Get Ready for a Food Truck Smackdown

Photo courtesy of
‘CH Day 2010 Food Trucks’
courtesy of ‘Mr. T in DC’
The time has come and gone for camaraderie among the food trucks. In the beginning when it was just a few folks roaming the streets, they were all friends, even sharing their wares with each other. Well, those days are over. It’s a dog-eat-dog (or truck-eat-truck) world out there and it’s high time for a little competition.

Just like the We Love DC crowd’s love of food from a tiny window, our friends over at Brightest Young Things also have a thing for mobile cuisine. So they’ve taken it upon themselves to put together the first annual Curbside Cook-off. Together with the DCRA and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, BYT will host twenty mobile vendors (both carts and trucks) in the old Convention Center/new giant Chinatown bus parking lot downtown on October 7th and 8th, just a week before the new D.C. food truck legislation comes up for a vote.

BYT is leaving the participant list up to you, and will release the method by which you can vote for your favorites on Wednesday at 9am on their website. And to kick off the voting process, Chinatown Coffee will host a special happy hour from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday with some great $3 beer specials. Vote early and often, I know I will!

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.

2 thoughts on “Get Ready for a Food Truck Smackdown

  1. Thanks for the lowdown on this! I have dedicated one year of food trucks for lunch and blogging about it ( This site is my source of information on where to go!

  2. I wasn’t aware there still wasnt camaraderie amoung food truck venders. I work in one and we all are friends. I think you embelished a little. But, we look forward to the cook off