Monday, October 29, 2012

Burger Beast's Top Turkey Thanksgiving Challenge 11/15/12



                                   

Everyone's favorite jive turkey is at it again. Burger Beast has put together another fun event/challenge. This time he has selected twenty two of South Florida's best food trucks to compete in the first ever Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge. I am honored and excited to be judging the event along with Chat Chow TV and Fatgirl Hedonist We will be awarding "Top Turkey" honors to the truck with the best savory dish and the best sweet dish.

The challenge will be take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Thursday November 15th from 5:30-10PM. The dishes will be available for sale to the public.


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Every Food Truck will have their Regular Menu along with the Dishes below:

AZ Canteen: Goat Sausage (Cabrito) Grinder and Goat (Cabrito) Butter Burgers with Homemade Cranberry Sauce and Minted Stuffing Sauce & Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches on Ginger Snap Cookies.

B.C. Tacos: Roasted Turkey Taco, Topped with Stuffing and Charred Green Beans, then a Mini Taco with Sweet Potatoes and Torched Marshmallows served with a Side of Gravy and Cranberry Sauce.

Best French Fries: Choose between Mashed Potato Fries served with Cranberry Sour Cream Accompanied by Fried Corn-on-the-Cob  Or Sweet Potato Fries served with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce Accompanied by Fried Corn-on-the-Cob.

Bocaditos: Dish 1: Turkey Meatloaf with Apricot Glaze on Brioche Roll dressed with Sriracha Mayo. Dish 2: Plum Glazed Turkey Roast on a Cream Biscuit with Bacon + Spinach Sauce and Gravy & Dish 3: Bread Stuffing Bun with sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Cranberry Mustard; Sides: Fried Green Beans with Shallot Rings  Brussels Sprouts with Candied Pecans + Spiced Cranberries.

Clarabelle’s: Our 3 Pumpkin Season Specialties (as featured last month in the Miami Herald): Cupcake 1: Pumpkin Spice with Maple Rim Butter-cream, Cupcake 2: Pumpkin Pie with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting, Cupcakes 3: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cointreau Cream Cheese Frosting

Crazydilla: Sliced Roast Turkey, Melted Swiss, Sweet Potato Mash, Green Apple Stuffing, and a Cranberry Compote with Gravy Dipping Sauce.

Daddy’s Grill: Glazed Turkey Fillets with Teriyaki served with Mashed Yuca with Mojo Criollo.

Dim Ssam a Gogo: Korean BBQ Pulled Turkey Ssam (Lettuce Leaf Wrap) with Sweet Potato Kimchi.
Fireman Derek: Pumpkin Cheesecake

HipPOP’s Handcrafted Gelato Bars: Vanilla Gelato Pop with Caramelized Pecans, Dipped in Semi Sweet Chocolate, inCRUSTed with Cinnamon dusted Graham Cracker Crumbs.

Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers: Turkey Melt on Oatmeal Toasted Bread, Havarti Cheese, Sliced Tomato Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sage Herbed Mayo & Acai Cranberry Relish.

JOJI Yogurt: Sweet Potato Pie Frozen Yogurt

The Loaded Burger: Fresh Ground Turkey Stuffed with Homemade Southern Cornbread Stuffin’, Injected with Roasted Turkey Gravy and Topped with Creamy Mac n Cheez served on Toasted Brioche with Cranberry Relish and Garlic Mayo.

Marlie’s Delights: Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake with Praline Crunch and Cranberry Compote.

Mr. Good Stuff: Turkey burger Stuffed with Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese & Bacon Topped with Provolone Cheese, a Spicy Cranberry Sauce & French Fried Onions on a Brioche Bun.

Ms. Cheezious: “All the Fixins Remixin”

Nacho Bizness: Mayflower Burrito is filled with Turkey, Stuffing, Roasted Butternut Squash, JalapeƱo Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Chili.

Purple People Eatery: Turkey Roulade Stuffed with Kale, Carrots, Honey Ham and Swiss Cheese Served with Savory Yam Sauce.

The Rolling Stove: Sausage Cornbread Dressing Stuffed with Sliced Herb & Wine Roasted Turkey & Spiral Cut Honey Ham, Swiss/Cheddar Cheese, Cranberry Marmalade, Battered and Lightly Fried until Crisp. Served with Madera Wine Gravy for Dipping(Monte Cristo Style).

Slow Food Truck: Open Faced Grilled Corn Bread Turkey Sandwich. Buttered Grilled Corn Bread, Cranberry Chutney, with Duck Fat Sous Vide Dark Meat that is then Fried to Perfection & Topped with a Giblet Gravy.

Taco Fresh: Dish 1: Mexican Torta with Oven Roasted Turkey on a Toasted Mexican Bolillo Roll with Fresh Avocado, Cilantro & Topped with Tangy Cranberry Salsa, Spicy Marinated JalapeƱos and Caramelized Onions on Side. Dish 2: Turkey Taco with Oven Roasted Turkey Mixed with Green Salsa Tomatillo on a Fresh Homemade Corn Tortilla  topped with Fresh Avocado, Cilantro and Tangy Cranberry.

Waffleosophy: Seasonal Pumpkin Waffle with Roasted Turkey, Chestnut Gravy, Cranberry/Raspberry Reduction, Sweet Potato Crisps, & Roasted Marshmallows.

The Details:

Thanksgiving Dinner Food Truck Challenge @
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Date: Thursday November 15th
Time: 5:30PM – 10PM
Location: 1 Seminole Way Hollywood, Florida 33314
Parking: Plenty of Free Parking














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