Truckeroo

A week or so ago, the evening was very springlike and the sun descended with the delayed anticipation that is reminiscent of summer. What better weather for a bike ride and some food truck experimentation?

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Now, I do not doubt that my reviews here will fall short of friend and fellow blogger Pino de Gallo; however, I will valiantly attempt to conjure what the palette experienced.

Truckeroo

Truckeroo

From its website:

Truckeroo is a monthly festival held April thru October at the corner of Half St. and M St., SE showcasing food trucks from the Washington, D.C. area.

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First up for us was a lobster sandwich from Red Hook Lobster Pound.  Lobster sandwich was a new one for me. We washed it down with ice cold beer. Refreshing, but it wasn’t very flavorful. I was thankful that there was not an overwhelming “fishy” taste, but would have liked some more zing! and spice to liven things up. In addition, it was one of, if not the most, pricey of the trucks we sampled. Rating: 1/5 stars. Sorry, Red Hook.

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Next up was some east-meets-west fusion (surely makes the cut of Stuff White People Like) from a truck that I can’t now recall the name of. We got some meat and other springroll-esque ingredients mixed in with some delectable coconut rice. I liked the idea of the softly sweet coconut rice co-mingling with its buddies inside a taco salad type presentation. In the end, it tasted good and was relatively innovative, however I wasn’t blown away. Rating: 3/5.

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Eventually, the crowds started to filter in.

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Though the line was long (probably a good sign), we waited for some TaKorean tacos. TaKorean fuses Korean BBQ with tacos. @PinodeGallo if you haven’t tried these yet, put them on your to-eat list (expecting some wise-crack here), because they are awesome! TaKorean also has a less transient shop located at Union Market in NE DC.

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We settled on two with bulgogi steak and one with the tangy chicken, with the three sauce options randomly distributed to each taco. I liked the bulgogi steak ones best, but all were amazing. The tangy sweetness of the bulgogi combined with the spicy toppings really popped. We decided this was the best food truck meal of the evening. Rating: 5/5.

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{TaKorean tacos, MVP of the night}

But wait! There’s more! A verrrrry close second of the night was definitely Surfside, serving tacos and quesadillas. We ordered the fish tacos, piled high with delicious guac, crema and some hot sauce. Sadly, at this time, I was about to burst and couldn’t eat much more. But TD&H stoically pushed on, wiping clean all plates and styrofoam that lay before us. Again, I was pleased that the dreaded “fishy” taste was nowhere to be found. The guacamole on these guys was pretty spectacularly ridiculous. Overall rating: 4.5/5.

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{Surfside tacos, a close second}

Weighing a good five pounds more than when we entered, we gluttonously mounted our bikes and pedaled off into the sunset. Approaching Freedom Plaza, we paused to take in the lovely spring air and watch some skateboarders sliding along as if carried on air in the distance. Washington really does seem to sparkle in the spring and summer months.

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Truckeroo

Truckeroo

Truckeroo

And so our adventure concluded. I will definitely be hitting up TaKorean again, and highly recommend it to those few of you who have not yet tried it (if you live in the DC area, that is). Truckeroo is every month until October, so there will be a few more outings this summer, I’m sure. Make sure you check it out!

 

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