Posts Tagged ‘sauca’

Nov 3, 10

The North American sâuçá: Buffalo Chicken

Tingle your taste buds this week with our North American sâuçá: sweet and spicy Buffalo Chicken served on fresh flatbread or over savory saffron rice. Our inspiration comes from the Buffalo wing: an American sports bar classic since the 1960s. But where did these spicy little delicacies originate? The namesake for this saucy chicken snack comes from the city of Buffalo in Upstate New York where the Anchor Bar has been serving them up for nearly fifty years. A classic Buffalo sauce is made with a blend of cayenne pepper, butter, and vinegar. This hot, tangy, messy sauce is glazed over fried chicken wings and traditionally served with blue cheese dressing on the side.

Our Buffalo Chicken sâuçá reinvents this dish by taking the messy bones out of the picture and wrapping it in a neat, flatbread package. We smother our homemade Buffalo sauce over baked chicken thigh meat and top it with sweet, caramelized onions, and a healthy sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles to balance the heat. Just like America herself, this sâuçá is a veritable melting pot of flavors borrowing the cayenne pepper from Central America, some distinctly European blue cheese, and our signature Mediterranean-style flatbread.

Take a moment out of your day to treat your senses to this rich sâuçá: the smell of the sweet onions; the eyeful of tender chicken coated with colorful red, white, and blue toppings; the warmth of the soft flatbread in your hands. And finally, the heat of the hot sauce on your tongue followed by cool, soft bites of blue cheese. The combination of spicy, sweet, and savory is truly sublime; but don’t take our word for it. Grab this North American sâuçá for lunch, and you’ll return to the office full and happy without the tell-tale red-stained fingers synonymous with wing eaters. Well, maybe grabbing one napkin wouldn’t hurt…

Mar 29, 10

Sauca is Out & About & Making News!

The Ambassador of the Republic of Sauca, Farhad Assari and the Saucamobile

Hot off the presses – and hot from the Sauca griddle, more great press coverage and nice things said about our offerings from the Express Night Out...

“AN ARMY OF food trucks has stormed Washington in recent months. But the carts, which hawk a range of taste bud temptations, from cupcakes to chicken masala, don’t need to run over your diet.

Sauca, which serves up flatbread wrap-style sandwiches, boasts that its medi veggie sauca — stuffed with saffron rice, homemade hummus, kalamata olive spread, tomatoes and dill yogurt sauce — is filling without tons of calories.”

Read more about DC’s evolving street food / food truck scene – and check out our newly updated, accurate and easy-to-follow location schedule so you can plan your lunches around sauca stops.

Feb 26, 10

World Bank, Take a Look at Global Foods on the Go!

Today the saucamobile is located at 19th & Penn Ave. NW, right near the World Bank and IMF buildings in the area known as the Golden Triangle (BID).   Strong winds can’t blow our truck over, they’ll just help to carry the amazing aromas of our Toffles and Saucas up and down Pennsylvania Ave. to hungry workers and passers-by for the whole day!

On the menu – it’s “left side menu” week – Mulligatawny soup, Lonestar BBQ Beef, Merguez Frites, Pork Bahn Mi, The Medi Veggie and our Mexicali Fish Taco.  Come on out and get warm!   Our special “Unleashed” promotion starts on Monday, March 1st – watch for the announcements via our blog and Twitter Feeds.   It’s FRIDAY!

Feb 3, 10

We’re Out & About! Soft Opening in Soft Snow

We’re navigating the slippery DC streets today, seeking out good spots and stopping by Logan Circle around lunchtime, ideally right around 14th & P.   We’re doing a soft opening – limited menu – tastings and testing, so if you see us, stop by and thanks for your patience if there’s a bit of a wait.   Follow the Tweets!

While you wait, you can check out the awesome truck graphics, the printed menu, our flatscreen, payphone, and sound system…sharing some happy world music!    The saucamobile is so hot it might just melt all the snow around it….

Jan 14, 10

Sauca Previewed on WJLA Channel 7

Earlier this week, the Ambassador of the Republic of Sâuçá, Farhad Assari, was interviewed for Channel 7’s piece on Food Trucks and how patrons can find them…..of course, we’ll not only be tweeting (@EatSauca) and posting on our Facebook page on the Sâuçámobile’s whereabouts, but smartphone users can pull up Google Maps and find us via GPS. We’ll update with more details as we get them!

Dec 22, 09

Sâuçá Concept Hits DC Streets Late January / Full Media Dispatch

Butter Chicken sauca

Butter Chicken sâuçá

[Washington, DC – December 2, 2009]  What do you get when you cross an international businessman and world traveler with a high-tech kitchen on wheels, and a menu of foods from around the globe?  The answer is Sâuçá; the most sophisticated mobile restaurant concept ever developed, on target to start navigating Washington, DC streets and feeding hungry patrons in the New Year.

Sâuçá ( is more than a mobile restaurant – it’s a unique new global lifestyle brand that combines great food, travel, music, design, technology and fun.  Created and run by Washington, DC resident Farhad Assari, now the official ‘Ambasador’ of the Republic of Sâuçá, his new concept is about enjoying delicious, healthy, global foods in new and exciting ways – served from a high-tech vehicle loaded with Wi-Fi, a LCD flat screen, a sound system, and even a pay phone to make international calls with Sâuçá tokens.

Toffle w/strawberry & whipped cream

Toffle w/strawberry & whipped cream

Assari has taken his own travel and ‘no reservations’ food experiences from around the world and raised street food to the next level, with a globally inspired menu that will travel across DC. “The Sâuçá brand is more than just serving amazing food from the Sâuçámobile, it’s about interacting on many levels with our guests,” says Assari. “We’ll connect to them directly on the street with our uniquely designed and graphically enhanced vehicle, but we’ll also connect to them virtually, through the technology, such as the web site, our FaceBook, Twitter and Yelp pages, through mobile phones and through our virtual video and audio feeds streaming from This is the ultimate example of social media anytime, anywhere!”

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Dec 11, 09

Sâuçámobile: Unlike Any Food Cart You’ve Ever Seen

DC’s most unique mobile restaurant is a shiny new hi-tech version of a food cart, complete with a full working state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen and cooking equipment to rival traditional food outlets.   This mobile restaurant is also fully loaded with technology that can literally transport you away to a far off destination with a 37” LCD screen to showcase sporting events, the latest headline news, beautiful scenes from around the globe, and live images of the Sâuçá kitchen at work, or guests in line to get lunch via video cameras mounted inside and outside of the truck, feeding live to the web site.


Dec 9, 09

Washingtonian Says DC is Hungry for Great Street Food

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?

Todd Kliman:

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!