Can a convoy of 50 competing food trucks come up with America’s best breakfast recipe? Thomas’, the English muffin people, are banking on it.
And that breakfast recipe just might have some Palm Beach County finesse to it. That’s because the convoy includes local favorite Curbside Gourmet.
The West Palm Beach-based truck chef/owner created a signature dish they call Surf and Turf Eggs Benedict. Chef Matthew Somsey topped their English muffin with braised pork belly, butter-poached New England lobster, a poached, local egg and a ladle of key lime hollandaise sauce.
The contest, which coincides with the 136th anniversary of Thomas’ English Muffins, starts with a 50-truck pool that will be narrowed during five rounds of public votes. Overall voting ends on Oct. 16, when just two trucks will remain in battle.
Round 1 ends Sunday, when the competitor pool is cut in half. The 25 remaining trucks will compete through Sept. 25. After that, 10 trucks will battle through Oct. 2, when the field is cut to five. Seven days later, two finalists will remain.
Food truck fans are allowed to vote once a day and will be entered to compete for a $5000 prize.
Curbside, the only Palm Beach County truck listed, is one of four Florida trucks competing. To vote for Curbside, find West Palm Beach on the U.S. map that appears on the battle page and click on the tiny truck. You will be directed to a sign-in page, then to Curbside voting.
Curbside Gourmet fans may want to step up their voting – the truck was not listed among the top 10 fan favorites on Tuesday. The truck’s chef has this message for Curbside fans:
“Tell them to vote everyday this week! And support their local food truck!”