Lubec hosts final ‘Food Truck’ competition

The Jersey girls trio, one of two final teams in the Food Network's &quotThe Great Food Truck Race" television show, expect to be in Lubec on Tuesday, June 19, cranking out authentic Italian fare from Nonna's Kitchenette. The team members are (from left) Jessica Stambach, Lisa Nativo and Jaclyn Kolsby.
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The Jersey girls trio, one of two final teams in the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" television show, expect to be in Lubec on Tuesday, June 19, cranking out authentic Italian fare from Nonna's Kitchenette. The team members are (from left) Jessica Stambach, Lisa Nativo and Jaclyn Kolsby. Buy Photo
Posted June 19, 2012, at 11:02 a.m.
Some 3,000 miles from the streets of Los Angeles, the Seoul Sausage team of (from left) Yong Kim, Ted Kim and Chris Oh, expect to be serving up some spicy Asian sausages in Lubec on Tuesday, June 19. Only two teams remain in the Food Network's &quotThe Great Food Truck Race" television show.
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Some 3,000 miles from the streets of Los Angeles, the Seoul Sausage team of (from left) Yong Kim, Ted Kim and Chris Oh, expect to be serving up some spicy Asian sausages in Lubec on Tuesday, June 19. Only two teams remain in the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" television show. Buy Photo

LUBEC, Maine — The culinary carnival that is “The Great Food Truck Race” quickly blew into and out of Lubec Monday evening, selling food briefly before packing up for an event at Quoddy Head State Park.

Taping for the third season of the Food Network’s reality TV show began on May 1 in Long Beach, Calif., with eight teams serving up their street food menus as they traveled cross-country. At each stop, the team with the lowest sales was eliminated from the competition. At stake is $100,000, which includes $50,000 cash and a food truck worth $50,000.

The two finalists in the competition are three Jersey girls, whose Nonna’s Kitchenette serves Italian food, and Seoul Sausage, a team of Korean foodies from Los Angeles.

Lubec Town Administrator John Sutherland said the two food trucks and their TV production crew entourage arrived in Lubec late Monday afternoon. They set up shop for a few hours along Water Street, selling food briefly before packing up and heading to a series finale event staged amid the backdrop at West Quoddy Lighthouse.

Which team won the competition is being kept under wraps. The series will air Aug. 19 on the Food Network.

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