Young and Hungry

José Andrés’ Hugely Hyped New Food Truck, Pepe, Now Serving In Penn Quarter

After a splashy preview, which generated a ton of media coverage yesterday (read more here, here, here and here, among other places), celebrated D.C. chef José Andrés rolled out his once-secret food truck Pepe to the general public this morning.

At 11:31 a.m., team Andrés announced via Twitter that the truck would be parked outside the National Portrait Gallery in Penn Quarter at precisely 11:45 a.m.

Eleven customers were already standing in line when Y&H arrived on the scene at 11:53 p.m. And another seven were waiting on their orders. By 12:11 p.m., around the time Y&H finally placed an order, the line had grown to 21.

Six minutes later, when our food was ready, the line had added another seven patrons.

"We had a hard time choosing, it all looked so good," says Erica Stanley, who alongside co-worker, Jessica Marcella, settled on butifarra burger.

Stay tuned for Y&H's first impressions on the grub, coming soon.

  • Alex

    We need more inexpensive taco trucks and the like, and fewer trucks serving up pretentious asshole for $20 a pop.

  • Literacy

    $20 dollar sandwich from a FOOD TRUCK!

    Jesus...if I am spending 20 bucks on a sandwich, I better get a table to sit at, and someone to serve me.

    One of the touted reasons for letting food trucks run roughshod all over town is that they provided cheaper options to the brick and mortars.

    I guess we've thrown that logic out the window.