New Food Trucks Coming to a Street Corner Near You

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courtesy of ‘Joey DeVilla’
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of food trucks. I’m also a big fan of sort of disgusting food that I can eat under the guise of “being international” or “trying new things.” So when the latest and greatest food truck in town, eatWonky, comes on the scene the week of August 16th I’ll be first in line. They will be serving American food with an international twist including signature items such as something called Wonky Fries. More commonly known as poutine, it’s a Canadian delicacy consisting of French fries doused in something called “squeaky cheese” and gravy. Another signature item sure to confuse Washingtonians is the Wonky Dog, a hot dog covered in the above mentioned Wonky Fries. There will be grilled cheese on the menu for those a bit overwhelmed by these belly-buster choices, but be forewarned, it’ll be served with gravy.

In the month leading up the launch, eatWonky will be running a contest of sorts to get the word out. They will be awarding a lifetime discount to the top five people to refer the most friends to follow them on Twitter.

And if gravy-laden foods make you panicky in this heat, keep an eye out for the other new kids in town. Fry Captain will have gravy-less fries and (hopefully gravy-less) milkshakes and should be operational soon.  CapMac will be also hitting the streets soon with their take on classic pasta favorites. And if my dreams finally come true, the Red Hook Lobster Truck should be making my day in the near future.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.