eatWonky? Don’t Mind If I Do.

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Were you just thinking what you really wanted for lunch today was a hot dog covered in fries, gravy and “squeaky cheese”? Well, not to worry, today’s the day for you. Hitting the streets today, the eatWonky truck is serving up the Canadian delicacy known as poutine, but making it all-American by serving it on a ‘dog. See, this is why we have NAFTA.

Not only will the truck have poutine, and the Wonky dog (the be-poutined hot dog) but also a pretty great grilled cheese sandwich. Made of the squeaky cheese (a bit like string cheese) mixed with oregano and red pepper flakes and pressed between a hot dog bun, the sandwich is a nice alternative to the other belly-buster options. But no need to stress, you can order a side of gravy to go along with your grilled cheese for dipping, and (shh!) it’s vegetarian.

The truck will also have whoopie pies on board courtesy of Treet Bakery to complete the cholesterol hijinks. They will have regular lunch service, and will be rolling out at night for the post-bar crowd (U St. tonight and H St. NE tomorrow night). As my friend pointed out, if the line outside Ben’s Chili Bowl at 2am has anything to say about what folks want to eat in their drunken haze, these guys will do all right.

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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