Food trucks and fish tacos in the name of journalism

Good morning readers. Figured I would start the terribleness that is Monday morning with a post about something delicious. Namely, gourmet food trucks.

So hot right now. For those that don’t know, these trucks roam around DC tweeting their locations, building hipster armies of followers with their witty foods and phrases. The most famous in DC is Fojol, i.e. the “traveling culinary carnival” or, as most people know them, the costumed Indian food truck guys. Many trucks have been in DC since early last year, but since tweet-following requires a degree of planning that I truly do not possess, I only finally visited one this weekend. It’s called Sauca and I ran into it by chance:

Sauca has only been open 2 months. It is owned by an former global investment banker, driven by a former international communications officer and it’s foods are inspired by different international cuisines. So, butter chicken from India, Pork Bahn Mi from Vietnam, and dessert waffles from Belgium, among others. The menu changes. In the name of investigative journalism, I ordered a Mexicali fish taco. DELICIOUS. It looked like this:

Ok. So maybe the first photo is 2/3 of a taco. I might have started eating it and then took some crappy photo on my iphone for the blog, which i then supplemented with a professional picture. But I mean, what if I waited and it got cold?! You want me to ruin a SNACK for a stupid picture? Anyways, taco was great. Well seasoned, cooked on the spot, and had a nice amount of spicy kick, I will definitely go back.

However, before some other snob does, I will point out that this taco, like Sauca’s other menu items, is “inspired” by fish tacos. So it’s not an traditional fish taco and doesn’t claim to be. It’s as big as my head, on flat bread, and the fish is grilled, rather than fried. A traditional fish taco would look like this:

So there, now you can’t criticize it for authenticity and can just enjoy it like a normal person.

OH, and these trucks are perfect for wealthy white people. Like if I were a hip DC socialite, I would definitely throw a garden party where people wear fancy hats, but then randomly hire one of these gourmet trucks to show up and everyone would think I was so crazy and urban and spontaneous. “Oh Spy daaaahling” they would say, “what a commotion you are causing! I feel like one of our gardeners with this truck about!! Such fun!!”

Because that’s how high society talks. Anyways, if you want to check out Sauca, go to their website, visit twitter, or just be lazy and hope they stop in front of you. Your call.

14 thoughts on “Food trucks and fish tacos in the name of journalism

  1. Why is DC like two decades behind? Did food trucks really just become popular? REALLY? What will be the next big discovery, machines that keep drinks in them and then vend them? we could call these, VENDing machines… oh the possibilities

  2. Empire State Elitist is correct. Like nearly all things, New York stole the food cart idea from London ages before DC did.

  3. That is true. I mean, horizontal streets, vertical streets, AND diagonal? I mean, that’s crazy.

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