Who will be Top Turkey at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood?

I was thinking, how could I spice up the November edition of the Seminole Hard Rock Food Truck Rally I curate? And poof, the Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge was created! I asked 40 different South Florida Food Trucks to submit a dish and from there 22 were chosen to compete for “Top Turkey” honors in Savory & Sweet Categories.

The Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge will be taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Thursday Night November 15th from 5:30-10PM. The dishes will be available for sale to the public and the winner(s) will be chosen by an esteemed Panel of Judges:

Chat Chow TV

The Chowfather

Fatgirl Hedonist


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: Achiote Butter Turkey Roast on a Cream Biscuit with Bacon + Spinach Saut 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, Jalapeño 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: Thanksgiving Takey-Outy Spring Roll is Roasted Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, Sage Dressing, Candied Sweet Potato Stuffed into Thin Rolled Pasta and Deep Fried til Crisp. Madeira Wine & Giblet Gravy for Dipping.

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 Jalapeños 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, 2012
Time: 5:30PM – 10PM
Location: 1 Seminole Way Hollywood, Florida 33314
Parking: Plenty of Free Parking