Food Network's 'Great Food Truck Race' Memphis episode airs Sunday, Sept. 11

aspigcook1.jpg In its rundown of this past weekend's episode of "The Great Food Truck Race," TV Geek Army reminds us that the Memphis-filmed episode of the Food Network reality program airs at 8 p.m. CDT Sunday, Sept. 11.

Next week the four remaining trucks will head 570 miles southeast to Memphis, Tennessee. It looks like someone attempts to cheat and they will all have to serve up vegan food for the Speed Bump. Hopefully no one takes the easy road and offers up peanut butter and banana sandwiches as an homage to Elvis Presley.

Readers of The Commercial Appeal's Food section knew about the vegetarian/vegan challenge from the recent piece Jennifer Biggs wrote about the vegetarian kitchen. One of the vegetarian cooks Jennifer interviewed -- Memphis blogger and amateur chef Justin Fox Burks -- is one of the judges on the Memphis episode.

As one would expect, though, there is some sort of pork-related challenge for the remaining food trucks. When the Memphis episode was filmed during the ominous flood days of May, contestants were spotted carrying butchered whole hogs around Downtown Memphis.

PICTURED: Jason Quinn (from left), Jesse Brockman and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck carry a whole hog from the Rendezvous restaurant to Court Square during filming of Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" on May 20.

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