We really thought we had this one all figured out. After finding out before the show even aired that it would come down to Grill ‘Em All and Nom Nom Truck in New York, we predicted that the Nomsters would decimate the headbangers, given their youthful vigor, marketing savvy, and relative experience. We saw the Vietnamese banh mi truck kick a whole lot of booty throughout the show, just as we watched the traffic climb for any and all information we’d posted on one of the truck’s resident hotties, Misa Chien. But in the end, our predictions fell flat. What happened once the trucks took Manhattan?
Zap 2 It recounts the final episode, wherein Nom Nom got the Bronx cheer from Yankees fans who had already eaten and Grill ‘Em not too surprisingly found a more secure place in fans’ hearts for burgers over bahn mi. Next, the two trucks had to pull a Freaky Friday-style switch wherein Grill ‘Em made the famous Vietnamese sandwiches and Nom Nom flipped burgers. Nate Appleman declared Nom Nom a winner for their version with sriracha mayo, also not too surprising, as we’ve always liked Nom’s meat much more than their bread and let’s face it, making decent burgers is easier than re-creating banh mi.
The final competition found the two trucks trying to race to the top of the Empire State Building and snatch a check from Tyler Florence for $50,000. It all came down to this and after selling burgers to Gothamites, Grill ‘Em All troopered its way to the top of the building and scored the scratch, making them the ultimate winners of the show. A good, hard-fought battle for two veterans of L.A.’s food truck trend.
What do you think? Were you bummed to see Nom Nom lose after winning so many challenges? Or do you think Grill ‘Em All was justified in taking the title? Please let us know your thoughts in our comments.