I learned 2 key points from Tim Carman’s article on DC food trucks generally, and a new food truck coming to DC from New York specifically.
1. I’m going to have to reconsider my earlier assertion that shellfish isn’t something I would buy from a truck, because the coming lobster roll truck sounds awesome.
2. While I knew that food trucks were increasing in popularity as a way around the completely unworkable DC site license requirements for carts, I did NOT know that the trade-off is that wherever the truck stops, there has to be a line of customers waiting. They can’t just park and wait. So announcing their comings-and-goings on Twitter is (essentially) a legal requirement, not just savvy social media use (though it’s that too).
Go read it. I dare you to not get hungry. I will just be sitting here on the far end of the Mall, wishing for the day when a food truck makes it all the way over here.