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How to give your favorite Austin food trailer $10,000 in one simple step.

2010 August 30

Man, Austin’s food trailers are blowing up. It feels like every bike ride leads to the discovery of some new mobile gourmet something or other-and that’s awesome because it highlights two of my favorite things about Austin: our amazing food and our entrepreneurial spirit. And if you’re an outdoor-loving, hard-to-stay-seated-in-one-place kinda person like me, food trailers are perfect!

Over the last month, Austin-area food trailers have been featured by the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain and the Food Network. Not that I’m surprised, Austin has some pretty kick-a food trailers in this city. And now we can help our favorites get more recognition and CA$H MONEY!

Yup, the Food Network is rocking the Great Food Truck Race. Netizens around the country nominated their favorite food trailers for the contest, and now it’s time to vote. The winning trailer gets $10,000 and the chance to be on the Food Network’s show “The Great Food Truck Race.”

There are 19 Austin-area food trailers in the competition. Some of my favorites included on the roster are Gourdoughs, Odd Duck, Mighty Cone, Torchy’s Tacos, Cutie Pies, Counter Culture and mmmpanadas. And don’t worry if you feel bad about playing favorites. You get 10 votes a day, which makes it easy to spread the love to all your faves. Voting ends on September 9th, so you get like a hundred votes between now and then.

food network great food truck race sweepstakes

Right now a trailer in Oklahoma is winning. OKLA-EFFING-HOMA?!! And Austin isn’t even in the Top 10!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME PEOPLE? Get out and rock the effing vote. Let’s give this prize to a deserving AUSTIN food trailer-or maybe Marfa’s Food Shark (which is, incidentally, in the top 10).

food network great food truck race leaderboard

And if civic pride doesn’t getcha, then maybe this will: Every vote you cast enters you to win a trip to the New York Wine and Food Festival.

Get to voting people. It’s daily, so set an alarm. Make a calendar event. Let’s give an Austinite $10,000.

Here’s the full list of Austin trailers from the Great Food Truck Race

  • OneTaco
  • Colibri Cuisine
  • Flip Happy Crepes
  • Holy Cacao
  • Hey Cupcake!
  • Counter Culture
  • Takorea (In real life, I think they are dunzo)
  • Mighty Cone
  • Odd Duck Farm to Trailer
  • La Boite
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • The Shed BBQ’s Rolling Joint
  • Franklin Barbecue (?)
  • Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts
  • The Jalopy Rotisserie and Press
  • mmmpanadas
  • Cutie Pies
  • Austin Daily Press
  • Chilantro BBQ

Now get out there and rock the VIZOTE!

Who should I spend my 10 daily votes on?


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  1. August 30, 2010

    Twitter Comment

    have to agree with Chris on his blog. We’d love your vote(s), but
    can’t believe that NO Austin trailer is in… [link to post]

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  2. August 30, 2010

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    Voted! RT @atxhipsters: ROA How to give your favorite Austin food trailer $10,000 in one simple step: [link to post] via @ATX4U

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