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Every morning, we’ll let you know where the area’s food trucks are rolling. By Anna Spiegel

Austin Grill Truck: Farragut Square (17th and K sts., NW).

Big Cheese Truck: Foggy Bottom: First stop: 20th Street and Virginia Avenue, Northwest; Second stop (at 1 PM): 21st and H streets, Northwest.

Cap Mac: Metro Center (12th and G sts., NW).

Curbside Cupcakes
: Pinky One: First stop: Minnesota Avenue Metro (Minnesota Ave. and Grant St., NE); Second stop: Navy Yard/DOT (M St. and New Jersey Ave., SE); Third stop:  L'Enfant Metro (Seventh St. and Maryland Ave., SW); Fourth stop: Waterfront Metro (Fourth and M sts., SW).
Pinky Two: First stop: The Big Chair (Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. and V St., SE); Second stop: Smithsonian Metro (12th St. and Independence Ave., SW); Third stop: NOMA (First and N sts., SE); Fourth stop: Capitol South Metro (First and D sts., SE).

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Posted at 11:35 AM/ET, 04/05/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
We have a winner! By Kate Nerenberg
Winner, winner, chicken—er, lobster—dinner. Our readers love these lobster rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Congratulations to the Red Hook Lobster Truck, the reader-voted champion of our Food Truck Fight! We take our hats off to the mobile vendor, whose lobster rolls, clam chowder, and Maine sodas endured 31 days of March Madness and beat out 31 other trucks to roll across the finish line. We also want to give runner-up Solar Crepes a pat on the back for putting up a heck of a fight—the duo behind the Arlington-based vendor didn't go down easily. And of course, a big thank you to all of our readers who tuned in day after day to participate in the fun. We promise to have more reader-voted contests in the future. Stay tuned!

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Posted at 09:53 AM/ET, 04/01/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

The NCAA basketball tournament is nearing the end, and it's no different here at Washingtonian.com. After an exciting month of food-truck matchups, it's time for the championship round! The competitors are the Red Hook Lobster Pound and Solar Crepes, both of which fought hard to make it to the finals. Red Hook Lobster Pound nearly lost in the first round before rolling over its competition on the way here. Solar Crepes pulled out wins in a bunch of tight games, rallying in the very last minutes to come out victorious. So who's taking home the crown and bragging rights? You tell us.

This poll will remain open through Friday, April 1, at 10 AM. 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 06:25 PM/ET, 03/27/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS CLOSED. WINNER: RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND.

It's time for the Final Four! Our first matchup pits the Cinderella story of the Food Truck Fight, 26th-ranked Taco Carrito, against the top contender, Red Hook Lobster Pound. If you've ever watched an NCAA March Madness basketball game, you know that rankings don't really matter this time of year. It's all about heart and hustle. Who's moving on to the finals? Vote below to decide. 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 06:24 PM/ET, 03/27/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS CLOSED. WINNER: SOLAR CREPES.

In our second semifinal game, we've got Eat Wonky against Solar Crepes. Eat Wonky is coming off a dramatic win in the Final Four; its matchup against Fojol Bros. first ended in a dead tie, and it took an hourlong overtime poll to advance. Solar Crepes also just squeezed by its Edible Eight opponent, Takorean. So which truck has the energy to zoom to the finals? Vote below to decide. 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 10:04 AM/ET, 03/25/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: SOLAR CREPES.

In the final game of our Edible Eight, we have two high-ranked players: Takorean (number three) and Solar Crepes (number six). The former serves a trio of taco fillings—beef, chicken, and tofu—with Korean trimmings. The latter stuffs its thin French pancakes with ingredients from nearby farms. We anticipate a close race in this game. Who are you rooting for? Tell us by voting below.

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 01:06 PM/ET, 03/23/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Fojol Bros. and Eat Wonky tied in their first go-round. Here's a chance to break the tie! The poll is open for one hour only. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: EAT WONKY.

It's never a dull day with the Fojol Bros. truck, which serves up more than delicious Indian curries and mango lassies—the Airstream-like vehicle comes with music and costumed employees. Up against the Fojol fictional land of "Merlindia" is the relative newcomer Eat Wonky, a colorful truck dishing out Canadian poutine and some pretty great whoopie pies. Vote below to decide who should move to the next round. 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 11:36 AM/ET, 03/23/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: TACO CARRITO.

This afternoon's battle is between two underdog trucks that have been beating the odds. DC Empandas came into the Food Truck Fight at number 15 and overcame the second-ranked truck, Blues BBQ, to make it to the Edible Eight. Taco Carrito is the little engine that could: Ranked 26 coming into the Food Truck Fight, it first took down number seven SweetFlow Mobile then zoomed past Windy City Red Hots. You decide who moves onto the Final Four. 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 01:03 PM/ET, 03/22/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND.

Welcome to the Edible Eight in our Food Truck Fight! This morning's matchup brings together Red Hook Lobster Pound, the New York-based company that brings in Maine crustaceans daily, and Arlington's Tasty Kabob, which peddles, well, kebabs. The lobsters are the the top-ranked vehicle in the Food Truck Fight, but Tasty Kabob has power in numbers—there are three locations. Vote below for your favorite! 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 10:05 AM/ET, 03/22/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
What's the best food truck in Washington? You tell us. By Kate Nerenberg

THIS POLL IS CLOSED. WINNER: EAT WONKY

When it comes to guilty pleasures, do you prefer pizza or fries? If it's the former, vote for DC Slices; the latter, go for Eat Wonky. DC Slices came into the tournament ranked 28, and its pizza beat out the fifth-ranked truck. Eat Wonky has some really, really, really good whoopie pies, though. 

For a ranked list of all of the trucks, and a description of each, click here

For complete Food Truck Fight coverage, go to washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.

 

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Posted at 01:29 PM/ET, 03/20/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()