Friday Question of the Day – Which Food Truck Would You Most Like to See Get A Brick and Mortar Space?

Potential District Taco space on Capitol Hill

A reader sent in some sweet scuttlebutt saying that the food truck District Taco was looking to open in a brick and mortar space on Capitol Hill (potentially into the soon to be former, after they move to Barracks Row, YES! Organic Market at 658 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.) The owner of District Taco confirmed that they are looking for a space on Capitol Hill but haven’t signed a lease a yet. They hope to find a space and open up on the Hill by the end of 2012. They’ve also recently opened a super successful brick and mortar spot in Penn Quarter.

So, given District Taco’s success, for today’s Friday Question of the Day – Which food truck would you most like to see open in a brick and mortar restaurant?

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  • Fojol Brothers! They have incredibly good food.

  • PDleftMtP

    Pi Truck…er, PORC…um, I’m good. Honestly, there isn’t a lot I would go to if it didn’t come to me.

    Now, which restaurant would you like to see roll out a truck? Mixtec for me.

    • Cirque Cuisine, doesn’t always sound great when described, but their food is AMAZING!

      • Agreed on Cirque Cuisine. The food is first-rate, and they have shown the abiilty to succeed at different types of food. (I’ve had five things from them in five visits, and all were hits.) Plating is attractive for a food truck, would probably be even better in a stationery location. Generally it’s enough for a food truck to do one thing consistently well, but that doesn’t necessarily serve as a good basis for an actual restaurant.

    • Oops, didn’t mean to reply.

    • Sardi’s, but I think they would have trouble cooking rotisserie chickens over charcoal in a truck.

    • Agreed. I’ve never had anything from a DC food truck that was impressive. They’re great for providing variety, but the food usually is mediocre.

    • I would love to see a Taqueria La Placita truck, especially if they could decorate it like the restaurant.

  • definitely fojol brothers. but only if they have a decor that matches their costumes. i’m mostly interested in this just to see the protests that would erupt.

    • Disagree. If they open a store, their costumes need to be over the top. I’m thinking choreographed minstrel shows as well as offering Chik-fil-A and cannibal snuff films. This would go a long way towards stealing Spike Mendelsohn’s thunder over his new scat themed brunswick stew eatery, “2 Squirrels, 1 Cup.”

    • Fojol was going to be my vote too…but only because it would be easier to protest their blatantly racist, sexist, and anti-dentite behaviour at a stationary location. I get tired running after the trucks (which can be in multiple locations!)

    • Don’t they get their food from an unnamed DC Indian restaurant already?

  • I wish the chicken and waffles truck would start a brick-and-mortar store! now though I have to settle for their random schedule and hope that fate leads them to my area at lunch. Wish they were on twitter or had a site too.

  • At the rate dc is growing I have very little chance of ever eating at all the restaurants that already exist that I haven’t yet tried.

  • I wish Pedro and Vinny’s replaced all Chipotles in this city.

    • Hating on Chipotle is getting really stale. Some of us like it. There are what, 4 of them in the entire city? I’m sure you can avoid them if you don’t want to eat it.

      • I love Chipotle. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Looked it up – there’s actually 11, but I agree. There are so many other options that make it easy for these people with a vendetta against Chipoltle to dine elsewhere. I personally think it’s great to have, especially for lunch on workdays when I want something quick that’s not gross and I’m guaranteed to know what I’m going to get.

      • This isn’t hating on Chipotle; I still go to Chipotle on the weekends to get my burrito fix. This is purely loving on Pedro and Vinny’s. Stop by 15th and K sometime during the week and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

    • SECONDED! Not hating on Chipotle but P&Vs is sooooo delicious and an INCREDIBLE deal! $4 for a small (but actually large!) veggie burrito with amazing sauce? yes please

  • I don’t know how it would go as a brick and mortor shop but right now I’m salivating at the thought of the Korean taco food truck. Frankly, I think the majority of food trucks have a good thing going so they should stay put, er, drive to mass near union station during my lunch hour. ๐Ÿ™‚ Part of the appeal to eat at them is that it’s a food truck so if the concept ain’t broke then don’t fix it…

  • The one that sells peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Only, they should make it a restaurant where you make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, because we need something to replace that cold cereal restaurant.

  • I think the better question is what B & M would you like to see on wheels, so I’ll answer this question. I’d love to see Ted’s on Wheels. It’s not that I think that is the best place in DC but pop tarts and milkshakes on the go and as pdmtp says, it would come to me!

  • that’s easy. basil thyme.

  • Chik-fil-A. You could tear down all the Chipotles that have popped up all over the place to make building space.

  • i would like to see a DC Brau beer truck.

  • Hula Girl.

  • Red Hook Lobster Pound. Oh wait, nevermind. There’s already one called Luke’s Lobsters.

  • claire

    Going to throw in my vote for CarnBBQ! I’m just a sucker for pulled pork. They’re definitely my favorite barbecue truck and potentially my favorite barbecue in DC – I’d have to do a lot more taste testing before saying that definitively, of course :).

    • PDleftMtP

      I lilke them a lot too – I usually get the grand mashup sandwich with pork, brisket, and all three sauces. But you should try PORC if you haven’t.

  • AZN Eats – best chicken teriyaki I’ve ever had. Also, excellent bulgogi dish.

  • (1)Cirque
    (2) Chef Driven
    (3)Cap Mac is a guilty pleasure!

  • How can no one have said Cajunators?? Shrimp po boy FTW.

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