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April 24, 2014 Food Truck Tracker

Puddin’ Launches Food Truck In DC! @DCPuddin

Puddin’ has been serving at Eastern Market since 2011, but as of Feb 5, 2014, they are now serving their comfort food, daily, from a food truck!  More info and menu details are on their page.

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Hula Girl Bar & Grill Opens In Cleavland Park! @HulaGirlBG (Pop-Up for 4-5 weeks)

Tim Carman from the Washington Post has the details on the Hula Girl food truck taking some time off to entertain fans in a pop-up restaurant! The address is: 3407 Connecticut Ave NW and hours are listed on their website.  The pop-up is expected to run for 4-5 weeks, and there is talk about the HGBG opening in a more permanent location in the future.  Congrats to Mikala on the new venture! :-)

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New truck: Guapo’s @guaposfoodtruck

Guapo’s will be serving their Tex-Mex cuisine starting next week in Fairfax.  DC permits are in the works, as well!  Here is more info, including menu details.

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Seoul Food Truck To Retire At End Of February To Focus On Restaurant @SeoulFoodDC

Thanks to David for letting us all know the bittersweet news that Seoul Food truck (serving in Arlington) has decided to retire at the end of this month so that they can focus additional effort on their fabulous restaurant located at 2514 University Blvd West, Silver Spring, MD (right off the Wheaton metro station).

Fojol Bros’ Elastic Highways @elastichighways Project Coming Soon To 202 Florida Ave NW!

Fojol Bros posted a twitpic this morning of their upcoming project, Elastic Highways.  The first installation of this bustaurant project will be located at 202 Florida Ave NW! You can find out more info on the Elastic Highways website, Twitter and Facebook.

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Coming Soon to DC: Kalaveras @kalaverasdc (Mexican)

A new Mexican food truck is coming soon to DC, named Kalaveras!  I am still waiting on more details from the owner, but got their page started here.

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New DC Truck: Kabob King @kabob_king

Thanks to FTF reader, Kevin, for letting us know about Kabob King!  They have been serving exclusively in the Van Ness / Friendship Heights area this month and are now being tracked on FTF!  They have a mixed menu including lamb/chicken/steak kabobs as well as cheesesteaks, fried shrimp and chicken tenders.

Food Trucks Launch Grassroots Effort to Lift Alexandria Ban

Hot off the presses, by way of the DMV Food Truck Association:

Food Trucks Launch Grassroots Effort to Lift Alexandria Ban

Food Trucks Are Almost Completely Illegal in Alexandria, Including on Private Property

 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The DMV Food Truck Association today launched Alexandria Hearts Food Trucks, a grassroots effort to lift the city’s ban on food trucks.

The website, www.AlexandriaFoodTrucks.org, features food trucks facts, top 10 myths and highlights food trucks’ role as small business incubators and job multipliers.

“In addition to offering exciting and delicious lunchtime choices, food trucks help to make vibrant communities and contribute to the local economy,” said Doug Povich, chairman of the DMV Food Truck Association. But, unlike their neighbors in Arlington and DC, Alexandria residents cannot enjoy these and other benefits that food trucks provide.”

Food trucks are illegal in Alexandria with the exception of construction sites and permitted special events, Povich said, adding that several food truck association members are Alexandria residents or have brick-and-mortar kitchens in Alexandria.

The city last year formed a food truck task force to examine ways to lift the ban.

“We’re grateful to the City of Alexandria’s food truck task force for exploring ways to lift the city’s ban on food trucks, and we appreciate the opportunity to be a participant on the task force, “ Povich said. “The information on www.AlexandriaFoodTrucks.org is a great compliment to the task force’s work.”

 

The DMV Food Truck Association is a group of more than 70 local food truck owner-operators. We seek to sustain the wellbeing of our industry, foster a sense of community and work in partnership to improve food truck regulations. We are engaged community members who deeply care about our city and believe in working together to make a positive impact.

New Arlington Truck: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken @AstroDoughnuts (Launching Today)

The Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken brick & mortar shop, located at (1308 G St NW), has launched a food truck starting today! (1/16)  They appear to be permitted in Arlington at the moment and will open their window in Ballston today.  The marginally legible copy of the menu is here. :)

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Photo courtesy of Astro’s Twitter feed

DC Food Truck News For Thursday (1/9)

Here are some news updates for this week of DC food truck action:

  • BBQ Bus serving special pot pie this week! (more info below)
  • Pars Kabob is now tweeting for 2 trucks
  • Friendship Heights continues to attract food trucks, with Kimchi BBQ and Saffron serving today

BBQ Bus special Pot Pie
BBQ Bus is entering a time of the year (the cold of winter) when they dish out specials for just one week at a time. (Guiness-brasied beef stew, BBQ bacon meatloaf, etc.) Today and Friday Tadd is serving an absolute favorite: Chicken pot pie. It’s based on a recipe his grandfather used to prepare in his restaurant in Tampa. It’s served over browned-butter mashed potatoes and topped with a buttermilk cornmeal biscuit instead of pie crust.

Enjoy!



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