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Food Truck Company to Open Restaurant on the Pike

by ARLnow.com May 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm 8,422 14 Comments

First District Taco added a brick-and-mortar location on Lee Highway to supplement its popular food cart. Now Sauca is opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant on Columbia Pike to supplement its four food trucks.

The restaurant will be located at 4707 Columbia Pike, formerly the home of Bob & Edith’s Diner II and a Roy Rogers. Workers are busy prepping the building for a possible late May/early summer opening.

Yesterday we reported that two of Sauca’s District-based food trucks were for sale in the building’s parking lot. Last night, owner Farhad Assari confirmed that the trucks were being sold so he could focus on the new restaurant.

I am opening a SAUCA restaurant at 4707 Columbia Pike. It will be opened by the end of May. The Meathead and LGM trucks, while wonderful, were taking my eye off the SAUCA ball, so I decided to sell the trucks and focus on SAUCA.

Today he added a few more details on Facebook.

The location… will service our SAUCAMOBILES as well as offer a quick serve dining space and patio for you to enjoy SAUCA’s global [fare]… We are very excited about this new journey and thank you for taking the ride with us.

  • Gastronaut

    Wasn’t the first food truck to become brick-n-mortar the wonderful Pupatella that parked at Ballston metro, now residing on Wilson Blvd at George Mason Drive?

    I’m really stoked we live walking/biking distance to Pupatella, District Taco, and now Sauca. Great food, fine people.

    • NomNom

      I tried to go to Pupatella for lunch today but it was closed. I know they are closed Monday and Tuesday, but do you know why today?

      • SD

        This is what their Facebook Page says:

        Pupatella is closed today, Wednesday May 4. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    • John Fontain

      El Charrito on Washington Blvd used to be a food truck way back in the day. But it wasn’t a yuppified food truck, it was a legit food truck.

      • PhilL

        Did that truck used to park around Columbia Pike and Greenbrier? There used to be a really good one there on weekends.

        • Debbie

          El Charrito was a food cart outside of the Duron Paint store on Pershing just off Rt. 50. Their food and prices are just as good now as they were back then.

  • great – thanks for setting up shop in that spot – glad to see someone occupying the space. I hope you fill every single parking spot on the lot!

    What kind of food do you prepare? Have not bought from the trucks but you will be walking distance from me, so I’ll definitely give you a try. Congratulations

    • South Arlington

      Sauca is by far the best of the DC food trucks. I’d describe it as flatbread wraps with different fillings from around the world. The butter chicken and shawarma are exceptional, and I’ve heard good things about the fish taco.

      • oh yum. The fish one sounds really good right about now.

  • Rebecca

    aw. so this isn’t where the food trucks go to die. this is where they are reincarnated.

  • Jimmy

    on selling the food trucks..aka. I need more capital to finance this new store.

  • Rick

    As long as they actually wait on customers… spent part of my afternoon standing in District Taco at the front of the line for no one to speak, wave, or acknowledge me. Gave up and went to taco bell.

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  • debbie laubach

    do you still have food trucks for sale?
    please let me know…thanks


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