PORC Mobile, the New (Eco-Friendly) Truck in Town

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‘BBQ Beef Brisket’
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There is finally a food truck coming to town that fills the void left in my heart and stomach after my move from North Carolina to Washington. The Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine (PORC, to their friends) are about to come on the scene serving up BBQ favorites with an eco-friendly twist.

Though they will be letting fans sample their menu this weekend, the Purveyors don’t expect to be fully operational for the lunchtime crowd until later this fall. Why the hold up? They aim to “balance local, sustainable, environmental awareness and not forget at the end of the day someone’s hungry and really just wants a tasty sandwich.” And that takes time. The guys are determined to make great food using sustainable and local products from sources such as Medina Farms in Chesapeake Bay, VA and Angelic Beef in Fauquier County, VA. And in the process, they hope to influence other food trucks to operate in a more environmentally conscious way.

Not only are the Purveyors using eco-friendly ingredients, they have outfitted their “mobile kitchen” in a way that minimizes their carbon footprint. (Think biodiesel systems and biodegradable take-out containers.) And if that didn’t give you enough of a warm and fuzzy feeling, those who pledge to help them finish financing their venture will be able to earmark their pledge to PORC’s charitable partner, Thrive DC.

To introduce you to their brand of cookery, PORC will be serving up free samples of their menu this Sunday, August 1st from 5:00pm until 8:30pm at Duffy’s Irish Pub. On the menu will be slow-smoked brisket sandwiches, locally-raised pulled pork, a BLT served on Texas toast, veggie burgers and sides to be determined by what the farmers markets have to offer this weekend.

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.

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