Posts Tagged ‘Rebel Heroes’

Curbside Cookoff Starts Today at CityCenterDC

UPDATED: 11:46 a.m. 10/7/2010 It's a celebration of the city's emerging food truck culture, yes. But the inaugural Curbside Cookoff is also a political statement for many of the participants, who hope it will resonate with D.C. Council members whenever they decide to tackle the contentious vending regulations this fall. Twenty of the city's favorite […]

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 […]

Is the Newfound Interest in Food Trucks a Classic Case of Classism?

Shut Up, Foodies! is a delightfully cheeky site — sort of the thinking man's Food Network Humor. It's a destination that loves to skewer the pretensions of the food world, as declared in SUF's in-your face manifesto, which reads in part: Your chickens won't save the world and we don't want the life story of […]

Conservative Townhall Website ‘Interrogates’ Rebel Heroes Owner for Her ‘Che Guevara’ Sandwich

Y&H is slack-jawed at the sheer, unrelenting reductionist myopia of this "interrogation" video of Tan Nguyen, co-owner of the terrific Rebel Heroes food truck. Princess/journalist Katie Pavlich (of course, it's Katie) of the conservative grills Nguyen about naming a sandwich after Che Guevara. Note how Nguyen is so insignificant in the Townhall worldview that […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

District Taco was forced to find a new location to sell its hand-held snacks. Her fan base has spoken: They clearly don't want former Gibson bartender Tiffany Short to leave town! They've expressed their support for the talented mixologist by making our farewell story the most-popular item from last week. It even beat out a […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

The news that New Belgium bottles were re-appearing in D.C. was enough to cause a work stoppage among hop heads, who immediately checked out the Lagerheads' report about Black Squirrel making a beer run to North Carolina. Their report was our No. 1 item last week. Take a look at how the rest of the […]

Rebel Heroes May Already Be the Best Food Truck on the Streets

The sizable crowd milling around the new Rebel Heroes truck told me one of several things: The Ballston neighborhood continues to struggle for cheap and decent lunch options, the magnetic pull of street food remains undeniable, or the banh mi sold from this mom-and-daughter operation is something special. Or a combination of all three. I […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

It's a short leap from corned beef and cabbage to the corned beef and sauerkraut found on a Reuben. At least that's the message I get from the Atlas District's latest eatery, Star and Shamrock Tavern and Deli, which drew the kind of attention you'd expect from a place that marries an Irish pub with […]

A Few Minutes with Rebel Heroes Co-Owner Tan Nguyen

Tan Nguyen is the 36-year-old co-owner of the new Rebel Heroes food truck, which roams the streets of Arlington, perhaps even as you're reading this. Nguyen and her mother, Ninh, are natives of Vietnam, and together they launched the business with the goal of "revolutionizing the sub." The focal point of the Rebel Heroes truck […]