Go Quickly: The Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race Competes at Farragut Today

The Aloha Plate Truck vies for first place with Hawaiian lunches.

You could find virgin mai tais at Aloha Plate Truck today. Image via Shutterstock.

Get your lunch with a side of reality television Monday at Farragut Square. The Aloha Plate Truck, a season four competitor on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race competition, just started tweeting this morning that it’s touching down at 11:30 with a $10 special that it needs to sell as fast as possible to win. The first obstacle: legal parking.

“OMG This is gonna be next to impossible!! DC is NOT friendly to Food Trucks, stand by for updates, we need you now more than ever Ohana!!” the team tweeted earlier today.

Though it’s not exactly clear what’s on the menu, the Hawaiian vendor dished up eats such as teriyaki burgers, shrimp lettuce wraps, and virgin mai tais at an earlier filming in Portland. In order to win the competition, hosted by chef and tv personality Tyler Florence, teams must make the highest sales each week with various obstacles thrown in their way. Today’s sale limit is two plates per customer, so better get buying if you want to help them out.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.