Food Trucks. Cities including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, & New York City have been chasing, frequenting, and scouring the city in search of their favorite food truck vendor for years. In the past few years DC has been swept away by the food truck phenomenon and this year Bullpen owner Bo Blair came up with what has to be one of the most ingenious concepts of the summer – Truckeroo. A most interesting experience that takes the food truck experience to a perfect grass roots, festival like level.
The inaugural “Truckeroo I” at Yards Park (near National’s Stadium) was back on June 3rd. This event begged the immediate thought – “this is a GREAT Friday office get-away”. You know the deal – it’s Friday, your work is done, it’s a perfect sunny summer day and everyone, including the boss, gets that “2:30 pm, let’s leave early” itch, but the question is where do you go? The beach is too far, a movie would be such a waste of a beautiful day, and it’s too early for happy hour. Well the problem is now solved – Truckeroo!! Great food, great local music, beverages of an alcoholic nature and on June 3rd, there was even a bean bag toss. Bean bags!! The only thing missing was an oversized sand box a la personal beach to make it sheer heaven and the attendees ranged from families, to couples, to co-workers – Truckeroo is definitely a “Don’t Miss DC Event”!
Truckeroo I was packed by 4:45 pm, which was impressive, and while the food trucks are definitely a new DC novelty and the events main focus, there was just one thing on the agenda that day, the stage. Truckeroo I & II have featured performances by Anthony “Swampdog” Clark, Deren “Fatskeys” Blessman and White Loafer. Attending the first monthly Truckeroo festival, the music definitely did not disappoint. “The day was perfect, the food was great, and the bands were rocking,” – Sean Gaiser, Director of Music & Events for Truckeroo and co-founder of Pick Up Productions – the company responsible for booking all the great musicians for Truckeroo. The bands are typically not listed on the website, but with such awesome music, it was necessary to get the inside scoop on Friday’s line up & it looks like Truckeroo III’s promises to deliver once again. Come down and check out performances by:
- Noon to 2 p: JP McDermott
- 3 p to 5 p: Sean Chyun and the Deceivers
- 6 p to 8 p: Sickfeed
- 9 p to 11 p: Jackass Flats
And for those who love both the music & the food trucks, participating trucks include: Big Cheese ; BBQ Bus ; Cajunators ; Capitol Greenz ; Curbside Cupcakes ; DC Empanadas ; DC Slices ; Eat Stix ; Eat Wonky ; El Floridano ; Feelin’ Crabby ; Fojol Brothers ; Hula Girl Truck ; Mojo Truck ; Pleasant Pops ; PORC ; Red Hook Lobster Pound ; Sauca ; Sweetibites ; TaKorean ; That Cheesecake Truck ; Sabor’a Street ; Sang on Wheels ; Sinplicity Ice Cream ; Sol Mexican Grill. (List subject to change.)
Truckeroo III DC – see you there!!
Friday, August 12th – 11 am to 11 pm
Yards Park (Half & M Sts, SE – Directly across from Navy Yard Metro Station)
No Admission Charge / Must show ID
For more information on the festival, go to www.truckeroodc.com.
For more information on Pick Up Productions, go to http://www.pickupproductions.com/.