Posted by The Editorial Desk / Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
A new food truck started catering to the Northern Virginia area last week. Tortuga Truck, owned by Andrew Smiedala, specializes in different variations of the Torta, a Mexican street food sandwich, which is influenced by Mexico, Central America, South America, the Carribbean, and Spain. Bad news: since the length of the truck exceeds Arlington’s requirements, they won’t be able to serve in that area. Good news: this means more love for the Falls Church and Tysons Corner area. Since it just started last week and seem to be having a few technical problems this week, I haven’t had the chance to try it out yet, but hope to soon.
Another food truck that has started to serve the Northern Virginia area (specifically Arlington) is the Red Hook Lobster DC truck. They’ve been around for a while now and were able to get permit to serve to Arlington and served in Ballston yesterday. They are the first D.C. food truck to be permitted to serve in Montgomery County, the District, and now Arlington. They are most well known for their lobster rolls, and now that they’ll be frequenting Virginia more often, I have more reason to try it out.
- Mai Nguyen