Posts Tagged ‘food trucks’

The Truck Stops Here: The Food Scene Feels the Squeeze of the Government Shutdown

In the shadow of the Department of Transportation, the intersection of 7th and C streets SW should be packed with food trucks and people on a sunny 80-degree Friday. But instead of the usual 18 trucks, there are just 11. And although lines start to form at noon, they’re shorter than normal. Many food trucks […]

Some Food Trucks Shut Down Along With the Government

When PORC food truck hit the streets on Tuesday, co-owner Josh Saltzman gave his crew specific instructions: Don't to go anywhere near a government building. L'Enfant Plaza, normally one of the most popular food truck destinations, has become a lunchtime ghost town amid the government shutdown. Instead, PORC headed to Franklin Park. But that wasn't […]

Food Truck Rules Pass D.C. Council

The heated four-year debate over food truck regulations appears to be finally coming to a close: The D.C. Council voted this afternoon to approve final amendments to the mobile vending rules. The Council made a few notable changes. It reduced the buffer area around so-called "mobile roadway vending zones" with designated spots for food trucks from […]

D.C. Council Committee Strikes Down Proposed Food Truck Regulations

The D.C. Council's Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs unanimously voted to reject the proposed food truck regulations this afternoon. But the lengthy battle is not over yet. Chairman Vincent Orange is still seeking to introduce emergency legislation next Tuesday that would allow the Council to amend the rules, rather than vote them up or down. A […]

D.C. Council Wants More Work on Food Truck Regulations

By hour three of today's D.C. Council hearing on proposed food truck regulations, things weren't looking so good for the rules as written. The three councilmembers who appeared at the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs hearing all said the regulations need some work if they're going to move forward. The problem is that the Council […]

Restaurant Association Takes Gloves Off in Food Truck Regulation Debate

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has remained relatively quiet about the most recent round of proposed food truck regulations. The organization didn't submit comments to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs this time around, and it hasn't been nearly as vocal as the Food Truck Association of Metropolitan Washington, which launched an aggressive grassroots campaign. […]

Why Didn’t the Restaurant Association Submit Comments on Food Truck Regs?

Over the past few years, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has had plenty to say about how mobile vendors should be regulated in D.C., often butting heads with the food truck community. The association submitted lengthy public comments to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in the past three rounds of rulemaking. But the […]

It’s Your Last Day to Comment on Proposed New Food Truck Regulations

Got something to say about the future for food trucks in D.C.? You have until 5 p.m. today to submit a comment to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Email DCRA Legislative Affairs Specialist Helder Gil at Under the proposed rules, the city would create 23 special zones—from Farragut Square to Union Station to L'Enfant Plaza—where a […]

Curbed: Could New Regulations Kill D.C.’s Food Truck Culture?

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New Documentary Looks at the Struggle of D.C.’s Hot Dog Vendors

The plight of D.C. hot dog vendors has been a hot-button issue amid the growth of the food truck scene and new vending regulations. Now, it's also the subject of a documentary seeking funding on Kickstarter. The film, Dog Days, traces the partnership between a veteran hot dog vendor struggling to make ends meet and […]