Posts Tagged ‘DCRA’

So When Is Galileo III Opening Up? One Reader’s Story.

According to a photo that the chef posted on his Facebook page, Roberto Donna was supposed to open Galileo III last week. WaPo's J. Freedom du Lac followed up with some timely Tweets: first about Galileo's certificate of occupancy from DCRA, and then about its pending opening last Thursday. As of today, there's still no […]

Why Are Two NoVa Food Vendors Participating in the Inaugural Curbside Cook-Off?

You may have already heard that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs announced the 20 food vendors who will take part in the inaugural Curbside Cook-Off on Oct. 7 and 8 at CityCenterDC. The list is heavy on the newbie trucks that have generated so much controversy, but two vendors in particular stick out […]

Washingtonians Speak Up on Whether the City Should Put Restrictions on Food Trucks

Brick-and-mortar restaurants would like to see food trucks affixed to permanent sites or restricted to parking spots 100 feet away from any licensed eatery (which would essentially ban the mobile vendors from downtown). Drew Costley and Andrew George hit the streets themselves to ask you if D.C. should put restrictions on these rolling snack bars.

Food Truck Operators Talk About the Mean Streets of D.C.

This insightful video, produced by Drew Costley and Andrew George, is part of this week's cover story on food trucks and the regulatory battle they face to keep their business alive. Listen to three food truck owners explain some of the difficulties they face on the streets of D.C.

Vote Your Favorite Food Truck into the Inaugural Curbside Cook-off

Street food lovers, now that Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray have finished duking it out, it's time for a voting contest you really care about:  deciding which street vendors will take part in the first annual Curbside Cook-off on Oct. 7 and 8 at CityCenterDC. DCRA, in partnership with the D.C. Commission on the Arts […]

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 […]

Tell D.C. Council Not to Restrict Street Food Vending in the District

If you've been following Twitter today, you know that local food trucks have been asking more of you than usual. These new mobile vendors are collectively banding together to make their voices heard at the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and, by extension, the D.C. Council. And they need your help. They realize […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

People, what are you doing reading this? It's Memorial Day. It's gorgeous outside. Get off the computer and fire up the grill. Or take a walk. Go to the park with your kids and your dog. Eat something good. Who cares what the top five items were last week on the Young & Hungry blog? […]

Did You Miss Y&H Talking About Street Food on Kojo? Listen to It Here.

We had a lively discussion yesterday on the past, present, and future of D.C. street food (although Kojo did call me out for drinking on the job in NYC!). Nnamdi even had one of the Fojol Bros. call in from the streets. If you missed it, you can hear the whole segment here. Photo courtesy […]

D.C.’s Street Food Scene Is Ready to Explode

In preparation for my chat this afternoon with Kojo Nnamdi, I tugged yet again on the ear of Sam Williams, the vending and special events coordinator for D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Agency. He's my Deep Throat when it comes to understanding the complex world of D.C. street vending. One of the main stumbling […]