Food on Wheels

Palate Party's Robyn Almodovar Hosts Hell's Kitchen Watch Party Tonight

There's only one thought that comes to mind when we watch Hell's Kitchen, the combination cooking show/fraternity hazing hosted by foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay on Fox television -- "Is it worth it?"

For local chef Robyn Almodovar, the answer is yes. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate's food truck, Palate Party, continues to attract steady crowds, and the young chef has recently been seen in local cooking competitions and food-truck roundups.

Though ousted from the show, Almodovar returns to assist finalist Christina Wilson in tonight's season finale. Wilson competes against Justin Antiorio for the win and a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas.


To mark the occasion, Almodovar is hosting a watch party tonight at Hollywood's Arts Park.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Almodovar will chat with food truck fans as she

serves us soft shell crabs ($12), meatball sliders ($8), and garlic

truffle fries ($3). At 8 p.m., watch the finale of Hell's Kitchen live

from Almodovar's Palate Party food truck.

Over two dozen food trucks join Almodovar's Palate Party for the weekly roundup, including:

B.C. Tacos;

Big Kahuna;

Boba Station;

Che Grill;

Clarabelle's Cupcakes;

Cold Stone Creamery;

Cucina Al Mare;

Daddy's Grill;

Dog Eat Dog;

Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes;

El Rincon del Coqui;

Fireman Derek's Pies;

Grill Master Cafe;

Killer Pasta;

Mangia Mia; Mojo on the Go;

Ms. Cheezious;

Overload Extreme Street Food; Porkalicious;

Rebel Grill;

Rio Samba Grill;

The Rolling Stove;

Slow Food Truck; and

Zombie Ice.

Here's a little trash-talking preview of tonight's show:
 




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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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