week. The blogsphere has busily noted every new arrival. Hot dogs were the only street food choice in DC for years. The variety of food trucks is a welcome (but controversial) addition to the DC food scene.
One of my friends is running Fry Captain which has led to a lot of entertaining stories. (Click here for the history.) Today, I went to the 2010 Curbside Cookout to support him. I was excited to check out the twenty food trucks and of course, eat some duck fat fries and have a milk shake.
I went with a friend and my husband. We arrived at 11:45ish and it was already complete chaos. My friend and I went directly to the Fry Captain line. My husband got in line for TaKorean, a Korean BBQ taco truck. At 12:40, we got our fries and shakes and went to find my husband. He was STILL in line for the tacos! I had an appt at 1:30 so we ditched the line and ate our fries and shakes. It was a yummy, rich treat.
As I mentioned, the fries are cooked in duck fat. You have three choices of what to put on the fries: sea salt, garlic sea salt or Old Bay. We went the classic route and chose sea salt. There's a variety of dipping sauces. We tried the truffled ketchup, the sirracha mayo and the chimichurri mayo. We also had a vanilla shake and a mocha shake. You really can't go wrong with any of these choices. It was some good eating.
I was disappointed that we didn't get to try any of the other trucks because of the crazy lines. The cook off is going on tomorrow as well. I suggest you get there early. Fry Captain sold out of fries by 3pm.