D.C.'s Food Trucks Assemble Into a Herd

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    We're not talking about your local volunteer drive. (Published Friday, Oct 8, 2010)

    Empanadas, lobster rolls, barbecue burritos, Korean tacos... and sweet-cream-and-corn popsicles! Are we in heaven? Or at least at the restaurant of our dreams?

    Not at all. We’re actually on the streets, at Artwalk’s Curbside Cookoff (909 H St. N.W.). On Oct. 7 and 8, Curbside Cookoff brings together D.C.’s best mobile vendors with D.C.’s best on and off-street performers, to increase consumer awareness of an important issue... and give us some tasty bites, of course.

    "Some of the bigger brick-and-mortar businesses out there are trying to end the whole new street cuisine theme," said one of the chefs at TaKorean, a Korean taco vendor. "[The Department of Consumer and Affairs] is allowing us to get some public support on our side. I think it’s a terrific event.”

    Public support will be critical for the new food truck movement, as food vendors' regulations and limitations are currently being discussed.

    Meanwhile, the debate still rages over which vendor is best, and attendees can vote via text. Some people, however, are just happy with stretching their stomachs will all the choices.

    "It’s really nice to see all the different options that are out there," said Ned, a food truck enthusiast. "You never see them all together at once."

    Curbside Cookoff has proven one thing: The new cuisine wave has washed ashore in D.C. And thankfully, it looks like it won’t be leaving... er, driving off anytime soon.

    VENDORS INCLUDE:

    BBQ Bandidos
    Curbside Cupcakes
    DC Empanadas
    DC Slices
    District Taco
    Eat Sauca
    Eat Wonky
    El Floridano
    Fojol Bros.
    Food Chain DC
    Fry Captain
    Pedro and Vinny's Burrito Cart
    Pleasant Pops
    Rebel Heroes
    Red Hook Lobster Truck
    Sweet Bites
    Sweetflow Mobile
    Takorean
    Yellow Cart
    Yellow Truck

    PERFORMERS INCLUDE:

    "The Human Beatbox" Christylz Bacon
    Beat Ya Feet Kings
    Graffiti Artists Tim Conlon & Decoay Acro-Yogis
    DJ RBI
    Yoga Artist Julie Eisenberg
    Tap Dancing Quynn Johnson
    The Light
    Pastorale
    Farafina Kan & Sahara Dance
    Markus Smith
     


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