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Takoyaki Hot Dogs, Food Truck Winter Woes, More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

Haiyo Dog
Haiyo Dog
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

They do it all for the workers

It's no secret food trucks struggle during the winter. So why stay open? To hold onto staff, for one. [WCP]

Octopus everywhere

The takoyaki trend continues in D.C. At EatsPlace, they are serving up a takoyaki-inspired hot dog at pop-up Haiyo Dog. [Express]

Get outta town

Thrillist has some suggestions for romantic getaways near D.C. How Do St. Michael's or downtown Annapolis sound? [Thrillist]

Beyond gumbo

Northern Virginia is just one of many Vietnamese cuisine hotbeds across the country. Eater's Bill Addison looks at how the cuisine plays out in New Orleans' food history. [E]