The Washington Business Journal has the scoop on a new software platform, developed by George Mason University masters students, that let’s DC food truck owners swap DCRA lottery parking spots!
The background here is that every month, DC food trucks apply for and receive assigned parking spaces for all of the hot serving locations in the District. Sometimes, the food truck owners don’t get assigned the locations that they prefer to serve from on specific days, so begins a very manual process of tweeting, emailing, texting and calling other food truck owners to swap their assigned spaces; a job better preformed by a computer.
It sounds like the system is still in development, to be tested next month! What does this mean for you? Well, less vacant DCRA lottery parking spaces and more lunch options.
Thanks to David for the tip!
It’s almost that time of the year again, DC food truck fans! Truckeroo is DC’s largest food truck gathering, held during the warm months of the year at the Half St Fairgrounds, across from the Navy Yard/Ballpark metro station. I have already confirmed that Akridge’s sale of some of the Fairgrounds property will not affect the schedule for this year. Here are your Save The Dates:
Chef Seb got in touch to let us know that he is now permitted to serve in DC and will do so starting March 1! Here is more info on Chef Seb.
The City Paper broke the heart-breaking news that The Mothership in Park View is, unfortunately, closing. But, Stephan plans on bringing back the El Floridano food truck after the restaurant closure in February.
El Floridano is one of the original DC food trucks that serves a delicious line-up of gourmet sandwiches. We welcome Stephan back to the food truck community with open arms!
A mobile version of Z-Burger is expected to hit the road next week! They have entered the mobile vending lottery and have the following assigned spots for January 2015:
Monday: Union Station
Tuesday: L’Enfant Plaza
Wednesday: Farragut Sq
Thursday: Franklin Sq
I’ll update with more info as I get it, including menu details! In the mean time, check out the write-up in the Washington Post.
Brandon, from Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, wants to let everyone know that the truck is in hibernation during these winter months, but for the month of December they have a soda bar stand open on weekends only at the National Harbor. The soda stand menu consists of warm treats such as Bread Pudding, Apple Crisp and various savory items that change each weekend such as chili and chicken stews.
— Popped! Republic (@PoppedRepublic) November 21, 2014
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