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Category Archives: DC Restaurants

The 10 Best Food Trucks in Washington D.C.

The 10 Best Food Trucks in Washington D.C.

Food truck culture is here to stay in D.C. and with hundreds to choose from, your lunch break is sure to never lack variety. The choices can be a bit overwhelming, though. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the best so you can make sure you stand in the right line come lunch time.

  1. Arepa Zone
    Cuisine: Venezuelan

You can get authentic Venezuelan arepas, cachapas and tequeños right here in D.C. at Arepa Zone. They’ve earned a host of awards since they opened in 2014, including Best New Food Truck and Food Truck of the Year at the 2014 Curbside Cookoff. Check their website for a location near your job.

  1. Pepe
    Cuisine: Spanish

The food truck of chef José Andrés serves a variety of “mobile sandwiches” that pair well with a side of patatas bravas. Each sandwich is thin and long, Spanish-style, and made with fresh-baked bread. Check Twitter for the daily location of the Pepe food truck.

  1. BBQ Bus
    Cuisine: BBQ

BBQ Bus serves pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket and ribs that are “crafted with love.” Their first smokehouse just opened in Brightwood. Check their weekly schedule for locations.

  1. Red Hook Lobster Pound
    Cuisine: Seafood

Lobster rolls or shrimp rolls? Either is delicious! Red Hook Lobster Pound is nicknamed “The Lobster Truck” and you’re sure to run into long lines if you don’t get there early. Check their website for locations.

  1. PhoWheels
    Cuisine: Vietnamese

Choose from the Vietnamese sandwich and Vietnamese-style tacos or order up a hot cup of pho, Vietnamese noodle soup, and you’ll be converted to a PhoWheeler in no time. Check PhoWheels’ social media for the location schedule.

  1. Puddin’
    Cuisine: Southern

When you’re craving divine comfort food, Puddin’ will deliver with its menu of gumbo, shrimp ’n grits and po’boys to name a few. The daily locations of its two food trucks can be found on their Twitter.

  1. El Fuego
    Cuisine: Peruvian

This fire-truck-themed food truck wants to put your hunger fires out. Here’s how: Peruvian stir-fry, the El Fuego Burger, ceviche and more. El Fuego’s Twitter keeps you updated with locations.

  1. Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
    Cuisine: Desserts

Goodies is a 1950s-inspired food truck and soda bar. They’re known for their root beer float, delicious vanilla bean frozen custard and their donut-laden treats. Check their Twitter or Instagram for their location.

  1. Swizzler
    Cuisine: American

Swizzler serves one-of-a-kind gourmet hotdogs that look simply amazing. Their truffle parmesan fries are equally famous. Check their Facebook and Twitter to keep tabs on their location.

  1. Ball or Nothing
    Cuisine: Italian

Ball or Nothing specializes in—you guessed it—meatballs, but they also offer chicken and vegetarian/vegan balls, too. Try them and find out why they were voted Best Food Truck in 2016. Check their Twitter for their daily location.

Still undecided? Use Food Truck Fiesta’s food truck tracker to find the food trucks closest to you!

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Restaurant Openings in 2017… So Far!

Restaurant Openings in 2017… So Far!

The new year is here, which means you can expect new beginnings. In D.C., the new year brings highly-anticipated annual festivals, events and restaurant openings.   D.C. is a melting pot of many different restaurants and bars offering food and libations for every type of D.C. dweller. While many restaurants and bars have closed in… Continue Reading

Three Alternatives to New Year’s Eve Parties

Three Alternatives to New Year’s Eve Parties

Every New Year’s Eve, D.C. bars, lounges and nightclubs are filled with hundreds and thousands of people all looking to party into the new year. While they can provide a night of unforgettable moments and memories, they can also be a hassle. New Year’s Eve parties are usually so crowded that people find themselves having… Continue Reading

Election Night in the District

Election Night in the District

D.C. has always been a mecca of having the best happy hour, drink and food specials during special events such as holidays, the amazing D.C. festivals and even for the spots’ favorite sports’ teams and their fans. As the time to elect a president draws closer, Washingtonians will be searching for those same restaurants, bars… Continue Reading

Taste of D.C.

Taste of D.C.

One great aspect of D.C. is the cultural diversity that brings so much delicious international food to D.C. diners. Washingtonians cherish this diversity so much that they have several food festivals throughout the year such as Restaurant Week, and upcoming on Oct. 8, the Taste of D.C. For one weekend, Taste of D.C. will feature… Continue Reading

Meet Rasika’s Newest Sibling: Bindaas

Meet Rasika’s Newest Sibling: Bindaas

If you enjoyed the Penn Quarter Indian restaurant with modern cuisine, Rasika, you’ll love its new sibling! Rasika is known as a restaurant with a white-table cloth setting and putting a twist on centuries-old traditional dishes and creating innovative interpretations for Washingtonians who love to take their taste buds across the world. While the owner… Continue Reading

Dining on the Waterfront

Dining on the Waterfront

The waterfront located in Georgetown is one of the best places in D.C. to hang out during the summertime. Besides the beautiful view of the waterfront, there are many things to experience from the many happy hours, retail stores and summer events, the waterfront has the best dining. If you’re a seafood lover, there are… Continue Reading

2016 D.C. Restaurant Week Highlights

Restaurant Week is quickly approaching, so get ready Washingtonians! Every summer, D.C. hosts its Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs this year from August 15th to the 21st this year. Over 250 restaurants across the D.C. area will offer three-course meals for lunch priced at $22 per person and dinner is $35 per person for… Continue Reading

Shaw's New Restaurant Scene

Shaw is easily one of D.C.’s most outgoing neighborhoods with its youthful residents, bustling local businesses and the lively 14th Street just nearby. Some of D.C.‘s best chefs have been opening restaurants all throughout the city, and Shaw has had plenty new openings earlier in the year. This summer, there even more exciting additions to the Shaw… Continue Reading

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