Food trucks keep rolling into the District! Over the next few months, three (maybe even four!) new food trucks are set to join the DC fleet. The first is EatWonky, a Canadian food truck that specializes in poutine, a Quebecois favorite of french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Yes, via careful installation of a deep fryer on a truck, EatWonky is bringing us their signature Wonkyfries as well as a Wonkydog, an All American hot dog with poutine fixins, and a grilled cheese sandwich with gravy. It hits the DC streets August 16th.
Poutine (from Canada!) via Joey DeVilla
Next on the list is FryCaptain, another fry truck (sans poutine) that lets you choose your fries, seasoning and dipping sauce, then wash it down with one of their signature milkshakes. They also serve all their sodas from glass bottles, which is a nice touch. Rounding out the food trucks is CapMac, which will specialize in pasta, including, you guessed it, roving Mac n’ Cheese, and the Red Hook Lobster Pound, which may be soon lobster rolling around DC for good.
Overwhelmed? You should be. They all announce their location via twitter. However, solutions abound! Both the WLDC Food Truck Tracker and Food Truck Fiesta provide live, interactive maps that show where food trucks are at all times. We Love DC posts the map every day before lunch while FTF is a live website. There is also a food truck list on twitter.
Finally for you regulatory (or entreprenuerial) nerds, here is an informative article on the complications of starting and running a food truck in DC. Let’s just say, regulating a moving eatery is…difficult. And for those of you still hankering for more DC news, here are some highlights: