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September 1, 2014 Food Truck Tracker

Clarendon Truck Rally Is Going To The Dogs Tonight! (August 28)

CLARENDON TRUCK RALLY IS GOING TO THE DOGS ON AUGUST 28TH
Celebrate the Final Dog Days of Summer with a Special Dog Adoption Night

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Clarendon Truck Rally will be adding a special feature to the weekly food truck event to celebrate the final days of summer. The night will feature a few furry four legged friends looking for a good home from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, along with a selection of Arlington based dog friendly businesses, including Loyalty Pet Care, Dogma Bakery & Boutique and KissAble Canine.

The event will be held from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in the Wells Fargo parking lot located at 3140 N. Washington Boulevard in Arlington, just one block from the Clarendon Metro. Food will be available at the truck rally until 9 PM.

Enjoy savory cuisine from BaBa’s Big Bite, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Willie’s Po Boy. Arlington’s new grilled cheese truck, Melted, will be debuting at the event as well. Top it all off with a sweet cupcake from SweetArt, and quench those shopping cravings with The Thread Truck who’ll be selling off summer fashions to make room for new fall styles.

For more information, and to keep up to date on which trucks will be participating in the Clarendon Truck Rally each week, follow @LinkLocale on Twitter or at Facebook.com/LinkLocale, #ClarendonTruckRally.

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New Fairfax truck: Sloppy Mama’s @SloppyMamas

A new Fairfax, VA truck has begun service: Sloppy Mama’s!  They serve a classic menu of BBQ options.  Check out the full menu on their page!

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TaKorean To Open Navy Yard Store On Monday! @takorean

The address: 1212 4th Street, SE

The press release:

TaKorean is thrilled to be opening a new fast-casual restaurant in the Twelve12 building at The Yards. The grand opening will be Monday August 18th. TaKorean CEO, Mike Lenard, says: “Takorean could not be happier to open our first full- scale restaurant amongst the vibrant food and recreational scene at the yards.” The Yards is a diverse neighborhood where residents and visitors can find lively entertainment with lunchtime concerts, outdoor movies, a seasonal farmers’ market, Nationals Park and special events and festivals in the Yards Parks on the riverfront.
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One Food Truck Fan Will Win Seat at Curbside Cookoff Judges’ Table #DMVFTA

One Food Truck Fan Will Win Seat at Curbside Cookoff Judges’ Table

WASHINGTON, DC – One lucky food truck fan will win a seat at the all-star judges’ table at the Curbside Cookoff food truck festival, the DMV Food Truck Association announced today.

The winning food truck fan will join Washington Post food writer Tim Carmen, Chef Ris Lacoste and Valerie Van Dyke of the Virginia Beef Industry Council to judge dishes prepared in three different secret ingredient chef battles and one dessert bakeoff.

Curbside Cookoff is 11 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sep. 6 at 1st and M Streets NE in Washington, DC.

The winner for the judge’s seat will be selected from food truck fans that buy their ticket to Curbside Cookoff before Sep. 1. Tickets can purchased at www.tasteusa.com/event/curbside-cookoff ($5).

Chef Battles

Three live chef battles will take place in the Curbside Cookoff Arena: A sparse, outdoor kitchen equipped with butane burners and a cooler of secret ingredients. The chef battles will be MC’d by the Sports Junkies 106.7 The Fan.

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Dessert chefs will also compete in the Curbside Bakeoff. Chefs will be judged on how they use one key ingredient in a dessert: Ancho chilies. The dish can be any dessert – cakes, pies, cupcakes, even a milk shake – and the chilies can be dried or fresh.

New truck: Healthy Fool @fool_healthy (Arlington)

Thanks to David, the FTF Rosslyn Bureau chief, for alerting us about a new Asian cuisine food truck in Arlington! :-) A snapshot of the menu is on their page.

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Truckeroo Happy Hour In Effect! Open Until 11pm!

This pic says it all – come join in on the fun! #Truckeroo

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Truckeroo Is Open! Now – 11pm, 26 Food Trucks! #Truckeroo

The gate swings open for Truckeroo @ Half St and M St SE (Navy Yard / Ballpark metro entrance)!  Come join us at Fairgrounds and enjoy the fare from 26 food trucks + experience a unique retail (clothing) truck, named Street Boutique.  Free admission, all ages, music, games and adult beverages await!  List of trucks serving today.

Today Is Truckeroo! 11am-11pm Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner (August 8) #Truckeroo

Today(August 8) is DC’s monthly food truck event, with all of your favorite food trucks combined with music, games, and adult beverages!  From 11am-11pm, meet us at the Fairgrounds (Half St and M St SE) across from the Navy Yard/ballpark metro entrance.  Follow the sounds of music or the scent of delicious food.  All ages and plenty of seating is provided.  See you there!

Here is the list of trucks attending.

 

Truckeroo Is Friday! (August 8)

Truckeroo, DC’s largest food truck festival, will be held this Friday, August 8, from 11am-11pm at the Fairgrounds (Half St SE and M St SE, across from the Navy Yard metro station)!  All-ages, music, games and adult beverages will be available. Grab some tasty treats from your favorite food trucks for lunch, happy hour and dinner!

Here is the truck list:

  • Bada Bing
  • Big Cheese
  • Bon Mi
  • Borinquen Lunch Box
  • Cajunators
  • Carmen’s Italian Ice
  • Cole’s palette
  • Crepe Love
  • DC Empanadas
  • DC Pollo
  • DC Slices
  • Doug the Food Dude
  • Fava Pot
  • Feelin’ Crabby
  • Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
  • Kaftamania
  • NeatMeatDC
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling
  • Sang on wheels
  • South Meets East
  • Street Boutique
  • Surfside
  • TaKorean
  • Tapas
  • That Cheesecake Truck
  • Woodshed

DMV Food Truck Association Debuts New Logo @dmvfta

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DMV Food Truck Association Unveils New Logo

A local food truck supporter is the winner of a design contest to create the new logo of the DMV Food Truck Association (FTA).

Peter Dovak, a 27-year-old project director at a DC venture capital company, receives a free lunch from each FTA member for his design.

“I moved to Washington from Louisville, Kentucky in 2011, and before then I had never seen a food truck,” Dovak said. “My office is smack between two popular food truck spots, Franklin Park and Metro Center, so I was introduced to them immediately and I fell in love just as quickly.”

Dovak’s bold and simple design features a food truck below a fork, spoon and star. The vibrant blue, red and yellow are colors of the DC, Maryland and Virginia flags and represent the FTA’s regional membership. The food truck’s bumpers and wheels pop out from the logo, conveying one of industry’s central tenets – mobility. The spoon and fork along with red and yellow colors signify food truck cuisine. White space carves out the shape of DC in the upper right corner, and coupled with the star pays homage to the original logo and the association’s roots.

The FTA launched the logo contest earlier this year. Dovak’s design was chosen from nearly a dozen entries.

“When it came time to create a new logo, of course we turned to the food truck community,” said Che Ruddell-Tabisola, FTA Executive Director. “We have the greatest food trucks supporters in the country. They’re always here for us: Whether it’s 100-plus degrees, there’s snow on the ground or they’re contacting their councilmembers for better food truck regulations. Our supporters are the whole reason we’re here.”

The logo is one of many new things introduced in 2014 heralding the start of a new era for the FTA, which had previously been known as the DC Food Truck Association and Food Truck Association of Metropolitan Washington. The new logo and name accompanied the hiring of the FTA’s first paid Executive Director, expanded mission, increased programming and focus on education, and greater regional presence.

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