“TGI Fridays is taking its new handcrafted menu to the streets with the launch of its first-ever Food Truck, serving up complimentary samples of delicious food and drinks available at Fridays. On June 21-22, The Fridays Food Truck will be in DC serving up free food and drinks at the Safeway Barbecue Battle.
The Fridays Food Truck will feature exciting new offerings and Fridays heritage items, including All American Burger Sliders, Loaded Potato Skins, Ahi Tuna Crisps and Oreo Madness, as well as the refreshing and energizing Red Bull Strawberry Lemonade and Fridays Best Margarita. For more information, please visit www.SummerOfFridays.com.”
“Top quality chicken breast, NY strip and colossal shrimp meet the grill on this truck!
We’ve created amazing flavors by handcrafting marinades from the freshest ingredients. Natural flavors inspire us, so we use clean oils, citrus zest and juice, fresh herbs and spices bringing bursts of mouth-watering flavor to our recipes.
Fruit and vegetable STIX are selected on a seasonal basis always ensuring quality, full flavor and freshness.
It is our desire to offer stacked deliciousness to everyone.
A variety of vegetarian and vegan options available daily.”
I was really upset to see this. This is EASILY the best food truck I’ve ever been to, they are consistently awesome. I’m not sure what D.C. policies are driving this, but whatever they are, seems worthy of a public discussion. From Cirque Cuisine‘s FB page”
“Good morning Franklin Park!!! We are heart broken to say that today is our last day here. Can we all say thank you to Vincent Grey and the restaurant association for making it soo hard to do business in the city? Not only are three years of incredibly hard work, passion and love going away but now our five employees have to find new work. With all of that said please come out and enjoy your last meal from Cirque Cuisine Food Truck. We love you guys!!’”
“This Friday, November 14th we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary at the place it all started – Farragut Square. It’s a bittersweet day for us, because it will also be our last day of service. We cannot say thank you enough for supporting us throughout the years – our customers have been nothing short of inspiring. Thousands of the best the DMV has to offer pushed us to be better, try harder, and keep dreaming. Special thanks to our friends on “CapMac’s Wall of Fame” for their overwhelming support, and to the DMV Food Truck Association for all the support they have given us these last three years.
Thank you for allowing us to celebrate weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and all the other special occasions we were lucky to be a part of. To the students and faculty of George Washington University, we will never be able to adequately thank you for your unmatched loyalty. Thanks for being the best brand ambassadors a small business could ask for.
We’re not saying goodbye, we’re saying “see you later”. We have our eyes set on new and opportunities in the future and we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on our next move.
In closing, thank you for sharing your memories with us. More importantly, thank you for believing in us.”
Back in July a reader asked about the old buses seen at the corner of Florida and R St, NW near Big Bear Cafe. I finally spoke with the folks at Fojol Bros and have learned more about their plans for Elastic Highways (@elastichighways “From the minds, muscles & mustaches of the fojol bros., two retrofitted buses on a cross-country journey to launch new mobile dining & tech experience in DC.”) which kicks off with a preview tonight at 202 Florida Ave, NW.
Cool Blue 3250
The buses from the lot in the top photo have been removed. They will be bringing Cool Blue 3250 tonight at 5pm along with the Merlindia food truck. They will be at that lot tonight from 5pm “until the ghouls and ghosts go home”. And they will be there all weekend through Sunday. The food trucks that they bring the rest of the weekend will rotate. Stay tuned for more details including plans for the second bus, Retro Orange 613, which will have a more structured 34 seat layout.
“Chef Jason Gehring has teamed up with one of his favorite food trucks, PhoWheelsDC to make a limited edition Astro Doughnut Banh Mi Sandwich. The sandwich will be filled with either five spice maple glazed pork belly, soy garlic chicken, or mushroom-onion tofu, and topped with pickled radish and carrots, cilantro, cucumbers and truffle aioli on a savory Astro doughnut. It’s priced at $8, with the option of adding a fried egg on top for an additional $1. The sandwich will be available via the Pho Wheels truck throughout the month of September. You can check their whereabouts via their Twitter feed here.”
Earlier in the week The Daily Meal released their 2013 list of 101 best food trucks in America. They explain their methodology here. DC trucks that made the list were:
#78 Rito Loco
#72 DC Slices
#66 Red Hook Lobster Pound
#45 Pepe Food Truck
#32 Basil Thyme
#3 Fojol Brothers
So it’s been a couple years since we looked at our favorite trucks and lots of new ones have hit the streets since then. So I’m curious what are your favorites for 2013? (If possible please include roughly how expensive a meal at your favorite costs.) Anyone have a favorite that is no longer on the road in 2013?