The Food Network has enlisted celebrity chef Tyler Florence to help bring food truck culture to reality TV. On Sunday August 15th, the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race premiers at 10PM EST. Sadly, no members of Atlanta’s burgeoning community will be on the show. However, a number of notable street slinging foodies are featured. The complete list … after the jump!
Do I have an iPhone? Absolutely not. Will I ever get one? I seriously doubt it. Is that something Im proud of? Damn skippy! That said, foursquare (iTunes page) is a kick ass app that ALMOST makes me want to rethink my stance.
What exactly is foursquare? Its a location aware social media tool that allows you to update your location, send shouts to your friends, track your ‘achievements,’ and keep a to-do list that is shared with your friends. You can also add additional information about your favorite food or beer to your favorite hangouts.
Ive watched a couple of demos of this thing and I gotta say it looks like a winner. I, like the gang over at Read Write Web, think the real kicker to this whole thing is the achievement system. Think of it like the Xbox 360 Achievement system for your night life! Though Atlanta is not yet available, I am glad to see that they have a mobile version so those of us using dated technology (Treo 755p cough cough) can still play.
For those of you who live here in Atlanta, be patient Im sure theyll get to us soon. For now, the city selection is limited to Austin, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, & Washington DC.
In addition to a new spot in East Atlanta and one in Washington DC, Richard Blais proclaimed Austin, Texas as the luckily winner in the FLIP burger boutique sweepstakes. As this burger bug continues to spread, we can only wish Richard the best. I myself am starting to get a little frustrated with this whole burger thing; however, I love his game, so let’s hope for good things. Congrats on your success Richard!!!!