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Curbside Cookoff and Truckeroo Come Back for 2012

Photo courtesy of Mr. T in DC
Curbside Cookoff 2010
courtesy of Mr. T in DC

Ah, the start of warmer weather. Flip flops on casual Fridays, the breeze coursing through your hair (read: the smothering smack from the DC humidity) and al fresco dining options galore. What better way to dine outdoors than amongst the food trucks? Curbside Cookoff returns this Saturday, May 5, and Truckeroo gears up for its 2012 season with its first event on next Friday, May 11. Read more details about each food truck festival below.

Curbside Cookoff: Trucko de Mayo

Don your finest sombrero and elastic waistband pantalones–Curbside Cookoff returns after a year off with the theme of “Trucko de Mayo.” More than 40 trucks will come together for an all day feast at RFK Stadium. Besides all of the food options, you can take in some live music, including a performance by School of Rock, sip a cold beer and play a round or two of cornhole.

If you’re lucky, you could win a free lunch from each of the 45 DC Food Truck Association (DCFTA) trucks, a Kindle Fire, a cookbook autographed by José Andrés and more.

Admission and parking (in RFK lots 4 and 5) are free. Curbside Cookoff runs in RFK Stadium lot 3 from 11:30 AM until 9 PM.


Kicking off on Friday, May 11, Truckeroo is back to fulfill your food truck needs until the end of September. One Friday per month more than 25 trucks set up at the corner of Half and M streets, SE for a day of live music, games (what is it with food trucks and games of cornhole?) and yes, food.

Admission is free and Truckeroo runs from 11 AM until 11 PM. This year’s dates for Truckeroo also include June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 28.