Restaurant Associates Hops on Street Food Bandwagon

Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:46pm

The company tasked with handling Capitol Hill’s catering needs is giving pop-up dining a go, rolling out a food truck-inspired program expected to take over the Dirksen Café from July 14 to July 18.  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The “food truck station” will not feature food provided by an actual mobile vendor, a spokeswoman for the Architect of the Capitol told HOH, but will mimic the myriad offerings served curbside all over town.  

“To be clear, there will not be a DC/local food truck in the Dirksen Café!” the congressional aide stressed after a since-deleted tweet announcing the culinary shake-up piqued our interest.  

“The menu will change daily, and the cuisine will be similar to what you would find at a food truck,” Team AOC asserted. HOH tried to pry a few of the planned menu offerings from our contact, but we were told the carte remains in flux.  

Guess we’ll have to wait and see whether RA chooses to emulate the high-end players (Iberico pork sammie, anyone?), goes all ethnic (kimchi me!) or pops it like it’s hot (#snack2016).  

The weeklong promotion kicks into high gear on July 14 at 11:30 a.m.