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Food Truck Friday: Trucktoberfest, Trouble on the Mall, More

What's new with food trucks this week.

Trouble on the Mall! Snack 'n' souvenir carts on the Mall may soon be seeing stiff competition from DC's plentiful artisanal food trucks — and Mall veterans are not too happy about it. Others, however, see this as a good, long-overdue change. [WaPo]

Is your perfect Saturday being surrounded by every cuisine ever? Great, you're in luck. Trucktoberfest is tomorrow, Sept. 27, noon - 7pm at the Wheaton Metro. Expect live tunes and a makeshift beer garden, too. [Food Truck Fiesta]

A survey of those trading (or complimenting) the food truck wheels for brick and mortar space — including the folks behind TaKorean, Curbside Cupcakes, Goodies Frozen Custard and Treats. [WaPo]

Updated 4:15pm: Washington City Paper reports that Dirty South Deli, a new food truck helmed by Matchbox Food Group executive chef Jacob Hunter and former Ted's Bulletin (Barracks Row location) manager Will Fung. The focus will be creative-ingredient sandwiches — think roasted cauliflower, stuffing made from potato chips — named after quirky Southern-idolized entities like Nick Cage and Birdman. [WCP]

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