People of the Washington metropolitan area, José Andrés is coming for you. The ThinkFoodGroup announced this afternoon that Andrés' first-ever food truck Pepe is expanding its service to both Virginia and Maryland as of October 1. This "sexy food truck" — yes, that is an actual description in the press release — has added stops in Arlington and Montgomery counties to its lineup, including Rockville Town Center, Bethesda Row, Friendship Heights, Rosslyn, Crystal City, Clarendon and more.
Beyond that, Andrés also has plans to send in his sandwich team to cater to DC nightlife "at places such as concerts, exhibits, festivals and the like" — though the truck has already been a frequent participant on the festival circuit. Oh, and Pepe is offering catering, too.
The press release:
José Andrés takes Pepe Food Truck to Maryland and Virginia and expands service to DC nightlife!
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Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2012) – Starting on October 1st, 2012, José Andrés and his team at ThinkFoodGroup will bring Pepe food truck's on-the-go culinary creations to devoted fans in Maryland and Virginia and will expand service to DC's nightlife at places such as concerts, exhibits, festivals and the like. Suitably named Pepe, a nickname for José, the food truck will now be serving in Montgomery and Arlington counties. Current spots in Montgomery include Rockville Town Center, NIH, Bethesda Row, Friendship Heights with more locations to follow. Pepe will visit Arlington County in Ballston Plaza, Rosslyn, Crystal City, Shirlington, Clarendon and other locations. Pepe will announce its locations via Twitter and Facebook. Hungry fans can keep track of the food truck's location at www.facebook.com/pepefoodtruck, and www.twitter.com/pepefoodtruck. In addition to these exciting new services, this sexy food truck is also be available to cater your next gathering, whether it is an intimate party or a fiesta for thousands, you will now be able to enjoy Jose's authentic cuisine and surprise your guests with his delectable flavors right at your front door. For more information about Pepe's availability contact: 202-638-0202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pepe offers a rotating selection of "flautas," based on the ultimate Spanish sandwiches José Andrés grew up with in Spain. "Flautas" are elongated sandwiches layered with some of the most delightful ingredients, making them perfect for easy grab-and-go dining. Pepe's menu will include: Butifarra 'Burger': Spanish pork burger with alioli and brava sauce; Pollo Frito: fried chicken breast with lettuce, piparra peppers, alioli, and brava sauce; Escalivada: roasted eggplant, red peppers, sweet onions, spinach, and mojo rojo; Pepito de Ibérico: seared Ibérico pork and Serrano ham with roasted green peppers, caramelized onions, and alioli; Spanish Grilled Cheese: Manchego, Murcia, Valdeón, membrillo, and fresh goat cheese; Tuna Bocata: Spanish tuna, mayo, chives and hardboiled egg; Fútbol Club Barcelona: thinly sliced chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and shallot mayonnaise; Jamón Serrano y queso Manchego: Serrano ham, Manchego, and olive oil; and Pepito de ternera: seared beef tenderloin, caramelized onion, piquillo pepper confit, and blue cheese. Prices range from $8 to $14 each (Ibérico and specialty sandwiches can range to $20).
In addition, Pepe offers a variety of his signature (non-alcoholic) cocktails such as Sangria, and Pepe Tonic priced from $3 to $4 each. Seasonal soups such as Chicken Noodle and the classic Gazpacho will also be available, served with warm ficelle bread, priced at $8. For dessert, Pepe will serve a Chocolate and Hazelnut Ice Cream Flauta, a chocolate cookie sandwich with hazelnut ice cream, priced at $5.
With a menu of flavorful Spanish-themed simple food, Pepe is rolling out to be a serious contender among D.C. food trucks and now Maryland and Virginia.