Going Out Guide: food trucks


Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/06/2014

‘Dog Days’: A documentary about bringing better food to D.C. streets

The film about D.C.’s iconic hot dog carts will have other screenings later this year.

By Tim Carman  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Film, Food, food trucks

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

New food truck alert: Astro Doughnuts hits the road

The food truck will be serving up coffee and doughnuts in Arlington.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doughnuts, Food, food trucks, Restaurants

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Owners pull the plug on PORC truck

Josh Saltzman and Trent Allen need the time to focus on other projects, including Kangaroo Boxing Club.

By Tim Carman  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food trucks, PORC truck

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/03/2013

New vending zones force some food trucks to alter business plans

Vendors who have developed followers away from D.C.’s main squares are not ready to forsake those locations.

By Tim Carman  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/20/2013

New regulations could usher in a golden era of street vending

The new rules should bring more food and merchandise options to the streets and sidewalks of Washington.

By Tim Carman  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Woodlands Vegan Bistro hits the road with mobile soul food

The owners of Everlasting Life Cafe are serving vegan fare to the lunch crowd.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, food trucks, vegan

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Return of the Frank cart, Basil Thyme staying on the road and other street food news

Nathan Anda's hot dog cart returns for one night only; Basil Thyme not calling it quits after all.

By Tim Carman  |  05:28 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Who has better food trucks: D.C. or New York? August 'throwdown' will find out

Seven D.C. trucks will face off against seven New York trucks -- including the renowned Wafels

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, food trucks

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Sliders food truck coming to downtown D.C. courtesy Kickstarter, Twitter spam

D.C. Sliders will serve beef, crab cake and pulled pork sliders, as well as salads, sweet potato fries and cupcakes

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food truck, food trucks, kickstarter, sliders

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Local filmmaker debuts D.C. food truck doc tonight on MPT

American University graduate Robert Paschen spent almost two years following the District's mobile vendors to produce "Capital Food Fight."

By Tim Carman  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food trucks, Restaurants

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/14/2013

ChefDriven truck drives off into the sunset today

Owner Jerry Trice has sold his vehicle to the Everlasting Life Cafe, which hopes to start selling vegan and vegetarian fare on the streets in a few weeks.

By Tim Carman  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Six D.C. food trucks included among America's 101 best

Pepe, Fojol Bros. and Rito Loco are among the locals included on the Daily Meal's list of the 101 Best Food Trucks in America.

By Tim Carman  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 05/31/2013

D.C. committee recommends the city reject street vending regulations

Chairman Vincent Orange wants to enact emergency legislation to amend the rules.

By Tim Carman  |  10:28 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Jose Andres: We need food truck regulations that work for everyone

The restaurateur and food truck owner believes restaurants and food trucks can peacefully coexist on the streets of Washington.

By Tim Carman | @timcarman  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/10/2013

D.C. plans more than 150 central locations for food trucks

The new numbers didn't immediately calm the food truck association.

By Tim Carman | @timcarman  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Food trucks to give Farragut Square a possible taste of the future

Seventeen food trucks will park on Farragut Square today and not sell a single meal from noon to 1 p.m. in protest to the proposed vending regulations.

By Tim Carman  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Post editorial board opposes proposed food truck regulations

"[I]f the choice is between accepting these regulations as proposed and waiting another year, we'll wait, and so should the council. Why would the city want to snuff out success?" [READ MORE]

By Post editorial board  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Public is hungry for better vending regulations for food trucks

Based on public feedback, the District may need to consider changes to the vending regulations that could make life harder for mobile vendors.

By Tim Carman  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/08/2013

D.C. committee postpones April 30 food truck hearing

The postponement itself has caused a minor tremor in the D.C. food truck community.

By Tim Carman  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Photos: Inside the carnivalesque Fojol Bros. headquarters in Hyattsville

The so-called Factory serves many purposes in the Fojol empire: commissary, flophouse, costume studio and war room.

By Tim Carman  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, food trucks

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Arlington looks to expand vending hours for food trucks

The county has proposed interim fixes to its vending ordinance until it can enact more comprehensive changes.

By Tim Carman  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, food trucks

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013

D.C.’s food truck fleet lines up for its first inauguration

President Obama’s second-term inauguration also marks the official anniversary of the modern food-truck movement in the District.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  food trucks, inauguration

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013

D.C. food truck app TruckToMe needs roadside assistance

TruckToMe relies on the kindness of mobile vendors for its success.

By Tim Carman  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Chick-fil-A prepares D.C. food truck launch

Wear a cow costume to Chick-fil-A’s food truck on Friday and you’ll walk away with free food.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:40 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, food trucks