Show 18, February 23, 2013: Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck and TLT Food in Westwood Village

Daniel ShemtobDaniel Shemtob is the founding entrepreneur of The Lime Truck, one of the pioneering food trucks in Orange County. There are now 2 popular Lime Trucks making the rounds in the OC in addition to a truck serving Los Angeles and environs. A fourth truck is used for catering and special events.

Daniel and his colleagues were part of Season 2 of Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race.” In a spirited, cross-country competition The Lime Truck bested the Hodge Podge truck from Cleveland in the finale. The prize was a cool $100,000! Daniel only had one truck at the time “Great Food Truck Race” was in production so he created a 2nd truck for the competition so The Lime Truck was still on the road in Orange County during the 8-weeks he was gone. Incredibly the new truck was delivered the first day of production and hadn’t been previously tested!

Show 2: October 13, 2012: Seoul Sausage Part One

Here’s an inspirational story for you. Three, energized  young Korean-Americans (brothers Yong & Ted Kim and their chef, Chris Oh) join forces to sell Korean style sausages at Street Festivals in L.A. Word of mouth catches on quickly and long lines form at each new festival. By happenstance they audition for Season 3 of Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race.” They had no previous experience running a food truck.  Unbelievably they are accepted and compete in a grueling cross-country seven week marathon starting in Long Beach, CA. At the finale the L.A. guys reign supreme. They win a cool $50,000 and the brand new food truck.

It all of that wasn’t enough on Oct. 6th they opened their retail sausage emporium (eat in or take-out) in West L.A.’s Little Osaka. Scion also build them a slick, street-legal, custom mobile grilling machine that needs to be seen to fully appreciated. Wow!