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Arlington Food Trucks Defect to D.C., For a Day

by ARLnow.com August 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm 3,362 17 Comments

A group of Arlington food trucks showed District of Columbia denizens what they’re missing today.

Five trucks — Doug the Food Dude, Bada Bing, Lemongrass, Hot People Food and Willie’s Po Boy — were on the docket for the so-called “Arlington Food Truck Invasion” at the Half Street Fairgrounds near Nationals Park. The free event, which also included beer, games of cornhole and a performance by the funk band Sol Roots, was held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“We invited 5 Arlington food trucks to give them a chance to vend in D.C. as well as the customers a chance to see food trucks that they don’t see every day,” said Doug “The Food Dude” Maheu, whose wife Andrea helped to organize the event.

  • EPinBC

    I go to Two Chef’s for my dude food.

    • DarkHeart

      Been there once. Once.

  • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

    If only they could defect to Old Town during lunch time…

  • nunya

    dear food trucks.

    please bring back a drag queen or two and a few strippers on your return trip. arlington needs some funnin.

    • nunya

      from secrets

      • Capt Obvious

        for those in the know, that clarification wasn’t required

        • South Awwlington

          Well I never!

          • jlm

            Guessin’ most people on this site haven’t

        • Grindr

          Capt Obvious is 1.7 miles away

          • South Awwlington

            It’s in feet, not miles…

          • Grindr

            Please check again … once the distance exceeds 1 mile (shown in feet) I display in miles and tenths of miles

          • South Awwlington

            I guess I’m lucky enough to live in a densly populated hood.

          • Scruff

            I prefer using decimals when less than a mile

      • South Awwlington

        Ah, the old SE.

        So many blended memories coming home on any given Sunday morning.

    • Ziggy

      Ella Fitzgerald is on it.

    • perksgal28


  • Arlingtonian

    Keep the food trucks in D.C. Arlington does not need them cluttering the streets, using parking spaces near Metro stations, clogging sidewalks with their customers, not paying real estate taxes, and competing with local businesses. They are a blight on the community.


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