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The Morning Roundup

The Morning Roundup 5/29/2012

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!  Here’s a couple deals to kick off your summer.

Must Buy/Avoid:  I know this seems like what our Fifty-Fifty designation is for, but LivingSocial’s Food Trucks deal is a bit different: some of you should absolutely make sure you buy it, and others should definitely stay away.  If you work near a food truck-populated area and have a coworker to split this deal with, then this is a no-brainer.  Steve recently gave a big thumbs up to Chupacabra, and this deal will easily get you lunch for two there or at the Peanut Butter Jelly Time Truck.  

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Chupacabra: Taco Monster

photo courtesy of Chupacabradc.com

Chupacabra, named after a spiky Mexican monster that has a knack for sucking all the blood out of unsuspecting goat herds, is one of DC’s best and most notable taco trucks.  Now this is important for all of you food truck historians out there.  The taco truck is one of the direct ancestors of the food trucks we know and love today.  Unlike today’s fancy ethnic-fusion-mobiles, food trucks used to mostly park at construction sites and serve more simplistic dishes to a distinctly blue collar customer base. 

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Trucko de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo offered a maelstrom of events this year. From celebrating the holiday to the Kentucky Derby to the Mayweather/Cotto fight and a lot of good playoff sports, Eat the District had to choose how we wanted to spend our Saturday. Curbside Cookoff’s Trucko de Mayo featuring 45 food trucks down at RFk was a no brainer. Here was a chance to sample a lot of different trucks and take in the fun vibe on a beautiful Saturday. It wasn’t overly crowded when Even and Micah went (around lunch time) and the lines moved quickly.

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