Going mobile: local chef on reality show

Robyn Almodovar really knows how to roll. The Hollywood resident runs her own successful food truck called the Palate Party POP.

Now Almodovar is taking her smarts to the new Food Network competition Food Truck Faceoff, premiering 8 p.m. Thursday on Food Network.

The onetime Hell’s Kitchen contestant appears as a rotating judge, helping to figure out which of the four teams is qualified enough to end up with the grand prize: their own food truck for a year.

This reality outing was a little less stressful than her experience with Gordon Ramsay on the Fox show’s season 10.

“It was fun to be on the other side and to see things from a different perspective,” says Almodovar, who is originally from Brooklyn. “But I wear my heart on my sleeve and felt for the contestants. I’ve walked in their shoes.”


Crazy for travel and adventure? Try your luck at an open casting call to compete in the CBS reality series The Amazing Race. Head to Gulfstream Casino’s Sport of Kings area within the park (901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach) from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Photographers will be on hand to shoot audition video and submit application packages for each team that applies.

Each team of two should plan to speak for two minutes at the most. There is no minimum time so just make your case. Don’t forget photo ID. For more info, call event coordinator Tracy Letize 305-639-4418.


Another Bachelor in the making? If you see Bachelorette Ashley Hebert strolling around town, be sure to congratulate the new mom. The pediatric dentist and hubby J.P. Rosenbaum welcomed their first child, son Fordham Rhys Rosenbaum, on Tuesday, the Miami-based reality stars confirm to Us Weekly.


Informal poll: Will you go to Tiger Woods’ upcoming Jupiter sports bar for a chance to see the famous golfer or for the food and ambience? We thought so.

The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club will be located inside the in-development Harbourside Place entertainment and retail complex located on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1.

“I look forward to enjoying my restaurant as much as I hope the public will,” Woods said in the release about the spot, expected to open around February. “I envision a place where people can meet friends, watch sports on TV and enjoy a great meal.”


Scott Storch is a happy man. Not only did the disgraced music mega producer land a (quasi) positive feature in the Sept. 27 issue of Billboard magazine, but Storch’s mug graces the magazine’s contents page with his quote, “I wanted to be the man, the King of Miami.” Storch tells the publication that he is back in the studio recording with an aspiring local singer.