Truckeroo is a free tasty local DC event that happens June to September. Once a month over the summer, a gaggle of food trucks congregate at the Fairgrounds across from the Nationals Stadium. Last Friday was the first event of 2012, and hundreds of people mingled as the sun went down.
If only I had thought of the cheescake truck…
You know that feeling of anticipation about summer you got when you were a kid? That excitement about swimming in the pool for hours and long lazy days? (I can’t say I feel it often as an adult) Well, I felt it at Truckeroo. There was such a relaxed festival vibe. The smell of smoky and sweet grilled meat lingered in the air and strings of tiny lightbulbs overhead illuminated the crowds. Scores of people came straight from work, wearing their office uniforms. Families with kids jammed to the live blues music.
The food trucks included tapas, kabobs, gourmet macaroni and cheese, empanadas, cajun food, ice cream, and cupcakes. Not your average festival food. One of the crowd favorites was the Takorean truck, which features Mexican/Korean fusion food. Think tacos filled with bulgogi and topped with kimchee. I’m totally obsessed with these tacos now, and determined to create a homemade version soon.
More truckeroo events will be held on June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 28. The Fairgrounds are located across from the Navy Yard Metro stop at Half and M Strret.
Has the food truck trend caught on in your city? Any interesting offerings?