by Tracy Johnke
‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and I had a problem. A dinner guest who had always provided the most delectable desserts had called to say he couldn’t make it after all. Now, I am proud of my Thanksgiving skills, but baking is not my forte. So it seemed a minor miracle when I spotted a food truck while walking home that day from the Van Ness Metro.
And not just any food truck: A Sweetz Cheesecake truck, parked across the street from Calvert Woodley. This was the first I’d seen in the neighborhood, and as it turns out, it wasn’t the last. Since the new year, many more food trucks have come Forest Hills to sell their wares.
I asked the Sweetz operator why they had parked there, and he told me it was at Calvert Woodley’s request. However, Bob Starr, the manager of Calvert Woodley, tells me that the store has no connection to the trucks other than they like to park there.
Food trucks are a nomadic lot. A few keep to a regular schedule, but most of the time, you need to track their movements on Twitter and Facebook.
Which food trucks have you spotted in the neighborhood? Which do you recommend?