Around Town: Last Truckaroo of 2016 @ Fairgrounds, 9/16/16

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Friday, September 16th is your last chance for Truckaroo this year!

The final entry of this monthly food truck festival takes place at the Fairgrounds near Nationals Park.

Get lunch or dinner or a snack or cold treats all day!

There is no Nationals game that day, but still plenty of excuses to get down there. For example, a few interesting food trucks I may consider, include Arepa Zone, Capital Chicken & Waffles (now I want some) and Popped! Republic (also craving popcorn). But there are plenty more options!

Truckaroo 2016 #6
Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, September 16, 2016
11am-11pm
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages

List of Food Trucks

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Around Town: Truckaroo #5 @ Fairgrounds, 8/19/16

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National Geographic recently gave Truckaroo the nod as the best Food Festival in DC (they picked the best for each state).

Whether you agree with that assessment or not, the question is, what are you going to do about it?

Head down to the Fairgrounds and give the second-to-last Truckaroo of the year a try. See what Nat Geo is on about. That’s what I would do.

The last Truckaroo of 2016 will be September 16th, only two more chances!

Truckaroo 2016 #5
Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, August 19, 2016
11am-11pm
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages

List of Food Trucks
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Around Town: Truckaroo #4 @ Fairgrounds, 7/8/16

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Truckaroo is here. 27 food trucks wrangled together in one spot for your eating pleasure!

Friday, July 8th, come down to the Fairgrounds, near Nationals Park, and wade through the myriad of food truck options.

Defeat the humidity with cool sweets at Carmen’s Italian Ice or The Orange Cow. Or come for lunch (opens at 11am) or dinner or a late snack (closes at 11pm). There will be music, games and adult beverages as well.

I’m going to try to make it this time. I’ll likely pick between Urban Poutine and Due South, as two food trucks I have yet to try.

Future Truckaroo dates are August 19 and September 16.

Truckaroo 2016 #4
Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, July 8
11am-11pm
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages + dogs

List of Food Trucks

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Food Park: The Last Truckaroo in 2015 @ Fairgrounds, 10/9/15

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Food Trucks were all the rage in 2011 and 2012. And as some of the good ones came and went (like the Fojol Brothers’ three trucks) and new ones took their place, the allure of newness, the beat of a trend started to fade.

Just because food trucks aren’t the latest and greatest fad, doesn’t mean there aren’t still good eating options available.

Quite the opposite. Many of the food trucks parlayed their success into brick and mortar establishments. Like DC Empanada and TaKorean at Union Market or Chupacabra Taqueria or Sol Mexican Grill on H Street NE or Far East Taco Grill on the edge of Capitol Hill NE. Hint: Tacos. Invest in tacos.

There is no better forum to explore the current crop of food trucks in one place then at the monthly Truckaroo festival held at the Fairgrounds (near Nationals Park). Even though the Nationals’ season has ended, there is still at least one reason to head down to this SE neighborhood.

This Friday, October 9, marks the last Truckaroo of 2015.

Don’t miss out. There will be music and games and look for some of the good options among the 20+ trucks, like:

  • BONMi
  • Korean BBO Box
  • Tapas Truck
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound

and one I’m curious about: Urban Poutine.

Truckaroo
Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, October 9
11am-11pm
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages

Around Town: Get Ready for July Part 1

Viv wishes you a happy July 4th!

July is shaping up to be an incredibly busy month with no dearth of things to do beyond the 4th of July weekend. In the DC heat. No rest allowed.

Here are just a few of the many options you can consider:

 

Happy Hours
Happy Hour with Indiana Jones @ National Geographic Museum, 7/8/15
See the Indiana Jones exhibit after hours (6:00-8:00pm) and watch one of the Indiana Jones films (7:30pm).

Third Thursday After Hours Open House @ Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, 7/16/15
See the latest exhibit and the Peacock Room after hours.

 

Beer and Food Events

Truckaroo @ The Fairgrounds, 7/10/15
A food truck extravaganza near Nationals Park.

DC BRGR Bash @ Gateway Park, VA, 7/18/15
Who can cook up the best burger and unseat last year’s winner, Willow Restaurant?

Brew at the Zoo @ The National Zoo, 7/23/15
Drink beer. See animals. Simple.

 

Classes
REI Outdoor Classes @ Wunder Garten in NoMa – July
Learn about camping and backpacking and join yoga and running groups.

 

Music, sports and movies continued in Part 2

Food Park: Get Your Food Truck Fix at Truckaroo @ Fairgrounds, 6/12/15

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For you food truck enthusiasts, Truckarooo is a happening today, Friday, June 12th at the Fairgrounds (near the Nationals Park).

From 11am to 11pm, you can find over 20 food trucks, live music, adult beverages and games like cornhole.

The Nationals are in Milwaukee this weekend playing the Brewers, but that’s no reason not to head down to the Fairgrounds and check out the action.

Truckaroo happens once a month. This month’s food trucks include:

Arepa Zone
Bada Bing
BBQ Bus
Big Cheese
BONMi
Borinquen Lunch Box
Cajunators
Captain Cookie & the Milk Man
Curbside Cupcakes
Curley’s Q
DC Empanadas
DC Slices
DC Taco Truck
Doug the Food Dude
Due South
Feelin’ Crabby
KaftaMania
Korean BBQ Box
Pepe
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Rito Loco
Rocklands
Surfside
Tapas Truck
That Cheesecake Truck
The Orange Cow

Truckaroo
Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, June 12
11am-11pm
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages