The Art of Boar and Red Koi are real, functioning food trucks, but were renamed for this episode. The scenes at Red Koi were filmed on the famed Hollywood Boardwalk on Hollywood Beach, providing a bit of realism to the conflict in the plot between boardwalk-based food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants.
The big ham in Tony's truck was real. A few people on set tasted it, but rules prohibit cast and crew from eating prop food. Such a shame!
Dichen Lachman, who plays Lana Kim, gets her exotic looks from a Tibetan mother and Australian father. She starred in the TV show Dollhouse, along with Reed Diamond, who plays Greg Doucet in this episode. Dichen also had a role on Hawaii Five-O — a show Taylor Cole, who plays Jennifer Starke, also guest starred on.
We shot Russo's Caffe at a real restaurant, which was closed during filming. But a few crew members did return to the scene of the crime for dinner that weekend. Dessert was on the house.
Kiele Sanchez, who plays Callie, really looks like she knows what she's doing as a nurse and med student thanks to our on staff medical techs. They help educate her so she doesn't make any obvious mistakes when she's supposed to be performing medical tasks.
Ron Underwood directed this episode. He has a long resume of work, including directing episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, and Ugly Betty.
Councilman Doucet's office was shot in the office of the Mayor of Parkland, Michael Udine. And the video on Jim's phone of Tony throwing his shoes at Doucet was filmed in Parkland's City Hall Council chambers. We did a lot of filming there this season — Parkland is always so accommodating!
Production notes courtesy of Marc Weinstein.