At last night’s 2nd annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge Ms. Cheezious and Big Kahuna took home Top Turkey Savory and Sweet honors. 21 Food Trucks lined up at the valet lot in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and brought their dishes before a panel of judges: The Chowfather, ChatChow TV, South Florida Food & Wine, Fatgirl Hedonist, and Justin Wyborn, vice president of Food & Beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino.
All of the Food Trucks had limited amounts of the Thanksgiving Dish(es) available for sale to the fans in attendance as well as their full menus so no one left disappointed. Ms. Cheezious served up a decadent Melt on homemade Rosemary Bread with House-smoked Turkey, Fontina Cheese (it was oozing Cheese), Caramelized Onions & Pumpkin Aioli plus a side of Cauliflower Soup. Big Kahuna had a ridiculous Pumpkin Pie Shake with Candied Pecans, Caramel and topped with Pumpkin Whipped Cream. No one could even pry away the empty container from Christine (South Florida Food & Wine) and we really tried.
I have to give Thanks, well I don’t have to but you know what I mean, it is that time of the year after to all to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for having us and my friends at Food Truck Invasion for making sure that the judges had ultra luxurious accommodations with a souped-up Shuttle Bus.
Check out the menu of dishes and pictures from the event:
Savory Food Trucks:2 Jive Turkeys:
Jive Turkey Plate – Our Carved Cajun Deep Fried Turkey Breast Served w/A Red Wine/Cranberry Reduction Sauce & Two Sides (Homemade Mac & Cheese and Mashed Potatoes) The Big Ragu:
Homemade Turkey Sausage Wrapped in Stuffing, Deep Fried & Served on Mashed Potato w/Turkey Gravy. Box of Chacos:
Cornbread Dressing Papusa with Roasted Turkey Leg Confit, Cranberry Jam & Brown Butter Gravy Daddy’s Grill:
El Plato Seria – Grilled Turkey Breast Cuban Sandwich w/Cuban Bread, Juicy Turkey Breast, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Yellow Mustard & Our Secret Sauce. Holy Smoked:
A Brown Sugar & Butter Glazed Pumpkin Stuffed w/Our Hardwood Smoked Turkey Cornbread Cranberry Pecan Stuffing w/Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy on Top and Served w/Our Cranberry Glaze Sauce. Il Fiorentino:
Roasted Turkey, Fig Marmalade, Brussel Sprouts & “Duchessa” Potatoes Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers:
Chimichanga El Pavo (Turkey) – Oven Roasted Turkey Shredded w/Giblet Rice, Cuitlacoche (Corn Mushroom or Mexican Truffle), Havarti Cheese Stuffed in a Flour Tortilla Fried Crispy & Smothered w/A Creamy Mushroom Gravy (Almost Like An Inside Out Turkey Pot Pie Mexican Style) Mobile Culinary Kitchen:
Turkey & Quinoa Meatloaf w/Scallion Potatoes (White & Sweet Potato) Monte’s Country Cajun Cookin’:
Mamaw’s Traditional Thanksgiving Meal – Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast Stuffed w/The Magic of the Bayou: Alligator & Andouille Sausage Dressing Atop A Bed of Crawfish & Shrimp étouffée Set Over Steamed Dirty Rice Served w/Corn Maque Choux & Brown Sugar Crumble Pecan Sweet Potatoes Casserole. Ms. Cheezious:
House-made Smoked Turkey, Fontina Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Pumpkin Aioli Melt On Our Fresh Baked Rosemary Bread w/a side of Cauliflower Soup (with Crispy Chorizo & Parsley Oil) Palate Party:
Grilled Thanks: Cranberry Mayo, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Deep Fried Turkey On 2 Slices of Corn Bread. Giblet Gravy Dipping Sauce Passion BBQ:
Slow Smoked Turkey w/Cornbread Stuffing & Truffled Mac and Cheese. Pescados Unidos:
1)Pavo Frita – Turkey Burger Topped w/Shoestring Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry Aioli & a Stuffing Bun, 2) Thanksgiving Poutine: Yams, Yuca, and Morada Papas/Gravy Moreno y Queso Fresco Purple People Eatery:
Winner Winner Turkey Dinner – Remix of An All American Thanksgiving Dinner. The Rolling Stove:
Sweet Potato Chip Crusted Turkey Cutlet Between Two Slices of Grilled Sage Stuffing w/Havarti Cheese, Topped w/Bacon Cranberry Chutney & Some Caramelized Onions & Served w/Madeira Wine Gravy For Dipping Taco Fresh:
Turkey Tamales – Authentic, Homemade Mexican Corn Tamales Stuffed w/Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey In Their Original Corn Husks. Served w/Tangy Cranberry Salsa & Green Tomatillo Salsa and A Side of Elote.
Dessert Food Trucks:Big Kahuna:
Pumpkin Pie Shake w/ Candied Pecans Garnish, & Pumpkin Whip Cream Fireman Derek:
Pumpkin flan HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars:
Thanksgiving Day Caramelized Apple Pie – Vanilla Custard Gelato Swirled w/An Assortment of Caramelized Apples & Dulce de Leche, Then Half Dipped in a Signature Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Crowned w/Handmade Streusel Marlie’s Delights:
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/Salted Caramel Sauce Munchcakes:
Thanksgiving Macaron Quartet: Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Cassarole, Pumpkin Spice & Caramel Apple
2013 Top Turkey Pictures:
Check out South Florida Food & Wine’s Top Turkey Flickr set.