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‘Food Dude’ Brings All Natural Dishes to N. Lynn Street

by ARLnow.com April 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm 4,007 7 Comments

There’s a (relatively) new food truck in town.

Doug the Food Dude‘ has been cruising the streets of Rosslyn since the beginning of the month. The truck serves a varying menu of all-natural (MSG and preservative-free) dishes. Today’s specials included parmesan-crusted salmon, Italian sausage albanese, steak  fajita egg roll and a variety of wraps.

Doug — who’s the one wearing the chef coat and shorts — says his journey to food truck entrepreneur started when his daughter developed food allergies to MSG and preservatives about five years ago. Because those two ingredients are found in so many restaurants and prepared meals, Doug had to harness his own passion for cooking to become an amateur chef, of sorts, for his daughter.

Eventually Doug left the government publishing business and decided to use his all-natural recipes as a basis to launch the truck. He serves breakfast and lunch on N. Lynn Street in Rosslyn on Mondays and Fridays. He travels to Tysons Corner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • CW

    What restaurants are you eating at that use lots of MSG and preservatives? If that’s a concern, I’d suggest exiting the McDonald’s and exploring the rest of the area’s diverse culinary offerings.

  • OX4

    Kudos to the Food Dude for the abrupt career change — that takes some serious courage. Good luck.

    • This comment has been edited. Please refrain from personal attacks.

    • CW

      Lol…having not seen the original comment, I’m trying to imagine…did it contain like a Tourette’s outburst or what?

      “Kudos to the Food Dude for the abrupt career change — that takes some serious courage. #$&% you you #$#@ing piece of #$#! food truck dude!!! RARRGHHH! Good luck.”

      • PCity

        That’s probably fairly accurate.

  • Rebecca

    are these foods being prepared in his truck? or does he make them off site and then serve them?

  • A few years ago I’d have to pay someone for this inrfoatmion.


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