THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: SOLAR CREPES
In our final Food Truck Fight of the week (the next round starts Monday), it's the four trucks from Sâuçá and their international flatbread-wrapped sandwiches against the eco-friendly Solar Crepes, which sources local ingredients for its breakfast and lunch options. Who's moving on? You decide.washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
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THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: TAKOREAN.
Welcome to the last day of Round 2 of the Food Truck Fight! This morning's matchup pits Takorean and its Korean/Mexican hybrid tacos against the Cheez-It-topped mac and cheese from Cap Mac. (You can see our thoughts on Takorean here and Cap Mac here.) Vote below to send one truck to the final (edible?) eight.washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS CLOSED. WINNER: FOJOL BROS.
If there's a truck that's more about pure fun than the Fojol Bros. and their costumed workers, we haven't found it. What's not to like? The shiny truck and its blaring music and delicious Indian curries are up against Andy Kim, a.k.a. the Yellow Vendor. His abbreviated but tasty menu is all about Korean bulgogi, or sweet/salty strips of beef over rice. Both of these mobile vendors have been at it for awhile, but only one can move to the next round. Who will it be?washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS CLOSED. WINNER: TACO CARRITO
The Ballston-parked Taco Carrito pulled off the biggest upset of Round 1: Ranked 26, the little Mexican-food stand outdid seventh-ranked SweetFlow Mobile, the roving arm of the Sweetgreen chain. Will Taco Carrito be able to keep the magic going through Round 2? Its opponent: Windy City Red Hots, which brings Chicago dogs to the parking lot of an Ashburn nursery. And now there's a bricks-and-mortar outpost of Windy City. Bricks didn't scare Taco Carrito last week, though.washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS CLOSED. WINNER: DC EMPANADAS
One of the best reasons to drive to Frederick is the Blues BBQ truck—it's truly baffling that a motor vehicle can turn out some of the area's best barbecue, not to mention killer hush puppies with honey butter. But maybe you dig the wacky take on South American turnovers from the brand-new DC Empanadas truck? The owners respect tradition with a ground-beef option, but also look to cities in the U.S. for some regional inspiration (Philly cheesesteak, anyone?).washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: TASTY KABOB.
Arlington has two dogs in this fight: District Taco, the longtime Mexican vendor that dishes up breakfast and lunch between tortillas, and Tasty Kabob, a two-truck business that turns out, well, kebabs. Rosslyn, Clarendon, Courthouse, Ballston, Crystal City: We're counting on your hometown expertise to tell us who should win this battle.
THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: REDHOOK.
Welcome to Round 2 of the Food Truck Fight. It's a battle of summery treats: the beach-shack-like lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound versus the fruity popsicles from Pleasant Pops. Sure, the lobster truck draws hourlong lines, but the two buddies behind the local-fruit-packed coolers were a big hit when they set up shop at the Mount Pleasant farmers market. Who's better? Tell us by voting below.washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: SOLAR CREPES.
We're wrapping the first round of our Food Truck Fight with this game that pits French crepes against Washington's first mobile cupcakery. There's the Wilson Boulevard-roaming Solar Crepes, the pink-and-orange brainchild of two culinary-school friends who are committed to using eco-friendly practices and making tasty crepes stuffed with locally sourced ingredients. You can't miss the competition, Curbside Cupcakes, a bubblegum-pink truck with more than 20 flavors in its repertoire, including Almond Joy, Egg Nog, and Peanut-Butter Cup. Soon after rolling out one truck, there came another to meet Washington's sugary demands.washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: SAUCA.
The Web site for the four eye-catching Sâuçá trucks calls the business "a unique new global lifestyle brand that combines food, travel, music, design, technology, and fun." We're not sure we've gotten all of that out of the trucks, but when it comes to food, you can find such international options as Mumbai chicken, Mexicali fish tacos, and a Mediterranean veggie sandwich, all rolled into the signature sâuçá flatbread. The cupcake craze continues with Love Bites, a red truck that doles out 14 varieties of the petite sweet. The family-run business is the source of flavors that range from kiddie basics (yellow cake, vanilla frosting, rainbow sprinkles) to Thanksgiving-inspired treats (sweet-potato cupcake, cream-cheese icing, pecans).washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.
THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: CAPMAC.
A battle of Washington's cheesiest trucks: CapMac and the Big Cheese. (We tried both of them; here are our thoughts.) In one corner, we've got macaroni and cheese (CapMac) topped with Cheez-Its, which is just a hair short of brilliant. In the other is a collection of artisan cheeses pressed in between blissfully buttery slices of multigrain or sourdough bread with apples, honey, and other sweet counterpoints. Can you tell we like cheese just a little bit?washingtonian.com/foodtruckfight.