Curbside Cook-Off: A Girl with a Plan

Written by Lotus on Thursday, 11 of July , 2013 at 8:50 pm

This Saturday in Washington D.C. the Food Truck Association is hosting the first Curbside Cook-Off, a gathering of popular food trucks, music and unlimited beer to benefit the local charity, Miriam’s Kitchen.

I am obsessed with food trucks and their battle with those trying to regulate them out of business.  Unfortunately, I have only eaten at a few. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited and I don’t want to be overwhelmed, so I have to approach this awesome event with a plan.

– Don’t fill up on drinks.  I’m not a beer drinker, so this piece of advice is more of a public service.

– Make a beeline for Red Hook Lobster Pound.  As I wrote here a couple years ago, one of my food regrets is not getting their lobster roll when I saw there was no line.  I wrongly assumed they only took cash (most food trucks accept credit cards, some add a very small fee like 40 cents).  I will not make this mistake again.

– Falafel. I’ve never had it. It looks like there are several trucks that offer it, so I should take advantage.

Goodies Old Fashioned Frozen Custard and Treats. This is the only truck I’ve visited more than once.  It’s where I had my first (ever!) root beer float.  They’re always coming up with new and interesting treats.  All are as delicious and smooth as the owner.

– Cookies!  Clearly, I would need a food truck to tow me home if I were consuming full portions of everything.  The great think about cookies is that they are totally portable and, in theory, can be saved for later.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  I’ve also heard good things about Captain Cookie and the Milkman.  It would be an insult to not take my friend’s advice to try them.

– We plan, God laughs.  As I said, there are several foot trucks I’ve never been to, so I look forward to talking with other people there and hearing about their favorites and trying something new.  Here’s the list of all the trucks that will be there.

Here’s the list of venues for this weekend’s and future venues.  Hope to see you there!

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