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6914 Fourth Street, NW courtesy Old Takoma Business Association

From a press release:

“Washington, DC area institution, Takoma Station Tavern, has reopened after a 3 month break with several exciting new additions. Co-owners David Boyd and Mel Florez welcome Chef Adrian Stewart, most recently from the Congressional Country Club and trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Stewart introduces a new Chill and Grill menu with soul food favorites including BBQ chicken, beef brisket, ribs, collard greens, mac and cheese and more. Read More

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via CapMac

Ed. Note: A couple of weeks ago we also note the Red Hook Lobster Truck had been listed for sale.

Thanks to Colleen for passing from CapMac:

“Hi everyone! We hope you’ve been hanging in there, staying healthy, and staying positive! The following announcement comes from heavy hearts as we have had an amazing 6 years of serving the DMV full of memories, friendships, and delicious food! Unfortunately, for personal reasons, we have decided to close our window. Read More

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courtesy Call Your Mother

From a press release:

“Call Your Mother, Washington D.C.’s nationally renowned, locally grown “Jew-ish” deli, opens its first mobile kitchen, the Call Your Mother Trolley, Tuesday, July 14.

Also known as Honey, the original name of the antique streetcar, Call Your Mother’s bagel trolley is rolling into Bethesda, Maryland and parking next to Suburban Hospital at 8804 Old Georgetown Road. With social distancing in mind, guests can order bulk bagels and their favorite signature sandwiches ahead here or at the trolley. The full Call Your Mother menu will be available soon.

MENU (PDF)

“It’s one of the old trollies that used to tour the city, but it’s no longer orange and green,” says Andrew Dana, Founder and Co-Owner of Call Your Mother. Instead, the trolley is outfitted in the brand’s emblematic pink and green meant to evoke “Boca-meets-Brooklyn” blending outstanding bagels and bright South Florida vibes. Some of South Florida’s well-known Jewish retirement homes are the inspiration behind the names of Call Your Mother’s quirky woodfire bagel sandwiches. Read More

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Photo of Red Hook Lobster Roll by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Oh wow, Red Hook Lobster Pound DC’s Food Truck launched with HUGE excitement back in August 2010. Flashback:

“lines were forming by 11am. They sold out (after an additional resupply) by 3pm. Ah lobster rolls.”

What a ride!! Seriously.

Thanks to Michelle Goldchain for sharing the news with us on Saturday:

“Looks like @LobstertruckDC is leaving the food truck game!”

Red Hook Lobster Pound DC’s Facebook says: “Guess What? We’re selling our Food Trucks and all the goodies that go along with a food truck business!”

The Craigslist ad says:

“Great way to start your mobile business or expand your existing restaurant/catering business in a small or big way!

1) 2002 Freightliner MT-45 diesel with 202,802 miles. $25,900/OBO
2) 2001 Freightliner MT-45 diesel with 181,372 miles. $35,900/OBO

Both trucks have been successfully operating in DC, Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria for over 10 years and have clean titles. Read More

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From Cracked Eggery:

“We are beyond pumped to launch this truck on NYE! Our 24hr store announcement is coming soon which will be our first location. Our customers have been begging us to sell more often so we felt it was the right time to launch a food truck even with the brick and mortar on the horizon. We will have a regular schedule for the truck of mornings as well as late nights coming soon. Instagram and Twitter will be the best source for truck updates @crackedeggery”

Check out the menu for tonight: Read More

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“Bar-b-q carbecue”

Jerold reports at 1:22pm: “The Carolina Chopped BBQ food truck was being dealt with by fire department personnel on NY Avenue NE near Ivy City a few minutes ago.”

AlertDC reported:

“DDOT reports the inbound left travel lane in the 1300 block of New York Avenue NE is blocked due to a food truck fire. Traffic gets by on the right. Please use caution in the area.”

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1100 H Street, NE

Thanks to Grant for sending. Jerk at Nite’s website says:

“When the late night options on Howard University’s campus failed to meet the authentic food cravings of students during late nite rendezvous’ to the library, all niters on papers and projects, and college activities long and short and far in-between, Jerk At Nite stepped in to help satisfy that hunger pain. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Today’s ‘Let’s Do This’ comes from Mona who asks:

“I’d love to hear people’s take on the best food truck in DC? Or the best food truck on the national mall?”

Here are the previous best/let’s do this lists for – Carryouts, best Thai, best liquor stores, best Ramen, best Bars, best Indian and Pakistani, best Italian/Pizza/Deli, best Mexican/Salvadoran/Central/Cuban/Latin, best burgers/fries, best bakery/bagels, best Gyms, best Ethiopian , best Sushi, best bookstores, best movie theaters, best sports bars, best barbers and hair salons, best brunch, favorite clothing stores, favorite place to get oysters best breakfast sandwiches, best Tacos, best Farmers Markets best dumplings, best pupusas and best Pho.

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