Chef and food truck aficionado Brad Miller travels across the country to find the latest and greatest bites on wheels. He highlights the innovative chefs who push the boundaries of food and their customers' curious palates.
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Brad Miller gets a taste of Venezuelan street food at Arepas House food truck in Denver, Colo., where Chef Jorge Dominguez serves a traditional corncake sandwich filled with marinated flank steak, grilled pork sausage and creamy avocado sauce. In Nashville, Tenn., Brad checks out inventive macaroni and cheese from Chef Kayla Nicholson and The Mac Shack truck. Brad samples the Mac Waffles, a spin on chicken and waffles, with three-cheese macaroni baked right in. For dessert, he hits Atlanta, Ga., and the Simply Done Donut truck, where owner Karissa Norfleet presents a pair of sweet mini doughnuts.
Brad Miller starts out at Nashville's Sucker Brunch truck, where Chef Michael Gilbert's celebration of breakfast comes in a grits dish topped with smoked Andouille sausage, caramelized onions and spinach. Next, Brad heads to Atlanta, Ga., and gets a taste of the Caribbean from Bahamas native Daron Wilson's Island Chef Cafe truck. Brad enjoys the classic mango jerk chicken and fresh conch salad before getting his sweet fix at The Sweet Divine Cupcake truck in St. Louis, Mo. He tries Chef Jenna Siebert's Drunken Pig cupcake made with beer and cheddar cheese as well as her more-traditional Banana Split Cupcake.
Brad Miller heads to Portland, Ore., to visit Chef Melissa McMillan at her Pastrami Zombie food truck. She shows Brad how to make the truck's namesake sandwich, and he also tries the Cubby Cubano, a twist on the classic Cubano sandwich. Next Brad swings down to St. Louis to visit Guerrilla Street Food, where Chef Joel Crespo serves up Filipino food with a spin. Brad tries the traditional beef asado with crab roe fried rice as well as a Filipino-style sweet bread sandwich stuffed with barbecue pork, pate and pickled veggies. Finally, Brad heads to Nashville for a taste of Grandma's cooking at The Tennessee Cobbler Company. Chef Jami Joe shows him how to make a Peach Cobbler Milkshake and her grandma's Blueberry-Lemon Cobbler with fresh blueberries and ice cream.
In St. Louis, Brad Miller visits the Seoul Taco truck, where Chef David Choi is serving up a unique spin on Mexican food by infusing it with the flavors of Korea. Brad samples a Gogi Bowl and the popular Korean barbecue burrito filled with marinated beef and spicy kimchi fried rice. Next, Brad travels to Portland, Ore., to meet Chef Victor Darchini at his Caspian Kabob food truck. Victor shows Brad how to make authentic Persian food, including his popular lamb and beef kabob. Brad sticks around Portland and stops at the Wild North food truck, where Chef Brandon Hughes uses his wood-fired oven to deliver the inventive Shrimp Boil Bread Bowl. For dessert, Brad satisfies his sweet tooth with the decadent Campfire S'Mores Cookies featuring toasted bourbon-vanilla marshmallows.
Brad Miller begins his culinary adventure in Nashville at Red's 615 Kitchen food truck, where Chef Eric White is known for his take on the local favorite, hot chicken. Then Brad heads out west to Portland, Ore., where he checks out White Elephant Asian Fusion, a food truck delivering authentic Laotian cuisine. Brad samples a few dishes from Chef Chris Soutavong, including his special Green Papaya Salad and Waterfall Beef with sirloin marinated in soy sauce, red chile and ginger. Finally, Brad heads up to Seattle to visit the city's first Native American food truck, Off the Rez. Chef Cecilia Rikard shows Brad how to make their famous frybread taco topped with sausage gravy and a fried egg, and for dessert, they assemble an ice cream sundae with all the fixins nestled between more fresh, warm frybread.
Brad Miller's food truck trek starts at Wood Shop BBQ in Seattle, where Chef Matt Davis serves up massive smoked beef ribs and chicken wings tossed in his special Kansas City-style barbecue sauce. Next up is the Hapa PDX truck in Portland, Ore., where Brad meets chefs and co-owners Sara and Michael Littman. He tries the G-Special Ramen with tender slices of pork belly, pickled shiitake mushrooms and a soft-boiled egg. Finally, Brad stops in St. Louis to visit Farmtruk, where owner Samantha Mitchell serves her mouthwatering soft-shell crab BLT and a St. Louis specialty -- gooey butter cake -- topped with fresh strawberry sauce and whipped honey goat cheese.
