Everyone knows that food trucks are the hip way to eat anymore. Who actually sits down to eat lunch? So totally uncool.
But in Arlington, a county ordinance limits food trucks to one hour parking (five minutes near a school), even at a two-hour meter, with penalties far heftier than just a parking ticket fine. The proprietors of Seoul Food D.C. decided to fight this. They enlisted the help of the Institute for Justice, last seen here taking Arlington to court in the Wag More Dogs mural case, who in turn enlisted the large law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, to fight for the right to eat kimchi and tacos and lobster and anything else while standing on a sidewalk.
Charged with enforcing such a draconian parking limit, the eminently sane commonwealth’s attorney of Arlington, Theo Stamos, said Monday the county law was too vague to bother. She asked a judge to dismiss the case against Seoul Food, the judge did so, and Arlington officials said they would be redrafting the food truck parking law.
The Post’s Allison Klein and Tim Carman have all the delicious details right here. Upright gourmands of Arlington, unite! I’ll be sitting down somewhere, or else I get that stuff all over me.