the food truck industry has mushroomed in the City of Atlanta. The fact that we have the pleasure of hosting this competition shows it would be a missed steak to dismiss the mobile food trend as small potatoes or a passing craze.  I’m honored to be a judge in Friday’s event and even more excited to have the opportunity to meat so many of Atlanta’s mobile food entrepreneurs. These seasoned chefs are sure to cook up lots of fun!”

The event will be hosted by Atlanta-based Herb Mesa of “Next Food Network Star” fame.

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