Posts Tagged ‘Fojol Bros’

Reflections On A Big Mac In D.C.’s Franklin Square

It was a day a bit like today—mostly sunny, bright, albeit at least 10 degrees warmer—only a decade ago. I was taking a stroll through D.C.'s Franklin Square. It must have been around lunchtime, or thereabouts. A few scattered park benches were occupied with folks taking their midday meal al fresco. Back then, the park […]

Yes, José Andrés’ Pepe Truck Is Still Sort of A Scene

A week after rolling out his first D.C. food truck, José Andrés continues to draw considerable lunchtime crowds to his silvery flauta mobile. Y&H counted 28 people standing in line outside Andrés' Pepe truck at Franklin Square around 12:51 p.m. on Monday, with another eight or so waiting to the side to receive their orders. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rabbit Boudin Edition

Bring on the rabbit boudin! Drew Trautmann's District Kitchen opens Wednesday. [Post] More false advertising from Taylor Gourmet? It turns out, the real mayor didn't show up for the fancy sandwich shop's grand opening festivities on 14th Street NW on Tuesday. When the operators said "mayoral ribbon cutting," they were apparently talking about these guys. […]

What Do Other Food Truck Operators Think Of The Fojol Bros?

Man On The Street DC dropped by Friday's Truckeroo festival of mobile food vendors at Nationals Park and chatted up the operators. Some highlights: the gal from DC Empanadas dishes about the stupid questions she sometimes hears from patrons. "The truck very clearly says 'DC Empanadas'....It doesn't say sandwiches, falafel, tacos, burritos, hot dogs..." Hot […]

What’s So Special About VegWeek?

Mayor Vincent C. Gray may have proclaimed it and Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards may have pledged it. But our vegetarian critic is nonplussed about VegWeek 2011. Compassion Over Killing, a DC-based nonprofit, works on numerous campaigns, from shaming Dunkin Donuts' egg supplier to encouraging Subway to offer fake meats. This week, though, the lobbying group […]

Changing Tables: The Atlas Room Opens on H Street NE

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby's Burger Palace on K Street […]

Fojol Brothers Launch New Ethiopian Truck

Last Saturday at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, the self-proclaimed traveling culinary carnival that is the Fojol Bros. of Merlindia unveiled the latest member of their troupe: The Fojol Bros. of Benethiopia. Today marked the truck's debut on the streets of D.C., and I got a chance to catch it for a good, […]

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 […]

Outside L’Enfant Metro: The Center of the Food Truck Universe

Part of the joy and frustration of food trucks is hunting them down. With a hand-held device and a working Twitter account — assuming you don't run into this lazy whale — you can take part in the culinary equivalent of geocaching. Some days, of course, I don't find the food-truck-hunting game very entertaining (particularly […]

Finally, Food Cart Season: What Will the Year Bring?

The weather turned warm this week, and I turned to the streets to see what food was available. The short answer: nothing you don't know about already. Some of the better food carts/trucks haven't even opened for the season yet. Yesterday, I spoke with the city, which has been struggling for years to reverse our […]