Years ago my friend now managing editor of Pacific Punch and globe trotting travel writer, Lindsay Taub emailed me about covering a cool event in downtown LA, the first Art Weekend.Â She wrote of the “food truck” scene and their huge following…I was like what the heck do you mean by that?Â Food trucks?Â It might have not been until the following spring that I saw my first food truck in our town and there certainly wasn’t a huge following nor “scene”, not like it is today for certain.Â Yes, times have changed.Â The food trucks finally arrived slowly but surely over the past few years, the floodgates opened and anyone worth their salt, pepperoni, meatball and vegan cupcakes seems to have joined the wheelies (even just yesterday Mike Isabella was seen with his Graffiato truck).
Enter the 1st Annual D.C. Trucky Awards which is intended to celebrate the Districtâ€™s fun and collaborative food truck scene (LA, check us out!).
You see, there’s more to the food truck than the food itself. Fans talk about their (by the way, you have laid eyes upon the lines of people in the horrific heat, sweating in the hot sun in their professional Washington work attire, but the need for food from the truck trumps their pain) favorite servers, which is the coolest truck, which truck plays the best tunes, and so on and so on.
Now there are over 100 food trucks in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area serving over 1 million customers each year. If you are a fan, get excited.Â TODAY you can vote for your favorite trucks in a variety of D.C. Trucky Award categories at www.FoodTruckFiesta.com. Even if your favorite truck is not listed, you can nominate it.
See the crew from Food Truck Hunters announce the nominees here:
Voting will be open until August 11th. Winners will be announced on August 25th at the Funky Fresh Foodie Fest(DCF4), an all-inclusive food truck festival and summer concert where regular and premium admission guests will get delicious, small portions from 10 gourmet food trucks; a collection of craft beers, wine and margaritas; live entertainment and free giveaways. DCF4 will take place at D.C. Fairgrounds (Half & M ST. SE by Nationals Ballpark and Navy Yard metro) from 1pm to 9pm, with a special preview for premium ticket holders from 11am to 1pm. Tickets are available at www.dcf4.com, including newly released General Admission tickets for $10-15. A portion of proceeds will go to D.C. Central Kitchen.
For the very latest news on the Funky Fresh Foodie Fest, including the availability of tickets, please visit
www.dcf4.com. You can also follow @dcfoodiefest and #truckyawards on Twitter and â€œlikeâ€ Wonky
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Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.