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‘Continue to give, continue to live, for what you know is right.’ – Curtis Mayfield

Ever since my original post about food trucks in March (Keep on Food Truckin’), I’ve kept the lunch torch burning roughly once a week at these ever-moving food slingers. I circle these wagons at the Massachusetts Ave and North Capitol St watering hole, near Union Station.

I also descended upon the monthly Truckaroo fest in July (at the Fairgrounds near Nationals Park) and Trucko de Mayo (in the RFK Stadium parking lot) where the options were boundless.

I’ve now been to over 40 food trucks in DC. Since there are probably still over 100 in existence, I’m a long way from tasting all of them. There are plenty of good ones. See the list below. Those in blue are the ones I recommend most. As such, many of the others are still recommended.

Also have a peek at some fresh food truck porn.

Tapas Truck

Surfside – Fish Tacos

Floridano

Mass and North Capitol

DC Crepes

Basil Thyme – Lasagne

Amorini Panini

Tops American – Sausage with Bacon

Tops American – Italian Sausage

Cajunator – Po’ boy

Fried Shrimp Tapas

Fire & Rice – Bibimbap

Lobster Roll

Red Hook Lobster Pound DC

Chupacabra – Tacos

What the Pho? – Banh mi sandwich

Tropic Taste

Afghan Meals

Sate Indonesian

Mayur Kabab House

Best Mexican Burritos and Tortas – Tacos

  1. DC Crepes
  2. Pepe Food Truck (José Andrés) – More expensive than it needs to be but so good.
  3. Cajunators
  4. Surfside – Fish tacos! All day!
  5. Big Cheese
  6. The Orange Cow – Cookies and Cream ice cream…
  7. Sol Mexican Grill
  8. Mojo Truck
  9. Cirque Cuisine
  10. Tapas Truck – Tasty small bites. Try them all, but especially the fried shrimp and the corn fritters.
  11. Ball or Nothing – I would like to try this one again. The meatball sandwich had sprouts (?)…and by the time I got around to eating it, was cold.
  12. Mayur Kabab House
  13. Something Stuffed
  14. Fire & Rice – The tasty Korean bibimbap went down great with a fried egg on top.
  15. El Foridano
  16. Tropic Taste
  17. PORC (Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine) – The BBQ Pork sandwich was good.
  18. Red Hook Lobster Pound DC – Okay, I had this. The Lobster Roll was fine, but I’m just not a lobster guy. Especially at the low, low price of $15.
  19. Carmen’s Italian Ice
  20. Sate Indonesian FoodGreat chicken cubes on a stick and corn fritters.
  21. What the Pho? – The name says it all.
  22. Best Mexican Burritos & Tortas – I kind of agree with their assessment.
  23. Korengy – Good Korean food.
  24. Amorini Panini Truck
  25. Fresh Afghan Meals
  26. Yellow Vender
  27. Tops American Food Company – Amazing hot dogs. Italian sausage. Yes. Sausage with bacon and red peppers. Yes. Good. Yes.
  28. Chick-fil-A Food Truck – It’s Chick-fil-A!!! In DC!

Eat it!

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Five Random Quotes: Election

‘I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!’ ― Will Rodgers

With all the Election Day hubbub, let’s have a peek at some quotes that may stir you up, motivate or just plain make you angry. Happy voting.

‘A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.’ ― James Freeman Clarke

‘Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.’ ― Abraham Lincoln

‘The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.’ ― Winston Churchill

‘A vote is like a rifle: it’s usefulness depends on the character of the user.’ ― Theodore Roosevelt

‘The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.’ ― P.J. O’ Rourke

Bonus!

‘A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.’ ― Bill Vaughan

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The Road Not Taken

I posted 13 new offerings in my photo collection of paths of ‘The World’. Such places as Yosemite National Park, Arlington National Cemetery, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Cyprus, England and more.

Someone pointed out that this collection reminded them of the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost.

Indeed. What paths can I yet take? The day is young.

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