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Pappy Jun 16, 2014 10:50 AM

We're hosting a party Sat Sept 6 for a small MoCo neighboorhood, roughly at the intersection of 495/355. Maybe 40 adults + 20 kids.

I was hoping to perhaps have 1 or 2 food trucks there to cater the food. We'll be one payer to make it simple.

Does anyonone have a specific recommendation, or know of an information database where I could get info and contact them to make arrangements?

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    Hobbert RE: Pappy Jun 16, 2014 11:01 AM

    I know the Lobster Truck will cater. Their website is www.redhooklobsterdc.com. Amazing lobster rolls!

    1. tcamp RE: Pappy Jun 16, 2014 11:50 AM

      I have friends who done this several times. They used twitter to reach out to various trucks and just kept sending tweets until someone bit.

      http://foodtruckfiesta.com/dc-food-tr...

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        Steve RE: Pappy Jun 16, 2014 04:05 PM

        I went to a party that had a single truck. It was the Fojol Brothers. Food was good, but the only problem was the really long line that formed.

        1. tommyskitchen RE: Pappy Jun 17, 2014 08:25 AM

          http://foodtruckfiesta.com/ is the closest thing to a database that I know of.

          1. Kris in Beijing RE: Pappy Jun 21, 2014 10:21 AM

            Could you contact whatever entity issues their licenses for a list??

            1. ktmoomau RE: Pappy Jun 23, 2014 06:15 PM

              I contacted a bunch of trucks for a charity event. I used FoodTruckFiesta to get their email addresses. Some where better than others at responding.

              1. Kris in Beijing RE: Pappy Jun 23, 2014 06:45 PM

                A NoVA area wedding just used a truck called "Nathan" to do an ice cream buffet for their reception. Great reviews, but I'm not sure if that was for ease and novelty or quality.

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                  thistle5 RE: Pappy Jun 24, 2014 02:49 PM

                  We visited the NoVA Brewfest this weekend, & I had a chicken bowl (chicken, rice, black beans, salsa, cheese, & aioli-sounds odd, tastes great) from Roaming Rotisserie-it was MUCH better than I expected festival food to be.

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                    FoiGras RE: Pappy Jun 24, 2014 03:17 PM

                    This may be off point--but I am "OCD" where food is prepared and the health related issues. Correct me if I am wrong, but I just don't feel that the trend for the food trucks is one that I embrace as I don't know if the vendors have to adhere to the same standards as a commercial restaurant. How do they handle he cleaning of utensils/cooking pots and pans, refrigeration, etc.?

                    In fact, there are many restaurants that come under fire with regards to the health/preparation standards. Many years ago Baltimore's Tio Pepe's had a major issue with regards to violating health standards. My husband and I didn't return to our "favorite" restaurant for over 10 years or so. We felt insulted that a high end restaurant would resort to low standards.

                    Perhaps I am overly finicky..but that is who I am. FoiGras

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                      thistle5 RE: FoiGras Jun 24, 2014 03:31 PM

                      I peeked in the back of the truck, because I was interested to see how they operated in a such a small space. I think I'd be more comfortable w/ food truck food- it's a small space to keep sanitary, stuff is loaded on as it's needed. If you've ever worked in a restaurant (& this is a generalization), you'll realize how often some of them are deep cleaned-it's just more inventory to keep up with.

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