Cleveland's food truck restaurant Hodge Podge competing for top prize on The Great Food Truck Race

CLEVELAND - Cleveland's own Hodge Podge is one of eight food trucks from across the country competing for $100,000 in the second season of The Food Network's popular reality show, The Great Food Truck Race .

Run by chef Chris Hodgson, his girlfriend Jacquelyn Romanin, and his sister Catie Hodgson, Hodge Podge will embark on an epic coast-to-coast culinary road trip convincing Americans to try something new.

Each week, the trucks compete in challenges to see who can sell the most food and make it to the next level. The losing team drives home.

The Hodge Podge truck will feature chicken and waffle tacos, certified angus beef ribeye tacos, foie gras tar tar and tuna sashimi.

Chris Hodgson started his first food truck, Dim and Den Sum, in Cleveland on a dare before the city even allowed them. He's credited for bringing the food truck craze to Cleveland and turning the city into a destination for all types of four-wheel restaurants.

The Great Food Truck Race premiers on Sunday, August 14 at 10 p.m. on The Food Network.

Hodgson has a vision to turn his four-wheel restaurant into three restaurant concepts inside buildings, with the first being located in downtown Cleveland.

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