Young and Hungry

This Just In: The First Annual Curbside Cook-Off Set for Oct. 7 and 8


In what could become D.C.'s own version of the Vendy Awards, Brightest Young Things has just announced the First Annual Curbside Cook-Off set for next month on the site of the old convention center. BYT is partnering with DCRA and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to present the two-day event on October 7 and 8.

The public will have a chance to decide what street food vendors will represent D.C. in the contest. BYT plans to release more information later on how you can vote for the 20 spots available in the cookoff.

In the meantime, consider this: The contest is a smart way to build public support for D.C.'s army of ever-expanding food trucks, which are finding themselves increasingly under attack by local BIDs, brick-and-mortar businesses, food depot owners, and ANCs. The timing can't be coincidental. The D.C. Council is expected to consider the new food vendor rules later the same month.

You could, of course, support the food trucks now by eating at one. Find their locations here.

  • Little Lady Cook

    I love your last comment...

    "You could, of course, support the food trucks now by eating at one..."

    Let's do a eat from a Food Truck Day Tim!

  • ChinatownCoffeeCo.

    Come to the Curbside Cook-Off Launch Party at Chinatown Coffee Co., located at 475 H St. NW, this Wednesday, Sept. 15th from 6-8pm! $3 beers, music & the chance to vote for your favorite food truck or street vendor!

  • Randy

    If you would like a full map of the food trucks to make your lunch choice much easier check out! A great way to track the trucks around the city!