However you categorize it – street food, food trucks, street carts, or in our case, a mobile restaurant – the trend is heading to DC and there are LOTS of folks that are eager to see more, so says Todd Kliman, the food critic of Washingtonian magazine. We were so pleased to read this tidbit from his online chat on December 8th, we just had to share it!
Washington, DC: I was just in NYC, and they have food trucks roaming the city for just about every food (the waffles were my favourite but they also have a coffee truck, cupcakes, Korean BBQ.) Now DC has a few food trucks as well… what do you think of the trend? Think it will hit DC harder? Die down? What kind of food truck would you like to see?
What do I think of the trend? I love it. In fact, I think it’s one of the most important developments in food in the city in the past five years.
I would like to see more carts, more trucks, more variety, and even more energy.
This is part of having a real cultural life in the city. Along with street musicians. Along with public art. Along with architecture that inspires.
We have pockets of eclecticism, and I would like to see more. And we have street carts, now, but can have so many more. It’d be great to have more public art, and more interesting architecture, but the real city is never going to triumph over the federal city.
Well, we love it, too Todd! We hope there are many more folks out there that are thinking along the same lines as Todd, because we are gearing up to bring something very unique and delicious to DC streets in the New Year – Sauca is coming!