Brad Miller hits the road in St. Louis, where he gets a taste of authentic Hawaiian food from Buzz's Hawaiian Grill food truck. Brad tries Chef Thomas "Buzz" Moore's signature yellow fin tuna poke bowl and his Kalua Pork Buns topped with barbecue sauce and pineapple slaw. Next, Brad travels to Seattle to meet Chef Shimi Kahn at Falafel Salam, where he tries the lamb gyro salad and the famous falafel with spicy pickled mango sauce. Then Brad finishes things off in Nashville at the Retro Sno truck, where he learns how to make extra-large snow cones from scratch with a variety of homemade toppings. He tries the Rainbow Snoball with cherry, pineapple and blueberry sauces as well as the Tres Leches Snoball with vanilla ice cream, caramel and sweetened condensed milk.
Brad Miller starts his search for great bites on wheels in Venice Beach, Calif., at the Prince of Venice, a food truck owned by an actual Italian prince, Prince Emanuele di Savoia! His trusted chef, Madeline, is winning over locals with her authentic handmade pastas, like Bucatini with Lemon Sauce. Then Brad travels to Minneapolis, Minn., to visit Flagsmash, where Chef Jaime Gonzalez is taking his favorite dishes from around the world and mashing them up with the beloved Mexican tortilla. Size does matter when it comes to his Megadilla, a crispy, monster-sized quesadilla loaded with chicken shawarma. While in Minneapolis, Brad also visits Sssdude-Nutz, where owner Bradley Taylor takes customers on a trip down memory lane with his playful doughnuts.
Brad Miller travels to Los Angeles to visit a husband-and-wife-owned truck that's winning over Californians with its authentic taste of France one buttery crepe at a time. Next, he's off to North Carolina for a taste of Indian street food made by an award-winning chef. Finally, Brad visits a larger-than-life hot dog cart in North Carolina that's putting a delicious spin on the American classic.
Brad Miller visits the Mile High City, Denver, where the family-run Simply Pizza Truck is cranking out crowd-pleasing Neapolitan-style pizzas in 90 seconds flat thanks to a massive wood-burning oven. Their menu ranges from the Hatch Pizza with shredded chicken and roasted green chilies to the Belgian Farmer Pizza with bacon, Brussels sprouts and goat cheese. Next, Brad heads south to Atlanta, where the Happy Belly truck is cooking up artisanal burgers that boast meats from their custom ceramic smoker. Finally, Brad travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to find The Cookie Bar, where specialty cookies are infused with homemade spirits.
Brad Miller starts off in Nashville, where Chef Danny Bua is packing unique flavor combinations into soft tortilla tacos on That Awesome Taco Truck. Brad tries the '80s Throwback Taco with a cheese quesadilla base as well as The Lobster Roll taco with lobster tail in a creamy sauce. Next, Brad travels to Portland, Ore., for reimagined Indian food at the DesiPDX truck. Deepak Saxena cooks Brad his signature Cardamom Chai Drumsticks and Methi Mirthi Shrimp with stir-fried pumpkin seeds and curry leaves. For dessert, Brad heads to Seattle to visit the BeanFish truck, where Brady Woo is serving up traditional Japanese-style, fish-shaped waffles stuffed with delightful treats like chocolate, marshmallows, crushed fortune cookies and fruit cereal with condensed milk.
Brad Miller heads to Seattle, where Rob Killiam of Bread and Circuses is dishing out comfort food with a playful twist. Brad samples the Nacho Cheeseburger and the Pizza Supreme Corn Dog before heading across town to find the Peasant Food Manifesto truck, where owner Beth Clement is making comfort foods inspired by global cuisine. Brad tries her Kimchi Mac and Cheese as well as the Korean Cheesesteak. Finally, Brad heads to Hollywood for dessert at the Recess Ice Cream truck. Owner Jessica Lo Ibarra specializes in loaded ice cream sandwiches, and Brad tries a double chocolate cookie creation with chocolate ice cream and pieces of malted milk balls. Then he double dips with the French Toast Ice Cream Sandwich, which has blueberry cheesecake ice cream between battered and fried Texas toast.